Culture Guide January 8 – 14: Cinemania, Bear Pack comedy, Broken Glass & more

January 9th 2018
Tuesday 9th January

World Without Us

What would the world be like if all humans vanished? What would be left unsaid, unmade? What would take our place and how long would it take for all traces of our humanity to be erased? Belgium’s acclaimed theatre innovators Ontroerend Goed ponder the unthinkable in this powerful and meditative spoken word performance.

WHAT: Theatre – World Without Us
WHEN: January 10 -14
WHERE: Carriageworks, 245 Wilsion St. Everleigh
HOW MUCH: $39 tickets and info here

Devil's Backbone

Freda’s Tuesday night film screenings are back for 2018!  This week they’re showing Devil’s Backbone. After Carlos – a 12-year-old whose father has died in the Spanish Civil War – arrives at an ominous boys’ orphanage, he discovers the school is haunted and has many dark secrets that he must uncover.

WHAT: Film Screening – Devil’s Backbone
WHEN: Doors at 5pm
WHERE: Freda’s 105-107 Regent St. Chippendale
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Wednesday 10th January

January at Firstdraft

The opening night of three new exhibitions at Firstdraft Gallery featuring ‘Unreal City’ curated by Sarah Rees, ‘Trust the Flesh’ by Pamela Arce, and ‘How Deep is Your Love’ by Yiorgo Yiannopoulos.

WHAT: Exhibition Openings – January at Firstdraft
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Firstdraft, 13-17 Riley St. Woolloomooloo
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Bear Pack

Improvised story telling to leave you in stitches.  Taking inspiration from the artworks on display in the exhibition ‘Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age’ the Bear Pack will use their quick wit and improvisation skills to build characters and scenes that will transport you to 17th-century Amsterdam.

WHAT: Comedy – The Bear Pack
WHEN: 6:30pm
WHERE: Art Gallery of NSW,
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Thursday 11th January

Broken Glass

A powerful installation and performance work that illuminates the rituals of death and mourning in New South Wales and Victorian First Peoples communities. Set on-site at an historic church and cemetery, the work explores the mourning processes of First Nations women through memory, surrogation, lore, customs, the secular, the sacred, and myth.

WHAT: Broken Glass
WHEN: January 11 – 21
WHERE: St. Bartholomew’s Church & Cemetery, Ponds Rd. Prospect
HOW MUCH:$30 Tickets and info here

Friday 12th January


Aotearoa New Zealand artist Lisa Reihana’s first Australian survey show features a range of video and photographic works, including ‘In Pursuit of Venus [infected]’, a reimagining of the 1805 wallpaper ‘Les Sauvages de la Mer Pacifique’. This colossal panoramic video is an interrogation of colonialism and cultural identity.  While no less ravishing to look at, Reihana’s version acknowledges the complexities of cultural identities and imperialism, and challenges the European gaze with a speculative twist that disrupts notions of beauty, authenticity, history and myth.

WHAT: Art Exhibition – Cinemania
WHEN: January 12 – March 29, artist talk 1pm Saturday 13th of Jan
WHERE: Campbelltown Arts Centre
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Sunday 14th January

In conversation with Dan Daw

Working at the forefront of dance and disability in the UK, acclaimed British/Australian performer and performance maker Dan Daw will present his work ‘Beast’ as part of the 2018 Sydney Festival. This work explores the intersection of ‘normal’ and ‘abnormal’ through the lens of his ‘otherness.’ Join in conversation as Dan shares insights into his practice and how he pushes boundaries of mainstream performance to shift perceptions and expectations as an artist with disability.

WHAT: In conversation with Dan Daw
WHEN: 5pm
WHERE: Carriageworks, 245 Wilsion St. Everleigh
HOW MUCH: Free with registration, more info here

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