Culture Guide April 25 – May 1: Anzac Day, postcard art, and the Head On Photography Festival

April 24th 2016
Monday 25th April

Serving Country

‘Serving Country’ is a photographic exhibition seeking to acknowledge and recognize the valuable contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who have served or are serving in the Australian Defence Forces.


WHAT: Serving Country as part of Head On Photography Festival
WHEN: 12-5pm
WHERE: Redfern Community Centre – 29-53 Hugo St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Tuesday 26th April

The Anticipated Image opening

An exploration of the nature of modern media witnessing through video and photography – a look at the ambivalent vantage point we use to observe crisis and catastrophe.


WHAT: ‘The Anticipated Image’ by Chris Ross – opening night
WHEN: 5-7pm
WHERE: Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier St, Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Wednesday 27th April

Choreography and the Gallery

An interesting look into the blurred boundary between institutions and practices of art and the choreography of it all. It brings together a whole bunch of artists and thinkers to explore areas now claimed by both art and dance.


WHAT: Choreography and the Gallery
WHEN: 2-8pm
WHERE: Art Gallery of New South Wales – Art Gallery Road Centenary Auditorium and Central Court, Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free, but RSVP essential – book here.

Thursday 28th April

National Art School Nights

Live music! Art talks! Tours! Come and experience one of Sydney’s most historical art venues after dark with extended gallery hours and some cool curated events.


WHAT: National Art School Nights: Art, Music and Ideas
WHEN: 6-9pm
WHERE: National Art School – Corner of Forbes and Burton St, Darlinghurst
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Tap into Contemporary Art

Why does contemporary art look like it does? What’s the difference between a Biennale, Triennial and an exhibition? Come learn the answers to these questions and ask your own!


WHAT: Tap into Contemporary Art & Biennales
WHEN: 6-7:30pm
WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art – Veolia Lecture Theatre, level 2, 140 George St, The Rocks
HOW MUCH: $20/$15 for members – tickets + info here.

Post That exhibition

Are you sad that people just don’t send as many cool postcards nowadays? Do you miss the awesome things you’d get to see inscribed on A6 cardboard rectangles? Head along and see or buy Sydney’s best postcard art on display at the Garage Galleries! Submit your own before April 27.


WHAT: Post That
WHEN: 6pm
WHERE: Garage Galleries – 13 Warners Ave, Bondi
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here or at the Garage Galleries site.

Friday 29th April

Golden Hour at MCA Artbar

The Golden Hour is that fleeting moment of dawn or dusk where the light is perfect. Catch this sparkling spectacle filled with golden music, roaming performances and more, curated by artist Kate Scardifield.


WHAT: Artbar driven by Audi – curated by Kate Scardifield
WHEN: 7pm
WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art – 140 George St, The Rocks
HOW MUCH: $25 at door or $20 in advance – tickets + info here.

WOW Film Festival

World of Women film festival is a neiche film festival that has a line up of films old and new. From Thelma and Louise to GTFO a documentary about Gamergate or King of Kallstadt an exploration of a smalltown in Germany the home of DOnald Trump and Ketchup.

WHAT: Film Festival
WHEN: 29th April – 1st May
WHERE: Entertainment Quarter
HOW MUCH: book tickets online

Saturday 30th April

'Eighteen' at Head On Photo Festival

As part of the Head On Photo Festival bridging Australian and international photo markets, check out Natan Dvir’s exhibition ‘Eighteen’. By photographing his subjects in their normal surroundings, he strikingly captures their social context and sense of place.


WHAT: Natan Dvir’s ‘Eighteen’ at the Head On Photo Festival
WHEN: 10am-6pm until 8th May
WHERE: Sydney Lower Town Hall – 483 George St (enter from Druitt St)
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Eugene Choi at Alaska Projects

What has been heralded as the best show Alaska Projects has had to date the artist Eugene Choi has a beautiful video installation titled Embrace My Mother & Father (making sure you are really there).

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: 27 April – 15 May
WHERE: Alaska Projects

Sunday 1st May

International Family Equality Day picnic

Join Rainbow Families for the fifth annual International Family Equality Day – a world-wide celebration of the LGBTQ family and parenting community. Celebrate it with a picnic!


WHAT: International Family Equality Day picnic
WHEN: 10:30am-2pm
WHERE: Sydney Park – Sydney Park Rd, St Peters
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

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