Culture Guide: August 1 – 7

August 1st 2022
Monday - Poetry in Australia

Poetry Editor's Panel

Red Room Poetry’s David Stavanger is joined by Westerly’s Catherine Noske, Bramble’s Spencer Barberis, Australian Poetry’s Jacinta Le Plastrier, and Best of Australian Poems (BoAP) 2022 co-editor Jeanine Leane to discuss the present state and future of poetry journals/anthologies, access and amplification in these spaces, the role of the poetry editor, and how to submit to these journals and BoAP 2022.

WHO: Red Room Poetry & Australian Poetry
WHERE: Online
WHEN: 1 August, 2-3:30pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Tuesday - Play, Desire & Pleasure

THOTFUL: EXHIBITION OPENING

This one is for the thots, bimbos, thembos, himbos, the $lut$, the hustlers, the ho3s, the wh0r3s, the kinky queer.
Running until 8 October, THOTFUL is about play, desire, liberatory pleasure, intimacy. It’s frivolity as strength and power. The exhibition features works from artists including Luke George, V and Themme Fatale.

WHO: Katie Winten & The Bearded Tit
WHERE: 183 Regent St, Redfern
WHEN: 2 August, 6-8pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Wednesday - A Night of Words

West Side's Australian Poetry Slam Parramatta Hybrid Heat

Australian Poetry Slam’s next heat kicks off in Parramatta! 

From July to October, Australian Poetry Slam heats and workshops connect storytellers across the nation leading to the National Final as part of Story Week 2022. This is your call to listen, watch and cheer. Australian Poetry Slam pops up stages near you. The door is open. The mic is on. Push into the crowd and find your spot!

WHO: Australian Poetry Slam & WestWords
WHERE: 41 Hunter St, Parramatta
WHEN: 3 August, 7-9pm
HOW MUCH: $5-$10

First Nations Speaker Series

Wayne Brennan presents: Two ways of walking together, Science and Culture; A community based Aboriginal art project in the Blue Mountains NSW.

Wayne is an archaeologist of Gamilaraay descent, who specializes in Aboriginal rock art and has lived and conducted research in the Blue Mountains for over 35 years.

WHO: GML Heritage, Australian Living Museums & The Research Centre for Deep History at The ANU
WHERE: In-Person at the cnr Phillip & Bridge Streets, Sydney or Accessible Online
WHEN: 3 August, 6-7pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Thursday - Solo Art by Wom*n

Sleeplessness by Kaz Therese

Part mystery, part documentary. Kaz Therese’s Sleeplessness follows a fractured narrative in this radically honest story of self-discovery.

Therese brings audiences along for a fascinating and emotional journey as they work backwards in time to uncover the mysteries of their family.

WHO: Kaz Therese & Carriageworks
WHERE: 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh
WHEN: 4-13 August
HOW MUCH: $50

FREE AS A BIRD - ALEXANDRA KARPIN EXHIBITION

Free as a Bird, a series of works made during the COVID-19 Lockdown, probes the turbulence experienced throughout Sydney’s first and second public lockdowns. Feelings of isolation, disconnection, and depression were shared on a global scale.

WHO: Alexandra Karpin & Scratch Art Space
WHERE: 67 Sydenham Road, Marrickville
WHEN: until 7 August
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Friday - Life in Colour

South Asian Mela

Immerse yourself in the vibrant beauty of South Asian culture with this celebration of food, music, and dance.

There will be free henna tattoos, live performances from Bollywood Fusion, Classical Folk Bhangra Punjabi Indian Mix, and a dance class with very special guest, Gautam Koul.

WHO: Blacktown City Council
WHERE: Warrick Lane, Blacktown
WHEN: 5 August, from 5pm onwards
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

FATAL CRUSH X FRAMEWORK LAUNCH : MYTHIC

Come celebrate the launch of Framework’s 34th Issue: Mythic, with Arc Creative UNSW. 

Don’t miss out on an eclectic night of live readings, performance, installation art, and music.

WHO: Arc Creative UNSW
WHERE: UNSW Art & Design Black Box Lvl 1, D Block, Paddington
WHEN: 5 August, from 6pm onwards
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Saturday - A Vessel is a Vessel

Bianca Pintan: Colour as Energy

Fresh off the back of Paris’ 1000 Vases exhibition, comes Bianca Pintan’s first ceramic exhibition, Colour As Energy.

Pintan is a self-taught ceramicist and sculptor born and raised in Brazil, now based in Byron Bay. Join RAINBOW STUDIOS for the launch day and receive a bunch of poppies with each vase purchase. 

WHO: RAINBOW STUDIOS
WHERE: 348 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst
WHEN: 6 August, from 9am onwards
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Sunday - Business as Usual

Mixed Business 3

Mixed Business 3 is an exhibition that celebrates the people who keep Pari running: its gallery keepers, facilitators, and directors.

Showcasing works by the Pari community, the exhibition highlights how being together, and being creative together, can be a force for recovery and revival.

WHO: Pari
WHERE: Cnr of Hunter St and O’Connell St, Parramatta
WHEN: 31 July – 28 August
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

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