Culture Guide: March 7 – 13

March 7th 2022
Monday - Online Emerging Art Exhibition

The Only Thing Left is to Leave

When all is uprooted, does one stay to fight… or take flight? What of those who have always lived on the move, away from enclosures, family and field, census and consensus, monoculture and monolingualism, law and lord? What does it mean to live on the run?

The Only Thing Left is to Leave is a group exhibition and international collaboration co-developed by First Draft & Beirut Art Centre featuring four local emerging artists. The exhibition includes a night of live artworks, performances and installations taking place this Friday. For more information please see here. 

WHO: First Draft & Beirut Art Centre
WHERE: 13/17 Riley St, Woolloomooloo
WHEN: Live Performance: Friday 11th March, Online Exhibition: March-December 2022
HOW MUCH: Free  

Tuesday - MCA Collection Exhibition

David Malangi Daymirringu: Artist Room

David Malangi Daymirringu is a revered bark painter whose work presents important sites, ceremonies, waterholes and stories that encompass ancestral knowledge connected to the artist’s Manharrngu clan of central Arnhem Land. The MCA is currently staging artworks from their collection which span 34 years of professional practice and are being exhibited in the gallery’s artist room exhibition space. 

WHO: David Malangi Daymirringu
WHERE: MCA Gallery Level 2,  140 George St, The Rocks
WHEN: Until March 20th

Wednesday - Digital Comic

Swamp Lands

Swamp Lands can be considered both a digital comic and series of drawings presented online which tell the story of an alligator, a trailer park and an esky full of meth. The work comes attached with a warning that the following feature features blood and gore, drug use and general bad taste – watch out! 

WHO: Mike Watt
HOW MUCH: Free Access 

Thursday - Art After Hours

NAS Neo: The Future of Now

NAS’ ‘Neo’ returns this Thursday night as part of the opening week for ‘Rivus’ the 23rd Biennale of Sydney. The evening aims to highlight LGBTQI voices in the emerging art world and will feature visual artworks, moving image, spoken word performances, artist talks as well as food and wine!

WHO: National Art School
WHERE: 156 Forbes St, Darlinghurst
WHEN: Thursday March 10th
HOW MUCH: Free   

Friday - Queer Cabaret

Dynasty Social

Kick start your Friday with a DJ set by Red Rey and an evening of performances centring Asian excellence hosted by Dyan Tai and starring Silvy Meow, Cassandra The Queen, Roshan Ramesh, Ken and Slaychuan Peppa.

WHO: The Bearded Tit & Worship Queer Collective
WHERE: 183 Regent St, Redfern
WHEN: Friday 11th March, 7pm
HOW MUCH: Gold Coin Donation 

Saturday - Exhibition Opening

Virtue & Virtuosity

In spectacular displays of colour and accomplishment, the artworks in Virtue & Virtuosity draw viewers into deeper reflection on our relationships to each other, non-human species and broader colonial, capitalist and ecological systems. The artists use virtuosity to capture attention and direct it toward the murky areas between performance and authenticity, individualism and collective responsibility, action and inaction.

WHO: Better Nature & Cement Fondu
WHERE: 36 Gosbell St, Paddington
WHEN: Saturday 12th March from 5pm onwards

Sunday - Commentary Modern Womanhood

All About Women

All About Women is a festival of ideas which invites audiences to gather and reflect on burning questions about gender, equality, and justice. This year amplifies the power of disclosure and transforming trauma into action; celebrates the rich resource of eldership in our First Nations communities; stages cross-generational conversations, art, and performance, and emphasises the need for allyship, friendship, and collective responsibility.

WHO: Sydney Opera House
WHERE: Online & In Person at Bennelong Point, Sydney
WHEN: 12th & 13th of March
HOW MUCH: From $33 


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