Culture Guide: April 18 – 24

April 21st 2022
Group art exhibition

Congregate

“The suburb of Redfern in Sydney has always been a place for Aboriginal people to come together and meet each other. For many of our families who have come from the bush into the city for work, Redfern is a safe place for Aboriginal people to stay while away from their homelands.

“Redfern is a place of significance for Aboriginal peoples’ rights and the Aboriginal Self-Determination movement. It is also the birthplace of key Aboriginal organisations such as the Aboriginal Medical Service, Aboriginal Legal Service and Boomalli to name a few.

“The exhibition highlights happy memories for our artists of great times, gathering and meeting up with family and friends.”

Running to May 1st, for more details head here.
Solo exhibition

DURUGA DYURIR’ FALLING STARDUST BY NADEENA DIXON‘

“Multi disciplinary Gadigal, Wiradjuri, Yuin Artist, Sydney based, born in Sydney in 1969 on her ancestral country Nadeena has extensive training and skills in Western and Indigenous Art Practice.

“Acknowledged as a Master Weaving practitioner engaged with ongoing revitalisation of traditional cultural practices, supporting young and emerging artists to develop core skills.”

The exhibition runs Thursday to Sunday as part of 107 Festival, for more info, head here.

Rare films

In The Realm of the Senses

The concept of ‘obscenity’ is tested when we dare to look at something that we desire to see but have forbidden ourselves to look at. When we feel that everything has been revealed, “obscenity” disappears and there is a certain liberation.”

A sumptuous and richly atmospheric rendition of the infamous Sada Abe story that has been almost as controversial as its subject: censored or outright banned in several countries for the depiction of unsimulated sex, and exploration of taboo. One of Ōshima’s most provocative works, the increasingly claustrophobic and obsessive world of two lovers is set against the backdrop of a mounting nationalistic fervour in 1930s Tokyo.“

Films every Wednesday until May 6th, for more details head here.

Student gallery

https://www.arc.unsw.edu.au/Creative/kudos-gallery/kudos-offsite/kudos-offsite-at-prop-gallery

“Incubation is a word that historically has been used to describe the process of sitting on, and warming eggs in order to hatch them. This relationship of incubation – giving warmth and in turn receiving new life – can vary in its processes and outcomes. Sometimes incubation is short, sometimes it is long, other times it is a process of nurture, and care, and other times incubation is about pure survival. All kinds of things involve incubation – Mould growing after relentless rain, Covid-19 after transmission, bacteria in order to make Yogurt, Chickens hatching eggs, and ideas incubate to make material creative work. The works presented as part of ‘Incubation’, have all been incubating for several months, through numerous re-schedules, in order to come to final fruition. Kudos curates Chloe McFadden, Yanti Peng, Othy Willis, Billy Wolnicki together to present an exhibition that reverberates notions of warmth, growth, familiarity, affinities, labour, mucilage, the indistinct, indeterminate, evolving, and tender. Kudos Offsite presents ‘Incubation’ pop-up at Prop Gallery 1/361 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield, featuring sculptural, textual, Augmented Reality (AR), and video works.”

Running until the 26ths of April, for more info, head here.

Classic sci-fi

The Man Who Fell to Earth

“In Nicolas Roeg’s stunning sci-fi treat from 1976, Thomas Jerome Newton (David Bowie) is an alien who has come to Earth in search of water to save his drought-ridden home planet. Aided by lawyer Oliver Farnsworth (Buck Henry), Thomas uses his knowledge of advanced technology to create profitable inventions for the World Enterprises Corporation. While developing a new method to transport water, Thomas meets quiet earthling hotel clerk Mary-Lou (Candy Clark) and begins to fall in love. But just as he is ready to leave Earth, Thomas is intercepted by the U.S. government and his entire plan is suddenly placed under threat…”

Playing at the Golden Age, Friday night, tickets to be found here.

Casula Powerhouse Up Late

Night Makers Market

Celebrate the handmade and creative makers with an Australian Design Centre curated night market at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.

Join us at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre when ADC takes over the Turbine Hall for a curated Night Makers Market as part of the Galleries After Dark event series on Saturday 23 April.

We’ll be hosting indoor market stalls that will feature the finest and quirkiest gifts and hand-made masterpieces. On this evening, get to know the artists at their stalls or listen in to an artist talk. From 6:30pm, we’ll have a FREE workshop where you can make your own felt jewellery pieces out of Australian merino wool. Not only will you be creatively nourished, but our very own Bellbird Dining and Bar will offer bar and food refreshments, while you groove to DJ set by Milkffish and SOL in the Turbine Hall.”

This Saturday from 5:30pm, for more details head here.

Electronic music workshop for children with a disability

Little Peeps, Big Beats

Electronic music therapy for children with disability

EMC is presenting music therapy workshops at Powerhouse Museum to deliver a fun and positive electronic music experience for children with disability and their parents/carers.

Free 30-minute sessions will be held on Sunday 24 April. Each workshop can accommodate 5 children and 5 parents/carers.

Sessions will be hosted by a Tuned In music therapist and a professional musician, with additional support from educators from Ableton, Roland and Pioneer DJ.

‘Little Peeps, Big Beats’ is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW, City of Sydney, Ableton, Accessible Arts, Roland, Pioneer DJ and Tuned In Music Therapy.

These sessions are split into age groups and are available for children between 4 – 10 years and 11 – 14 years.

Free, register at the powerhouse website here.

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