Culture Guide: June 6 – 12

June 6th 2022
Monday - Clothes-Up

Who Are You Wearing?

Celebrating local talent, ‘Who Are You Wearing?’ provides a platform for future forward western Sydney fashion designers. By putting the focus on slow fashion and sustainable practice, this exhibition considers the impact of the fashion industry on the world around us.

Throughout the exhibition period FCMG will be hosting a clothing swap. Visitors are encouraged to bring items for donation and browse the racks for something to take home.

WHO: Western Sydney Fashion Festival, The Social Outfit & Fairfield City Museum & Gallery

WHERE: 634 The Horsley Dr, Smithfield

WHEN: 29 April – 24 September

HOW MUCH: Free

Tuesday - Mythic

Call out : Framework Contributors

Framework is Arc@UNSW Art & Design’s critical arts and literary journal and is currently on the look out for new contributors for its upcoming issue ‘Mythic’.

Framework is searching for stories that harness fiction in the unveiling of truths. Submissions are open to writers and creatives of all levels, enrolled or of alumni at UNSW.

WHO: UNSW Arc Creative 

WHERE: Online 

WHEN: Call out is open until Monday, 20th June, 11:59pm

HOW MUCH: Free 

Wednesday - Film Bluff

Sydney Film Festival

The 69th Sydney Film Festival brings you the world’s best, strangest and most exciting cinema.

The festival returns to cinemas, with the full Festival experience for 12 days and nights of inspiring and entertaining premieres, talks and parties. For a more detailed list of the festival’s program please see here.

WHO: Sydney Film Festival 

WHERE: Various 

WHEN: 8-19 June 

HOW MUCH: Multiple price points, for more information please see here

Thursday - Pose-ing

Ballroom & The West Ball

Created by two of the most renowned members of the community, Ballroom and the West Ball will merge Western Sydney culture with the underground ballroom subculture of NYC. Expect guerrilla performances, live music, interviews and extravagant gowns and costumes. 

Celebrate the diversity and energy of the Australian ballroom community, which is predominantly led by POC, Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQIA+ communities from Western Sydney.

WHO: Powerhouse Late x Vivid Ideas

WHERE: 500 Harris St, Ultimo   

WHEN: Thursday 9 June 

HOW MUCH: Free entry, no booking required

Friday - Go West

Sydney Film Festival @Casula

Every year CPAC partners with Sydney Film Festival to show a curated selection of films from the Festival program.

As the Festival’s only Western Sydney venue, you’ll get to experience cinema in our state of the art theatre with great projection and sound quality. See here for the full list of screenings.

WHO: Sydney Film Festival & Casula Powerhouse 

WHERE: 1 Powerhouse Road, Casula 

WHEN: 10-19 June 

HOW MUCH: Multiple price points, for more information please see here

Saturday - Funny Business

I’m not racist, but…

Reconciliation NSW’s signature anti-racism event exposes white privilege and colour blindness by asking hard questions – albeit irreverently. What do racists look like? Am I one? OMG, I do think that!

This fun session is part game show – think Hard Quiz-style trivia meets Bingo – and part comedic debate with music and poetry mixed in for good measure.

WHO: Reconciliation NSW, UTS & Vivid Ideas Exchange

WHERE: The Great Hall, Level 5, Tower Building, Ultimo

WHEN: Saturday 11 June, 7:30pm – 10pm

HOW MUCH: From $45, for more information please see here

Sunday - The Story of Three Rivers

Warrangu; River Story by DOBBY

A one-night-only musical event at the Art Gallery, hip-hop artist DOBBY offers a new composition of orchestral sounds and energetic beats.

The audience is taken on a journey of remembering – back to DOBBY’s home and family history, a connection to his own culture. It follows the plight of three rivers that form boundaries at Brewarrina, NSW; the destruction of the eco-system and the community-led demonstrations to protect the water source.

WHO: Art Gallery of NSW, Vyva Entertainment & DOBBY

WHERE: Entrance Court of AGNSW, Art Gallery Rd, Sydney

WHEN: Sunday 12 June, 7.30pm

HOW MUCH: GA $35, Concession $30. For more information please see here

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