Culture Guide June 27 – July 3: arts in disarray, finding direction in creativity, and art auctions

June 26th 2016
Monday 27th June

Stitch and Glitch

STITCH AND GLITCH brings you real-life advice, body morphing performances, malfunction make-out sessions and psychedelic memento mori.

Featuring Celina Jayne Irwin, Bailee Lobb, Isabella Andronos & Ayla The Caveman.


WHAT: Stitch and Glitch
WHEN: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
WHERE: The Bearded Tit, 183 Regent St, Redfern, Sydney, Australia 2016

4A Curators' Intensive Lecture Series

Keynote presentations from three leading international curators working to interrogate contemporary concerns through curatorial frameworks. This one features Carol Yinghua Lu.


WHAT: 4A Curators’ Intensive Lecture Series
WHEN: 6:30pm
WHERE: 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art – 181 – 187 Hay St, Haymarket
HOW MUCH: Free, but booking important – info + book here.

Arts Policy and Funding in Turbulence

A discussion about the changing face of arts funding in Australia, looking especially at how we can guarantee stability and sustainability in artist relationships with governments at state and national levels.


WHAT: Arts Policy and Funding in Turbulent Times
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House
HOW MUCH: $15 – tickets and info here.

Tuesday 28th June

I'm Still New Here opening

Works of video, photography and costumed performance play with constructions of the wilderness and the recurring figure of the nomad in fashion and tourism media.


WHAT: I’m Still New Here opening by Anton Benois and Beth Dillon
WHEN: 5-7pm
WHERE: Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier St, Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Wednesday 29th June


Yang-En Hume has developed a new body of work based on her recent residency at La Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris. Hume is a Sydney based artist who uses installation, found materials and mixed media to explore ideas relating to alienation, the dismembered human body, social hierarchies and identity.


WHAT: Diaspora
WHEN: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
WHERE: MOP Projects, 239 Abercrombie St, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Thursday 30th June

The Creative Delusion Effect

Spend an evening with some badass creative heavyweights nailing every corner of a tough industry. Learn how Benjamin Law, Elizabeth Rose and Courtney Sanders have negotiated the lack of direction creative careers often suffer from.


WHAT: Sleep Pile Presents: The Creative Delusion Effect
WHEN: 6:30-8:30pm
WHERE: Greens Rd, Paddington
HOW MUCH: $20 – tickets and info here.

New Terrains (Electrofringe)

For a single night, traverse cosmic terrains with a curated program of experimental electronic art and sound presented by experimental-art promoter Electrofringe.


WHAT: New Terrains presented by Electrofringe
WHEN: 6-9pm
WHERE: Top Floor – 19-25 Wellington St, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: Entry by donation, but booking via Facebook essential – book and info here.

Friday 1st July

Firstdraft Auction

Come and support emerging arts communities and acquire work by some of Australia’s most exciting artists. Also help keep Firstdraft afloat!


WHAT: Art Auction 2016
WHEN: 6-9pm
WHERE: Firstdraft – 13-17 Riley St, Woolloomooloo
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.


Casula Powerhouse has teamed up with the Sydney Film Festival to bring you Mustang – a powerful story of sisterhood.

WHAT: Film
WHEN: 7.30 pm
WHERE: Casula Powerhouse
HOW MUCH: $10 – $15 – more info here.

Saturday 2nd July

Creative Conversations with Women of the World opening

30 visual and performing artists present new work in response to injustices faced by women globally. The artists have gathered to converse about it – come and join them!


WHAT: Creative Conversations with Women of the World: Access Denied
WHEN: 6:30pm
WHERE: Annandale Creative Arts Centre – 81 Johnston St, Annandale
HOW MUCH: $15 – tickets and info here.

Sunday 3rd July

Lozein Product Launch

As our communication increasingly occurs via digital interface, so too increases our opportunities for deceit, deception and overall entanglement in the vast moral ambiguity of the anonymous Internet. How do we counter this trend?


WHAT: Lozein Product Launch: Giselle Stanborough
WHEN: 1-2pm
WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art – 140 George St, Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free – info here.

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