Culture Guide December 5-11: Mountain Mates, Heaps Gay Xmas Special, and Guess Who Fundraising

December 5th 2016
Monday 5th December

Story Club

The Christmas Edition of Story Club. Featuring Cathy Wilcox, Bjorn Stewart, Kate Mulvany, Zoe Coombs Marr, Adrienne Ferreira and hosted by Ben Jenkins.


WHAT: Story Club – A Very Story Christmas
WHEN: 8-10pm
WHERE: The Giant Dwarf, 199 Cleveland St. Redfern
HOW MUCH: $25-45, Tickets and info here

Tuesday 6th December

The NOW now

The Now now series, presents their final concert for 2016.  Featuring three sets of radical percussion improvisations and installations to celebrate the end of the year.


WHAT: The NOW now
WHEN: 7-11pm
WHERE: 107 Projects, 107 Redfern St. Redfern
HOW MUCH: $15 Tickets and more info here 

Wednesday 7th December

Guess Who

Wellington Street Projects inaugral fundraiser. With over 50 donated artworks from established and emerging artists, this night promises unique purchases and exceptional value. Works include paintings, objects, sketches, drawings, photographs and prints.  All artists are exhibited anonymously. All artworks are $100 cash.


WHAT: Fundraiser – Guess Who
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Wellington St. Projects, Studio 8, 19-23 Wellington St. Chippendale
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

Mountain Mates

Caoife Power and Douglas Schofield are ‘Mountain Mates’, and have devoted their time together to walking up the highest peaks.  Their mountain of colour could be a metaphor for a journey, a political statement, or a need to reach great personal heights.


WHAT: Exhibition Opening – Mountain Mates
WHEN: 6pm
WHERE: 107 Projects, 107 Redfern St. Redfern
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

Buff Pink

Yiorgo’s solo exhibition comes at the conclusion of a one year mentorship with the Artereal Gallery team.  ‘Buff Pink’ presents an exploration of the sexual geography of men’s public bathrooms.


WHAT: Exhibition Opening – Yiorgo Yiannopoulos – Buff Pink
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Artereal Gallery, 747 Darling St. Rozelle
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

Thursday 8th December

Which Way Is China?

The much anticipated launch of the documentary feature film “Which Way is China.” Discover the amazing diversity of the Chinese underground music scene with legendary Melbourne noise band Primitive Calculators as your dysfunctional tour guides. There will also be several strange and excellent bands from Sydney and Melbourne!


WHAT: Documentary Launch – Which Way Is China?
WHEN: 6-10pm
WHERE: Gumbramorra Hall, Addison Rd. Community Centre, Marrickville
HOW MUCH: Free more info here or view the trailer here

Look at this stuff, Isn't it neat!?

Look at this stuff isn’t it neat!? is a coming out party that celebrates the queer-fluid materiality of contemporary photographic practice. Considering photography’s material presence – that is its status as a queer-fluid cultural material.  Celebrating photography that exceeds the distinct boundaries of historical photographic convention. Photographs that have the ability to speak beyond the capturing of something real and tangible.


WHAT: Exhibition Opening – Kieran Butler – Look at this stuff, Isn’t it neat!?
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Gaffa, 281 Clarence St. Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

The Art of Protest

Factory 49 presents its last exhibition of the year – a collaborative pop up show by students and graduates of Sydney College of the Arts and the National Art School. Join in celebrating this art community’s actions, marches and year of protest in 2016.


WHAT: Exhibition Opening – The Art of Protest
WHEN: 6pm
WHERE: Factory 49, 49 Shepheard St. Marrickville
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

Searching Shadows

Searching Shadows is a visual investigation of shifting perception through changes of form, light and shadow in space.  The focus of this visual arts research is on examining how changes in and manipulations of material abstract forms, and their placement within a space, can engage and alter our perception and awareness.


WHAT: Exhibition Opening – Steven Cybulka – Searching Shadows
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Interlude Gallery, 11/131-145 Glebe Point Rd. Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

Painting Regarding the Present

Published by Naives & Visionaries (Berlin) this intimate publication includes twenty-seven painters, each represented by a single painting made during 2016. ‘Painting Regarding the Present’ is a collection of paintings that can best be described as an esoteric yearbook of painting practice.


WHAT: Launch – Paintings Regarding the Present
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Chalk Horse Gallery, Lower Ground, 171 William St. Darlinghurst
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

Friday 9th November

Another Country

Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney (STICS) present a challenging and inspiring film to Redfern Community Centre. Hear directly from David Gulpilil the experiences of living in Northern Territory in the 21st Century. Discussion and refreshments after the film.


WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: 6-8:30pm
WHERE: Redfern Community Centre, 29-53 Hugo St. Redfern
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

New World Order

Exposés, conspiracy theories, cybernetic tarot cards, hacked city-scapes, UFO blanket paintings, alternate currencies, illusions, paradoxes and alternate endings, NEW WORLD ORDER is an opportunity to think about how we make sense of the world in a post-internet era.


WHAT: Exhibition Opening – New World Order
WHEN: 6-8:30pm
WHERE: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, 1 Powerhouse Rd. Casula
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

The Annual Screenning

See outstanding new work by graduates from UNSW Art & Design’s animation, film, visual effects and interactive media programs as part of the A&D ANNUAL 16 Premiere Screenings.


WHAT: UNSW Art and Design
WHEN: 6-9pm
WHERE: Chauvel Cinema, 249 Oxford St, Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP online here

POLLEN Issue 2 launch

POLLEN Magazine launches issue 2, with an immersive VR exhibition exploring the theme of “Creaturely Life”.

Expect a collision of flesh, bodies, animals, insects and monsters with VR artwork!


WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Lilac City, 1/103 – 105 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Saturday 10th November

Heavy II

The Heavy Collective are extremely excited to announce the release of Heavy Volume II. A compendium of contemporary photography focusing on the conversation. Heavy Volume II is in an exploration of image and text on the printed page.


WHAT: Launch – Heavy II
WHEN: 6pm
WHERE: Australian Centre for Photography, Pop up Gallery, 118 Oxford St. Darlinghurst
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

Heaps Xmasy

Xmas fun in a carpark!  The Heaps Gay Christmas edition featuring performances, live DJ’s and art.


WHAT: Heaps Xmasy In a Carpark
WHEN: 7pm-1:30am
WHERE: In a Carpark! 1-3 Denby St. Marickville
HOW MUCH: $15 at the door more info here


Artspace’s annual Finissage.  A free program of events to celebrate the end of another year at Artspace.  Featuring public lectures, music, open studios and the final day of Artspace’s  current exhibitions.


WHAT: Public Program – Finissage
WHEN: 2-6pm
WHERE: Artspace, 43-51 Cowper Wharf Rd. Woolloomooloo
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

Sunday 11th November

KNULP Fundraising Auction

The annual KNULP Fundraising Auction.  Featuring works from an array of KNULP associates.  KNULP is an independent artist run gallery in Camperdown, Sydney. Offering a program that supports mid-career artists both with and without representation, established artists looking for different exhibiting contexts, emerging artists, and curatorial projects.


WHAT: KNULP Fundraising Auction
WHEN: 2-8pm
WHERE: KNULP, 15 Fowler St. Camperdown
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

Fisher’s Ghost Art Award / Artist’s talks

For the final Sunday of this year’s Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, hear from local artists Suzanne Archer and Adam Jones.


WHAT: Fisher’s Ghost Art Award
WHEN: 11am-12pm
WHERE: Campbelltown Arts Centre, 1 Art Gallery Road, Campbelltown
HOW MUCH: Free- rsvp here

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