Culture Guide April 9 – April 15: #allthefeels, Women In Shadows, The Flick and more

April 8th 2018
Monday April 9th

Women In Shadows

A runway show with a powerful twist, Nasim Nasr draws on her personal experiences as an Iranian-born Australian to probe the situatedness of dressing the female form as a part of SCCI Fashion Hub.

WHAT: Fashion show
WHEN: 7:30pm
WHERE: Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo
HOW MUCH: $40 – more details here

UTS Photography Guest Lecture Program

New Zealand photographer Yvonne Todd is known for her unsettling 80’s-esque portraits of women. Listen to her give a special guest lecture in the third instalment of a series exploring photography’s cultural positioning at UTS.

WHAT: Lecture
WHEN: 6:00 – 7:30pm
WHERE: UTS, Tower Building 1, Level 4, Room 006
HOW MUCH: Free! More details here

WIRU Exhibition

Wiru is a group show, exhibiting works from the Maruku artists collective. In Pitjantjatjara this word means ‘beautiful’ and denotes a feeling of wellbeing and rapport, support and acknowledgement.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: 29th March -12th April
WHERE: Frame88 Gallery, 8 Penshurst St, Willoughby NSW 2068
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Ewa Pachucka: Arcadia: landscape and bodies

Born in Poland, Ewa (Eva) Pachucka lived and worked in Australia from 1971 until her return to Europe in 2000.
Her textile works draw upon a classical discourse through which she expresses her progressive ideologies, integrating notions of collectivism, feminism, environmentalism and the elevation of textile traditions and ‘craft’ into the privileged realm of fine art.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: 3 Mar – 29 Apr 2018
WHERE: Art Gallery of New South Wales, 20th & 21st c Australian art collection
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Tuesday April 10th

The Flick

Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize, Annie Baker’s internationally celebrated masterpiece is finally hitting Sydney’s shores! Set in a run-down Massachusetts movie theatre, three underpaid employees sweep up popcorn and attend to one of the last 35 millimetre film projectors in the state. ‘The Flick’ magically exposes the souls of lonely people in danger of being left behind in our new, digitised age.

WHAT: Theatre
WHEN: 7 – 10:15pm, until April 21
WHERE: Seymore Centre, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: $42  – more details here

HDR Conference Exhibition Opening

An exhibition showcasing practice-based research works by PhD and Masters research candidates at UNSW Art & Design. Featuring Cindy Chen, Daniel Connell, Kassandra Bossell, Carol Hudson, Fiona Buckingham and Vaughan O’Connor.

WHAT: Exhibition opening
WHEN: 4 – 6pm, exhibition continues until April 14th
WHERE: AD Space, UNSW Art & Design, Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free! More details here

Wednesday April 11th

Black Fellas Dreaming

Coming up at Boomalli Aboriginal Art Gallery is the stellar new show ‘Black Fellas Dreaming’. Curated by Kevin May, this exhibition explores the ties between indigenous men and their  culture, family, and kin.

WHAT: Exhibition opening
WHEN: 6 – 8pm
WHERE: Boomalli Aboriginal Art Gallery, Leichhardt
HOW MUCH: Free! More details here

Since Ali Died

Join rapper, poet, and lyrical powerhouse Omar Musa for an evening of deeply personal stories and riotously political songs. In a thundering hour on stage, Musa mashes poems, live music and stories together to confront heartbreak, human connection, his Malaysian heritage and the dark realities of Australian culture.

WHAT: Poetry
WHEN: 7pm, until April 14th
WHERE: Griffin Theatre, Kings Cross
HOW MUCH: $30  – more details here

Bill Culbert - Time Tables

From suitcases pierced with fluorescent tubes, repurposed furniture, vast arrays of reclaimed plastic containers, Bill Culbert’s new exhibition ‘Time Tables’ celebrates common things and imbues them with poetic presence.

WHAT: Exhibition opening
WHEN: 6 – 8pm, exhibition continues until May 5th
WHERE: Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free! More details here


Get ready to feel #allthefeels at Artereal Gallery’s new group exhibition. In today’s fast-paced world, contemporary art often offers a moment of calm and reflection. This exhibition will explore the work of 10 contemporary artists whose artworks explore our quest for meaning in our hyper-stimulated world.

