Culture Guide April 11 – 17: Chinese Contemporary Art Month, unexplained disappearance theatre, and ever fresh art

April 10th 2016
Monday 11th April

PSM LECTURE SERIES 2016 #2 - Cherine Fahd

As part of the UTS Photography and Situated Media lecture series, Cherine Fahd discusses her artistic practice.

Fahd is a Sydney based artist and academic who uses photography to playfully explore the body and concealment, drawing on photography’s connections to performance, sculpture and painting.

WHAT: UTS PSM Lecture Series 2016 #2 – Cherine Fahd
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: UTS Building 6, 702—730 Harris Street, level 3, room 22
HOW MUCH: free – more info here.

Kino Open Screen Film Night

A night filled with madcap short films, Q&As, industry talks and, best of all, pizza and popcorn. Submit your own short film for the next one!


WHAT: Kino #105 Open Screen Film Night
WHEN: 6-9pm
WHERE: 107 Projects – 107 Redfern St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: $10 – more info here.

Tuesday 12th April

Peter O'Doherty Through the Window exhibition

Come check out some new work from Peter O’Doherty, an artist who views the houses he paints as portraits and persists until he finds the humanity contained within!


WHAT: Peter O’Doherty: Through the Window
WHEN: 10am-6pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays
WHERE: King Street Gallery – 177 William St, Darlinghurst
HOW MUCH: Free – see works from the exhibition here.

Live and Originals Live Music

Come along and chill at Live and Originals night at Mr. Falcon’s, with the new faces of Bill Kacir and Roses in Hand up on the Lazy Bones stage! Plus good food and drinks.


WHAT: Bucket Lounge Presents: Live and Originals
WHEN: Doors 4pm, music from 7:30pm
WHERE: Mr. Falcon’s – 92 Glebe Pt Rd, Glebe
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Poetry Night at Sappho

A night of poetry, people, tapas and drinks. The lineup tonight includes Melinda Smith, Lachlan Brown, Lindsay Tuggle and Louise Carter, followed by an open mic session.

WHAT: Poetry Night
WHEN: 7pm
WHERE: Sappho Books, Cafe & Wine Bar – Glebe.

Wednesday 13th April

Stories of the Life exhibition

One of a series of exhibitions and talks taking place as part of Chinese Contemporary Art Month, come see attempts by artists to capture the rapidly-changing daily life of people in China.


WHAT: Stories of the Life – part of Chinese Contemporary Art Month
WHEN: 10am-5pm (closed 1-2pm)
WHERE: China Cultural Centre – Level 1, 151 Castlereagh St, Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Still Translating: Clare Powell & Bronwen Williams

Still Translating is a collaborative exhibition happening at 107 Projects, featuring the work of artists Bronwen Williams and Clare Powell. The exhibition uses the Still Life artefact as a platform to offer a restructuring of the historic objectivity within Visual Arts processes.

WHAT: Still Translating – Clare Powell & Bronwen Williams
WHEN: 6pm – 8pm
WHERE: 107 Projects, 107 Redfern St, Redfern

Ta-Ku In Residence

This week Ta-Ku will be having a weeklong creative residency in collaboration with Dropbox and Golden Age Cinema & Bar.

A gallery exhibit of his Songs To Make Up To photo series will be running through the days,

Gallery Exhibition | Monday 11th April – Friday 15th April. Open to the public each day from 9am – 4pm.

There is a film showing at 8:45 on Wednesday night – In The Mood For Love – Film set in Hong Kong related to his album. Ta-Ku will join Golden Age to guest present the Wong Kar-Wai film, In the Mood for Love

**In The Mood For Love is the most beloved of Chinese auteur Wong Kar-wai’s film, known also for Chungking Express and The Grandmaster. Kar-Wai has cited Hitchcock’s Vertigo as being a major influence on the film, which in turn was a major influence on Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation. With superb cinematography by Christopher Doyle, In The Mood For Love is just drippppping with jaw-dropping style. Unmissable.**

@takuspeaks | Thursday 14th April, 5pm

Ta-ku and acclaimed photofraphers will examine the power of social media in photography and branding using new artistic mediums. Guests: Denise Kwong: famed Instagram photographer, KC Avila: Co­founder of creative agency Magic Birds of Jordan, Anthony Berlangieri: freelance photographer specializing in content creation for Google, Youtube, Spotify, Adidas, and more. Each talk will showcase how technology constantly redefines the method of creation and collaboration.

Thursday 14th April

Jarod Duffy Is Not Dead

Jarod Duffy Is Not Dead is a devised performance telling the true story of the unexplained disappearance of Jarod Duffy, a member of the Applespiel theatre troupe who vanished overnight, two weeks before his Honours show.


WHAT: Jarod Duffy Is Not Dead (by the Applespiel theatre group)
WHEN: 7:30pm 14th+15th, 2pm and 7:30pm 16th
WHERE: Merrigong Theatre Co – 32 Burelli St, Wollongong.
HOW MUCH: $25 – tickets and info here.

Friday 15th April

RAW presents: Signature

Independent arts collective RAW: Natural Born Artists presents a huge range of local musicians, artists, photographers, fashion designers and many, many more. Come along and check out a gallery, hand-made products and a catwalk!
WHAT: RAW: Natural Born Artists presents Signature
WHEN: 6:30pm
WHERE: Manning Bar – University of Sydney
HOW MUCH: $20-25 – more info here.

Saturday 16th April

Ever Fresh exhibition opening

‘Freshness’ has become a term that has evolved and changed a lot over the years, adopting some ill-defined and fluid meanings in our modern day. These artworks explore the concept of ‘freshness’ and the way change is a constant in our personal and social worlds.


WHAT: ‘Ever Fresh’ exhibition opening
WHEN: 3-5pm
WHERE: Stills gallery – 36 Gosbell St, Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Sunday 17th April


Come and listen to a celebration of the human voice, hosted by World Voice Day ambassadors and featuring the Sydney Street Choir and a whole lot others singing in all kinds of musical styles. Includes the launch of the Australian Dysphonia Network Inc., which provides support for people who live with chronic voice disorders.


WHAT: Sing-it-Sydney
WHEN: 4-6:30pm
WHERE: Paddington Town Hall – Corner Oxford St and Oatley Rd, Paddington
HOW MUCH: $6.60 – more info here.

Desire Lines

Desire Lines is a walking tour with a twist. The streets of Alexandria will be activated by artworks and performances some you’ll notice others you won’t. This tour encourages you to take another look at the streets you walk down every day.

WHAT: Walking Tour
WHEN: 4pm – 17th, 24th April, 1 May
WHERE: Alexandria
HOW MUCH: $10 + bf – booking essential 

Teena's Farewell

David Capra’s Bella Room installation Teena’s Bathtime is closing and it’s time to send it off in style. There will be dog treat making, sampling dog perfume.

WHAT: Exhibition Closing Party
WHEN: 10 am  – 2 pm
HOW MUCH: Free – more information

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