Culture Guide: April 6-10

April 6th 2022
Wednesday - Fired Up

Drawn by Stones

Drawn by stones is a touring exhibition that brings together artists who utilise the ceramic medium to interrogate contested histories, stolen land, Indigenous sovereignty, and national identity.

The exhibition investigates ‘nationhood’ and ownership through ceramics and demonstrate how the ceramic form can both memorialise and tell alternative histories.

WHO: Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios
WHERE: Upper Level 3, 164 Longueville Road, Lane Cove
WHEN: Opening Night Wednesday 6 April, Exhibition Dates 7 April – 14 May
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Thursday - Running Water

Rise & Falls by Blak Douglas

The object of this piece is to ‘reclaim’ the urban facade in an attempt to restore the landscape to pre Colonisation. Imagining the cascading freshwater making its way down from the site of the Sydney Observatory. Prior to the rapid development of the docklands & its surrounds, the beauty of this tract of Cadigal Country would have been astounding. 

WHO: Sydney Observatory & Blak Douglas
WHERE: 1003 Upper Fort St, Millers Point NSW 2000
WHEN: 11am-5pm, 7 April-1 May
|HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Friday - AV Club

Soft Centre pres. ARC

Spend the evening at the Randwick Ritz as the cinema teams up with Soft Centre to present a showcase of experimental screen works.

Experience new audiovisual realities as you interact with works recreating the sensation of slipping down hole and clawing yourself back, witness real time motion capture performance and kick back to Iranian sound artist Sote for a special A/V collaboration with visual artist Tarik Barri. 

WHO: Soft Centre & Randwick Ritz
WHERE: 45 St Pauls St, Randwick
WHEN: 7-10pm, Friday 8 April
HOW MUCH: $48, more info here

Saturday - Rejoice!

Inner West Disability Pride Fest

A celebration of people with disabilities and protest for inclusion in the heart of the Inner West.

The second annual Disability Pride Fest will include performances and creative activities for all. There will be a speaker, dancer, singer, poet and panel. People with all types of disabilities and abilities will be able to participate, enjoy and make a statement.

WHO: Inner West Disability Pride Fest & Inner West Council
WHERE: 1 Bedford St, Newtown
WHEN: 11am-2pm, Saturday 9 April
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

10 Years of Join The Dots!

Excitingly this artist run studio space is turning ten this Saturday and is celebrating in style. Stop by for an evening of learning, resource building, storytelling, theatrics, laughter and party!

The night includes a workshop teaching participants how to create their own warehouse playground and join the community of DIY creative spaces followed by a series of storytelling performances and a night of partying. 

WHO: Join the Dots
WHERE: 102 Victoria Rd, Marrickville
WHEN: Saturday 9 April from 4:30pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Sunday - Connexion

Blak Markets on Bare Island

Join Blak Markets for a day of celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture, the oldest continuing Culture in the World.

There is something for everyone at our Blak Markets. From a range of in-person entertainment to Blak Markets stalls selling authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts, Bushfood, Crafts and Wears.

WHO: Blak Markets
WHERE: Bare Island, La Perouse
WHEN: 10am-3pm, Sunday April 10
HOW MUCH: $2.50 entry fee
More info here

Roots

Check out this group show of emerging artists which explores the unseen ties that bind – roots. Roots are complex networks that provide sustenance, foster connection, and encourage resilience.

The artists in Roots contemplate ritual and reclamation. Ritualistic artmaking practices act as a way of grounding oneself and relating to lineage and identity. Imbued with memory, emotion, nostalgia and care, the works in Roots act as a testament to survival and the strength one draws from community.

WHO: Pari Gallery
WHERE: 11 O’Connell St, Parramatta
WHEN: 2-4pm, Sunday April 10
HOW MUCH: Free, more

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