Culture Guide: 9 March – 15 March

March 8th 2020
Monday 9 March

Nedunchelian Desihan: Indian Aesthetics

“This exhibition will feature a series of work showcasing individual style of practice, my mastered contemporary and experimental approach to art making. I have decided to showcase current and developing works derived from themes and ideas related to “Indian Aesthetics” like Kamadhenu (worshipped as a heavenly cow), Ganesha (god of beginnings & remover of obstacles), Ulagalanda Perumal(lord who measured the Universe in 3 steps).”
- Nedunchelian Desihan

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Monday 9 March, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Gaffa
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Kino #147

This Kino, enjoy an array of superb short films directed by women, along with delicious food, drinks and film banter to relish in!

WHAT: Short film festival
WHEN: Monday 9 March, 6:30-9:30pm
WHERE: SUSTUDIOS
HOW MUCH: $10-$15, get tickets here

Tuesday 10 March

Gallery Warming: Making Art and Architecture in a Climate Crisis

Artists and architects speak to the challenges of making work in trying environmental times. Speakers include Jed Long, Co-Founder and Project Director, Cave Urban; Angela Tiatia, artist, Sullivan+Strumpf and Curator Armando Chant. Moderated by Matt Endacott, Urban Renewal Consultant and Director, Newcastle Art Gallery Foundation.

WHAT: Discussion Panel
WHEN: Tuesday 10 March, 6-8pm
WHERE: Level 4/702 Harris St, Ultimo
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Mette Edvardsen: Penelope Sleeps

An opera in essay form, Penelope Sleeps deconstructs the myth of the Odyssey by reconsidering the long years separating Penelope from the return of Ulysses. Acclaimed Norwegian choreographer Mette Edvardsen working with composer and performer Matteo Fargion, approach opera as a departure point, without incorporating any of its traditional narrative devices and grand gestures.

WHAT: Opera
WHEN: Tuesday 10 March, 8-10pm
WHERE: Carriageworks
HOW MUCH: $49, get tickets here

Wednesday 11 March

Kevin Diallo: Blue

From May – September 2019 artist Kevin Diallo crossed the Pacific Ocean on a 40ft sailboat from San Diego USA, to Sydney, Australia accompanied by three friends. ‘Blue’ illustrates how the artist attempted to reclaim the ocean as a space to practice resistance and healing.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Wednesday 11 March, 6-9pm
WHERE: Artspace
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Sydney Triennale

Welcome to the 1st Triennale of Sydney.
For the inaugural event, we reflect on the often overlooked nodal point of the polynomial. A polynomial is an expression consisting of variables. They are used to form polynomial equations, which encode a wide range of problems, from elementary word problems to complicated scientific problems; they are used to define polynomial functions, which appear in settings ranging from basic chemistry and physics to economics and social science. Information lives in various states of decay. The brain is constantly assembling various ambiguous information. The prediction-error of this signal is a self-organising system. If the information is garbled there will be an attempt to recruit more resources to solve the problem.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Wednesday 11 March, 6-10pm
WHERE: Down/Under Space
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Thursday 12 March

22nd Biennale of Sydney: NIRIN

The 22nd Biennale of Sydney is an artist- and First Nations-led endeavour, presenting an expansive exhibition of contemporary art that connects local communities and global networks. Featuring a special DJ performance by Hannah Catherine Jones (aka Foxy Moron) and Mz Rizk, the evening will celebrate the opening of the 22nd Biennale of Sydney at the National Art School and allow guests the exclusive opportunity to meet with Biennale of Sydney artists.

WHAT: Biennale Opening
WHEN: Thursday 12 March, 6-10pm
WHERE: National Art School
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Time Has Fallen Asleep in the Afternoon Sunshine

Lizzie Thomson, Sydney based choreographer and performer, will host an in conversation with Mette Edvardsen to launch her publication of Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine. A book on reading, writing, memory and forgetting in a library of living books.

WHAT: Book Launch
WHEN: Thursday 12 March, 6-7:30pm
WHERE: Carriageworks
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Friday 13 March

Karen Black: It’s Not Real

“To argue whether the window is the emblem of complete objectivity (removal and distance) or complete subjectivity (framing and viewpoint) is an argument without end,” writes the poet Mary Ruefle, “for every window has two sides.” You can think of Karen Black’s collection of paintings, presented as part of It’s Not Real at Sullivan+Strumpf, as a series of windows. We must look through an abstract frame to discover a figurative scene. And, the longer we look, we find other windows inside of these scenes.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Friday 13 March, 6-8pm
WHERE: Sullivan + Strumpf
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Clément Cogitore

In collaboration with the French Embassy in Australia, Dominik Mersch Gallery will be hosting an exhibition of works by internationally-acclaimed artist and filmmaker Clément Cogitore. Cogitore has developed his artistic practice at the meeting point between Cinema and Contemporary Art, presenting powerful images that pick at the seams of our political and social tribes.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Friday 13 March, 6-8pm
WHERE: Dominik Mersch Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Saturday 14 March

Collecting 101: A Beginners Guide to Collecting Contemporary Art

Have you always wanted to collect art but have never been sure where to begin? Delve into the world of collecting in this informative talk series for aspiring and emerging art collectors. Learn how to navigate the art world from a range of gallerists, collectors, artists and curators while visiting a range of exciting Sydney galleries.

WHAT: Workshop
WHEN: Saturday 14 March, 1:30pm
WHERE: Artereal Gallery
HOW MUCH: $35-$40, get tickets here

Bangarra: Bennelong

Choreographed by Bangarra Artistic Director, Stephen Page, Bennelong is the multi award-winning story of Woollarawarre Bennelong – the namesake of Sydney’s Bennelong Point whose legacy has influenced the past, present and future of Australia’s history and people.

WHAT: Dance
WHEN: Saturday 14 March, 7:30pm
WHERE: Sydney Coliseum Theatre
HOW MUCH: $34.75-$84, get tickets here

Sunday 15 March

Giselle Stanborough: Cinopticon

Giselle Stanborough’s Cinopticon examines web-based narcissism, corporate surveillance and the opacity of social media algorithms. Recipient of Suspended Moment: The Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship, Stanborough’s performance installation will have audiences see their reflection in unpredictable ways.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Sunday 15 March, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Carriageworks
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

The Spot Festival

Join us Sunday 15 March for Randwick’s biggest free outdoor event of the year! Enjoy the end of summer with this splendid multicultural celebration of culture, food, live music and more!

WHAT: Festival
WHEN: Sunday 15 March, 1-8pm
WHERE: 49-55 St Pauls St, Randwick
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

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