Culture Guide: August 29 – September 4

August 29th 2022
Monday - Fairy Tales and Transformation

STORYMAKERS IN CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE ART

Curated by Emily Wakeling and Mayako Murai, ‘Storymakers in Contemporary Japanese Art’ features a selection of works by contemporary Japanese artists across a variety of media, including drawings, animation, sculpture and performance art.

The exhibition evokes images of traditional fairy tales across cultures, including The Little Match Girl, and tales of interspecies relationships and transformations.

WHO: The Japan Foundation
WHERE: 28 Broadway, Chippendale
WHEN: July 29 2022 – January 28 2023
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Tuesday - Lessons about Dating

TINDER CINDY

Tinder Cindy is a fusion of art forms. A one-woman, funny rollerskating-dancing-storytelling-bundle of dating reality.

Cindy’s in a crisis – rolling dolmades with one hand while desperately swiping right with the other. After backpacking around the world she’s back home with no money, no boyfriend – and she’s living with her Yiayia. Yiayia has a thing or two to teach Cindy about dating!

WHO: Pattycakes Productions & Erskineville Town Hall
WHERE: 104 Erskineville Road, Erskineville
WHEN: 30 August – 3 September
HOW MUCH: $25 – $30. Find tickets here

Wednesday - GreenWay Art Prize Exhibition

EXHIBITION: TRANSIENCE BY ROXANNE LILLIS

Transience is a solo exhibition by 2021 GreenWay Art Prize winner Roxanne Lillis. The exhibition showcases contemporary and abstract artworks in which the artist interprets their changing world and responds to it.

WHO: Art Est. Art School x Roxanne Lillis
WHERE: 10 Hill St, Leichardt
WHEN: 24 August – 5 September, from 10am each day
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Thursday - Exploring Art & Environment

OPENING NIGHT: ANNETTE BUKOVINSKY 'COLLOQUY'

Annette Bukovinsky’s first solo exhibition with Stanley Street Gallery, ‘Colloquy’, reflects upon deciphering the widening range of environmental fluctuations in our world.

Underscoring the urgent need to listen to the environmental changes that are happening around us, the exhibition is an invitation for colloquy: between artist and audience, and between the natural world and western cultures.

WHO: Stanley Street Gallery x Annette Bukovinsky
WHERE: 1/52-54 Stanley St, Darlinghurst
WHEN: Thursday 1 September from 6pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Friday - First Nations Listening Experience

BLAK BOX: PRECARITIES

Blak Box: PRECARITIES is a 60 minute sonic journey curated by Daniel Browning featuring razor sharp spoken word and resonant music from First Nations artists Steven Oliver, Eric Avery, Lorna Munro, and Rhyan Clapman (DOBBY) and Ancestress. It embraces the First Peoples concept of ‘deep listening’ which is based on stories silences and the spaces that lie between.

WHO: Blak Box
WHERE: 1 Merriman St, Millers Point
WHEN: 2 – 3 September, 7 pm
HOW MUCH: $35. Find tickets here

Saturday - Upcycling How-To

JEFF MCCANN’S TINY GARDEN WEARABLES: WORKSHOP

The Powerhouse has partnered with upcycling artist and cardboard king Jeff McCann who will present his Tiny Garden Wearables Workshops at the Museums Discovery Centre. Participants will learn how to transform recycled cardboard (think muesli bar or cereal boxes) into a masterpiece that can be hung on the wall or worn as a necklace. Learn simple cardboard construction techniques and Jeff will let you in on a few tips and tricks along the way.

WHO: Jeff McCann x Museums Discovery Centre
WHERE: 172 Showground Rd, Castle Hill
WHEN: September 3, 10am-12pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Sunday - Sustainable Waste

SUSTAINABLE WASTE 2 ART PRIZE (SWAP) EXHIBITION

The City of Ryde proudly presents the 2022 Sustainable Waste 2 Art Prize (SWAP) exhibition. Bringing together works made from repurposed waste material, this exhibition explores the theme of sustainable living.

WHO: The City of Ryde x Meadowbank TAFE
WHERE: Online
WHEN: 2 September – 30 September
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

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