Culture Guide: June 13 – 19
June 14th 2022
Tuesday - Video Art
“Existential Bread, first conceived in mid 2020, is a multi dimensional exploration of Dream Sequence artist Ayebatonye Abrakasa’s understanding of the idiom ‘life is but a dream’ as it relates to her Blackness, capitalism, colonialism, afrofuturism, ancestral dreaming and the digital realm.
Existential Bread is a film that contends to be the antithesis to existentialism, arguing that there is no such thing as free will in a world where freedom doesn’t exist.”
WHERE: Urban Theatre Projects
WHEN: available to stream
HOW MUCH: Free, watch here.
Wednesday - Multi-disciplinary Exhibition
Kudos Allstars presents a showcase some of their best and brightest – those who won a Highly Commended award in our 2021 Kudos Emerging Artist + Designer Awards, as well as some of their 2021 Kudos AiR (Artists-in-Residence).
The artworks in Allstars bring together video, textile, painting, text, photography, ASMR, presenting an all-star cross-section of UNSW student and recent graduate work.
Featuring Lachlan Bell, Mika Benesh, Kate McGuinness, Vedika Rampal, Jack Poppert, Geirthana, Ondine Manfrin, Gabrielle Chantiri, Nolan Ho Wung Murphy, Imogen Ruberg, and Lisa Myeong-Joo.
WHERE:Goodspace Gallery 115-119 Regent St, Chippendale NSW (Above the Lord Gladstone)
WHEN: Wednesday 15th June 5-9pm
HOW MUCH: Free, click here for more info
Thursday - Group Exhibition
A Place Where We Can Be Together
“Stanley Street Gallery is thrilled to present an exciting group show curated by Claire de Carteret. a place where we can be together is inspired by the work of Gloria Anzaldúa. It is interested in facilitating a space for multiple realities and mythologies to sit besides one another.
Presenting the work of nine early and mid-career artists — Francesca Zak, Garden Reflexxx & Stelly G, Lily Golightly, Lottie Braun, Maria Wang, Mika Benesh, Paula do Prado, Samantha Jade, Serwah Attafuah — the exhibition invites each artist to share their own mythologies; poeticising friendship, portals, emotion, forgotten knowledges, ancestral connections, and world making.
WHERE:Stanley street gallery, Darlinghurst
WHEN: Gallery open Wednesday to Saturday, 11am-6pm, running till the 18th of June
HOW MUCH: Free, click here for more info
Friday - Comedy
Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase
Sydney Comedy Festival have handpicked the funniest, freshest, and most fantastic acts of Sydney’s biggest annual comedy event, squeezed them into one hilarious line-up, and delivered them to the Comedy Store! Joins us for a night of world-class comedy with a cast of the best and brightest the world can offer.
All tickets come with 2 included drinks or non-alcoholic treats!
WHERE: The Sydney Comedy Store
WHEN: Friday the 17th of June, 8:30pm
HOW MUCH: tickets are $44 and include 2 drinks or two non-alchoholic treats, click here for more info
Saturday - Multi-Disciplinary Exhibition
Debra Keenahan’s solo exhibition BEING DIFFERENT invites viewers to see, feel, hear and think about the physical and social world from the perspective of a person with dwarfism.
BEING DIFFERENT draws upon the lived experience of the principal artist and encourages understanding of the critical social model of disability as reflected in Debra’s comment – “My dwarfism doesn’t disable me. What disables me are people’s attitudes to my dwarfism”. It presents multiple artworks across a variety of mediums – photography, sculpture, performance, VR, sound-art and workshops.
WHERE: Casula Powerhouse
WHEN: running till the 24th of July
HOW MUCH: free, click here for more info
Sunday - Virtual Interactive Theatre Installation
‘The funeral is the place where life meets death like nowhere else. Funerals have become our family gatherings, our cultural connections and ongoing reunions; now the mainstays of cultural practice, knowledge and language-sharing. Laughter is the centrepiece of funerals and grief for many Indigenous Australians. Told with humour and bittersweet levity, The Wake is an exploration of the issues facing Indigenous peoples from a variety of backgrounds, touching on the themes of birth, death and love.”
WHERE: Vivid Ideas Exchange – UTS, The Great Hall Address:The Great Hall, Level 5, Tower Building,
WHEN: 27 May – 18 June 9am – 5pm
HOW MUCH: Free, click here for info