Culture Guide:: Back to Back, Back to black, Bring Archive back!

August 16th 2015




Tuesday 18th

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Enter a frenzy of multi coloured potato sacks

Some of you might still have selfies from the 2012 Sydney Biennale lying on the psychedelic stripy coloured floor. The artist behind that work, which literally brought smiles to the face of every single person who entered the room, is Jim Lambie. Now, he’s back! Roslyn Oxley Gallery is bringing you art in the form of joy, happiness and your next facebook DP.

WHAT: Jim Lambie’s Zero Concerto exhibition
WHEN: Until 26th September
WHERE: Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, 8 Soudan Lane, Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here

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Black is the new orange

“Before non-Indigenous filmmakers venture into telling Indigenous stories there are some important lessons to learn.” A panel of film and documentary makers will explore a question that often gets swept under the rug: How do we tell Indigenous stories in 2015? Representatives from Screen Australia, AFTRS, Message Sticks Indigenous Film Festival, the Eora Centre for Performing Arts and more will speak frankly about the myriad of issues still facing Indigenous Australians in relation to film.

WHAT: Black Is The New Orange: How do we tell indigenous stories in 2015?
WHEN: 6 pm
WHERE: AFTRS Theatre, Entertainment Quarter, 130 Bent St, Moore Park
HOW MUCH: $5 – $10 – more info here

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Tinder Art

Emma Thomson’s new work challenges and reassesses the role, value, and significance of photography in today’s context. Meeting her subjects through various social media platforms she then creates new photographic works that look at the history of photography in our image defined world.

WHAT: Opening Night – Emma Thomson exhibition ‘You know we were matched on a very special day’
WHEN: 6 – 8 pm (exhibition continues until 13 September)
WHERE: Galerie pompom, 2/39 Abercrombie St, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: Free – more info

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Parkour hits Fairfield

An urban choreographic portrait of the streets of Fairfield in Western Sydney, the most culturally diverse region in Australia. This work will tell the collective stories of six young people, champions of Fairfield’s underground parkour and street style community.

WHAT: ‘Jump First, Ask Later’ – parkour from the streets of Fairfield
WHEN: 19 – 29 August
WHERE: Powerhouse Youth Theatre, 19 Harris St, Fairfield
HOW MUCH: $15 – $25 here

Thursday 20th

Farewell Archive Space

Archive Space is one of Sydney’s most beloved artist run initiatives. With heavy hearts, we must farewell the space as they are closing their doors at the end of the month. But they are going out with a bang! Two great shows coming up – Airway and tomorrow things – that will find the sinister in the mundane or perceptive trickery. Get in quick before you miss out forever!

WHAT: Exhibitions: Airway // Tomorrow Things
WHEN: until 29 August
WHERE: Archive Space, 5 Eliza St, Newtown
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here


Saturday 22nd

Back-to-back independent theatre

Australia’s only theatre pub The Old Fitz is struggling to make ends meet. So grab your piggy banks and let’s lend them a hand. This will be a marathon of excellent independent theatre, with back to back performances, wall to wall talent, a cause worth being entertained for!

WHAT: The Old Fitz – Independent Theatre Fundraiser
WHEN: 2pm – 10pm
WHERE: The Old Fitzroy Hotel, 129 Dowling St, Woolloomooloo
HOW MUCH: Free to enter, $20 per session, $100 supporters lounge – more info here


Sunday 23rd

fifties fair

Throw it back to the fifties

A time warp like no other. The iconic Rose Seidler House will host another edition of their legendary Fifties Fair! Along with the usual market goodies there will be swinging performances, rockabilly skirts and tasty treats from Porteno, Eathouse Diner, Daisy’s Milkbar and more. It’s a fair to remember.

WHAT: The Fifties Fair
WHEN: 2 – 10 pm
WHERE: Rose Seidler House, 71 Clissold Road, Sydney
HOW MUCH: $35 – $49 here

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Bowlin’ for charity

Spend a day on the green to help raise money and awareness for ‘Youth Off The Streets’ with Rolling In The Green, a charity fundraiser event at Ashfield Bowling Club. There’ll be a knockout lawn bowls tournament, silent auction, live music, art, food and drink – with all profits going straight to charity.

WHAT: Rolling In The Green
WHEN: 1 – 5 pm
WHERE: Ashfield Bowling Club, Corner of Orpington Street & Parramatta Road, Ashfield
HOW MUCH: $39 here


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