Culture Guide March 6 – 12: Art at Night, Naturist Tours and Siri’s definition of Beauty

March 6th 2017
Tuesday 7th March

In Conversation: Surface Tension

The catalogue launch of latest UTS Art exhibition Surface Tension.  The evening features an informal discussion with artist Biljana Jancic and senior lecturer Alex Munt on the site-specificity of her practice.


WHAT: In Conversation and Catalogue Launch – Surface Tension
WHEN: 6-7pm
WHERE: UTS Art, Level 4, 702 Harris St. Ultimo
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Triumph: Louris van de Geer

In this darkly funny and troubling play, acclaimed Melbourne playwright Louris van de Geer makes us face uncomfortable characters inspired by real life events with unexpected repercussions.


WHAT: Live theatre – Triumph: Louris van de Geer
WHEN: 7.30-9pm
WHERE: Io Myers Studio – UNSW Gate 2, High St, Kensington
HOW MUCH: $10/20, more info here

Wednesday 8th March

Found and Made

STACKS Projects is presenting a performance piece by artist Machiko Motoi as a part of Art Months ‘Art at night walk’. Machiko explores the connection between ‘Body’ and ‘Object’ in her performance.


WHAT: Exhibition Opening – Found and Made by Machiko Motoi
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: STACKS Projects, 191 Victoria St. Potts Point
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

No / Vacancy

Set within the walls of a Motel room, Amelia and Tango play with the notion of vacancy within transitory spaces. The Motel room is ultimately a type of limbo by design. Its occupants only exist within its walls for short periods of time as they are betwixt their travels and the only thing that exists with permanence is the furniture within it.


WHAT: Exhibition Opening – No Vacancy by Amelia Skelton & Tango Conway
WHEN: 6pm
WHERE: Down / Under Space, 109 Regent St, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Formally Yours

Formally Yours features new and recently made works by seven Australian artists who are engaged with notions of form through their art practice. Across a diverse range of mediums, the works intervene and activate the space at different points throughout the exhibition.


WHAT: Exhibition Opening – Formally Yours
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: The Mind Diner, Level 1, 82 Oxford St.
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

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 the National Art School for drinks, music, and performances.


WHAT: Art at Night – East Sydney
WHEN: 6-10:30pm
WHERE: National Art School, Cnr Burton & Forbes Streets, Darlinghurst
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Talkin' up to the White Woman

Aileen Morton-Robinson’s 2000 book “Talkin’ Up to the White Woman” provides an analysis of white Australian feminism seen through Indigenous Australian women’s eyes. It unpacks the unspoken normative subject of feminism as white middle-class woman, where whiteness marks their position of power and privilege vis-a-vis Indigenous women, and where silence about whiteness sustains the exercise of that power.


WHAT: Reading Group – Self Presentation within Indigenous Women’s Life Writings – Talkin’ up to the White Woman
WHEN: 5:30-7:30pm
WHERE: University of Technology Sydney, 15 Broadway
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

International Women's Day at MCA

Celebrate International Women’s Day and learn about some of the amazing women artists who light up our galleries in bite-size talks, and liberating tours – featuring a morning naturist tour.


WHAT: International Women’s Day at MCA
WHEN: 10am-5pm, Naturist tour at 7am
WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George St. The Rocks
HOW MUCH: Gallery entry if free, Naturist tour $21-27, Tickets and info here

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap film screening

Women make up a tiny 30% of technology workers in Oz and we want to help to close the gap by increasing awareness. With such a poor representation of women in this space, at the heart of this film is the glaring question of ‘why?’
WHAT: Screening of ‘CODE: Debugging The Gender Gap’
WHEN: 5:30pm to 6.30pm, Second screening at 7pm.
WHERE: Customs House Library, 31 Alfred Street
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here.

Thursday 9th March

All the Best

To celebrate the relaunch of All The Best, Audiocraft are teaming up with FBi Radio for a live listening event. Set in the midnight garden theatre at 107 Projects in Redfern, there’s new theme music, new artwork, a new full-time host and new stories to share!


