Culture Guide May 15 – 21: Everyday Machines, Cloud 9 fashion, and The 7 Stages of Grieving

May 15th 2017
Tuesday 16th May

Flow Visualisation and Liquidity

At the commencement of developing understandings of flow an obvious ambiguous problem is encountered. Flow has no physicality and is in itself without its own form or direct object.  This exhibition is an explorative visualisation of the urban environments within its changing spaces.  It aims to reveal the underlying forces influencing society.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening – Flow Visualisation and Liquidity by Scott Elphinstone
WHEN: 5-7pm
WHERE: AD Space, EG01, UNSW Art & Design, Greens Rd, Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

May/June at Kudos

The opening night of two new exhibitions at Kudos Gallery, Here/There by Rebecca Waterstone, and Fuelsage by Bruno Panucci.

WHAT: Exhibition Openings May/June at Kudos
WHEN: 5-7pm
WHERE: Kudos Gallery, 6 Napier St. Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Guru of Chai

Modern India, a world of cyberspace and ancient gods. Our Guru (Jacob Rajan) is a bucktoothed chameleon, channelling seventeen different characters and dispensing questionable spiritual wisdom as he plays out a serpentine tale of impossible love and modern-day magic.

WHAT: Theatre Opening Night – Guru of Chai
WHEN: 7-8.30pm
WHERE: Belvoir Theatre – 18 & 25 Belvoir St, Surry Hills
HOW MUCH: $25-48, more info here

AEFF : California Dreams

American Essentials Film Festival presents ‘California Dreams’. This unusual and laconic work travels like a tumbleweed through the lives of half a dozen or so characters as they dream of somehow, sometime making it to Hollywood.

WHAT: Film Screening – California Dreams
WHEN: 8.30-10pm
WHERE: Palace Cinemas Norton St – 99 Norton St, Leichhardt
HOW MUCH: $13-20, more info here

Wednesday 17th May

Consumed by Consumption

Consumed by Consumption brings together a body of work developed by Alex over the course of many years, underpinned by his relentless fascination with contemporary societal tensions.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening – Consumed by Consumption by Alex Grilanc
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: STACKS Gallery, 191 Victoria St. Potts Point
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Cloud 9

Cloud 9 is a fashion exhibition and party curated by Lisa Twomey and Verity Mackey which coincides with Sydney Fashion Week. Cloud 9 aims to provide an inclusive platform for Australian labels and fashion inclined artists to celebrate their work. The event will include live performances from individuals inhabiting the various garments, soundscapes, video installations and a photography exhibition.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening – Cloud 9
WHEN: 7pm-12am
WHERE: Down / Under Space, 109 Regent St, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Digital Realities - NotNot

This series focuses on when real meets digital. Where the online and the actual converge. The intention of these works is to demonstrate the influence that both can have on the other and examine what happens when this intersection occurs.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening – Digital Realities – NotNot
WHEN: 6-9pm
WHERE: Goodspace Gallery 115 Regent Street, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Thursday 18th May

Virtual Imperator - Edge of Empire

Virtual Imperator – The Edge of Empire is a new exhibition of photographic, video and VR works by Shaun Gladwell, critically addressing the ambivalence of representing conflict and the historical persistence of imperial structures.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening – Shaun Gladwell, Virtual Imperator – Edge of Empire
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Australian Centre for Photography, 72 Oxford St. Darlinghurst
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Friday 19th May

The 7 stages of grieving

Remaining a masterpiece 20 years after it was penned by Wesley Enoch and Deborah Mailman, The 7 Stages of Grieving has become a vital piece in the Australian theatrical cannon. Studied by thousands of students and hailed as a contemporary classic, the play explores the grief of Aboriginal people and their hopes for reconciliation.

WHAT: Theatre – The 7 stages of Grieving
WHEN: Friday May 19 at 6:30pm, Saturday April 20 at 2pm and 7pm
WHERE: The Sydney Opera House
HOW MUCH: From $20, Tickets and info here

Saturday 20th May

Everyday Machines #2

ALASKA Projects in collaboration with Tom Smith presents Everyday Machines: A performance series bringing together artists exploring the tyranny and poetics of everyday machines.  Featuring Kynan Tan, Jasmine Guffond + special guest Alex Gawronski, and
Akil Ahamat + Delilah Lyses-Sapo.

WHAT: Everyday Machines #2
WHEN: 4-7pm
WHERE: Alaska Projects, Level 2, Kings Cross Car Park, 9A Elizabeth Bay Rd. Elizabeth Bay
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Tokyo Story

Film Saturdays at SCAF presents Tokyo Story. Tokyo Story is a masterpiece by Yasujirō Ozu which explores the generational differences in post-war Japan. Retired couple Shūkichi and Tomi Hirayama make a rare trip out of their rural Onomichi township with daughter Kyōko to visit their son, daughter and widowed daughter-in-law in Tokyo. On arrival, they discover the burgeoning capital and the priorities of their family are distinctly different to their expectations.

WHAT: Film Screening – Tokyo Story
WHEN: 3pm
WHERE: Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, 16-20 Goodhope St. Paddington
HOW MUCH: $10 tickets and info here

Sunday 21st May

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 scientist Alice Williamson to speak about Malaria research and pop culture writer Chris Neil will discuss the development of comic book creators.

WHAT: Two Up
WHEN: 6-9pm
WHERE: Cake Wines Cellar Door, 16 Eveleigh st. Redfern
HOW MUCH: $10 Tickets and info here

POWER Lunch // Issue #33 POWER Launch

Runway Australian Experimental Art are launching their latest issue #33 with a roundtable discussion over lunch, covering power, activism, social justice, creativity, language and human rights.

WHEN: 11.30-1.30pm
WHERE: Factory 49, Marrickville
HOW MUCH: $35, more info here

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