Culture Guide December 12-18: Ugly Heritage, Xmas Comedy, and Poetry Night at Sappho

December 12th 2016
Monday 12th December

Punk Kween

It’s the pointy, pokey, stabby end of what’s been… let’s just call it a mixed bag of a year. Studio A have landed at the Tit and will be showering us with glitter, sequins and cuddle cushions over the silly season.


WHAT: Exhibition Opening – Punk Kween – A Tit takeover by Studio-A Artists
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Bearded Tit – 183 Regent St. Redfern
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

Tuesday 13th December


This collaborative exhibition brings together the works of artists, Consuelo Cavaniglia and Elise Harmsen, and examines the concept of changing perceptions by distorting or obscuring space.


WHAT: Exhibition Opening – Verisimilitude –
Consuelo Cavaniglia and Elise Harmsen
WHEN: 5-7pm
WHERE: Kudos Gallery, 6 Napier St. Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

Poetry Night

The last poetry night of the year at Sappho Books will play host to Robert Adamson, Judith Beveridge, Phan Quỳnh Trâm, Judith Crispin, and David Musgrave, plus an open mic section. As ever, drinks and tapas at the bar, and free entry!


WHAT: Poetry Night
WHEN: 7-10pm
WHERE: Sappho Books Cafe & Wine Bar, 51 Glebe Point Rd. Glebe
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

Cult Sinema Obscura

Pop icons Jay Katz and Miss Death dig deep into their vaults to unearth some of the most obscure, lost and downright bizarre creative endeavours ever committed to screen.


WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: 7-10pm
WHERE: Petersham Public House – 292 Stanmore Rd, Petersham
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

The Laugh Stand Christmas Comedy Gala!

Finish a big year at The Laugh Stand at Harold Park with a massive bells-to-the-wall Christmas Comedy Gala!


WHAT: Live Comedy
WHEN: 8-10.15pm
WHERE: Harold Park Hotel, 70A Ross St, Forest Lodge
HOW MUCH: $15/20 more info here

Wednesday 14th December

ZIN3 2.0

Get your fix of cosmic goodness with Space Art Gallery’s very own publication!  All you ever wanted to know and stuff you didn’t know you wanted to know but now that you know it, you do!


WHAT: Zin3 2.0 Launch Party
WHEN: 6-10pm
WHERE: Space, 49C Parramatta Rd. Annandale
HOW MUCH: $10-15 more info here

Thursday 15th December

Ugly Heritage

A discussion about Sydney’s brutalist architecture—its history and its future. Our panellists will discuss the value of diverse heritage, the importance of aesthetics, and how changing architectural trends and tastes influence the shape of our city.


WHAT: Ugly Heritage – Is Sydney’s Brutal Architecture Worth Keeping?
WHEN: 6:30-8:30pm
WHERE: 107 Projects, 107 Redfern St. Redfern
HOW MUCH: $30 Tickets and info here

Clay Body (Unfired)

Clay Body (unf.) is a portrayal of the body as object.  With the addition of silicon moulds taken from the clay impressions, the work processes and refines the human subject until what is left is so close to human that we recognise it’s familiarity; with mark makings of skin, hair and pores yet the eventual form that it takes is eerily alien.


WHAT: Clay Body (Unfired)
WHEN: 7-9pm
WHERE: Squiggle Space, 432 Oxford St. Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

Friday 16th December

Select Gallery #003

St. O’Donnell have been curating events for a little while, and this week they’ve got something pretty special in the works, at their SELECT GALLERY #003 in a undisclosed church that boasts 140 years of history.


WHAT: St. O’Donnell’s Select Gallery #003
WHEN: 6-11pm
WHERE: Undisclosed Church
HOW MUCH: $25 Tickets and info here

Saturday 17th December

Art at the Connection

Moving Histories // Future Projections brings together some of Australia’s leading female contemporary artists working across screen based media.  Come along to hear from Deborah Kelly, a sydney based multimedia artist, her work will be on show in the Digital Gallery at The Connection.


WHAT: Artist Talk – Art at the Connection – Deborah Kelly
WHEN: 11am-12pm
WHERE: The Learning Space, The Connection, Rhodes Community Precinct, 30 Shoreline Dr. Rhodes
HOW MUCH: Free register online here


A 24-hour festival celebrating the best of bingeable content, from internet-inspired art, digitally integrated performance, pop-culture icons and more.


WHEN: 17-18th
WHERE: Sydney Opera House
HOW MUCH: prices vary- more info here



Pick up some last minute Christmas gifts from a selection of second-hand clothing, accessories, art and Ladies merch.


WHEN: 10-4pm
WHERE: 13 Bucknell St, Newtown
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here

Film Screening: Around A Small Mountain

Film Screening of Jaques Rivette’s contemporary film Around A Small Mountain, exploring the subject that fascinated him endlessly: the theatre.


WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: 2-3.30pm
WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art
HOW MUCH: Free! – more info here


Sunday 18th December

Xmas Comedy

To celebrate the Comedy Lounge’s 6th festive season, they have produced a run of very special Christmas shows. Including this gem! An amazing line up of some of their favourite award winning headliners and support acts from the last few years.


WHAT: Xmas Comedy – Dos Leyandas
WHEN: 7-10pm
WHERE: The Comedy Lounge, Cafe Lounge, 277 Goulburn St. Surry Hills
HOW MUCH: $10-15 Tickets and info here

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