Culture Guide August 1 – 7: skunk handler theatre, Cutie and the Boxer, and art in a fever dream

August 1st 2016
Monday 1st August

Kino Open Screen Film Night

An open screen for local filmmakers to share their crazy, madcap short films. Price of entry includes popcorn and pizza!


WHAT: Kino Open Screen Film Night
WHEN: 6-9pm
WHERE: 107 Projects – 107 Redfern St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: $10 – tickets here.

Story Club

Stories about inflated stakes, imagined injustices, and drama queens shouting spiritedly down Nobody Cares Chasm.


WHAT: Story Club – Storm in a Teacup
WHEN: 7:30-10pm
WHERE: Story Club – 199 Cleveland St, Surry Hills
HOW MUCH: $25 – tickets + info here.

Tuesday 2nd August

Culture Club - State of the Arts

A panel of artists and art-involved speakers come together to discuss the state of the arts and what the future holds for the industry.


WHAT: Culture Club – State of the Arts
WHEN: 6pm
WHERE: Utzon Room – Sydney Opera House, Sydney
HOW MUCH: $15 – tickets + info here.

Wednesday 3rd August

mga gzegtrvu Opening

Opening night of Artist Terrence Combos solo show “mga gzegtrvu.”

WHAT: Terrance Combos exhibition opening
WHERE: Artereal Gallery 747 Darling Street Rozlle
WHEN: 6-8pm
HOW MUCH: free info here

A Nest of Skunks (play)

Locals, disgusted by the government’s treatment of refugees like dirty skunks, become “skunk handlers”, helping refugees escape this fate.


WHAT: A Nest of Skunks
WHEN: 8pm, until August 13th
WHERE: The Depot Theatre – 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville
HOW MUCH: $32 – tickets + info here.

Winyanboga Yurringa

A new work written and directed by Andrea James drawing from the life stories of Aboriginal women and their connection to country.


WHAT: Winyanboga Yurringa
WHEN: 8pm
WHERE: Carriageworks – 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh
HOW MUCH: $35 – tickets + info here.

After pARTy

Monthly official unofficial after party kicking on from the exhibition openings of galleries in the area. This month join Roslyn Helper party like its 2999.

WHAT: After pARTy ~ Your Beautiful Life ~ ft Roselyn Helper
WHERE: Freda’s 107-109 Regent St Chippendale
WHEN: 8pm
HOW MUCH: gold coin donation info here

August at Firstdraft

Opening night of Firstdraft’s August exhibitions.  Featuring shows Same Same, Some words are just between us, and, Sand. River. Blood. Stone.  Plus, Artist talk by Pixy Liao.


WHAT: August at Firstdraft
WHERE: Firstdraft 13-17 Riley Street, Woollomooloo
WHEN: 6-8pm
HOW MUCH: free info here

Thursday 4th August

The Patient closing

Closing of The Patient exhibit, featuring performance artist Sheree Rose performing an ‘Ending’ with Fiona McGregor and friends. Plus the launch of the book “Bioart Kitchen: Art, Feminism and Technoscience”.


WHAT: The Patient: Closing Event + Book Launch
WHEN: 5-7pm
WHERE: UNSW Art & Design – Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd, Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free – info here.

Cat's Cradle

Cat’s Cradle is an exhibition fever dream by Katy B Plummer about wrestling history, be it personal, familial or cultural.


WHAT: Cat’s Cradle
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Interlude Gallery – Shop 11/131-145 Glebe Pt Rd, Glebe
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Friday 5th August

Baulkham Hills Ladies Troupe

A film celebrating four African women survivors of sexual abuse and the triumph of their improbable theatre troupe.


WHAT: Sydney Film Festival at the Casula Powerhouse – the Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe
WHEN: 7:30pm
WHERE: Casula Powerhouse – 1 Powerhouse Rd, Casula
HOW MUCH: $15 – more info + tickets here.

Saturday 6th August

In Another Country

As part of the MCA’s weekly film screening program in August, Daniel Kasman  (Director of Content, MUBI) has programmed a four-film retrospective of contemporary South Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo.

This week, catch ‘In Another Country’, a spontaneous and wandering portrait of a woman told as an unusual comedy triptych.


WHAT: MCA fim program – In Another Country
WHEN: 2pm
WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George Street, Sydney, Australia 2000
HOW MUCH: FREE – more info here.


Cutie and the Boxer

Part of a series of curated films and art talks. This movie provides a moving account of the unconventional love affair between action painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife Noriko.


WHAT: Film Saturdays @ SCAF – Cutie and the Boxer
WHEN: 3-6pm
WHERE: Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation – 16-20 Goodhope St, Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free, but register – info here.

Subbed in

Subbed in teams up with Freda’s for a night of literary readings, performed by the likes of Roslyn Helper, James Epstein and many more!

WHAT: Literary readings
WHEN: 6-8.30pm
WHERE: 107-109 Regent Street, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: Entry by donation – More info here

Sunday 7th August

Readings with Archer Magazine

A new issue of Archer magazine that features writers identifying with feminine pronouns! Grab a copy, meet the team and hear some readings from the new issue SHE/HERS.


WHAT: Readings with Archer Magazine at Young Henrys
WHEN: 2-5pm
WHERE: Young Henrys – 76 Wilford St, Newtown
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Around the Outside #3 Practice is Research

Featuring screenings, performances and talks, learn about practice led research in an open dialogue with Marian Tubbs, Astrid Lorange and Pia Van Gelder.

WHAT: Practice is research
WHEN: 12-4pm
WHERE: 13-17 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo
HOW MUCH: Free- more info here

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