WHAT: Exhibition opening
WHEN: 6 – 8pm, exhibition continues until April 28th
WHERE: Artereal Gallery, Rozelle
HOW MUCH: Free! More details here

Thursday April 12th


Developed over three years, ‘Heroes’ is the latest film by Turkish artist Köken Ergun. Dealing with concepts of martyrdom and heroism that evolve around the legacy of the Gallipoli/ Çanakkale Campaign, ‘Heroes’ brings together varied war narratives, to draw our attention to how different permutations of the same history are told and experienced.

WHAT: Exhibition opening
WHEN: 6 – 8pm, exhibition continues until May 12th
WHERE: Artspace Sydney, Woolloomoolloo
HOW MUCH: Free! More details here


Known for the emotional, otherworldly presence in her painting works on found images, Tara Marynowsky’s new show ‘Volta’ at Chalk Horse Gallery will depict sensual and uncanny forms that somehow appear sinister despite their pretty palette.

WHAT: Exhibition opening
WHEN: 6 – 8pm, exhibition continues until April 28th
WHERE: Chalk Horse Gallery, Darlinghurst
HOW MUCH: Free! More details here

Friday April 13th

Chinese Contemporary Art Month

Chinese Contemporary Art Month is back for a third consecutive year. Featuring one main exhibition, two forums and a selected collection of associated exhibitions, these events promise to deliver an eclectic mix of Chinese contemporary art and continue facilitating constructive communication between Chinese and Australian artists, collectors, curators and industry professionals.

WHAT: Art festival
WHEN: April 13th – 14th
WHERE: China Cultural Centre, Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free! More details here

The Imagist & The Materialist

In his study of the performance of images transitioning from digital to tangible, Andre Hemer re-imagines light, space, and colour, creating a visual purgatory where the beginning and end result are there for all to see.

WHAT: Exhibition opening
WHEN: 6 – 8pm, exhibition continues until May 18th
WHERE: COMA, Rushcutters Bay
HOW MUCH: Free! More details here

Sculpture at Scenic World

Set against the stunning backdrop of the Blue Mountains, discover over 35 artworks hidden amongst the natural surrounds. While you are there why not jump on a guided tour, listen to artist talks, or make a weekend of it!

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: 9am – 5pm, April 13th – May 13th
WHERE: Scenic World Blue Mountains, Katoomba
HOW MUCH: $39 – more details here

Cake Wines Archi-bottle Prize Finalists' Exhibition

1300 entries later… The top 30 artwork entries for the Cake Wines Archi-bottle Prize will be exhibited at the Finalists’ Exhibition where the winner will be announced! What started off 5 years ago as a bit of a joke has now snowballed into a celebrated art prize, with entries from some of the most exciting emerging and established artists across the globe.

WHAT: Art Prize
WHEN: April 13th, 6pm – 12am
WHERE: Cake Wines Cellar Door, 16 Eveleigh St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: FREE more details here

Saturday April 14th


‘Mountain’ sees three performers move through gradual processes of change in a choreography of impermanence, transformation and existential threat. In this work, choreographer and dancer Kristina Chan continues her exploration of our relationship with nature and environmental change.

WHAT: Dance
WHEN: 2pm and 7:30pm
WHERE: Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown
HOW MUCH: $20 – more details here

Fluid Feelings: Performance Series

Over successive weeks, artist Kieran Bryant will appear with a different performer in his solo show, ‘Fluid Feelings’. Performers will be responding with movement (and for one week, song), culminating in a collaborative harmonisation in the final week. Kicking off this Saturday, the first performance will be by Eugene Choi.

WHAT: Performance
WHEN: 3 – 3:30pm, every Saturday until May 19th
WHERE: Verge Gallery, University of Sydney, Darlington
HOW MUCH: Free! More details here

Socially Engaged Arts Practice (16 - 25 years)

Come and meet other young creatives and discover what socially engaged art practice means and looks like. Find out how you can collaborate to create a successful art project and get inspired to bring your own ideas and projects to life.

WHAT: Panel discussion
WHEN: 1 – 3pm
WHERE: 107 Projects, Redfern
HOW MUCH: Free with RSVP, more details here

Sunday April 15th

Genext: 21st Biennale of Sydney

Inspired by the 21st Biennale of Sydney, this after-hours, all access, festival-style event is filled with free snacks, live music, workshops, activities and exclusive entry to all the MCA’s exhibitions. Strictly for 12-18 year olds.

WHAT: Under-18 art event
WHEN: Sunday April 15th, 6 – 9pm
WHERE: The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Rocks
HOW MUCH: Free with RSVP, more details here

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