WHAT: Audiocraft Presents: All The Best
WHEN: 7-8:45pm
WHERE: 107 Projects, 107 Redfern St. Redfern
HOW MUCH: $12 Tickets and info here

Siri, Define Beauty...

‘Siri Define beauty….’ ponders the growth of digital representations of nature and surrogated virtual environments. This exhibition, curated by artists Sophie Penkathman-Young, Duncan Brown, Eliya Cohen and Matthew Roll, touches on the relationship between the technology driven urban environment and ‘Natural World’ (sublime), and ways which we try to bridge the gap.


WHAT: Exhibition Opening, Siri, Define Beauty…
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Interlude Gallery, 11/131-145 Glebe Point Rd. Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Friday 10th March


Iris pairs legendary documentarian Albert Maysles (GREY GARDENS, GIMME SHELTER) with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old New York style icon and muse. More than just a fashion film, it is a story about creativity, design and how her soaring free spirit continues to inspire.


WHAT: Film Screening – Iris
WHEN: 11am-1pm
WHERE: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, 1 Powerhouse Rd. Casula
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP to, more info here

Let's Dance

Let’s Dance celebrates dance in all its facets, forms & styles. Witness short works by dance makers committed to the exploration of experimental choreography in an intimate gallery environment, through both live performances and video.


WHAT: Let’s Dance
WHEN: Friday and Saturday 8pm
WHERE: 107 Projects, 107 Redfern St. Redfern
HOW MUCH:$15-20,  Tickets and info here


Touching on the culture and values of Japan’s indigenous Ainu people, this event offers a privileged glimpse into Ainu musical traditions.

WHEN: 6.30-8pm
WHERE: Japan Foundation- 28 Broadway, Chippendale, Level 4, Central Park
HOW MUCH: Free, bookings essential. More info here



Experience the many diverse cultures of Sydney and explore facets of life in Western Sydney with live cooking demonstrations and classes, art exhibitions, world films, live music, dance and more.

WHEN: March 10-12th
WHERE: Prince Alfred Park Square, Parramatta
HOW MUCH: Free entry – more info here

ADORNED- Wisdom, Memory and Song


Adorned – Wisdom, Memory and Song is a video installation featuring collaborative performances and handmade wearables by a diverse community of Western Sydney artists and makers. Join the Adorned artists for an artist talk exploring the inspiration for their costumes and performances.

WHAT: Artist talk
WHEN: 3-4pm
WHERE: Riverside Theatres- Corner Church and Market Streets Parramatta
HOW MUCH: Free- more info here


Saturday 11th March

Art + Film

The new Art + Film series invites us to experience the works that have inspired artists practices. For the March 11th screening, the MCA is giving you a rare chance to watch the video work “Saturday Nights” by James Newitt, on the large screen!


WHAT: Art + Film
WHEN: 2-4pm
WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George St. The Rocks
HOW MUCH: $9.70-11.75, Tickets and info here



With DJs, installations and performances from the likes of KoCo Carey and Latai Taumoepeau enter that OTHER club realm of HEAD FEMME.

WHAT: Troppo Galaktika: Head Femme
WHEN: 8.30pm- 1.30am
WHERE: The Red Rattler Theatre
HOW MUCH: early bird $16 – more info here

GET OUT- Australian Premier Monster Fest Travelling Sideshow

Get Out is equal parts gripping thriller and provocative commentary. Due to popular demand a new session has been announced, get tickets before they sell out again!

WHAT: Film screening
WHEN: 9.30-11.30pm
WHERE: Event Cinemas George Street
HOW MUCH: More info here

Sunday 12th March

Suspiria 40th Anniversary 4K restoration Australian Premier


Freshly restored release of supernatural cult horror SUSPIRIA returns to the big screen. Originally released in Italy, SUSPIRIA went on to become one of the most successful European horror films of all-time.

WHAT: Film screening
WHEN: 4.30- 7pm
WHERE: Event Cinemas George Street
HOW MUCH: $17-$20 more info here

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