Culture Guide December 18 – 24: Gusher Magazine #2 Launch Gig, Insacious Presents Sarah Smith + Action & Consequence

December 20th 2017
Monday 18th December

505’ 13th Birthday Party

Come and celebrate 505’s lucky 13th with them this Monday at the Jazz and Games night (free entry) Reminisce about all the good times from the old ‘speakeasy’ days to the now and over 3,000 gigs.

WHAT: Music Party
WHEN: 6pm-12am
WHERE: Venue 505, Surry Hills
HOW MUCH: Free entry, more info

Tuesday 19th December

Action and Consequence brings together works from the Campbelltown Arts Centre permanent collection to reflect on lores, laws and legislation regarding cultural material, care and control orders, copyright permissions and ancestral law. Curated in collaboration with special guest Aunty Glenda Chalker, local Dharawal elder.

WHAT: Art Exhibition
WHEN: 10am
WHERE: Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown
HOW MUCH: Free, more info

Wednesday 20th December

Gusher Magazine Issue #2 Launch Gig

The second issue of Gusher features interviews with the likes of (cover star) Angel Olsen, Mitski, Perfume Genius, Downtown Boys, Ecca Vandal, Cherry Glazerr, Shonen Knife, Gabriella Cohen, Ho99o9, RVG, Two Steps on the Water and more, plus original longform rock criticism, photography and artwork by a talented crop of creatives. All profits from this party go towards funding the next issue of Gusher.

WHAT: Magazine Launch
WHEN: 8-12pm
WHERE: Freda’s, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: $5 entry, more info 

Thursday 21st December

SARAH SMITH - Pop Art Solo Show

Sarah Smith’s works highlight the times, the style, the celebrities and the expanding industries of advertising, TV, radio and print media, shaping that cultural identity in the field of art and design.

WHAT: Art Exhibition Opening
WHEN: 7-10pm
WHERE: Insacious, Petersham
HOW MUCH: Free, more info 


Contemplate the power of voice before and beyond words and explore the human voice in this immersive exhibition. Designed as an acoustic journey, delve inside vocal tracts, restless minds and speech devices to discover how meaning and emotions are conveyed through the patterns of rhythm, stress and intonation. Blending performance, video, visuals and sound, This is a Voice presents works by artists and vocalists, punctuated by paintings, manuscripts, medical illustrations and ethnographic objects.

WHAT: Exhibition

WHEN: 10am-5pm

WHERE: Powerhouse Museum

HOW MUCH: $8-15. More info here

Designing Bright Futures

Designing Bright Futures exhibits the work of 12 UNSW Art & Design outstanding graduating students across Bachelor and Masters of Design fields. Work includes jewellery, textiles, graphics, object, interactive and spatial design. The graduates have been chosen for their work which explores and promotes ideas of innovation and sustainable practice, capacity for social impact, commercial viability and the role of design in advancing well-being.


WHAT: Exhibition

WHEN: 11am-4pm, until 31st January

WHERE: Australian Design Centre, 101-115 William Street, Darlinghurst

HOW MUCH: Free. More info here.

Exhibition Launch: EGO REBEL

EGO REBEL is a psychedelic trip through the artist’s minds: it’s all about them watching you watching them. Combining painting, costume, object, video and performance, this show will suck you in and spit you out. Made up of four separate works, each addresses different aspects of the artists lives. There’s still ho, ho, hope for us all.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening

WHEN: 6pm-8pm, until the 24th January.

WHERE: The Bearded Tit, 183 Regent St, Redfern

HOW MUCH: Free. More info here.

Friday 22nd December

Saturday 23rd December

Sunday 24th December

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