Culture Guide April 24 – 30: Feminist South, Dance + A Six Hour Movie Marathon

April 24th 2017
Monday 24th April

Loose Leaf Literature

Everywhere leaves are falling, but Loose Leaf Literature’s April Show is ready to come into bloom! Keep warm against winter’s chill with performances by Mark Churchill, Emily Crocker, Pat Dohert, Harriet McInerney, Jamie Kirk and Live art by Tamara Hall.

WHAT: Loose Leaf Literature April 2017
WHEN: 7-10pm
WHERE: The Lazy Bones Lounge Marrickville, 294 Marrickville Rd.
HOW MUCH: $10 Tickets and info here

Tuesday 25th April

Amongst Ruins (Snake Eggs Hatch)

Amongst Ruins is a thrilling exploration of human conflict and morality, and the psychological fallout of these values colliding. In a world of constant war, can you afford peace?

WHAT: Opening Night of Theatre – Amongst Ruins (Snake Eggs Hatch)
WHEN: 6.30-7.30pm
WHERE: The Old Fitz Theatre – 129 Dowling St, Woolloomooloo
HOW MUCH: $25 Tickets and info here

The Laugh Stand : April

Three exciting comedy shows on Tuesdays in April at Sydney’s original home of comedy, Harold Park Hotel!

WHAT: Final Laugh Stand, April Edition
WHEN: 8-10.15pm
WHERE: Harold Park Hotel, 70A Ross St, Forest Lodge
HOW MUCH: $10/15 Tickets and info here

Wednesday 28th April

Jenny Birt Prize

The Jenny Birt Award is the longest running and most prestigious award for Painting within the academic calendar of UNSW Art & Design. Candidates from their final years of study are selected by a panel of lecturers to submit their works for inclusion in the award.

WHAT: Jenny Birt Painting Prize
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: AD Space UNSW Art and Design, Block E, Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd, Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Breathe - Helen Proctor

Helen’s exhibition Breathe focuses on the enduring pull of the Australian coast line and draws from her experience discovering its many forms.

WHAT: Exhibition – Helen Proctor
WHEN: 6-9pm
WHERE: Goodspace, 115 Regent St, Chippendale
HOW MUCH? Free, more info here

Samuel Hodge | Spence Messih

Two new solo shows at ALASKA Projects [carpark]. Spence Messih’s THE LOOK BACK explores notions of physical, systemic and psychological boundaries. Whilst Samuel Hodge’s ‘The Fossickers Way’ fuses together different times and spaces using mostly of found imagery.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening – Samuel Hodge | Spench Messih
WHEN: 6 – 8pm
WHERE: Alaska Projects, Kings Cross Car Park, 9a Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay
HOW MUCH? Free, more info found here

Thursday 27th April


A screening of an eclectic collection of digital media from a range of practicing queer performance artists based in Sydney, Melbourne and abroad. Through the inclusion of documentation of live performance, personal archives as well as unseen material from works in progress, the show explores the ways in which digital mediums can expand the way live queer performance can be constructed, remembered and celebrated.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening – CACHE
WHEN: 6-9pm – Screening starts at 6:30pm
WHERE: Down / Under Space, 109 Regent St, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

10 Visions

Take a step into the world of arts philanthropy as Underbelly Arts seek support for 10 brand new experimental works by Australia’s boldest new voices in contemporary art. The evening will involve a live pitch and your chance to commit funds to the artworks you’d like to see come to life.

WHAT: 10 Visions – Underbelly Arts Pitch Night
WHEN: 6:30-9:30pm
WHERE: Special Group Studios, 270 Devonshire St. Surry Hills
HOW MUCH: $50, Tickets more info here

Feminist South

From April, in partnership with Feminist South, 4A will host a a monthly Feminist South reading group on the last Thursday of the month beginning 27 April. This reading group is Phase 1 of the Feminist South research and curatorial project led by Kelly Doley and i:project space, Beijing.

WHAT: Reading Group – Feminist South
WHEN: 6-7:30pm
WHERE: 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, 181-187 Hay St. Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free, register online here

Louis the XVI // Everybody Needs Healing

An exclusive double screening of new short films: Louis the XVI, Starring Jordan Ireland and Anna Phillips, and Everybody Needs Healing, starring Miranda Daughtry, Nathan Roche and Albert Milne.

WHAT: Film Screenings – Louis the XVI // Everybody Needs Healing
WHEN: 5:30-8:30pm
WHERE: Golden Age Cinema & Bar, Paramount House, 80 Commonwealth St. Surry Hills
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Friday 28th April


Bhenji Ra takes over the MCA! Exploring notions of imitation, and simulation, disruption and art world hierarchy. Featuring music, performances, workshops and rooftop DJ’s!

