Culture Guide March 12 – 18: Vaginal Spray, The Trace, Intrepid, Open Studio Trail & more

March 12th 2018
Monday 12th March

In Your Dreams

In this exhibition, 14 international artists explore the impact of inequality on individuals and communities from diverse corners of the globe. Artists from Australia, Bangladesh, China, France, Greece, Jordan, Mexico, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, South Africa and the US will exhibit works that highlight the widening gap between rich and poor.

WHAT: Photography exhibition
WHEN: Until 7 April
WHERE: UNSW Galleries, cnr Oxford St and Greens Rd Paddington, Alternate venue: Australian Centre for Photography, Oxford St, Darlinghurst.
HOW MUCH: Free! More details here


Transformations is an exhibition exploring how collage, remixing, and recombination can create new meaning.
What happens when artists experiment and play with emerging technologies in unexpected ways?

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: 26 February – 8 April
WHERE: The Digital Gallery, The Connection, 30 Shoreline Drive, Rhodes
HOW MUCH: Free! More details here


Agender, a collective of leading female photographers from the art, advertising and fashion industries, launches in conjunction with International Women’s Day. Its key goal is to bolster the careers of female photographers, and in turn not only inspire a new generation of young women, but also to work to bridge the gap that stands between photography students and a sustainable career for female photographers in Australia.

WHAT: Photography exhibition
WHEN: 1 March – 5 April
WHERE: The Gallery, Hyatt Regency Hotel, 161 Sussex St, CBD
HOW MUCH: Free! More details here

Tuesday 13th March

A&D Postgrad Projects

Launching their new program through the UNSW Art and Design Galleries, A&D Postgrad Projects hosts new work from seven students enrolled in postgraduate study. Up first: Rachel Honnery, presenting new ideas on plastic and marine life’s coexistence; Mollie Rice with an interactive installation based on the physical ventures through cityscapes; and Bronwen Williams, with a soundscape that manipulates projected images, sending them in and out of visibility to stimulate ideas around Asian-Australian cultural heritage.

WHAT: Exhibition

WHEN: 6-8pm

WHERE: UNSW Art and Design, cnr Oxford St and Green Rd, Paddington

HOW MUCH: Free, with RSVP required. More details here

Wednesday 14th March

Vaginal Spray: Feminist Stories

Stories of women who break away, to stand united and stand their ground. Sydney-based actors Ella Watson-Russell, Whitney Richards and Lauren Hamilton Neill enact various tales of women navigating the bizarre landscapes surrounding them in modern day patriarchal society. On top of their performances, catch some screenings of homegrown short films produced by Red Velvet Productions’ Regina Botros alongside emerging animators from the University of Technology Sydney.

WHAT: Live performance and film screenings

WHEN: 8-9:30pm

WHERE: 107 Projects, 107 Redfern St, Redfern

HOW MUCH: $15.87, book here

Sydney Preview

A special preview of what’s to come at the 21st Biennale of Sydney. Be among the first to see ‘Superposition: Equilibrium & Engagement’ before it opens.

WHAT: Art exhibition

WHEN: 10am-10pm

WHERE: 10 Hickson Rd, The Rocks

HOW MUCH: Free, with RSVP required. More details here

Biennale of Sydney Artists' Party

Revel in anticipation for the 21st Biennale of Sydney at Artspace, with artists whose work will be appearing in the festival. Featuring Ai Weiwei, Michaël Borremans, Tiffany Chung, Geng Xue and Tanya Goel.

WHAT: Art exhibition

WHEN: 6-8pm

WHERE: Artspace, 43-51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo

HOW MUCH: Free! More details here

Antidote Presents: The Trace

Sydney art collective Antidote respond to Anthony Bond’s curatorial essay ‘Trace – A Historical Contextualisation of the theme’, which considers the concept of ‘the trace’ as a collective trauma or misfortune, in this group exhibition curated by James Nguyen and Grace Partridge

WHAT: Exhibition

WHEN: 14 -25 March

WHERE: Alaska Projects, Level 2, Kings Cross Car Park, 9A Elizabeth Bay Rd, Elizabeth Bay

HOW MUCH: Free! More details here

Thursday 15th March

Art at Night ☞ East Sydney

For Art Month, join the next instalment of crawls across Sydney’s east to see the latest opening nights and exhibitions in a number of different gallery and artist run spaces

WHAT: Exhibition/gallery crawl

WHEN: 6-10pm

WHERE: Various locations

HOW MUCH: Free! More details here


‘Candescence’ sees Sydney-based oil painter Huw explore not only the potential of light to project meaning and narrative, but what it means as an extension of our presence in space.

WHAT: Exhibition

WHEN: 6-9pm

WHERE: Gaffa Gallery, 281 Clarence St, CBD

HOW MUCH: Free! More details here

Sydney Ideas - Aboriginal women and the collection of anthropological data

Digging in to the discipline of anthropology, Professor Jakelin Troy unpacks the practice of documenting language, names, sites and places. Throughout work she has conducted on loss of language and regeneration, Jakelin has located importance in the anthropological archive as a database of knowledge for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to reconcile culture and heritage

WHAT: Lecture/talk

WHEN: 5:30-6:30pm

WHERE: General Lecture Theatre, The Quadrangle, The University of Sydney, Camperdown

HOW MUCH: Free, with RSVP required. More details here

The Keir Choreographic Award 2018

The Keir Choreographic Award is a national biennial award dedicated to commissioning short works and promoting innovative, experimental and cross-artform practices in contemporary dance. See the four finalists – Amrita Hepi, Melanie Lane, Nana Biluš Abaffy, Luke George – choreograph an original live performance of no more than 20 minutes each.

WHAT: Contemporary dance

WHEN: 15 -17 March, 8pm (and 2pm on Saturday)

WHERE: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh

HOW MUCH: $35 + bf. More details here

Friday 16th March


Through travel photography, Jess Paton and Cat Wratten explore the context of an image without any declaration of where it has been taken. The viewer, left to their own devices, is challenged to piece together a narrative that might make sense of the landscapes they encounter

WHAT: Art exhibition

WHEN: 6:30-8:30pm

WHERE: Rewind Photo Lab, Shop 5/2-12 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe

HOW MUCH: Free! More details here

Saturday 17th March

Open Studio Trail

Over 100 galleries, artist run initiatives, and studios swing their doors open to the public for Art Month in the Open Studio Trail

WHAT: Gallery crawl

WHEN: 11am – 5pm, 17 -18 March

WHERE: Various locations

HOW MUCH: Free! More details here

Sunday 18th March

Imagining Our Neighbourhood in 2028

A futuring session with Frontyard and guest speaker from Save Marrickville Action Group, to explore community visions for Marrickville in 2028

WHAT: Talk and workshop

WHEN: 3:30 – 5:30pm

WHERE: MakerSpace &company, 1/17 Barclay St, Marrickville

HOW MUCH: Free! More details here

The Open Body

Exploring representations of the body across performance, this collections of artists want to investigate the role that our body plays in our experience of self and our relations with others.

WHAT: Performance art exhibition

WHEN: 11am – 5pm

WHERE: Scratch Art Space, 67 Sydenham Rd, Marrickville

HOW MUCH: Free! More details here

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