Culture Guide December 4 – December 10: A love letter to ramen, New Breed, Marginalia & more

December 4th 2017
Monday 4th December

Marginalia Pop Up

MARGINALIA is a collective of six designers working within cultures of queer crafting and creative salvage. MARGINALIA draws upon on a history of queer reuse and resistance in Sydney, using recycled materials to create an aesthetic culture built on a contemporary Australian queer politic that rejects abusive labour practices, irresponsible resource consumption, excessive waste production, neoliberalism and disaster capitalism.

WHAT: Marginalia Pop Up
WHEN: 4th-10th December 11am-7pm
WHERE: Stirrup Gallery, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

A Closed Fist

The Exhibition: looks at the feelings of frustration and futility she experiences when observing contemporary attitudes in society, media and politics. The news, “fake news”, trending hashtags, protests, deaths, petitions, elections, the fear and the hate have been overwhelming.

WHAT: A Closed Fist
WHEN: 10am- 6pm
WHERE: Gaffa Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Material Minds: Physical Copy

Material Minds is a new series of workshops incorporating artmaking, mindfulness and wellbeing. You will be invited to choose a single Japanese character from a selection and in turn, learn its meaning. You’ll then be instructed in the use of the fude, the traditional Japanese calligraphy brush, and draw the character onto traditional Japanese tissue ‘washi’ paper.

WHAT: Material Minds: Physical Copy
WHEN: 6:30-8:30
WHERE: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
HOW MUCH: $15, more info here

New Breed: Sydney Dance Company

This year marks the fourth edition of Sydney Dance Company’s New Breed: a program giving rising choreographers – or company dancers wanting to try their hand at a more creative role – the chance to collaborate with leading creatives and have their work performed by SDC’s ensemble

WHAT: New Breed, Sydney Dance Company
WHEN: Everyday, till Saturday 9th December
WHERE: Carriageworks
HOW MUCH: $35, more info here

Tuesday 5th December

A love letter to Ramen

Join FFFZ (Food for Fashion Zine) and Afterhours for a film night of generous portions! AH & FFFZ begin their delectable collaboration with a screening of Japan’s first noodle western. Its the undisputed winner for the competition no one entered: film with the best egg scene ever made. A truck driver stops at a small family-run noodle shop and decides to help its fledgling business. The story is interlaced with various vignettes of love and food.

WHAT: Screening – December Films at Freda’s
WHEN: 7pm
WHERE: Freda’s, 107-109 Regent St. Chippendale
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Wednesday 6th December

December at Artereal

The exhibition of two new shows at Artereal gallery feature Moments of love and apathy: Part 2 by Kai Wasikowski the recipient of the 2016 Artereal Gallery Mentorship Award, and, ‘Agape’ by Noula Diamantopoulos.

WHAT: Exhibition – December at Artereal
WHEN: 10am-5pm, until December 22nd.
WHERE: Artereal gallery, 747 Darling St. Rozelle
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

UTS Photography Honours Exhibition

The Photography Graduate and Honours exhibitions feature the final projects of the accomplished students in the undergraduate and honours programs. The exhibited projects span straight photography as well as moving image, photo based sculpture and installation. The exhibition showcases the considerable skills, conceptual savvy and research drive of those in the undergraduate and Honours cohorts.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening

WHEN: 6pm-9pm

WHERE: UTS Art, Level 4, 702 Harris St, Ultimo

HOW MUCH: Free. More info here.

The Bacchae

The Bacchae is a classical Greek tragedy, examining what it is to be divinely feminine, brutally violent and powerful. The Bacchae is not only considered Euripides best tragedy but the one of the greatest ever written. The Bacchae is apart of the NIDA Directors’ and Designers’ Productions 2017 featuring a collection of short shows presented with the help of other NIDA students.

WHAT: Theatre
WHEN: 8.30pm
WHERE: Space, NIDA Theatres, 215 Anzac Parade, Kensington
HOW MUCH: $12-15. More info here.

