Culture Guide :: Art Month, Bikes & Pre-loved Music
March 7th 2014
It’s hard to know what to do after work sometimes… when you’ve got The Z Factor and Please Date My Horribly Awkward Son doubling up on TV, how could you possibly consider heading back outside?! Luckily, we’re keeping our eyes out to bring you the best, brightest, and usually cheapest stuff on the Sydney arts and culture scene.
So when the lure of comfortable pants and reality TV threatens to maroon you on the shores of mediocrity, FBi’s culture guide has got you sorted…
FRIDAY :: Art on the Runway: Is contemporary art driven by fashion?
Head to Carriageworks and get your ears filled with farshun as a bunch of artists, fashion editors and designers discuss the relationship between the two. The panel, hosted by Harpers Bazaar, will include fashion photographer Derek Henderson, author and museum curator Alison Kubler, artist Técha Noble, journalist Mitchell Oakley Smith and stylist Tiana Wallace.
WHAT: A free talk presented by Harpers Bazaar as part of Art Month.
WHERE: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St Eveleigh
WHEN: Friday 7 March 6-8pm
HOW MUCH: FREE
SATURDAY :: Art month gets all over Redfern
Move over, Biennale of Sydney, the Damien Minton Gallery are putting on their own free-for-all public art festival, all in the space of one suburb and for just seven hours. They’ve enticingly described it as a ‘a clusterfuck of ephemeral readymade artworks’ and haven’t even got Council approval, which we love. Free art for all!
WHAT: The Redfern Biennale: Sculpture, multimedia, painting, found objects and more
WHERE: Damien Minton Gallery, 583 Elizabeth Street, and around the streets of a Redfern NSW Housing Commission
WHEN: Saturday 8 March 11am – 6pm
HOW MUCH: FREE
SUNDAY :: Gear Up, gurl
Gearing up for International Womens Day this Sunday, over 1000 women will hit the streets on two wheels, riding their bikes from Sydney Olympic Park to Cronulla Beach. It’s part of the Womens Sport Festival and all funds raised go to TAD Disability Service, who provide cycling equipment to kids with disabilities through their Freedom Wheels program.
WHAT: Gear Up Girl Ride
WHERE: Starts at Sydney Olympic Park and ends at Cronulla Beach
WHEN: Sunday March 9
HOW MUCH: $60 or free if you’re under 16. Register now
SUNDAY :: Musical e-waste collection
Drive around the streets on council clean up day and you’ll no doubt find truckloads of TVs, microwaves and wired up old instruments waiting to be put in the trash. A lot of electrical items fall under the category of e-waste and are highly toxic when they end up as landfill, but can pretty much all be recycled.
City of Sydney are doing a good job of minimising this with their free e-waste collection days, and for their next one they’re partnering with The Australian Children’s Music Foundation (ACMF) to collect unwanted second-hand musical goods. ACMF will distribute the unwanted instruments to music teachers and disadvantaged youth in schools, remote communities and juvenile justice centres across Australia. Anything will do – last time they ended up with a 100-year-old violin, guitars, cellos, a flute, harmonicas and two complete box-sets of Kylie Minogue and The Beatles. ACMF do not accept broken instruments or upright pianos.
WHAT: E-waste collection day
WHERE: Bay St Depot, corner of Bay and Macarthur streets, Ultimo
WHEN: Sunday March 9, 9am – 3pm
HOW MUCH: Free