Culture Guide: February 14 – 20

February 14th 2022


“Playpen is an amalgamation of colours, textures, sounds, and movement that discordantly sit together in the same space. The performance explores the abstract and absurd notions of the Playpen and children’s toys and aims to normalise adult prescience in these spaces.”

WHO: Dollhouse Collective & KXT Theatre
WHERE: 244-246 William St, Potts Point
WHEN: 14 -16 February, 7:30-9pm
HOW MUCH: $20-35, more here


Elders in Residence

“Meet local First Nations Elders and have a yarn. Listen to personal stories of local Elders and absorb knowledge and stories of culture and Country. Learn dreaming stories and hear first-hand of the more recent history of the area now called Blacktown and greater western Sydney.”

WHO: Blacktown Arts Centre
WHERE: 78 Flushcombe Rd, Blacktown
WHEN: Tuesday 15 February, 10:30am-12:30pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more here


The World that Feels Warm

“Under the theme that “human beings and nature are one 天人合一”, this group of artists inspire passion and strength through their work to ease and heal the trauma brought by the global pandemic. Curated by internationally renowned Chinese-Australian artist Guan Wei, The World That Feels Warm features a diverse range of visual arts practices, from painting, photography and sculpture to installation-based work and video art.”

WHO: Willoughby City Council & The Institute for Australian and Chinese Arts & Culture (WSU)
WHERE: Incinerator Art Space, 2a Small Street, Willoughby
WHEN: 27 January – 20 February
HOW MUCH: Free, more here


Q Theatre Labs Performances

“Q Theatre Lab is an intimate night of new experiences from leading independent artists Linda Nicholls-Gridley and Jamie Oxenbould & Mary Rachel Brown. Two 30-minute preview performances offer audiences the chance to peek behind the curtain and see two plays, fresh off the page, back-to-back on the same night.”

WHO: Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre
WHERE: 597 High Street, Penrith
WHEN: 17th & 18th February
HOW MUCH: GA $25, Concession $20, more here


Gathering Geographies

“Gathering Geographies questions how the Earth’s movements shape how we gather, act, and move through space, in turn shaping our creativity and history. A live event will be staged this Saturday by Lisa Lerkenfeldt, Heather Shannon and Ensemble Apex who will perform alongside their works.”

WHO: Darren Knight Gallery
WHERE: 840 Elizabeth St, Waterloo
WHEN: 29th January – 26th February
HOW MUCH: Free, more here


Cabramatta Lunar New Year

“Cabramatta Lunar New Year 2022 welcomes the Year of the Tiger! The cultural festivities will feature the God of Fortune, Lion Dancing, and loads of exciting entertainment for the whole family.”

WHO: Fairfield City Council
WHERE: (Multiple Locations) Freedom Plaza, Dutton Lane & Arthur Street, Cabramatta
WHEN: Saturday 19th February, 9am-9pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more here


Europa! Europa!

“Europa! Europa! is a new global film festival celebrating European cinema launching for the first time in Australian cinemas. A place for extraordinary cinema, vibrant storytelling and discussion, and bustling community congregation, Europa! Europa gives national audiences a kaleidoscopic window into the experiences of a diverse continent – incorporating over 50 countries – and people.”

WHO: Ritz Cinemas
WHERE: 45 St Pauls Street, Randwick
WHEN: 4-27th February
HOW MUCH: Adults $23, Concession $18.50, more here


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