Culture Guide July 4 – 10: NAIDOC Week, getting a start in art, and hotfoot dance moves

July 4th 2016
Monday 4th July

Story Club

Come along and hear stories of high expectations and panic, all the little anxieties and stresses we deal with in our daily lives, told by top-grade storytellers.


WHAT: Story Club – Performance Anxiety
WHEN: 8-10pm
WHERE: Giant Dwarf Theatre – 199 Cleveland St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: $25 – tickets and info here.

Tuesday 5th July

Lunchtime screenings for NAIDOC Week

It’s NAIDOC week, celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements. Join in the celebration with these lunchtime screenings of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island filmmakers all week.


WHAT: Lunchtime screenings for NAIDOC Week
WHEN: 12:30-2pm until Friday 8th July
WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art – 140 George St, The Rocks
HOW MUCH: Free – information here.

After School Ed artist opportunities

What opportunities are out there for emerging artists? Find out what’s there and how to apply yourself to it with expert advice from a selection of successful arts industry figures.


WHAT: After School Ed: apply yourself
WHEN: 5-8pm
WHERE: Verge Gallery – Jane Foss Russell Plaza, City Rd, University of Sydney, Sydney
HOW MUCH: $15 – more info and tickets here.

The Bear Pack - Last Show Before Edinburgh

The Bear Pack is Sydney’s Steen Raskopoulos and Carlo Ritchie. Their show is 60 minutes of improvised story telling. Inspired by your suggestions, the Bear Pack will create the kind of stories your grand parents wish they could tell you. Guaranteed to make you feel again, the Bear Pack is the steam-ship of hilarity you’ve been waiting for, don’t let it sail away without you.

WHAT: Comedy
WHEN: 8 – 9:30pm
WHERE: Giant Dwarf Theatre
HOW MUCH: $15 – more info and tickets here.



Wednesday 6th July

Smooth Moves pop-up dance class

Nail your dance floor seduction by picking up a series of smooth moves from Vanessa Marian, whose experience comes from the metropolitan dancefloors of NYC, Paris, London, and more.


WHAT: Smooth Moves – Wooing on the D-floor
WHEN: 7 – 8:15pm
WHERE: Redfern Warehouse – 1-5 Woodburn St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: $20 – tickets and info here.

Paint16 exhibition opening

Celebrate the opening of Paint16, an annual group exhibition which explores approaches to contemporary and experimental painting. Features work from Hyun-Hee Lee, Lara Merrett, and Mark Titmarsh.


WHAT: Paint16 exhibition opening: Hyun-Hee Lee, Lara Merrett, and Mark Titmarsh
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Artereal Gallery – 747 Darling St, Rozelle
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Thursday 7th July

Just a Girl exhibition opening

Jenny Watson is one of Australia’s most significant contemporary artists, featuring in a huge range of shows in Japan, Germany and Belgium, to name a few.


WHAT: Exhibition Opening: Jenny Watson – Just a Girl
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery – 8 Soudan Lane, Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

All in One Space

A huge exhibition cramming a wide range of artists all into one space, curated by Holly Greenwood and Hugo Muecke.


WHAT: All in One Space exhibition
WHEN: 4-8pm
WHERE: Tiny Tailor – 10 Bartley St, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Friday 8th July

Terms of Engagement opening

Horizon lines – where does it begin? Where does it end? What do you do with an image that refuses to fade into the distance? Come and find out!


WHAT: Michael Goldberg & Sach Catts – Terms of Engagement
WHEN: 6-9pm
WHERE: 55 Sydenham Rd, Marrickville
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.


Rapid Response Team: Bulletin 5

What can you achieve in 48 hours? The Rapid Response Team tackle the time frame, to bring you a site-responsive performance-  find out the topic of Bulletin 5 this Saturday!

WHAT: Theatre
WHEN: 7-8:30pm
WHERE: Downstairs Theatre at Belvoir
HOW MUCH: $10 – more info here 


110% Workshop #1

Join 110% for the first of three collaborative dreaming experiments this July at Firstdraft. Dream the dream with Sarah the Psychic, register by 2pm for your very own tarot card reading!

WHAT: Firstdraft Exhibition
WHEN: 2-4pm
WHERE: 13-17 Riley St, Woolloomooloo
HOW MUCH: Free- more info here


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