Culture Guide: June 21 – June 27

June 23rd 2021
Monday June 21

Wanna Dance Art Installation

“An interactive installation, Wanna Dance by City People and Studio Chris Fox, invites the people of Sydney to dance in one of the city’s distinctive urban laneways. Protruding from the rear of a heritage building in a Haymarket laneway are three exhaust vents, you step under a vent, the lights swirl to action, the music swells and the floor is yours.”

WHO: Sydney Solstice 

WHERE: Museum of Chinese in Australia, Parker Lane & Hay Street, Haymarket

WHEN: Runs 3pm-midnight daily from the 8 – 26 June


Tuesday June 22

Jenny Birt Award Opening

“The Jenny Birt Award was initiated in 1995 by the ‘U Committee’ and is the longest running and most prestigious award for Painting within the UNSW School of Art & Design academic calendar.  Candidates are nominated by academic staff and then selected for inclusion in the exhibition and consideration for the Award.”

WHO: UNSW Art+Design 

WHERE: Cnr Oxford & Green Streets, Paddington

WHEN: Opening 6-8pm Tuesday 22nd, exhibition runs from Thurs 17 June – Sat 26 June 


Wednesday June 23

Yang Yongliang: Imagined Landscapes

“Celebrated internationally for his monochrome works, in his newest exhibition Yang Yongliang is venturing into colour as he produces work which recalls the delicate palette found in paintings by Ming Dynasty master Lan Ying. Yongliang’s digital landscapes make us look at Chinese painting traditions and our fragile planet in a new way, oscillating between sublime beauty and dystopian horror.”

WHO: Sullivan+Strumpf 

WHERE: 799 Elizabeth Street, Zetland 

WHEN: 10 June – 3 July 2021, Tues-Sat 10-5pm


Thursday June 24

INVISIBLE STONE: Things Immaterial With So Much Potential

“Invisible Stone is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between three of Newcastle’s most bold and experimental artists, lovedavid, e4444e and Skip Willcox. Combining art, sound and dance to create a fully immersive experience, Invisible Stone guides the audience on an ethereal journey through the unknown.”

WHO: e4444e, lovedavid & Skip Willcoxx

WHERE: Seymour Theatre, Chippendale

WHEN: 7:30pm, Thursday the 24th June


Friday June 25

Parramatta Farmers' Markets

“Every Friday, Centenary Square comes alive with the Parramatta Farmers Market, showcasing a variety of fresh fruits, eggs, vegetables, nuts, bread, meat, honey, pastries and flowers sourced from the Sydney basin and regional NSW.”

WHO: City of Parramatta 

WHERE: Centenary Square, Parramatta

WHEN: Friday 25th, 7:30am – 2:30pm


Saturday June 26

Richard Bell’s ‘Embassy’ Panel Discussion

As part of his major survey exhibition at the MCA, “You can go now”,  contemporary Indigenous artist and activist Richard Bell has set up an installation artwork entitled ‘Embassy’ alongside a program of talks, workshops, performances and film screenings that critique and discuss some of the most pressing cultural issues in contemporary society. 

WHO: Emory Douglas, Sylvia McAdam (Saysewahum) & Alan Michelson

WHERE: MCA, Sydney & online 

WHEN: Saturday 26 June 1:30-3pm

HOW MUCH: Free, booking recommended 

Sunday June 27

The Last Big Syrian BBQ

Enjoy good food and music as Almond Bar hosts its last ever Big Syrian BBQ before closing its doors. Almond Bar is a Sydney Syrian restaurant run by two sisters, Carol & Sharon Salloum, which has served traditional & modern Middle Eastern dishes for almost 14 years.

WHO: Almond Bar 

WHERE: 379 Liverpool St, Darlinghurst

WHEN: Sunday 27, 12pm – 3pm

HOW MUCH: $22 per plate


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