Culture Guide: December 5 – 11

December 5th 2022
Monday - Theatre Network

The Script in Hand

Join Actors Anonymous this Monday for ‘The Script in Hand’. Each month writers have their scripts assigned to capable directors who cast experienced actors to rehearse scripts, present on stage each half followed by a Q&A.

WHO: Actors Anonymous
WHERE: 107 Projects, Redfern
WHEN: Monday 5 December, 7:30-10PM
HOW MUCH: $22.19, more info here

Tuesday - Art...Together?

Mascot Social Art Space

Enjoy connecting and creating art at the Hub on Tuesday evenings! It’s up to you… You might like to work on your project on your own but engage in social conversation or collaborate with others and make something together, everyone is welcome!

WHO: South Eastern Community Connect (SECC)
WHERE: 1007 Botany Rd, Mascot
WHEN: Tuesday 6 December, 7:30-10PM
HOW MUCH: $22.19, more info here

Wednesday - Stand Out, Stand Up

Rising Arts Improv Workshop

Whether you’re an improv beginner or an experienced pro, join the popular Rising Arts team back in person to learn new improv skills.

WHO: Rising Arts Productions
WHERE: Side Door Theatre 293-297 Crown St, Wollongong
WHEN: Wednesday 7 December, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
HOW MUCH: $10.76, more info here

Duration: Boomalli's 35th Anniversary Exhibition

An exhibition of Boomalli Aboriginal Artist’s Co-operative’s archival history featuring 35 years of exhibition posters, flyers, photographs and films from 1987 to now.

WHO: Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative
WHERE: 55/59 Flood St, Leichhardt
WHEN: 25 November – 28 January 2023
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Thursday - Art (School) Crawl

Exhibition: PLEXUS PT. 2

Plexus pt.1 and pt.2, presented by the Kudos Committee brings together emerging artists from three different art schools; the National Art School, the Sydney College of the Arts and UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture.

After years of poor funding, increased tuition fees, staff cuts, institutional racism, sexism, and managerial harm, and now the Covid-19 pandemic, Plexus seeks to go beyond rigid institutional divisions, focusing on the emergent relationships that value openness and curiosity and can nourish the infinite ways of relating to one another.

WHO: Kudos
WHERE: Comber Street Studios, 5 Comber Street, Paddington
WHEN: 8 December, 6-8PM
HOW MUCH: Free, register or donate here

Exhibition: NAS Grad Show Opening Night

The NAS Grad Shows buzz with anticipation and excitement as we experience works by Australia’s best emerging talent. Come and join us as we celebrate their work across ceramics, drawing, painting, photo media, printmaking and sculpture, exhibited throughout the NAS campus.

No stress if you miss the opening night, the Grad show will be current until the 18th of December.

WHO: National Art School
WHERE: National Art School 156 Forbes Street, Darlinghurst
WHEN: Thursday 8 December 2022, 6- 10pm
HOW MUCH: Free, register here

Friday - Forging Art & Stories

Exhibition: Fisher's Ghost Art Award

It’s the final day to see the exhibition of the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award at Campbelltown arts centre!

In the past the Open Award has been awarded to some of Australia’s most respected contemporary artists including Elisabeth Cummings, Khaled Sabsabi,  and Justene Williams.

WHO: Fisher’s Ghost Art Award and Campbelltown Arts Centre
WHERE: 1 Art Gallery Rd, Campbelltown
WHEN: Saturday 29 October – Friday 9 December
HOW MUCH: FREE, more info here

THE JUNGLE AND THE SEA - Belvoir St Theatre

A rich, sweeping new play that combines two great pillars of literature – the Mahābhāratha and Antigone – with the untold histories of the Sri Lankan civil war to forge a new story about surviving loss, discovering love and building a path to justice.

WHERE: 25 Belvoir St, Surry Hills
WHEN: 12 November – 18 December
HOW MUCH: $35 – $91, book tickets here

Saturday - Looking back, looking forward

EXHIBITION: Ngali Jugun Ganaree (Of Our Country)

Ngali Jugun Ganaree (Of Our Country) centres Indigenous relationships with Country that have been ongoing for all time.

The works in this exhibition voice each artist’s unique connection to their Countries with works made from materials found in the natural environment including dyes, ash, grasses, skins, we create weavings, text, images, textiles, and other mixed media works that demonstrate the diversity of materiality from Country. Together we think about Country, creating on Country, with materials from Country, and we are of our Country.

WHO: Firstdraft
WHERE: 13–17 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo
WHEN: 2 December – 22 January 2023
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Trashion Christmas Clothes Swap

Have you been looking for a sustainable way to clear out and upgrade your summer wardrobe? Come and join Trashion at 107 Joynton & Redfern during the coming 2 special Christmas editions of Trashion’s Clothes Swap!

Clothes are not only available for those who trade, but also for those who donate, so even without brining clothes in, you can still leave with some!

WHO: 107
WHERE: 107 Redfern Street, Redfern
WHEN: Saturday 10 December, 11AM
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Sunday - Play with Clay


Come and blur the line between the functional and nonfunctional at Abstract Thoughts Gallery. An afternoon of ceramic hand building with demonstrations — mugs, cups, incense burners, candlestick holders, and other small vessels — you name it, you could possibly make it.

WHERE: 197 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
WHEN: Sunday 11 December 3 – 5PM
HOW MUCH: $70 (includes 1 drink + all materials & firings), book tickets here


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