Culture Guide March 5 – 12: Designers Discuss Japanese Materiality, Art at Night & more

March 6th 2018
Tuesday 6th March

March at AD Space | More Than Reproduction

More than Reproduction’ embodies the diversity of contemporary printmaking practice, presenting an all-female collective of emerging printmakers from the UNSW Art and Design community. Material evolution and tradition is consolidated through an omnipresent and multifarious collection of etching, linocut, lithography, and serigraphy. A mosaic of the varied approaches by each female; corroborating the versatility of print-related media and its function in both focused, and cross-disciplinary practices. Through pictorial subtlety and loudness, femininity becomes active and present. Conceptually sustained by the exploration of self, place, history, life, music, persona, and consciousness. Juxtaposed imageries, conversations, and substrates emulate a diverse sensibility towards printmaking methodologies, a complex unification of the ritual and the experimental.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: 5-7pm
WHERE: AD Space UNSW, Kensington
HOW MUCH: Free, more info

Single Asian Female

A celebration of Asian identity and of female friendship, as well as the fraught, complex relationship between migrant mother and second generation daughter.

WHAT: Theatre
WHEN: 16th Feb-25th March
WHERE: The Belvoir Theatre, Surry Hills
HOW MUCH: $37-$77, more info here

Girl's Talk Women's Work

Join us for a comprehensive day of empowering discussion and professional advocacy by leading industry figures from Western Sydney. Topical panels will be presented by women in the areas of music, arts, business and politics.

WHAT: Panel and Discussions
WHEN: 8th March, 10am-2.30pm
WHERE: The Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
HOW MUCH: Free, booking is essential, more info here

The Red Project

In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2018 North Sydney Council invited 74 women artists from across the area to participate in a series of exhibitions to be held at six Council venues throughout the month of March.

The exhibitions showcase work by emerging to established artists who have participated in the  Primrose Park Artist Studio and Coal Loader Artist Studio Program, as well as a selection of artists who have had an affiliation with Council’s creative projects and have significantly contributed to the cultural life of the area, including category winners of the North Sydney Art Prize, artists from Primrose Paper Arts, Basketry NSW, the Iranian Women Visual Artists Collective – Australia, and Bridget Kennedy Project Space/Ridge Street 

WHAT: Art Exhibitions
WHEN: Various dates, more info here
WHERE: Various venues, more info here

Wednesday 7th March

Obsessed: In the Making - Panel discussion

Come along and hear some of the designers involved in the making of the exhibition Obsessed: Compelled to Make discuss their creative input to this project. Hear from designers Stephen Goddard, Michael Donohue and filmmaker Angus Lee Forbes along with curators Lisa Cahill and Penny Craswell. You will also be joined by Brian Parkes, CEO of Adelaide’s JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design, who will grill the team with some hard questions about making this exhibition. They will discuss how each element of the project was conceived to build a compelling portrait of making in Australia today. This will be an illuminating conversation for everyone interested in the behind-the-scenes of designing for exhibitions, films and books.

WHAT: Panel Discussion
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Australian Design Centre, Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free RSVP, more info

Thursday 8th March

Kudos Gallery - Art Month Art at Night: Paddington-Woollahra

Join Kudos Gallery as they extend their hours for a live performance from Show Us Your Teeth as the gallery’s offering for Art Month’s Art at Night Paddington-Woollahra Precinct Night. Show Us Your Teeth is hosting an interactive performance of their work ‘Piece by Piece’ at Kudos Gallery. From 6-8pm they invite you to participate and stay as long as you like for an evening of puzzle-making, relaxed conversation, and light refreshments.

WHAT: Art performance
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Kudos Gallery UNSW, Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free, more info

Designers Discuss Japanese Materiality

Join exhibiting designers Julie Bartholomew, Guy Keulemans, Yusuke Takemura and Bic Tieu in discussing the influence of Japanese materiality in their contemporary practices. In dialogue with exhibition Shifts in Japanese Materiality, this panel talk will share the experiences and processes of object designers, spanning ceramics, glass, lacquerware, and jewellery. Japanese materiality is often considered untouched and bound to tradition, but contemporary object design practice expands the long history of porous global influences and highlights the fluid nature of Japanese materiality.

WHAT: Discussion Panel
WHEN: 6:30-8pm
WHERE: Japan Foundation Sydney, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: Free, more info

Friday 9th March

Saturday 10th March

ADC Makers Market

Australian Design Centre’s boutique outdoor Makers Market is back for the first time in 2018 as part of the Sydney Design Festival.With a distinctly Darlinghurst vibe this is a friendly local street market that emerges in the morning and is gone by nightfall returning the streets to local people. Alongside the blockbuster exhibition ‘Obsessed: Compelled to make’, the Makers Market features more than 20 local Sydney artists that have been selected for their exceptional work. Handmade, designed and collectible pieces including textiles, jewellery, ceramics and homewares will be for sale by the makers.

WHAT: Market Fair
WHEN: 10am-4pm
WHERE: Australian Design Centre, Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free, more info

Sunday 11th March

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