Culture Guide: March 21 – 27

March 23rd 2022
Emerging arts/ creative writing

re: present

The Re:Present publication, led by writer and Utp Rising member Rory Moy, captures some of the processes and areas of investigation of the Utp Rising artists, giving audiences an insight into their practices as emerging creatives from Western Sydney.

Re:Present was born through a process of collaboration between the lead writer Rory Moy and their Utp Rising colleagues and the support of writing mentor Naomi Riddle.‘

Access the full publication here

Emerging and Independant Theatre

Little Jokes in Times of War

“Charlotte has always loved a crisis. She likes to think she gets it from her family. The Hungarian side of her family, that is. The side she always tells stories about.

The show interweaves storytelling, dance, poetry, re-enactments, documentary footage from the National Film and Sound Archives, and more than your average amount of collages, to unravel Charlotte’s obsession with her family’s escape, and examine the impact that this event had on her grandmother, Lily, and years later, on Charlotte herself.“

For more info, or to book in, click here. 

Video Art Screening

More than human

More-than-human is a part of the 2022 Cement Fondu BETTER NATURE program. The creation of the universe implodes across a computer screen, the swell of a pregnant belly ripples with ocean tides, strands of knowledge converge in the Amazonian forest and yodeling can be heard in the distance. More-than-human features video artworks Grosse Fatigueby Camille Henrot (FR), Swell by Hannah Brontë (AUS), Forest Mind by Ursula Biemann (SWE), Just Because You Can’t See It… by Karrabing Film Collective (AUS) and Put the goat in the goat boat and serve it hot by Heather Phillipson (UK). Each artwork traverses diverse ecological ideas from a more-than-human perspective, entangling us in environments, beings, and sensations.’

Tickets and further info here

Film making Panel Discussion

Emerge Networking

A new night for emerging filmmakers from across Sydney to come together. Hear from filmmakers who’ve managed to break through, meet new collaborators, and explore a museum packed-full of local Sydney shorts, music videos and video art.
Join us for : A panel and Q&A with filmmakers discussing the challenging ‘emerging’ phase of their careers. Panel features Bjorn Stewart (All My Friends Are Racist, Black Comedy), Kacie Anning (Class of 07, Upload) and Neil Sharma (Heartbreak High, Born to Spy) and is moderated by Belinda Dean, Founder and Producer at Confidante Pictures.

For more info, head here

LGBTIQ First Nations Art and celebration of community

Deadly /Solid /Staunch

Deadly|Solid|Staunch is a celebration of First Nations LGBTIQ+ mob. As well as new artworks, the exhibition will be a part-retrospective of Boomalli exhibitions and a showcasing of images from Mardi Gras marches and other community celebrations and gatherings.

Listen to an interview with curator Steven Ross here head to the Boomalli artists collective website for more info, here

Exhibition Opening

Marikit Santiago: For us sinners

Combining the narrative power of Catholicism and the western art canon with her lived Australian-Filipino experience, Marikit Santiago reframes Adam and Eve’s story of temptation and sin, brought on by the ‘weakness of woman’ and the suppleness of the snake. For us sinners explores ‘original sin’ by freeing the story from its gendered taint of weakness and guilt. In a series of emotionally-charged works that question utopian and dystopian themes, control and transgression, duty and autonomy, sex and sexual difference, paradise and exile, Santiago’s first institutional solo exhibition offers nuanced parables fit for the current moment.

Opening Saturday March 26, for more info head here


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