Art & Language Artist Talk

Meet four of the artists from MCA’s latest exhibitions ‘Word: MCA Collection’ & ‘Jon Campbell: MCA Collection’ exploring the power of language and text in art. Hear from artists Richard Bell, Jon Campbell, Raquel Ormella and Joan Ross during a lively discussion moderated by MCA Chief Curator Rachel Kent. The night continues with performances by Jon Campbell and collaborator Matthew Griffin as they perform as Olympic Doughnuts, a pop rock duo with a humorous edge.

WHAT: Artist Talk
WHEN: 6pm-7:30pm
WHERE: MCA Level 1 Galleries, 140 George St, The Rocks
HOW MUCH: Free. More info here.

Language Disorder III • Group Show • Interlude Gallery

Interlude Gallery is pleased to invite you to our final show of the year, ‘Language Disorder III.’ ‘Language Disorder III’ is the third edition of our yearly show ‘Language Disorder’, which explores the cultural properties of language, and its potential as an open source and vector in a perpetual permeable state.

WHAT: Art Exhibition
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Interlude Gallery, Glebe
HOW MUCH: Free, more info

Friday 8th December

Finders Keepers Market

The Finders Keepers market is a massive three day event and features over 200 independent art and design stalls at Sydney’s newest cultural venue – The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve. Expect to buy incredible pieces by amazing makers from Sydney, as well as treasured favourites from all around Australia.

WHAT: Sydney SS17 Finders Keepers Market
WHEN: Friday 5-10pm, Saturday 10-7pm, Sunday 10-5pm
WHERE: The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve, Hickson Rd. Barangaroo
HOW MUCH: Gold coin donation, more info here

Saturday 9th December


A storyteller. A dreamer. A voice.  Eleanor Dixon is a strong Mudburra woman from the remote Northern Territory community of Marlinja. With a passion and drive beyond her years, Eleanor has shared her music and stories at national festivals, won awards and performed with some of the biggest names in the Australian music industry as front woman to family-band Rayella and also as part of an all-female band Kardajala Kirri-Darra that play an enchanting mix of contemporary electronica and traditional music.

WHAT: Music Performance – Anya
WHEN: 7-10pm
WHERE: Campbelltown Arts Centre, 1 Art Gallery Rd. Campbelltown
HOW MUCH: $5-10, Tickets and info here

Subbed in: I keep dancing on my own

It’s that time of year again – this is the final subbed in event for 2017.  Close out the year with a literary extravaganza at Freda’s Down / Under Space featuring readings, as well as opportunities to buy books, zines, artwork and broadsides by local and interstate writers.

WHAT: Subbed in: I keep dancing on my own
WHEN: 5-7pm
WHERE: Freda’s, 107-109 Regent St. Chippendale
HOW MUCH: $5 on door, more info here

Sunday 10th December

Genext: Pipilotti Rist

Join the MCA for the final Genext of 2017 – inspired by our Summer International Art Series exhibition, Pipilotti Rist: Sip My Ocean.  Three hours of art, live music, workshops and performance after-hours at the MCA. This is an event for people aged between 12-18 years.

WHAT: Youth event – Genext: Pipilotti Rist
WHEN: 6-9pm
WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George St. The Rocks.
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP essential, info here

Canvas: Art and Ideas live at AGNSW

Grab a coffee and join FBi Canvas: Art and Ideas hosts Abdul Abdullah and Nat Randall for a morning of Mapplethorpe-inspired conversation and music live from AGNSW cafe.

Exploring the enduring legacy of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, this special edition of FBi Canvas: Art and Ideas will be broadcast live from the cafe at the Art Gallery of NSW. The show features interviews with contemporary artists and Isobel Parker Philip, co-ordinating curator of the Mapplethorpe exhibition, a panel with Owen Leong, Adam Geczy, and Dee Jefferson, alongside a playlist by musician Marcus Whale.

It is the final edition of FBi Canvas: Art and Ideas for 2017, so come along and celebrate a year of reporting on the arts and the work of one of the most renowned artists of the 20th century.

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