Culture Guide: 7-13 October

October 7th 2019
Monday 7 October

World Architecture Day Oration: Calling Australia Home

Don’t miss this year’s World Architecture Day Oration! Architect Tim Williams, artist Fiona Hall, and designer Linda Kennedy will be discussing the role of architecture and place in relation to local identity, and our connection to ‘home’. After the talks, we’ll be launching the program for the Sydney Architecture Festival 2019, with drinks to celebrate.

WHAT: Talks
WHEN: Monday 7 October, 4-7pm
WHERE: Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park
HOW MUCH: $50, get tickets here

Festival of Flowers

Take your picture at a giant instagrammable rainbow silk flower installation, visit a large scale flower mural by street artist Shannon Crees and join in the fun of the community mural and create a paper flower to contribute to the Rhodes community masterpiece. Read on to learn about terrarium workshops, competitions, IKEA watering can giveaway and exclusive flower themed offers.

WHAT: Festival
WHEN: Monday 7 October, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Rhodes Waterside
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Tuesday 8 October

Movement Lab #7 lead by Marcus Whale

Movement Lab is a workshop series engaging the body as a material, mechanism and agent for creating performance art.

WHAT: Performance Art
WHEN: Tuesday 8 October, 6-8pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Double Book Launch: Patriots or Proxy

Join Assistant Professor Taomo Zhou (Nanyang Technological University) and Dr Josh Stenberg in conversation with Professor Adrian Vickers at this special double book launch event.

WHAT: Book Launch
WHEN: Tuesday 8 October, 5-6:30pm
WHERE: The Refectory Room H113, The Quadrangle, University of Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Wednesday 9 October

Apparitions: Photography and Dissemination

Join us for the launch of our latest co-publication with NAMU, Apparitions: Photography and Dissemination by Geoffrey Batchen at the Art Gallery of NSW. The launch will be preceded by a lecture by Batchen entitled ‘Light and dark: a little history of the negative’.

WHAT: Book Launch
WHEN: Wednesday 9 October, 6-8:30pm
WHERE: Art Gallery of New South Wales
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

October at Firstdraft

Firstdraft acknowledges and pays respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which Firstdraft is built and operates.

WHAT: Exhibitions
WHEN: Wednesday 9 October, 10am-5:30pm
WHERE: Firstdraft
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Thursday 10 October

Empire of Passion

Nagisa Ōshima made EMPIRE OF PASSION (愛の亡霊,1978) two years after his infamous “Realm of the Senses”, but despite sharing themes of sexual obsession and rebellion the two films couldn’t be more different. Far from the Tokyo decadence of SENSES, EMPIRE is deeply rooted both in the natural world of a remote Edo-period village, and the supernatural of a ghostly revenge kaidan as a pair of lovers defies tradition and embarks on a terrible path of self destruction.

WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: Thursday 10 October, 8-11pm
WHERE: Pink Flamingo Cinema
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Marrickville Fire Jam

Marrickville Fire Jams are held fortnightly on Thursday afternoons.
Bring your circus toys and picnic rugs for some midweek practice and play!

WHAT: Fire Jam
WHEN: Thursday 10 October, 7pm
WHERE: Enmore Park
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Friday 11 October


Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.

WHAT: Play Screening
WHEN: Friday 11 October, 6:30-8:15pm
WHERE: Dendy Newtown
HOW MUCH: $15-$25, get tickets here

Puppy Picnic

Saturday 12 October

A Quiver Calls: Collection Launch

Please join us at Critical Path for the launch of our latest jewelry collection. A QUIVER CALLS presents sixteen talismans in the families: ORE, IGNEOUS and BRISTLEBONE. Handcrafted in Australia from sterling silver, porcupine quills and pink rhodolite garnets, each talisman affords its wearer a metallurgic protection.

WHAT: Fashion Launch
WHEN: Saturday 12 October, 5:30-9pm
WHERE: Critical Path
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

10 Degrees Hotter

Pari’s inaugural exhibition, 10 Degrees Hotter, takes its name from the heat that exudes out of Western Sydney. It’s hot out here in more ways than one. There’s the urban heat island effect which renders the western suburbs its own microclimate, ever-worsening as the climate crisis progresses.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Saturday 12 October, 2-5pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Sunday 13 October

Art, Design & Fashion Market

Our very popular Art, Design & Fashion market is on Sunday 13th October. We will be open from 8.30am until 3pm. We’ve got over 220 fabulous stalls. We look forward to seeing you there. Our market is one of the best in Sydney.

WHAT: Market
WHEN: Sunday 13 October, 8:30am-3pm
WHERE: Kirribilli Markets
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Grief & Vengeance

GRIEF & VENGEANCE: OTHERWORLDLY TALES features a line-up of films from master filmmaker Nobuo Nakagawa, who pioneered the Japanese #horror film genre, along with Masaki Kobayashi and Satsuo Yamamoto.

WHAT: Film Screenings
WHEN: Sunday 13 October, 2-3:15pm
WHERE: Domain Theatre
HOW MUCH: Tickets available at event, more details here

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