Culture Guide: Lockdown Edition 10.0

August 30th 2021
Virtual Fundraiser

Christmas in Paradise

Sydney-based artist-run initiative Canteen is launching a fundraising campaign in support of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander artists and community affected by COVID-19. Every day at 11am 4-5 images of artworks donated by local emerging artists will be up for auction on the Canteen instagram page. It is a blind fundraiser and artists names will not be revealed. 

WHO: Canteen
WHERE: Online (Instagram)
WHEN: August 30th-September 6th
HOW MUCH: Free
Aboriginal Art Award

Saltwater Freshwater

“Saltwater Freshwater is a biennial art award and contemporary cultural objects exhibition that was established in 2017. This year’s exhibition features works by Aboriginal Artists from Worimi, Biripi, Dunghutti & Gumbaynggirr Nations. Check out the visual show room here.”

WHO: Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative in partnership with Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance
WHERE: Online
WHEN: This week
HOW MUCH: Free
Regional Arts Gathering

Artsland 2021

“Australia’s largest regional arts gathering for over two decades, Artlands is a strategic exchange that responds to emerging trends, discovers new ideas, considers adapted approaches and showcases artists as well as highlighting the creative and cultural sector across regional, rural and remote Australia. The online digital program is available here.”

WHO: Regional Arts Australia
WHERE: Online & Various Locations
WHEN: 1-3 September 2021
HOW MUCH: Free 
Improv Theatre

ITS Rant Academy

“ITS Rant Academy will feature a rotating cast of ITS faculty and internationally renowned improvisers letting loose about their unpopular improv opinions and pet peeves. At the end of the rants, you’ll get the chance to take part in a Q&A sesh with the panel to tease out their opinions and form your own.”

WHO: Improv Theatre Sydney (ITS)
WHERE: Online
WHEN: Thursday Nights, 7:30-8:30pm
HOW MUCH: Free
Health, Spirituality & Martial Arts Training

Qigong Classes

Lohan Qigong is the ancient Chinese health exercise and meditation for wellness from the Buddhist monks. Regulated breathing (Qi) and gentle movements (Gong) combine to rejuvenate the body. Classes are open to all new starters regardless of experience or physical ability.

WHO: Choy Lee Fut Kung Fu & Qigong Sydney
WHERE: Online
WHEN: Tuesday & Thursday 6-7pm, Saturday 9-10am
HOW MUCH: First Week Free Trial, 5xVisits $120
Early Education Online Class

Mental Health and Wellbeing Through Play

Playing with Gratitude researcher, Rod Soper, will provide insight into the powerful influence play with gratitude has for the creation of mental wellness for us all, and in particular children. This online session will give families and carers a range of practical ideas for play that support strong foundations for mental health and wellbeing in busy family life during lock down and beyond.

WHO: Waverley Council & Thinkers Inq.
WHERE: Online
WHEN: Thursday 2nd September, 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm AEST
HOW MUCH: Free
Festival of Ideas, Action & Change

Antidote

“Exercising the mind by engaging with leading thinkers, creatives and change agents to imagine alternative futures offers a remedy for challenging periods of uncertainty, fear and burnout. At Antidote, join conversations about how we can improve our world, together. ”

WHO: Sydney Opera House
WHERE: Online
WHEN: Sunday 5th September
HOW MUCH: Single Talk $15, Day Pass $75 

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