Culture Guide February 12 – 18: Fur, Back to Nature, Looking For Langston, Signature Move & more

February 13th 2018
Wednesday 14th February

Wild Women

The next group exhibition to occupy Goodspace Gallery, Wild Women, promises to remove us from the commercial haze of Valentine’s Day and explore the artistic potential of metamorphosis.

WHAT: Art exhibition

WHEN: 6-9pm

WHERE: Goodspace Gallery, 115 Regent St, Chippendale

HOW MUCH: Free, info here


Gerwyn Davies’ upcoming exhibition Fur is an ode to the artist’s obsessions with dollar store plastics, American Gothic fiction and AFL.

WHAT: Art exhibition

WHEN: 6-8pm

WHERE: Australian Centre for Photography, Gallery 72 Oxford St, Darlinghurst

HOW MUCH: More info here

Thursday 15th February

Back to Nature

YMO Collective have returned to Botany View Hotel for their second night of live music and art performances. Join them in a “return to nature,” with an encouraged small donation – YMO Collective are raising money for Newtown Neighbourhood Centre.

WHAT: Live art and music

WHEN: 7pm-12am

WHERE: The Botany View Hotel, 597 King St, Newtown

HOW MUCH: Donation, more information here


Exploring the politics and experience of national and cultural identity of diaspora, Chindia is a group exhibition that examines the ways we approach inclusivity and diversity.

WHAT: Art exhibition

WHEN: 6pm

WHERE: Gaffa Gallery, 281 Clarence St, Sydney

HOW MUCH: Free, times and further information here

Warm Ties

ArtSpace’s Warm Ties, by artist Helen Johnson, explores historical and contemporary signifiers of the complex colonial relationship between Australia and Britain. The exhibition, closing next week, establishes an economy of large-scale paintings that purposefully disassembled installations, floating throughout the gallery space. The work represents the dialogue of the white man imperialist brute and greedy solipsist, scaling them ip and reasserting their history for non-Indigenous Australians.

WHAT: Exhibition

WHEN: 11am-5pm Weekdays & 11am-6pm Weekends

WHERE: ArtSpace, 43 – 51 Cowper Wharf Road, Wolloomooloo

HOW MUCH: Free. More info here.

Friday 16th February


Frameshift is a free, public event that blends contemporary dance and b-boy dancing… all while suspended in the air. Colliding digital and physical realms, Frameshift uses kinetic technologies that read the bodies’ movements to translate them into light projections.

WHAT: Theatre performance/dance

WHEN: 8:30pm

WHERE: Customs House Forecourt, 31 Alfred St, Sydney

HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Looking for Langston

Acclaimed filmmaker Isaac Julien presents his highly influential work Looking For Langston for the 40th anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Released in 1989, it delves into the life of poet Langston Hughes and explores his relationships with fellow artists involved in the Harlem Renaissance. The film will be accompanied by newly-developed photographs, creating a visual lineage of Isaac Julien’s sustained urgency and efforts, from then to now.

WHAT: Art exhibition

WHEN: 6-8pm

WHERE: Roslyn Oxley 9 Gallery, 8 Soudan Lane, Paddington

HOW MUCH: Free, more information here

Bedrock's Long Weekend

Bedrock Collective’s Long Weekend is a newly-launched series of music and arts nights at ARCCO in Marrickville. Going across evenings from the 16th to the 18th, Bedrock’s events support women and LBTQI+ communities.

WHAT: Live art and music

WHEN: Feb 16th-18th from 6pm (each day)

WHERE: ARCCO Stirrup Cafe, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville

HOW MUCH: $11-$17, details and further information here


Two new lovers’ time together is hits a snag when street singer Bobby loses her home. BobbyAnna is being screened in Queer Screen’s Mardi Gras Film Festival, kicking off this week.

WHAT: Film screening

WHEN: 9:00pm

WHERE: Event Cinemas George St, 505-525 George St, Sydney

HOW MUCH: $17-$19, more information here

Saturday 17th February

Signature Move

A romantic comedy and a journey of self-exploration for two lesbian lovers, set among lucha libre women’s wrestling in Mexico. Signature Move is screening as part of Queer Screen’s Mardi Gras Film Festival.

WHAT: Film screening

WHEN: 6:30pm

WHERE: Event Cinemas George St, 505-525 George St, Sydney

HOW MUCH: $17-$19, with more information here

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