Culture Guide April 23 – 29: Brown Skin Girl, The Habit of Time, Ruins & More

April 22nd 2018
Monday 23rd

Köken Ergun in conversation

Hear Köken Ergun in conversation with Professor Marilyn Lake as they discuss the current show at Artspace, ‘Heroes’.

WHAT: Talk
WHEN: 6 – 7:30pm
WHERE: Artspace, Woolloomooloo
HOW MUCH: Free! More details here.

The Habit of Time

Our experience of time is changing rapidly in the 21st Century. The Habit of Time explores how contemporary art and archival practices experiment with time and reimagine reality, inviting us to consider the interactions of culture, technology, time and nature.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: April 22 – May 6
WHERE: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula
HOW MUCH: Free! More details here

Batch Festival

Batch Festival is the new alternative performance festival from Griffin Theatre Company, and features everything from short comic monologues to stand-up, spoken word, burlesque and even a theatrical walking tour of the Cross. The festival replaces Griffin’s yearly independent season, which is on hiatus in 2018 to make space for the Australian Theatre for Young People to present its work.

WHAT: Theatre festival
WHEN: April 11- 28
WHERE: Griffin Theatre Company, Darlinghurst
HOW MUCH: Prices vary, more details here.

Tuesday 24th

The Drawn Absence

What becomes of the stage once it is empty? In Sue Field’s solo show at AD Space she transforms the gallery into the theatre, the audience in to the performers, artist into the director and the artworks into the play.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Opens 6 – 8pm, exhibition continues until April 28
WHERE: AD Space, UNSW Art and Design, Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free! More details here


How do the virtual and the material impact each other? Nicholas Aloisio-Shearer explores the relationships between photography, 3D video games, and vision in his solo show ‘Ruins’. Materialising images and objects from virtual spaces, what emerges appear as ruins or fossils of a digital landscape.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Opens 5 – 8pm, exhibition continues until May 12
WHERE: Kudos Gallery, Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free! More details here.

Wednesday 25th

Our Hood

In a city where neighbours are often strangers, discover connections with like-minded people at The Communes event Our Hood. For the launch the Commune have put together an all-star line-up, including an audio-visual performance by Kimchi Princi, an exhibition by Jess Cochrane, delicious food and yoga with a twist.

WHAT: Festival
WHEN: 5 – 10pm
WHERE: The Commune, Waterloo
HOW MUCH: $11.64 – more details here.

Brown Skin Girl

Brown Skin Girl for Batch Festival by Sydney artist collective Black Birds, melds visual art, spoken word, music and movement. Drawing audiences into the lives of three black and brown women as they navigate the complexities of life as a twenty-something in Sydney.

WHAT: Theatre
WHEN: April  25 – 27
WHERE: Griffin Theatre Company, Darlinghurst
HOW MUCH: $30 – more details here.

Thursday 26th

Embodied Mash-ups

Inspired by found images, memories, and everyday observations, French-Australian artist Aude Parichot’s upcoming solo show captures the movements of the body in space through life size gestural drawings. Embracing odd discoveries and imperfections, this show explores the idea of displacement and ways of relating to place, culture, ourselves, and others.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Opens 6 – 8pm, exhibition continues until May 7
WHERE: Gaffa Gallery, CBD
HOW MUCH: Free! More details here.


For one night only, world renowned graffiti artist Remio will be bringing new works to Sydney gallery Goodspace.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: 6 – 9pm
WHERE: Goodspace, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: Free! More details here

To celebrate the launch of Folk Magazine’s first print issue we’ve gathered some of our favourite artists all in one place and are inviting you to celebrate with us! Join us for some fresh tunes, all time favourite tracks and some visual works from a great mixture of artists.

WHAT: Magazine launch party
WHEN: 7:30 – 11:30pm
WHERE: Freda’s, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: $10 – more details here.

Friday 27th

The Uncast Turns One

The Uncast is officially turning one! Over the past year the Uncast team have strived to create content that contributes to building an authentic representation of Australian Youth Culture, and boy-o-boy have they begun to make their mark. Celebrate with them to the sounds of Sisters with Soul, Jeida Woods, Phil Fresh, Tazzy and Ayebatonye or contribute a short film to be screened on the night.

WHAT: Party
WHEN: 6 – 11pm
HOW MUCH: Free with RSVP – more details here.

Double Visions

Your favourite experimental sound night is back with its characteristic meld of art and music. With a line-up of sets by Papaphilia, Nasho, Nina Buchanan, DJ Yoni and DJ Daryl Prondoso you’ll be seeing double by the end of the night! Plus performances by local Sydney artists Leila El Rayes and Justine Youssef.

WHAT: Performance
WHEN: 8 – 11pm
WHERE: The Red Rattler Theatre, Marrickville
HOW MUCH: $5 before 9pm, $10 after – more details here.

MCA ARTBAR curated by Tina Havelock Stevens

Prepare to be hypnotised as MCA Artbar plays host to a night high on the spirit of the world curated by Tina Havelock Stevens. Expect post-rock transcendental power tunes, performances, and DJs all night long!

WHAT: Party
WHEN: 7 – 11pm
WHERE: MCA, The Rocks
HOW MUCH: $24 – more details here.

Saturday 28th

Fluid Feelings

The ‘Fluid Feelings’ performance series asks, how do I feel? How do they feel? A selection of artists will perform songs from Kieran Bryant’s solo show ‘Grappling on the precipice of the squirt and the stream’. In each performance, Kieran Bryant will appear with different performers, responding with movement and song. This Saturday witness Marcus Whale interpreting the song Everytime by Britney Spears.

WHAT: Performance
WHEN: 3 – 3:30pm
WHERE: Verge Gallery, Darlington
HOW MUCH: Free! More details here

Fact or Feeling

Is it fact or is it feeling? Explore the translation of energy, personal experience and emotion from painters into their paintings in this show that unpacks the layers of experience and representation in art. Curated by Jarryd Lynagh, this exhibition features works by Dean DeLandre, Nicholas Eckhardt, Rachel Farlow, Callum Galletly and Scott Keim.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Opens 6 – 8pm, exhibition continues until April 30
WHERE: Campbell Project Space, Surry Hills
HOW MUCH: Free! More details here.

Sunday 29th

Jon Rose performance finale

Don’t miss the final performance by Jon Rose, playing four specially commissioned wire fences. Hear the fences fill the gallery, and go on a guided tour of the exhibition has Jon Rose recounts the bizarre and unlikely stories behind the Rosenberg Collection.

WHAT: Performance
WHEN: 2 – 3pm
WHERE: Delmar Gallery, Ashfield
HOW MUCH: Free! More details here

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