Culture Guide August 29- September 4: sports court photography, Festival of Dangerous Ideas, and white-hot bodies dancing

August 29th 2016
Monday 29 August

Art in Public Space Seminar

A seminar from a group of creative people and developers about redefining public art across Sydney.


WHAT: Seminar – Composing Cities: Art in Public Space
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Australian Theatre for Young People – Pier 4/5 Hickson Rd, Dawes Point
HOW MUCH: $20 – info here.

Final Week New Romance

New Romance: art and the posthuman brings together artists from Australia and Korea whose works encourage us to ask what it means to be human today, and what it might mean in the future.


WHAT: Final Week New Romance
WHEN: 10:00am-5:00pm, Thursday 10:0am-9:00pm
WHERE: MCA, 140 George St, The Rocks
HOW MUCH: Free more info here 

Tuesday 30 August

Troubled Waters

A suite of exhibitions and projects considering the impact of human activity and climate change on natural environments.


WHAT: Exhibition – Troubled Waters
WHEN: 10am-5pm
WHERE: UNSW Galleries Cnr Oxford St and Greens Rd, Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free – info here.

Stranger Things Trivia at Newtown Social Club

Celebrating the release of the highly anticipated soundtrack for Netflix cult series Stranger Things, the weekly gaming grandmaster Richard Cuthbertis all set to host a special ‘Stranger Things’ themed trivia night at the Newtown Social Club!

WHAT: Stranger Things themed Trivia Night
WHEN: 7.30-10.30pm
WHERE: Newtown Social Club, 387 King St, Newtown
HOW MUCH: Free with prizes available – info here.

NUTS Presents: A Little Night Music

A Little Night Music is a fast, witty and incisive musical about the absurdity of love and relationships.

WHAT: Opening Night of ‘A Little Night Music’, a musical performance
WHEN: 7.30pm
WHERE: NIDA Playhouse Theatre, 215 Anzac Pde, Kensington
HOW MUCH: $25/$30 – info here.

Sydney Fringe Comedy: Lily Starr & Alex Reynolds

Catlovers are back! Lily Starr and Alex Reynolds are ready to hit the stage after the success of their sold out 2015 Sydney Fringe shows. They have been trying to find out if sex sells or whether they should just sell themselves for sex… either way they are pretty sure it won’t be profitable.

WHAT: Opening Night of Sydney Fringe Festival’s Comedy
WHEN: 9.30pm
WHERE: The Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Rd, Marrickville
HOW MUCH: $15/$20 – info here.

Wednesday 31 August

An Evening with Leslie Rash

A giant night of entertainment put together by Real Hollywood Superstar Leslie Rash – or at least, Leslie Rash performing comedy sketches and Hollywood-quality stories.


WHAT: Comedy – An Evening with Hollywood Superstar Leslie Rash
WHEN: 7:30-9:30pm
WHERE: Giant Dwarf Theatre – 199 Cleveland St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: $15 – info and tickets here.


A new exhibition at 107 Projects showing sound and sculpture works from six Sydney based artists. A consideration of the invisible forces within technology and the inanimate world.


WHAT: Exhibition – Fizz//////
WHEN: 6-9pm
WHERE: 107 Projects – 107 Redfern St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: Free – info here.

Sydney College of the Arts: Still Open Day

This is something worth celebrating and we are all getting together to show off and share everything great about SCA. We welcome all aspiring artists to come along and for all students and staff to join us with their friends and family.

WHAT: Open Day at Sydney College of the Arts
WHEN: 1-8pm
WHERE: Sydney College of the Arts, Kirkbride Way, Lilyfield
HOW MUCH: Free – info here.

Thursday 1 September

Courts 02 exhibition opening

A striking expansion by Ward Roberts upon his earlier comprehensive documenting of sporting courts in Hong Kong, Hawaii, New York and Melbourne.


WHAT: Exhibition – Courts 02 by Ward Roberts
WHEN: 6:30-8:30pm
WHERE: Kinokuniya Wedge Gallery – Books Kinokuniya on Level 02, The Galeries – 500 George St, Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free, but RSVP to opening night by phone: 02 9262 7996 or email:

FM[X] - sound of feminist methodology

FM[X] is an adventure into the sound of new contemporary feminism. It’s back after its inauguration last year, exploring feminism through noise and communion and a whole bunch of different media.


WHAT: Performance – LA 2016 What Would a Feminist Methodology Sound Like?
WHEN: 6-10pm
WHERE: Firstdraft Gallery – 13-17 Riley St, Woolloomooloo
HOW MUCH: Free – info here.

Friday 2 September


A minimalist work bringing together women and men in hypnotically repetitive movements backed by a pounding bass.


WHAT: Performance – Tragedie by Oliver Dubois
WHEN: 8pm
WHERE: Carriageworks – 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh
HOW MUCH: $35 – tickets and info here.

Love Letter opening night

Photo, paintings, glass and ceramics sculptures from 13 new artists from Sydney, Chicago and Berlin.


WHAT: Exhibition – Love Letter: I Believe in Second Chances opening night
WHEN: 6-9pm
WHERE: 541 Art Space – 1/541 Kent St, Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free – info here.

Letters to Lindy

The story of Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton is brought to the stage, exploring the public’s relationship with one of 20th Century Australia’s most iconic figures, who claimed a dingo took her child.

WHAT: Theatre
WHEN: 7.30pm
WHERE: Seymour Centre-Cnr Cleveland Street and City Road, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: Student $25/$45- more info here


Saturday 3 September

Festival of Dangerous Ideas

The Festival of Dangerous Ideas is back, bringing the greatest thinkers and culture creators from around the world to share their most dangerous cultural ideas.


WHAT: Festival – Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2016
WHEN: Various – see event timetable.
WHERE: Sydney Opera House
HOW MUCH: Various – info and line-up here.

New Clay Makers Market

Come and meet a new generation of makers who are making their mark in the world of clay.


WHAT: New Clay Makers Market
WHEN: Saturday 3rd September 10am-4pm
WHERE: The Australian Design Centre, 101-115 William St, Darlinghurst
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

Exhibition Opening - Gravity

Exciting new collaborative exhibition explores human fascination with the wonders of the universe: the movement of the world, the shape of space and the flow of time.


WHAT: Opening Gravity (and Wonder)
WHEN: Saturday 4-6pm
WHERE: Penrith Regional Gallery, 86 River Rd, Emu Plains
HOW MUCH: Free more info here 

Sunday 4 September


VISIONS brings together a line-up of Polish Club, Deep Sea Arcade, The Delta Riggs and more for an everything-alternative, psychedelia, garage-rock experience for this weekend’s King Street Crawl.

WHEN: 11am- 12pm
WHERE: Waywards- Level 2, 324 King Street, Newtown
HOWMUCH: Free- RSVP here


Purple Sneakers at King Street Crawl

Emerging club music from Purple Sneakers DJs, The Completely Boys, Ribongia, Annie Bass and heaps more.

WHAT: Purple Sneakers at King Street Crawl
WHEN: 12pm to 10pm
WHERE: Newtown Hotel- 174 King Street, Newtown
HOW MUCH: Free! – more info here

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