Culture Guide May 30 – June 5: documentary fundraisers, arts funding discussions, and medical patients in art

May 29th 2016
Monday 30th May

Let's Talk arts funding panel

With the arts funding landscape such a tricky issue nowadays, the National Association for the Visual Arts and Artspace are holding a panel with a heap of artists and arts organisers to discuss where the arts are at since so many organisations have had funding cuts.


WHAT: Let’s Talk arts funding panel hosted by National Association for the Visual Arts and Artspace
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: The Gunnery – 43-51 Cowper Wharf Rd, Woolloomooloo
HOW MUCH: Free – register here.

Insight: the Business of Art

In collaboration with VIVID Ideas, interesting and intriguing conversations between hard-hitting art authorities on the subject of what constitutes ‘success’ in the art world.


WHAT: Insight by The Office Space: the Business of Art
WHEN: 5:30-7pm
WHERE: Golden Age Cinema & Bar – Paramount House, 80 Commonwealth St, Sydney
HOW MUCH: $25 – more info here.

Work in Progress - Squiggle Space

In anticipation of the official opening of Squigglespace in Paddington on June 8th, two Sydney based artists Claire Johnson and Kieran Bryant are having a work in progress showing. Come and have a preview of what they’ve been working on and what’s to come!


WHAT: Claire Johnson and Kieran Bryant at Squigglespace
WHEN: 6 – 8pm
WHERE: Squigglespace, 432 Oxford St Paddington

Tuesday 31st May

A Matter of Principle documentary fundraiser

As part of a fundraiser for “A Matter of Principle” which follows a group of refugee students, come see “Switch on the Night” about the experience of kids in detention.


WHAT: A Matter of Principle documentary fundraiser
WHEN: 6-8:30pm
WHERE: Giant Dwarf Theatre – 199 Cleveland St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: $25 – more info and tickets here.

Wednesday 1st June

after pARTY ~ Some Three Somes

The fourth instalment of cracking parties after great groups of gallery openings in Sydney. This month features artist trio 110% and Hissy Fit + LOMB.


WHAT: after pARTY ~ Some Three Somes ~ 110% ft. Hissy Fit + LOMB
WHEN: 7pm
WHERE: Freda’s – 109 Regent St, Sydney
HOW MUCH: Gold coin entry – more info here.

"Dirt Road" opening at MOP Projects

“Dirt Road” is an investigation into the contemporary predicament of art making and the dilemmas artists face when trying to construct legitimacy within their practice. Sound confusing? Head along and find out what it all means!


WHAT: “Dirt Road” opening at MOP Projects
WHEN: 6pm
WHERE: MOP Gallery – 2/39 Abercrombie St, Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Thursday 2nd June

"The Patient" exhibition

An exhibition conceptualising the artist as a medical patient and medical patients as living subjects in contemporary art.


WHAT: The Patient: The Medical Subject in Contemporary Art
WHEN: 10am-5pm until 6 August
WHERE: UNSW Galleries – Cnr of Oxford St and Greens Rd, Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Friday 3rd June

Daniel Boyd presents: selected works

Come experience the artistic reminiscences of award-winning artist Daniel Boyd, plus the enigmatic “Jewel Case” from Shane Haseman and Mitchel Cumming.


WHAT: Daniel Boyd presents: selected works from a personal collection || Shane Haseman and Mitchel Cumming
WHEN: 6pm
WHERE: 55 Sydenham Rd gallery – 55 Sydenham Rd, Marrickville
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Saturday 4th June


A new venture into theatrical entertainment featuring fabulously flamboyant cabaret artistes, bizarre circus carnival cabaret acts, and a new breed of risqué pop crossover performer.


WHAT: VIVID Au Go Go presents: Avant-Cabaret
WHEN: 8:30pm
WHERE: Kings Cross Hotel – 244-248 Williams St, Potts Point
HOW MUCH: $25+bf – more info and tickets here.

Sunday 5th June

Report a Problem exhibition

Navigation, mapping and the visual language of digital landscapes are explored in this exhibition featuring the work of Mark Mailler and Celeste Stein.


WHAT: Report a Problem by Mark Mailler and Celeste Stein opening night
WHEN: 6-9pm
WHERE: Merry Crisis – 21 Forest Rd, Arncliff
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

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