Culture Guide: Lockdown Edition

August 23rd 2021
Video Work


“Carriageworks, one of Australia’s largest contemporary multi-arts centres, will present the world premiere of Invocation Trilogy, a major new video work by award-winning Polish Australian artist and filmmaker Kuba Dorabialski reflecting on language, politics and cultural memory; online for free from 18 August – 10 October 2021.”

For more information on this event click here!

Creative At-Home Craft

Keep Calm and Craft!

“We’re all feeling a bit fuzzy with lockdown restrictions and market changes so we’ve been making sure to give ourselves some much needed creative self-care time. Here at The Finders Keepers, we all have our own craft or activity of choice including puzzle assembly, sewing, jewellery making, sign painting, DIY skincare and even working with horses. We hope you too have something to keep your creativity busy during these times. ⁠This week we have chosen a bunch of our favourite DIY kits from the marketplace to get you inspired and help you take some time for creative self-care.”

Join in the crafts with the link here!

Creative Discussion


“During Covid last year more than 215,000 tuned in to 32 episodes with some of Australia’s most well known actors, writers and directors. It is a way for people to stay connected to the theatre said Artistic Director of Ensemble Theatre, Mark Kilmurry. This week Mark Kilmurry speaks with Graham Bradley who has expertly chaired Ensemble Limited Board for 6 years, bringing his wealth of business expertise and passion for theatre.”

Visit the link here to tune in!

Visual Art Exhibition

Group Show: "There will come soft rains…"

“At a time when so many of us are spending the majority of our days locked inside, we’ve turned to a selection of calming artworks to find solace and peace. Grounded in the magical, mystical and wondrous qualities of the natural world, the below artworks draw on the power of the landscape and nature to transform our emotional state and reconnect us with the sublime magic of the larger cosmos.

Referenced both directly and more obliquely, the constantly changing beauty of the natural world underpins the work of all of these artists. We hope you will find it a balm and a reminder that life will march on, times will change, and soft rains will come again…”

View this incredible exhibition with the link here, free!

Digital Exhibitions

Sullivan + Strumpf Online Viewing Spaces

“With lockdowns grinding on, we remain open online including our two new viewing rooms for Lara Marrett and Seth Birchall. We’ve also extended Lynda Draper’s ethereal Flowers of the Night online exhibition and Michael Lindeman’s comical yet critical Art Habits including a satirical audio tour by Matthew Tumbers. If you’re looking for a good read, don’t forget the free digital edition of our magazine featuring Lynda, Seth and Michael plus Yvette Coppersmith, Jemima Wyman and Kirsten Coelho. In times like these we like to look to artists for inspiration.”

Click here for online viewing spaces!


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