Culture Guide July 3 – 10: It’s NAIDOC week!

July 4th 2017
Monday June 3rd

MCA Lunch Time Screenings

Celebrate NAIDOC Week with lunchtime screenings by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander film makers and actors. Laugh, cry, be amazed and enlightened with a broad selection of films.

WHAT: Film Screenings
WHEN: 3 – 7 July, 12.30pm
WHERE: MCA Australia, 180 George Street, The Rocks

HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Tuesday July

July at Kudos

At that exact moment, a new exhibition by Angela Garrick, seeks to excavate the intricacies of both personal and public memory through the mirror of the contemporary event. After a research period in which the artist has collected a selection of responses from the public, the resulting exhibition will present a collection of written and verbal accounts detailing personal recollections and remembrances regarding two celebrity deaths.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening: July at Kudos
WHEN: 5-8pm
WHERE: Kudos Gallery, Napier Street, Paddington

HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Wednesday July 5th

The Wringing Core

Check out the works of Todd Robinson on opening night!

This exhibition features gravity inspired wooden sculptures and video works depicting interaction between garments and sensory-tactile materials including water and sand.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Galerie Pompom27-39 Abercrombie St, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Firstdraft July Opening

Head to Firstdraft for the opening of their July 2017 exhibitions, featuring works from Emily Morandini, Holly Macdonald, Zoe wong, Daniel Mudie Cunningham, d.a.n.c.e art club, and many more.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Firstdraft 
13-17 Riley Street

HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Future Distant History

Hayden Fowler presents his latest body of works Future Distant History exploring Australia’s colonial history, it’s intersection with invasive capitalist endeavours and the resultant environmental and cultural scars still evident today.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Artreal, 747 Darling Street, Rozelle
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Dub Leffler writing and drawing workshop

After NAIDOC Storytime (10.30-12noon), hear some beautiful storytelling by renowned Indigenous author and illustrator, Dub Leffler. The story will be followed by a writing and drawing workshop.

WHAT: Storytelling
WHEN: 1.30 – 2.30pm
WHERE: Marrickville Library
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

James Lieutenant - Supergods

James Lieutenant is an Australian visual artist using painting and screen-print, his art practice is focused on in-between spaces. Creating idiosyncratic and often puzzling imagery, Lieutenant is interested in the space between digital and analogue, abstract and representational art.

WHAT: Art Exhibition Opening
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Galerie Pompom, 27-39 Abercrombie St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Thursday July 6th

Whitney: Can I Be Me

Oh Whitney. Whitney Houston was a transcendental talent with a pedigree and mentorship to match. She was going to be the greatest female vocalist ever. Documentarian Nick Broomfield and iconic music video director Rudi Dolezal offer a never-before-seen backstage look at the height of Houston’s stardom and trace with penetrating detail the forces that contributed to her shortened career and subsequent death in 2012, at age 48.

WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: 7pm
WHERE: Golden Age Cinema 80 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills
HOW MUCH: $15-20, more info here

SAGA SAGA: The Vision Quest

SAGA SAGA: The Vision Quest by Canberra based artist Heidi Lefebvre opens at Interlude Gallery.

Fascinated by the way art expresses the ancient and modern side by side, SAGA SAGA is a story in the diachronic process of art.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Interlude Gallery
11/131-145 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

RECORD: Typology of Photography

Join guest speakers Simone Rosenbauer, Lyndal Irons and Todd McMillan, as they delve inside the typology of photography at the new event series RECORD.

This series is a unique opportunity to exchange ideas about photography, ask and answer questions with like-minded people, and enjoy some beers and the best burgers in Sydney from Burgers Anonymous.

WHAT: Art Exhibition
WHEN: 6 July, 7pm
WHERE: Australian Centre for Photography

HOW MUCH: Free – more info

Conversations in True Crime + Sherlock Holmes Exhibition

With the crime fiction genre becoming increasingly popular, interrogate an expert panel of criminologists, crime fiction writers and scientists, as they discuss the details of their work and investigations.

Then delve into the Sherlock Holmes interactive mystery exhibition and observe an immaculate timeline of props, costumes, BTS equipment  and more dating back 127 years.

WHAT: Panel Discussion and Art Exhibition
WHEN: 6 July, 5pm-8pm
WHERE: Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo

HOW MUCH: Adult $45 


CPAC NAIDOC Week Exhibition

In celebration of NAIDOC Week indulge in a collection of art pieces exploring this year’s theme of ‘Our Languages Matter’. The exhibition features ideas of acknowledgement, cultural identity and the importance of story-telling in Indigenous culture.

WHAT: Art Exhibition
WHEN: Until the 9th July
WHERE: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre


Friday July 7th

Favour Economy

FavourEconomy Volumes 1 and 2 will be exhibited as a sound installation within a gallery context at AirSpace Projects to allow the audio favours to be heard within a temporal, physical time and space and enable an immersive interaction between the archive and audience

WHAT: Art Exhibition Opening
WHEN: 6 – 8pm
WHERE: Airspace Projects, 10 Junction Street Marrickville

HOW MUCH: Free – more info 

Saturday July 8th

Bayanihan Philippine Art Project – Balik Tanaw (Looking Back)

Celebrate with the Philippine community and exhibiting artists (Alwin Raemillo, Ernest Aaron, Alberto Estanislao, Jessa Melicor) at the launch of the exhibition Balik Tanaw (Looking Back) with a fiesta, food and fun. The artists have explored the notion of the Filipino  ‘home’ both here in Western Sydney and in the Philippines.

WHAT: Art Exhibition Opening
WHEN: 11-4pm
WHERE: Peacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio, corner of Chiswick and Chisholm Roads, Auburn

HOW MUCH: Free – more info 

Sunday July 9th

Sound Laboratory

A sound laboratory of audio experiments and audience participation, Musician Bridget Chappell has created an opportunity to learn, ask, up-skill and try your hand at electronic music.

WHAT: Electronic Music Workshop
WHEN: 2pm-4pm
WHERE: Frontyard, 228 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP to, more info here

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