Culture Guide March 13 – 19: Tru Luv, Late Night Art & A Dark Inflatable Theatre

March 13th 2017
Tuesday March 14

The NOW now

The NOW now series returns for 2017 with an incredible line up of music and storytelling. Three sets of new, in the moment, sonic poetry with: Melanie Louise Eden & guests, Hani Abdile with Clayton Thomas, and US based sonically extraordinary vocalist, composer and instrument builder Christina Wheeler.


WHAT: The NOW now series; edition 1
WHEN: 7-10pm
WHERE: 107 Projects, 107 Redfern St. Redfern
HOW MUCH: $10 at door, info here

Collectable: Western Sydney

Join Jess Scully, Curator, Vivid Ideas for a conversation with special guests Barry Keldoulis, Artistic Director, Art Month 2017, and Courtney Gibson, Collector, for a conversation about buying and selling Western Sydney art, their favourite artists from the region and why Western Sydney is more than a trend. A talk for artists, art enthusiasts, collectors and those interested in collecting.


WHAT: Public talk
WHEN: 5.30-7.30pm
WHERE: Parramatta Artists Studio – Level 1 & 2 , 68 Macquarie St, Parramatta
HOW MUCH: Free, info here

Halo - Halo

Halo-Halo is the culmination of a creative research project that investigates a personal conflict of cultural plurality at the conjunction of Filipino ethnicity and Australian nationality.


WHAT: Halo – Halo art exhibtion
WHEN: 5-9pm
WHERE: AD Space, EQ01, UNSW Art & Design,  Greens Rd, Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free, info here

Decolonizing Solidarity Sydney book club info night

A meeting for people in Sydney who are interested in starting a book group to discuss the themes raised in the book ‘Decolonizing Solidarity’ by Clare Land which explores the dilemmas and directions for supporters of indigenous struggles.


WHAT: Book group / Community discussion
WHEN: 6-7.30pm
WHERE: The Hub Studio – 18 City Rd, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: Free, info & RSVP here

Wednesday March 15

Art At Night

From 6pm – 8pm follow the DIY walking tour and explore the galleries in the area. Then from 7:30pm – 10:30pm head to the Cake Wines Art Bar at UNSW Art & Design for drinks, music, and performances.


WHAT: Art at Night: Paddington & Woollahra
WHEN: 6-10pm
WHERE: UNSW Art & Design, Cnr Oxford St. & Greens Rd. Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Honi Soit Launch Party

Sit down, strap in, and buckle TF up because Honi Soit is about to take you away in its white Ferrari to a whole new world.  It’s sure to be a night of delight, debauchery, and desalination.  Featuring performance poetry, live gigs and DJ sets.


WHAT: Honi Soit – Publication Launch Party
WHEN: 6:30-11:30pm
WHERE: 107 Projects, 107 Redfern St. Redfern
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Talk | François Quintin

Quintin will speak about leading this new generation initiative for the creation of ambitious works by artists working across the visual and performing arts, fashion and design.


WHAT: Talk – François Quintin
WHEN: 6pm till 7pm
WHERE: Artspace Sydney, 43-51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

Joe Wilson & Chanelle Collier: Tribute

Through the presentation of stand-in works, and images of works in situ at home, Tribute attempts to re-locate artworks set adrift, and to draw attention back to their originality while simultaneously expressing concepts and practice of our own making.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening – Tribute
WHEN: 6pm till 8pm, exhibition runs 17th till 26th of March
WHERE: Wellington St Projects, 19-23 Wellington Street, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Thursday March 16

Lady Eats Apple

Set inside a vast, awe-inspiring inflatable, LADY EATS APPLE is a story about the inevitability of death, our fragility and the myths and illusions we create to fortify ourselves. Inarguably one of the world’s most important contemporary theatre companies working today, Back to Back Theatre charts new trails deeper into the landscape of the unconscious with their most epic work to date.


WHAT: Theatre – Lady Eats Apple
WHEN: Thursday 8pm, Friday & Saturday 2pm and 8pm
WHERE: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St. Eveleigh
HOW MUCH: $35 Tickets and info here

Slide Night

Slide Night: The Archive as Constellation presents a series of short talks by specialists working across the fields of art, archaeology, history and natural sciences. Each presenter will discuss a sequence of images that focus in on some of the rare, unusual or revealing archival documents, photographs and collections they work with.


WHAT: Slide Night: The Archive as Constellation
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Verge Gallery, Jane Foss Russell Plaza, City Rd. University of Sydney, Darlington
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Saturday March 18

Tru Luv

“We had to ask ourselves some pretty heavy questions. You know, “What’s the point?” and all that. But we stared deep into each other’s eyes, and remembered why we started doing this. The love of making films, showing films to your mates, the love of making new mates, introducing your mates to different mates, the love of having a laff. Tru luv”


WHAT: Chippo Film Festival presents Tru Luv – Short Film Screenings
WHEN: 12-3
WHERE: Corner of Lennox & Probert Sts Newtown
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Art + Film

The new Art + Film series invites us to experience the works that have inspired artists practices. Saturday’s screening we will be showcasing the beautiful and surreal work by Angelica Mesiti ” The Line of Lode and Death of Charlie Day” Followed by the French film selected by Angelica Mesiti “Beau Travail.”


WHAT: Art + Film: Focus on Angelica Mesiti
WHEN: 2-4:30pm
WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George St. The Rocks
HOW MUCH: $9.10-11.75, Tickets and info here

Chemical Imbalance. label showcase #2

Sydney based bedroom label Chemical Imbalance, bring you a night of local and experimental artists and projects including Half High, Alex White and many more.

WHAT: Chemical Imbalance. label showcase #2
WHEN: 6.30PM-12AM
WHERE: Balck Wire Records- 219 parramatta Rd, Annandale
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Sunday March 19

Two Up

Two Up is a talk series that combines two completely unrelated topics in a series of back to back lectures for inquisitive minds young and old. For this round, two up will be throwing together Joshua Berges to break down Synesthesia and Nadia Hernandez to take us inside her art and how it is influenced by Venezuelan Heritage and Politics.


WHAT: Two up! Art Month Edition
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Cake Wines Cellar Door, 16 Eveleigh St. Redfern
HOW MUCH: $10 Tickets and info here

Galerie pompom Artist Talks

Mason Kimber and Adam Norton discuss their respective solo exhibitions, for Art Month Sydney.


WHAT: Mason Kimber and Adam Norton Artist Talks
WHEN: 12-1pm
WHERE: Galerie pompom, 27-39 Abercrombie St. Chippendale
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Desire Lines 3.0


A desire line occurs when humans ignore existing suggestions of how to move through space, straying off established pathways of travel to leave their own trace through an environment. Head along for the walking tour, and experience different artworks along the way.

WHAT: Desire Lines
WHEN: 1pm
WHERE: Ultimo (TBA)
HOW MUCH: $10, more info here

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