Culture Guide June 13 – 19: Sydney Unlocked, creative-making legal skills, and rant about your first-world problems

June 12th 2016
Monday 13th June

Feedback music conference

As part of Vivid Sydney, MusicNSW is once again hosting Feedback, an annual music conference for young people. Consists of a day of music industry insider info including talks by musicians (including Thundamentals!), lessons on crafting the perfect lovesong, and more.


WHAT: Feedback music conference for young people
WHEN: 11am-4pm
WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art – 140 George St, The Rocks
HOW MUCH: From $15 – tickets and info here.

Tuesday 14th June

The Laugh Stand comedy showcase

Bring some humour to these long cold weeks with a June comedy showcase featuring headliners, guest spots and new talent! The second of three for this month.


WHAT: The Laugh Stand – June comedy showcases
WHEN: 8pm
WHERE: Harold Park Hotel – 70A Ross St, Glebe
HOW MUCH: $10 – tickets + info here.

Wednesday 15th June

Sugarland (play)

Created from a two-month stay in the town of Katherine in the NT, Sugarland is the story of two girls finding a connection in remote rural Australia.


WHAT: ATYP and Performing Lines presents: Sugarland
WHEN: 8pm
WHERE: Casula Powerhouse – 1 Powerhouse Rd, Casula
HOW MUCH: $20+ – tickets and info here.

Ritual Maniac exhibition

Enjoy drinks for the opening of ‘Ritual Maniac’, an occult-soaked body of work by Nick Potts. An exploration of notorious occult figureheads and the practice of ritual, sex and drugs. For one night only.


WHAT: ‘Ritual Maniac’ exhibition and drinks
WHEN: 6pm
WHERE: Goodspace gallery – lvl 1, 115 Regent St, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: Free – info here.

Film and Feast

Enjoy a healthy, delicious 3 course meal and watch A DOCUMENTARY!

Tonight they’re screening Mission Blue, a new film that documents the life of Dr. Sylvia Earle, a world renowned scientist and undersea explorer who has studied the oceans for over half a century. It’s an intriguing look at Sylvia’s epic career, her challenges in a male-dominated scientific field, and her lifelong fight to protect the marine world from a host of environmental threats including overfishing, climate change and more.

WHAT: Food and Feast

WHERE: 95 Roscoe St Bondi Beach

WHEN: 7pm


Her Poetry

Her poetry is an evening of poetry by a diverse group of 8 female poets who will share their poetry in an expression of the inner self through the oration of their work in reading, or performance. Her poetry runs parallel to the current exhibition at Stacks Projects, The Artist & Her Work, on show until 19 June.

WHAT: Her Poetry

WHEN: 6pm-9pm

WHERE: Stacks Projects – Potts Point


Thursday 16th June

Open Rant Night

Have something on your chest? Throw it off for a couple of minutes to the other disgruntled and disaffected members of society.


WHAT: Open Rant Night
WHEN: 7:30 – 9:30pm
WHERE: World Bar – 24 Bayswater Rd, Potts Point
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Friday 17th June

Law for creatives workshops

A series of free workshops covering different legal issues artists and creatives might face in their work. Useful knowledge for anybody!


WHAT: Law for creatives workshops series
WHEN: 9 – 3pm (three different workshops)
WHERE: 107 Projects – 107 Redfern St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: Free, but booking essential – book here.

Saturday 18th June

Indigenous Women in the Arts / / Vivd Ideas

Women in the Arts invites you to an afternoon of conversation and collaboration with a panel of extraordinarily talented Indigenous women working in the creative industries.

Dancemaker Amrita Hepi (Hollaback) will be talking with innovators in the arts about their experiences as Aboriginal women, focusing on practical methods for institutions and individuals to act as allies of Indigenous women in the creative industries.

WHAT: Indigenous Women in the Arts as part of Vivid Ideas
WHEN: 1 – 3pm
WHERE: Verge Gallery, Jane Foss Russell Plaza, City Rd, Sydney NSW 2050
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Harmonise live music

To celebrate National Refugee Week, a line up of young performers will be taking you through performance across the world inspired by many cultures and countries.


WHAT: Harmonise – live music for National Refugee Week
WHEN: 4 – 7:30pm
WHERE: 107 Projects – 107 Redfern St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: Gold coin donation – more info here.

Film screening - "Stories of Our Lives"

Stories of Our Lives is a collection of vignettes that articulate the breadth and complexity of queer identities within Kenya. It’s part of a series of curated films that are independent productions unlikely to get runs in mainstream cinemas.


WHAT: Film screening – “Stories of Our Lives”
WHEN: 2 – 3:30pm
WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia – 140 George St, Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

FBi Presents Sydney Unlocked

Sydney’s cultural climate is the subject of much public debate, with the lockout laws placed front and centre. But it’s not just the lockout. Sydney’s cultural vibrancy is struggling against other issues like housing affordability, regulation, political uncertainty, infrastructure needs and transport. So what is the remedy? What do we want the future of this city to look like? And how might we get there? Join a team of creative thinkers and doers as we try to chart a course for a more vibrant future city.


WHAT: FBi Presents Sydney Unlocked
WHEN: 10am – 2pm
WHERE: Vivid Ideas Exchange, Museum of Contemporary Art
HOW MUCH: $15 from moshtix


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