Culture Guide: Lockdown Edition

August 16th 2021
Directors In Conversation

In conversation with film director Apichatpong

“Widely hailed for his intense yet meditative feature films, Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s strong support for creative and political freedom and his bold stance against censorship is one of Thailand’s best known film directors, writers and installation artists. He was the first Southeast Asian filmmaker to win the prestigious Palme d’Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010, among many other awards. In a special evening at the FCCT, he will be in conversation with Kong Rithdee, deputy director of the Thai Film Archives and one of Thailand’s best known film and literary critics and translators.

Join this free facebook event on the 16th of August, available to anyone here!

Art Auction

2021 Firstdraft Auction

“Bidding is now open on over 160 artworks donated by 139 artists from across Australia. Now is the time to come together and celebrate artists supporting artists.⁠⁠ When you buy an artwork at the Firstdraft Auction, half of the sale helps us pay fees to every artist who participates in our program, while the other half is paid as commission to the artist who donated it. Put simply, 100% of your money goes back to artists.⁠”

This live art auction is continuing till the 22nd of August, click here for more information!

Western Sydney Talks & Ideas

BIG GREEN: Talks & Ideas - Free online event

“From Tench Reserve, to Hunter Fields, to bush walks around Lennox Bridge as well as Jamison and Wainwright Park, we’re looking at the changing landscapes of Penrith and beyond. What makes our city liveable and the sort of place where people can survive and thrive? This talk is about green spaces that were, are and could be.”

Get involved in this free event with the link here on the 19th August, 6:30pm!

Virtual Art Exhibition

I am a heart beating in the world: Diaspora Pavilion 2

“4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, in partnership with the International Curators Forum (ICF) and Campbelltown Arts Centre, presents I am a heart beating in the world: Diaspora Pavilion 2 from 22 May – 17 October 2021. The exhibition considers the navigations, imaginings and lived experiences of six artists based in Australia, the UK and the Caribbean: Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Kashif Nadim Chaudry, Lindy Lee, Leyla Stevens, Zadie Xa and Daniela Yohannes.”

View this online gallery anytime from the comfort of your home here! Free!

Online Art Classes

Online Creative Connections

“Online Creative Connections is an art workshop for those with anxiety, depression or mental health issues and is a space to connect online during lockdown. Facilitated by a qualified Art Therapist this will be a safe space to chat and work together. Connect over Zoom while making masterpieces in the comfort of your own home.This workshop requires participants to have access to their own materials and to choose an art project you would like to work on. Projects can be as simple as a pen and paper to draw, your latest knitting project or something you’ve always wanted to try making and creating with.”

Join the classes here on Tuesdays, 17th August – 14th September @ 11:30, $5 per class!

Spiritual Sunday Sounds

Sunday Night Kirtan

“Kirtan meditation is the song of the soul and a resting place for the agitated heart and mind. The mind by nature is always active, even when we sleep, our minds are still constantly working and providing us with false promises of happiness. Give your mind a break with this easy form of meditation and discover how peacefulness and happiness can be found within.”

This free event is livestreamed on facebook, click here for more information!


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