Culture Guide July 25 – 31: green light comedy, let’s talk art, and the way forward into living a creative life

July 24th 2016
Monday 25th July

Art Chat

The fourth annual instalment of Art Chats, exploring imaginative ideas in a fast-paced format with established and emerging curators.


WHAT: Art Chat 2016
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Freda’s Bar – 107-109 Regent St, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Tuesday 26th July

Disintegration - Opening

“Disintegration” by Kate Farquharson investigates the imprints the human body leaves on its environment and other people’s memories.


WHAT: Disintegration by Kate Farquharson opening night
WHEN: 5-7pm
WHERE: Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier St, Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Wednesday 27th July

Undercover with Gen Fricker

Come join Australia’s best musical acts and comedians as they dig out the mixtapes and chat about the songs that soundtracked the most important moments of their lives.


WHAT: Undercover with Gen Fricker and special guests
WHEN: 7:30-9pm
WHERE: Giant Dwarf Theatre – 199 Cleveland St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: $15 – tickets and info here.

Language Disorder II - Opening

“Language is not the words themselves, but the spaces they create. So, as undertakers of the tasks of language, we must treat it as a composer treats sound-as an abstract medium.”

‘Language Disorder II’; elaborates on the ideas of the 2015 group exhibition ‘Language Disorder’, with members of the current Interlude writers program, expanding their work into the physical Interlude space.


WHAT: Language Disorder II – Exhibition Opening
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Interlude Gallery – Shop 11/131-145 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Thursday 28th July

Things I Never Told You

A monthly event of readings, discussions and open mic showcasing Western Sydney writers. A night of stories about things left unsaid and things that should always be said aloud.


WHAT: Studio Stories – Things I Never Told You
WHEN: 6:30-8pm
WHERE: Parramatta Artists Studios – Level 1&2, 68 Macquarie St, Parramatta
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Things that look like rocks - Opening

Artist, Peter Nelson’s exhibition, ‘Things that look like rocks’ remixes and distorts historical works of landscape, inspired by the idea that they are all cultural portraits of an evolving relationship to the physical environment.


WHAT: ‘Things that look like rocks’ – Exhibition Opening
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Gallery 9 – 9 Darley St, Darlinghurst
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.



Friday 29th July

Green Lights Comedy - Michael Hing

$5 comedy at the Gaelic Club, featuring comedy hard-hitter Michael Hing! Plus some other comedy favourites.


WHAT: Green Lights Comedy with Michael Hing
WHEN: 7:30-10pm
WHERE: The Gaelic Club – Level 1, 64 Devonshire St, Surry Hills
HOW MUCH: $5 – more info + line-up here.

Lilac City opening

A group show with a whole bunch of artists! Check out their neat work.


WHAT: Lilac City Art Show opening
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Lilac City – 103-105 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
HOW MUCH: Free – info + artists here.


Drawing upon the past 120 years of artistic practice, Refugees celebrates international and Australian artists who share a refugee background.


WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: 6-9pm
WHERE: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here


Saturday 30th July

OK Yeah Cool Great panel

An informal yet frank discussion around the themes of success and failure and the competition between emerging artists – featuring artists 110% and others.


WHAT: OKAY YEAH COOL GREAT panel discussion: One day you’re in and the next you are out
WHEN: 1-3pm
WHERE: Verge Gallery – Jane Foss Russell Plaza, City Rd, University of Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free – info here.

Happy Hour

An immersive hour of short performances from dance and performance artists.

WHAT: Performance and Dance
WHEN: 5pm
WHERE: Readymade Rehearsal Space, Ultimo
HOW MUCH: $15- more info here


Redfern Mini Market

A winter-themed mini market hosted by Dear Pluto. Expect pastrami buns, zines, plants, Japanese-style ceramics and many more essentials.


WHAT: Mini Market
WHEN: 10am-7pm
WHERE: 107 Redfern Street, Redfern
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here

Sunday 31st July

Pathways to a Creative Future

A forum for young creatives who are passionate and curious about pursuing a life in the arts.


WHAT: Pathways to a Creative Future
WHEN: 2-4pm
WHERE: Mosman Art Gallery – Cnr Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Rd, Mosman
HOW MUCH: $10, afternoon tea included – info + tickets here.

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