Culture Guide April 10 – 16: SwiftKey, Poetry Night + Post-human Film

April 10th 2017
Monday 10th April

Kino Sydney

Kino Sydney promotes an open screen night for filmmakers to premiere their short films. With pizza, industry talks, live music, games, you will leave feeling inspired for your next film.

WHAT: Kino Sydney – Short Film Screening #116
WHEN: 6-9:30pm
WHERE: 107 Projects, 107 Redfern St. Redfern
HOW MUCH: $10.20 Tickets and info here

Tuesday 11th April

Liminal Lives

Exploring liminal moments, whether traumatic, transformative or tender, this local live show, Little Fictions, features stories about people on the edge.


WHAT: Live Storytelling
WHEN: 7-10pm
WHERE: Knox St Bar – 21 Shepherd St, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: $15, more info here

Meaningful Movies: Charlie's Country

This April, Meaningful Movies NSW will be screening the 2015 film Charlie’s Country, a passionate and moving drama that follows an Aboriginal man’s struggle to reconnect with his history, his culture and his country.


WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: 7-10pm
WHERE: 107 Projects – 107 Redfern St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: $10, more info here


The lovechild of Comedyish and Improv Theatre Sydney, Sydney’s best stand-up comedians try out their new material, real raw, and the ITS ensemble play with it with their improvised comedy stylings.


WHAT: Live comedy
WHEN: 7.30-9.30pm
WHERE: Giant Dwarf – 199 Cleveland St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: $15, more info here

Gallery Poetry

This is not a slam. Art is not a competition. Welcome to the new monthly poetry night which celebrates and appreciates word-based artists from all walks.


WHAT: Live Poetry Readings
WHEN: 6.30-9.30pm
WHERE: 10 Mitchell St, Marrickville
HOW MUCH: $15, more info here

Wednesday 12th April

Harmony Art Collective

The Harmony Art Collective involved a series of eight workshops with young Australians aged 15-24 years, many of whom are newly arrived migrants, allowing them to explore vital themes of individuality and belonging through the creation of collaborative artworks.

WHAT: Exhibition – The Harmony Collective
WHEN: 15th March – 30th April
WHERE: Darling Quarter’s outdoor exhibition space
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

The Origin of the World

Looking is the end intention of any photograph and looking is loaded with substantial political implications. Through examining the parallel development of photography and the commodification of the body, The Origin of the World isolates certain devices and abilities of photography that facilitate the imbalance of gendered looking.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening – The Origin of the World by Laura Moore
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Galerie pompom, 27-39 Abercrombie St, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here


‘Philjames paints in oil on vintage offset lithographs and makes ceramic sculptures. As if in a cry of ‘off with their heads!’ the artist gives historical figures a facelift applying cartoon masks which change and challenge the agency of the image.’ Excerpt from Chloe Mandryk’s interview with Philjames for Art Almanac.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening – Warparty by Philjames
WHEN: 6-9pm
WHERE: Galerie pompom, 27-39 Abercrombie St, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here


Inspired by the history of Urania Cottage, a home for “fallen” women founded by Charles Dickens, this imaginative new Australian work asks – what happens when the promise of a clean slate is built upon the suppression of the past?
WHAT: Fallen – Theatre Production
WHEN: 7:30pm, show runs till the 22nd of April
WHERE: Seymour Centre, Corner City Road and Cleveland Street, Chippendale
HOW MUCH? Adult $44, Concession $35. More info here

Thursday 13th April


SwiftKey is a multidisciplinary performance where human and algorithm collaborate and wrestle. Written by Roslyn Helper using SwiftKey Note (an automated text prediction app) and Directed by Harriet Gillies, the result is a poetically absurd series of thoughts and reflections on humanity.

WHAT: Performance – Zin Presents: SwiftKey
WHEN: 6:30-9pm
WHERE: Down / Under Space, 109 Regent St, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Saturday 15th April

Art + Film

Where does art end and cinema begin? Join The National 2017: New Australian Art artist Erin Coates 2012 short video Thirst, paired with two works by French Canadian artist Patrick Bernatchez which inspire Coates’ exploration of post human architectures: I feel cold today, and Chrysalide.

WHAT: Art + Film: Post Human Architectures
WHEN: 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George St. The Rocks
HOW MUCH: $9.70-11.75, Tickets and info here

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