Culture Guide: February 7 – 13
February 9th 2022
“I will tell you my story is a group exhibition that engages with works from UTS Art Collection.
Institutional art collections can be an archive of their past attitudes and future aspirations as well as a constellation of knowledges and times. As records of evolving tastes and values, collections are prone to inevitable gaps in knowledge, language and care. The exhibition considers how collections can be re-read in light of the present, challenged as an archive, and imagined anew. ”
WHO: Talia Smith & UTS Gallery
WHERE: Level 4/702 Harris St, Ultimo
WHEN: 8th February-1st April
HOW MUCH: Free
“Wudjang: Not the Past follows the journey to honour Wudjang with a traditional resting place on Country.
In the deep darkness just before dawn, a damn excavation team find ancestral bones during their dig and are convinced by their coworker, Yugambeh man Bilin, to let him keep the ancestral bones. This ancestor is Wudjang, who longs to be reburied the proper way. With her young companion spirit, Gurai, she dances and teaches and sings of the past, of the earth, of songlines.”
WHO: Bangarra & Sydney Theatre Company
WHERE: Roslyn Packer Theatre, 22 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay
WHEN: Ends Saturday February 12th
HOW MUCH: $49-80
“A political heist parody with a fresh queer twist, Taz vs the Pleb is a colourful celebration of queer friendship, community and grassroots revolution aimed towards audiences 14 years and up.
Set in the small fictional town of Turneybull, in rural NSW, two loveable 16 year-old misfits – besties Taz and Shontelle – decide to take democratic measures into their own hands by hatching a plan to steal all the postal surveys during Australia’s 2017 same sex marriage plebiscite.”
WHO: Kasia Vickery, Natali Caro & Jack Mainsbridge
WHERE: Flight Path Theatre, 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville
WHEN: 9th-19th February
HOW MUCH: GA $35, Concession $24
Celebrate the works of the NAS newest graduates with a night night of music, food and pop up bars.
The evening will be a celebration of the contemporary, the new and the emerging, as the NAS is transformed into a multi-exhibition space, showing off the diverse works of their most recent undergraduates in style. The evening is also an opportunity to found some new work to decorate your home from some of Sydney’s freshest artists.
WHO: National Art School
WHERE: 156 Forbes St, Darlinghurst
WHEN: Thursday 10th February, 6–10pm
HOW MUCH: Free
Puppets is one of 14 emerging theatre plays which make up Panimo Pandemonium’s 8 week festival of kaleidoscopic mayhem celebrating new and emerging theatre.
Puppets is a whacky, weird and wonderful cabaret that provides insight into the frenetic nature of dating in this modern age, using everyone’s favourite Puppets to help tackle the sense of dread as a young woman reflects how she got here. One for music lovers out there, the play includes some delightfully unique remixes of the likes of Stephen Sondheim/Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift/Judy Garland.
WHO: Olivia Ruggiero & Panimo Pandemonium
WHERE: KXT Theatre, 244-248 William St, Potts Point
WHEN: 10th-12th February
HOW MUCH: $20-35
Pot Stacks continues Cox’s critical exploration into the representations of women in the Western art canon, through motifs drawn from ancient feminine symbols and occult mysticism.
The exhibition debuts Cox’s new body of sculptures comprised of hand-built ceramic totems and figures that hybridise the human and animal world, fusing symbols from the mythic world with fantasies.”
WHO: Cybele Cox & Yavuz Gallery
WHERE: 86 George St, Redfern
WHEN: 5th-26th February
HOW MUCH: Free
“Join us for a day of celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture, the oldest continuing Culture in the World.
The Blak Markets is a great chance to buy unique gifts knowing from stalls selling authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts, Bushfood, Crafts and Wears, with the knowledge that 100% of the profits are going back into Aboriginal communities. The festival also includes a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony with a cultural dance performances with Djiriba Waagura and singing by all round artist Nadeena Dixon.”
WHO: Blak Markets & Randwick City Council
WHERE: Bare Island, La Perouse
WHEN: Sunday February 13th, 10am-3pm
HOW MUCH: $2.50 entry fee