WHAT: MCA ART BAR curated by Bhenji Ra
WHEN: 7-11pm
WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George St. The Rocks
HOW MUCH: $19-26, Tickets and info here

For Film's Sake

Keep one eye on the exit as FFS stages an all-female fright night featuring some of the biggest names in horror. Guaranteed to raise your pulse beyond what you could achieve in your lounge room, this evening will be complemented by installations to keep you on your toes and scared out of your wits.

WHAT: For Film’s Sake six hour movie marathon
WHEN: 5pm-12:30am
WHERE: Alaska Projects, Level 2, Kings Cross Car Park, 9A Elizabeth Bay Rd. Elizabeth Bay
HOW MUCH: $30, Tickets and info here

China Heights Gallery : April

Australian artists, Stanislava Pinchuk and Gemma O’Brien present their solo exhibitions across China Heights Gallery’s two spaces.

WHAT: Art Exhibition Opening Night
WHEN: 5-9pm
WHERE: China Heights Gallery, 16-28 Foster St, Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here

Saturday 29th April

Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri

Piermarq is proud to present Marawa – a selection of paintings by Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri, one of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary Aboriginal artists and a leading figure of the Aboriginal Australian painting community.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening – Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri
WHEN: 3-5pm
WHERE: Piermarq, 76 Paddington St. Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Pact Salon: The Big Bounce

“Dancing really does something; to us, between us, and in the world. It gives our bodies back to us; doing it together empowers us beyond individualism, sharing space and time. Dancing is cellular and global, dancing is a thinking and an act of zooming all the way into nothing and all the way out to everything.” – PACT

WHAT: Performance Night – Pact Salon: The Big Bounce curated by Matt Cornell
WHEN: 6-10pm
WHERE: PACT, 107 Railway Parade. Newtown
HOW MUCH: $10, Tickets and info here


Be captured by the extraordinary lunar mystery Orb – a world premiere featuring the latest creation from Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela, and the Company’s first ever collaboration with a Taiwanese choreographer, Cheng Tsung-lung.

WHAT: Dance – Orb
WHEN: April 29 – May 27
WHERE: Roslyn Packer Theatre, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
HOW MUCH: Prices Vary $45-83, Tickets and info here

From One Body to Another

Sophie Takách and Fayen d’Evie share an interest in the ways that people, places and materials affect one another. Working with sound artist Bryan Phillips, and volunteers from the Casula community, the artists will develop an immersive installation, casting the movements and responses of bodies as they interact with sculptural works and tactile paintings.

WHAT: Exhibition – From One Body to Another
WHEN: 10am-5pm – Exhibition runs until July 2
WHERE: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, 1 Powerhouse Rd. Casula
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

A Home Away from Home

Two-day celebration which gives voice to communities who have significantly contributed to the rise of multicultural clubs. In conjunction with the current exhibition A Home Away From Home: Exploring Fairfield City’s multicultural clubs, this event examines the contribution that local community members have made, not only to the preservation of language and culture of local communities, but more broadly to the collective memory and history of local, state and national narratives.

WHAT: Event and Exhibition – A Home Away from Home: Stories of Belonging
WHEN: 1-3pm + Saturday May 20
WHERE: Oxford Street, Smithfield, New South Wales
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Jack Gow - Just A Small Town Boy - Sydney Comedy Festival 2017

Jack Gow’s second solo-show Just A Small Town Boy is a hilarious, yet poignant, exploration of the idiosyncrasies of growing up in small-town country New South Wales. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Mike Birbiglia, Daniel Kitson, and David Sedaris, his unique brand of narrative comedy is intelligent, confessional, and thought provoking.

WHAT: Comedy Show – Just A Small Town Boy, SCF2017
WHEN: Saturday 29th 9:30pm & Sunday 30th 8:30pm
WHERE: Enmore Theatre, 118-132 Enmore Road Newtown
HOW MUCH? $15 + BF, more info here

Sunday 30th April

Because I'm Worth It?

At the institute for financial arts AKA the Marrickville School of Economics, the team have been investigating what value looks like in the art world. How does it behave in a pie chart? A bell curve? A column graph? How many reports have been generated to indicate and vindicate the various ways in which the slippery world of intangible artistic outcomes can be made real and meaningful?

WHAT: Because I’m Worth It? Visualising the data on the Arts
WHEN: 3-4:30pm
WHERE: Petersham Bowling Club, 77 Brighton St. Petersham
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

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