Culture Guide: August 22 – 28

August 22nd 2022
Tuesday - Something New, Something Blue

EXHIBITIONS: Pierre Mukeba & Dhambit Munuŋgurr

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to present ‘Amri Kumi’, an exhibition of new textile works by Pierre Mukeba, and ‘Healing/Ḏilthan Yolŋunha’, an exhibition of new works by Yolŋu artist Dhambit Munuŋgurr. 

Experience the aftermath of Mukeba’s rhizomatic weaving of past and present and Munuŋgurr’s distinct brushstroke and vivid palette. 

WHO: Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
WHERE: 8 Soudan Lane, Paddington
WHEN: 12 August – 10 September
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Wednesday - Art for You and I


Join 107 Projects for the return of Art Somewhere at 107 Redfern! Come for fortnightly Art Hangs happening across eight weeks in the gallery space.

Make collaborative artworks with others, or work on your own creations in a relaxed environment with any help you need from our amazing facilitators.

WHO: 107 Projects
WHERE: 107 Redfern St, Redfern
WHEN: 24 August 6-8PM
HOW MUCH: $5.92, more info here

FEELING 22: Pariah

Feeling 22 is not a ‘best of’ list, but rather a selection of films – some canonical, others underseen revelations – that expresses the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ playful programming ethos.

Catch the screening of Pariah, a queer coming-of-age story brimming with the talents of a new generation of Black creatives.

WHO: Art Gallery of New South Wales
WHERE: Art Gallery Rd, Sydney
WHEN: 24 August 2-3:30PM and 7:15-8:45PM
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Wednesday - Iconic


Join the Festival team, under the patronage of Australian Film icon, Bryan Brown AM, together with international guests, in celebrating the 2022 Lebanese Film Festival’s 10 year anniversary Opening Night function. 

This iconic event will be followed by formalities and film screening of Memory Box – a Canadian-Lebanese-French film, written and directed by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige.

WHO: Bryan Brown Theatre and Lebanese Film Festival Association Australia
WHERE: Cnr of Rickard Rd and Chapel Rd, Bankstown
WHEN: 25 August 6:15-10:40PM
HOW MUCH: $110 + $2.50 booking fee. Find tickets here

Meet Me At 4A: At The Altar of The Amplifier

For the exhibition NO FALSE IDOLS, artist Kusum Normoyle will undertake a site-specific performance wrestling the human voice with feedbacking guitar amplifiers, disrupting the stereotypical silent atmosphere of the art gallery.

The performance will be prefaced by a discussion on noise and sound between Kusum and artist Peter Blamey, followed by an industrial techno DJ set from Dave Fernandes (House of Mince).

WHO: 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
WHERE: 181-187 Hay Street, Haymarket
WHEN: 25 August 6PM
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Friday - The Dark, Beautiful, and Strange

Burlesk of The Bizarre Presents 'Burlesk of The Surreal'

Burlesk of The Bizarre brings you their most popular show ‘Burlesk of The Surreal’. A night of art and fantasy inspired burlesque and performance art. 

The show walks the thin line between burlesque, art and fantasy and carves out a space for the performers who are a little left of centre and celebrates the strange and unusual, the dark, the beautiful and the strange.

WHO: Porcelain – The Red Hot Pinup
WHERE:Burdekin Hotel 2 Oxford St, Haymarket
WHEN: 26 August 7:30-10PM
HOW MUCH: $35-$45

Saturday - Dance

Saturday Night Live at YCK: Veer East Laneway Party

Veer East is bringing together an iconic lineup of musicians, artists, dancers and performers for a laneway party in the heart of Sydney’s CBD.

Get excited about headliner Becca Hatch, dance performances with Sela Vai & Fetu Taku and light installations by Darkcinema in collaboration with muralist Lotte Alexis Smith.

WHO: YCK Laneways & Veer East
WHERE: 6 Barrack St, Sydney
WHEN: 27 August 6-10PM
HOW MUCH: $20, tickets here

Sunday - Kick On


As part of SOUND WEST Music + Technology Festival, the City of Parramatta has organised a night of live music at Pari featuring artists Mulalo, Concrete Lawn, Sevy and Bayang, Mulalo and more.

Don’t forget to get a good look at Pari’s current exhibition, Mixed Business 3 while you’re at it!

WHO: Sound West, City of Parramatta & Pari
WHERE: Cnr Hunter St and O’Connell St, Parramatta
WHEN: 28 August 4-8pm

HOW MUCH: Free, more info here


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