Culture Guide August 8 – 14: Reclink community cup, time for poetry, and feminist voices of the 90s with Femflix

August 8th 2016
Monday 8th August

Let's Talk: Contemporary Art Organisations

Join the directors of contemporary art organisations across Australia in a conversation focused on how we should value the small and medium art sectors.


WHAT: Let’s Talk: Contemporary Art Organisations
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Level 2, The Gunnery – 43-51 Cowper Wharf Rd, Woolloomooloo
HOW MUCH: Free, but register here.

Tracey Moffatt | The Full Cut

Catch the final days of the Tracey Moffat & Gary Hillberg exhibition at Artspace! Featuring 8 montage films that offer insight into the tropes and stereotypes that populate the realm of the moving image. Closing on Wednesday August 10th!


WHAT: Montages | The Full Cut, Tracey Moffat & Gary Hillberg at Artspace
WHEN: Last day Wednesday August 10, gallery hours: 11am – 5pm
WHERE: Artspace, 43 – 51 Cowper Wharf Road, Wolloomooloo
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Tuesday 9th August

August Poetry Night at Sappho Books

A night of wonderful poetry Ann Vickery, Geraldine McKenzie, Eddie Hopely and Marc Jones. Get in early to enter your own poem into the open mic!


WHAT: AVANT GAGA #24: August Poetry Night at Sappho w/ Ann Vickery, Geraldine McKenzie, Eddie Hopely and Marc Jones, plus open mic
WHEN: 7-9:30pm
WHERE: Sappho Books Cafe & Wine Bar
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

I Love Todd Sampson

The story of a young girl clinging to her mother’s coat and trying to piece together the story of her abandonment.


WHAT: Performance – I Love Todd Sampson
WHEN: Doors at 7:30pm
WHERE: 107 Projects – 107 Redfern St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: $30 – tickets and info here.

Tim Olsen Drawing Prize

Kudos Gallery is hosting the Tim Olsen Drawing Prize and Exhibition 2016, featuring artists that demonstrate drawing as a significant part of their research practice.


WHAT: Tim Olsen drawing prize opening
WHEN: 5-7pm
WHERE: Kudos Gallery, 6 Napier street Paddington
HOW MUCH?: Free info here

Cine Latino Film Festival

Presented by Palace Cinemas, the Festival of Latin American Cinema is the first national festival dedicated to exploring the diverse and exciting Latin American cinema of now. The program brings together the best new films from Mexico, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Cuba, Uruguay, Colombia, Venezuela, Chile, Guatemala and Puerto Rico. 9-24th August.


WHAT: Film Festival Opening Night Film, Neruda
WHEN: 7.30pm
WHERE: Palace Norton St Cinemas, 99 Norton St, Leichhardt
HOW MUCH?: $18 Concession, $21 Adult – Tickets here

Wednesday 10th August


A collection of live action shorts, digital interactive works and animation capturing the unique voices of 90s feminist screen culture.


WHAT: Femflix
WHEN: 6pm
WHERE: Sydney College of the Arts – Rozelle Campus, Balmain Road, Rozelle
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Angela Tiatia | Julian Hocking

Another carpark exhibition brought to you by Alaska Projects, this time featuring two solo exhibitions: ‘Soft Power’ by Angela Tiatia and ‘Always looking gift horses’ by Julian Hocking.


WHAT: Alaska Projects presents Angela Tiatia|Julian Hocking
WHEN: 6pm
WHERE: Alaska Projects – Level 2, Kings Cross Car Park, 9A Elizabeth Bay Rd, Elizabeth Bay
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Korean Film Festival

Gujeolpan is an elaborate Korean dish that combines nine different foods, it is also the theme for this years Korean Film Festival. It reflects the diverse genres of the festival. There is everything from blockbuster hit Assasination and debuts like Alice in Earnestland.


WHAT: Film Festival
WHEN: 10 – 13 August
WHERE: Event Cinema George Street
HOW MUCH: $12.50 – $16 – more info here.

Thursday 11th August

Del Kathryn Barton

Opening night for the latest works from acclaimed artist Del Kathryn Barton, featuring recognisable, mystic but empowered protagonists.


WHAT: Del Kathryn Barton, ‘Angel Dribble’ exhibition opening
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery – 8 Soudan Lane, Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Mark Whalen | Trent Whitehead

Chalk Horse gallery announces the opening of two solo exhibitions, Mark Whalen’s ‘Around the Bend’ and Trent Whitehead’s ‘Beyond the Trail’.


WHAT: Mark Whalen: Around the Bend || Trent Whitehead: Beyond the Trail
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Chalk Horse – Lower Ground 171 William St, Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free – info here.

Talking About Rice While Eating Rice

Building on his recent visit to a rice farming enterprise in Guangdong province, Lucas Ihlein hosts a conversation with artist Vic McEwan and rice farmer Tim Randall. Discussion will focus on asking what social, environmental and economic factors affect rice farming communities in Australia and China today?
Several varieties of Randall Organic Rice will be sampled on the night!


WHAT: Artist led discussion
WHEN: 6-7pm
WHERE: 4A Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, 181-187 Hay St, Haymarket
HOW MUCH: Free, or buy donation – RSVP here

Friday 12th August

The Black Panthers screening

A new award-winning documentary about the legendary Black Panthers Party for Self-Defense, active in the 1960s. Screened as part Keep Left 2016: Ideas for a World in Crisis.


WHAT: The Black Panther’s: Vanguard of the Revolution screening
WHEN: 7-9pm
WHERE: Merewether Building, Sydney University – Butlin Ave, Sydney
HOW MUCH: From $25 for the event – more info and tickets here.

Re: Coloured

A range of artists exploring the emotive narratives and possibilities that emerges from colour, featuring works from Meghan Rauch, Claire Nakazawa, Doug Schofield, Mie Nakazawa and Daniel O’Toole.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Level 1, 541 Kent St, Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free- more info here

Saturday 13th August

Indigenous Sciences Symposium

A gathering bringing together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academics, theorists and more. An important opportunity to shape future research and investigations around the leadership of Australia’s First Peoples.


WHAT: Indigenous Sciences: a symposium… of sorts.
WHEN: 10am-3pm
WHERE: Powerhouse Museum – 500 Harris St, Ultimo
HOW MUCH: $120 for two days – tickets here.

I'm Sitting With You, But, You're Not There

Part of dealing with loss is the acknowledgement that there are some things that can never be recovered. Artist Salote Tawale acknowledges personal responses to loss and regret through her series of intuitive drawings.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: 11-5pm
WHERE: Marrickville Garage – 28 Leofrene Avenue
HOW MUCH: Free- more info here

Notes From Underground

An opera influenced by the works of David Lynch and Spike Jonze, Notes from Underground is an adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s novel of the same name, exploring obsession, desire, memory and belonging.

WHAT: Opera
WHEN: 8pm
WHERE: Carriageworks
HOW MUCH: $35 – more info here

Sunday 14th August

Reclink Community Cup

The big match between the Western Walers (musicians) and the Sydney Sailors (media personalities), with all proceeds going to providing sporting and art opportunities for disadvantaged Australians.


WHAT: Reclink Australia Community Cup
WHEN: 12pm gates open, 2pm game start
WHERE: Henson Park, Centennial St, Marrickville
HOW MUCH: $5 – more info here.

No Home

Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman captures an intimate self-portrait of the final months of her mother’s life. A Sydney exclusive, Golden Age is the only place to see this rare and affecting work.

WHAT: Exclusive Film Screening
WHEN: 5.30pm
WHERE: Golden Age Cinema and Bar
HOW MUCH: $20 adult/ $15 concession – more info here

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