Culture Guide May 9 – 15: music in art, lots of live comfy tunes, and poetry night

May 8th 2016
Monday 9th May

Photography and situated media lecture

Presented by the University of Technology Sydney and curated by Sydney artist Natalya Hughes, this lecture is part of an ongoing  series exploring the practices of a variety of incredible artists and photographers.

This week features Stephanie Simcox and Lyndal Irons. Simcox is committed to working with not-for-profit organisations in Australia and abroad on local development studies such as housing, equality and health. Irons is a documentary photographer and writer focused on local reportage, who recently won the 2015 Pool Grant for her series ‘On Parramatta Road’.


WHAT: PSM Lecture Series 2016 – #5 Stephanie Simcox and Lyndal Irons
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: UTS Building 6 – 702-730 Harris St, level 3, room 22
HOW MUCH: Free – more details here.

Anna-Marÿke | Still Life Series

Catch the last week of a photographic exhibition by Anna-Marÿke, featuring large scale images shot on film of rotting fruit, taxidermy animals, luscious velvet fabrics and dying flowers. Referencing the Dutch and Spanish Masters of the 17th century, Anna-Marÿke celebrates life in nature through the contemporary medium of analogue photography.


WHAT: Anna-Marÿke | Still Life Series
WHEN: Monday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm
WHERE: Yellow House, 57 — 59 Macleay Street, Potts Point NSW 2011

Tuesday 10th May

Mnemonic Mirror exhibition opening

Attend the opening of the “Mnemonic Mirror”, an exploration of the creation, recalibration and erosion of memory in the digital age. Definitely something to think about with an increasing reliance on technological devices!


WHAT: The Mnemonic Mirror exhibition opening
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: UTS Art – Level 4, 702 Harris St, Ultimo
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Poetry night at Sapphos

Monthly poetry night at Sapphos is back again! Head along, grab a drink and listen to some of the finest poetry Sydney’s got on offer. If you want to read out your own, show up at 7pm and bung your name on the list for the open mic at the end.


WHAT: Poetry night at Sapphos
WHEN: 7-10pm
WHERE: Sappho Books Cafe & Wine Bar – 51 Glebe Pt Rd, Glebe
HOW MUCH: By donation – more info and list of poets here.

Wednesday 11th May

Yellow Wednesday live music

The May edition of cool new live music at the Secret Garden Bar! Featuring Ben England, Vibe Positive, Andy Garvey, and Anna May Kirk.


WHAT: Yellow Wednesday – May Edition
WHEN: 7-11pm
WHERE: Secret Garden Bar – 134a Enmore Rd, Enmore
HOW MUCH: Free entry – more details here.

Jasper Knight at Chalk Horse Gallery

Come along and see Jasper Knight’s colourful post-Pop Art canvasses and sculptures. Jasper Knight is one of Australia’s most promising young artists and a finalist in the Archibald Prize.


WHAT: Jasper Knight at the Chalk Horse Gallery
WHEN: 12-6pm until 11th June
WHERE: Chalk Horse Gallery – Lower Ground 171 William St, Darlinghurst
HOW MUCH: Free – more info + images here.

‘The Waiting Room’ exhibition


Davida Allen, Tully Arnot, Garry Bish, Pat Brassington, Katthy Cavaliere, Destiny Deacon, Julie Dowling, Neil Emmerson, Cherine Fahd, Andrew Gritscher, Madeleine Kelly, Anastasia Klose, Annika Koops, Kate Mitchell, Pru La Motte, Nell, Elvis Richardson, Darren Sylvester, Ingeborg Tyssen, Michelle Ussher, Emma White


WHAT: Exhibiton “Transmute’

WHERE: 107 Projects

WHEN: 7pm


Transmute is an exhibition of 13 artists working around the theme of relationships that shaped us. They’re working in a totally diverse range of mediums from textiles to photography to kinetic sculpture. AND they’ll be transforming the 107 Projects space into an entirely interactive experience so go along and immerse yourself in it!

Thursday 12th May

REC ROOM at Interlude Gallery

Enter the cosy space of Interlude Gallery and experience REC ROOM, a group exhibition exploring the emotional narratives we generate within our own intimate spaces. It’s an immersive playground where radical thoughts are exchanged through play.


WHAT: REC ROOM at the Interlude Gallery
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Interlude Gallery – Shop 11/131-145 Glebe Pt Rd, Glebe
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

In Tune: "Music in Art" soiree

Music? Art? These are two old friends who join once again for an exhibition featuring the best of both and the connection between them. Join the artists behind the works for drinks!


WHAT: “Music in Art” soiree presented by In Tune
WHEN: 6pm
WHERE: 107 Projects – 107 Redfern St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: $35 – tickets + info here.

Friday 13th May

'On Parramatta Road' by Lyndal Irons

As part of the Head-On Photo Festival, see a long-term project consisted of work previously recognised as finalists, forming a comprehensive documentation and preservation of Australia’s first highway – a stretch constantly threatened by change.


WHAT: ‘On Parramatta Road’ opening by Lyndal Irons
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Articulate Project Space – 497 Parramatta Road, Leichhardt
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Friday Night Live: Juju Wings and Doctor Abernathy

Keen to bring a burgeoning live music scene to Chatswood, two musicians and music lovers have put together a series of live music performances. Check out Juju Wings and Doctor Abernathy this week with their warped sounds bringing culture to Chatswood!


WHAT: Friday Night Live featuring Juju Wings and Doctor Abernathy
WHEN: 8pm
WHERE: The Chatswood Club – 11 Help St, Chatswood
HOW MUCH: $15 or $10 presale – tickets here.

Saturday 14th May

Making History with Mike Parr

The BC Institute creates an evolving archive of performance art told from many perspectives: ethnicity, gender, and many others. This time, they’re joined by artists Mike Parr and Salote Tawale, plus collaborative practice Get to Work.


WHAT: BC Institute – Making History with Mike Parr, Salote Tawale and Get to Work
WHEN: 4pm
WHERE: 86 George St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Rapid Response Team | Bulletin 3

Facilitated by PACT Centre for Emerging Artists, Rapid Response Team features 6 artists who have 48 hours to interpret a topical news bulletin and create new work. Presented monthly until August in different locations around Sydney, Rapid Response Team is urgent performance-making with a social conscience.


WHAT: Rapid Response Team | Bulletin 3
WHEN: 7pm, Saturday May 14th
WHERE: 107 Projects, 107 Redfern Street, Redfern
HOW MUCH: $10 – more info here.

Sunday 15th May

Bucket Lounge Presents: Art Captures Art

An evening of poetry, spoken word, storytelling, live art and music! All in comfortable surroundings and with access to good food and drink!


WHAT: Bucket Lounge Presents: Art Captures Art
WHEN: 5:30-8:30pm
WHERE: Corridor – 153A King St, Newtown
HOW MUCH: Free – info and tickets here.

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