Culture Guide June 20 – 26: Sydney storytellers, stellar exhibitions, and a farewell to Mils

June 20th 2016
Monday 20th June

Mils Gallery's Last Show Ever

A celebration and exploration of the relation between Mils Gallery and its artists. This is their last show ever as the gallery will soon be turned into the foyer of a four-star hotel.


WHAT: Mils’ Last Show Ever: Double Vision with Drano and Huwman
WHEN: 1-6pm
WHERE: Mils Gallery – 15 Randle St, Surry Hills
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Tuesday 21st June

Shallow Kids present: Klub Kids

In light of Sydney’s lock out laws, the change in ownership of the iconic Imperial Hotel and the growth in Klub venue regimentation, Klub Kids are now an underprivileged minority; stripped of safe spaces to explore frivolity.

Shallow Kids (Clare Powell and Mark Mailler) have transformed Kudos Gallery into a Klub. Think glitter, sound, lights, video. You’re all welcome to Klub.

WHAT: Shallow Kids present: Klub Kids
WHEN: 5 – 7pm
WHERE: Kudos Gallery, 6 Napier St, Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here.

Fabulous Monster storytelling

Back again with their June instalment, Fabulous Monster features Sydney-based storytellers reading their original stories aloud in an intimate setting.


WHAT: Fabulous Monster Boozy Storytelling June
WHEN: 7:30-10pm
WHERE: Knox St Bar – 21 Shepherd St, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: $5-10, tickets here.

Wednesday 22nd June

Please Do Touch the Art opening

Featuring interactive installations by cross-disciplinary artists from UNSW Art and Design, Please Do Not Touch the Art encourages you to pluck, play, and listen to the exhibitions. Come along to the opening drinks.


WHAT: Please Do Not Touch the Art opening drinks
WHEN: 6pm
WHERE: 10 Junction St Marrickville
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Afterglow at PACT

Come and check out this four-day festival, bringing to Sydney works shown at Next Wave Festival in Melbourne earlier this year from a variety of talented artists and performance-makers.


WHAT: Afterglow at PACT
WHEN: 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30pm
WHERE: PACT Centre for Emerging Artists – 107 Railway Pde, Erskineville
HOW MUCH: $25 – more info here.

We Run into the Fire

We Run Into the Fire is a group exhibition of new work curated by artist Jason Wing. The exhibition features Aboriginal artists from across Australia including a group of artists from the Left Field Project hosted by Orana Arts where Jason is an active mentor.

Aleshia Lonsdale | Amala Groom | Brad Harkin | Chico Monks | Damien Shen | Jason Russell | Nicole Monks | Paris Norton | Shay Tobin

WHAT: We Run into the Fire
WHEN: 6 – 8pm
WHERE: Alaska Projects Carpark, level 2, Kings Cross Car Park, 9A Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Thursday 23rd June

The Viagra Monologues

Sex and manhood are explored in a 90-minute collection of intimate reflections on manhood and masculinity. It asks the question, what right does a woman have to depict men and their sexuality?


WHAT: The Viagra Monologues
WHEN: 7:30-9:30pm
WHERE: 24 Bayswater Rd, Potts Point
HOW MUCH: $30 – info and tickets here.

Friday 24th June

Brett Whiteley: tributes

A look at the influences on Brett Whiteley and a celebration of his art through visual art, literature and music.


WHAT: Art Exhibition
WHEN: 10am-4pm Fridays-Sundays
WHERE: Brett Whiteley Studio – Raper St, Surry Hills
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Trigger Warning

Dave is the true blue Aussie battler creation of comedian Zoe Coombs Marr. If you like John Farnham, Vegemite and Fair Dinkum jokes this one is for you.

WHAT: Comedy
WHEN: 8 pm
WHERE: Giant Dwarf
HOW MUCH: $30 – more info here.

Saturday 25th June

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera opening

A presentation of 33 artworks from acclaimed 20th-century Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, plus more. Captivating self-portraits and sprawling canvas paintings.


WHAT: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman collection
WHEN: 10am-5pm
WHERE: Art Gallery of NSW – Art Gallery Rd, The Domain
HOW MUCH: ~$18 – tickets and details here.

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