Culture Guide: May 9 -15

May 9th 2022
Monday - Finding Meaning


Residues continues Vaughan’s process-based exploration of the properties of materials and their capacity to suggest meaning beyond themselves – poetic, political, organic or otherwise.

Residues is informed by the artist’s daily practice of walking at the meeting place of two creeks on Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung land where she lives and works.

WHO: Station Gallery 

WHERE: Suite 201/20 Bayswater Rd, Potts Point 

WHEN: 7 May – 11 June

HOW MUCH: Free, more information here 

Tuesday - Weird and Wacky

Everything but the Kitchen Sink Fest

‘Everything but the Kitchen Sink Fest’ is Sydney’s newest and weirdest theatre and arts Festival. A week long, non-stop, cavalcade of theatre, movement, music, art and food. 

A festival obsessed with promoting new Australian work and fresh voices, featuring four shows performed as a series of triple bills over five days.

WHO: Flight Path Theatre
WHERE: 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville
WHEN: 10 – 14 May
HOW MUCH: $14-40, for more information please see here

Wednesday - Cutting Edge

EDGE Art Camp on the GreenWay

Inner West Council is bringing back its edgiest arts program, EDGE Art Camp on the GreenWay, putting the Inner West creative community front-and-centre with a 12-day on-site live art experience and Artist in Residence project from 11 to 22 May set amidst the beautiful natural environment on the banks of Iron Cove Bay.

EDGE Art Camp on the GreenWay invites everyone to join free art workshops, meet curators, artists and makers, and participate in tours, workshops, exhibitions, talks and screenings.  BYO picnic, puppy dog and family and enjoy all that’s on offer.

WHO: Inner West Council
WHERE:  Iron Cove Bay, Canal Rd, Lilyfield
WHEN: 11-22 May
HOW MUCH: Free event, for more information please check here.

Thursday - Unearthed Artefacts

Maryanne Wick: A Sense of Place and Time

A Sense of Place and Time features paintings and drawings created by Maryanne Wick during her time living in Spain from 2017-2019. 

Based on ancient Iberian artefacts unearthed from the archaeological site of Cerro de las Cabezas (‘the Hill of the Heads’), her series of still life compositions reveals the beauty of imperfection created by the impacts of time.

WHO: Campbelltown Arts Centre
WHERE: 1 Art Gallery Rd, Campbelltown
WHEN: 9 April – 22 May
HOW MUCH: Free, for more information please see here

Friday - Scar Over

The Lake of Scars

The Lake of Scars is a groundbreaking Australian documentary dealing with allyship and reconciliation. 

The film details the relationship between an ageing white farmer and members of Victoria’s Yung Balug clan of the Dja Dja Wurrung, as they seek to showcase and protect Australia’s largest collection of scarred trees. The screening includes a Q&A with Wonnarua archaeologist and director Bill Code. 

WHO: Randwick Ritz & Bill Code
WHERE: 45 St Pauls St, Randwick
WHEN: 6:30pm Friday 13th May
HOW MUCH: $12-21, for more information please see here

Saturday - New Line of Inquiry

Addi Road Writers’ Festival

Addi Road Writers’ Festival 2022 returns on Saturday 14 May, back bigger and bolder this year and includes 30+ writers, poets, journalists and artists across 12 panels. 

The year’s theme is ‘New Lines’. New lines of conversation and inquiry. New lines in how we might live better, from responding to inequality to answering existential and aesthetic hungers within us.

WHO: Addi Road and Inner West Council
WHERE: Hut, 1/142 Addison Rd, Marrickville
WHEN: 12-6.30pm, Saturday 14 May
HOW MUCH: $20 donation at the door, free for students and unemployed. For more information please see here

Sunday - Bring me a Shubbery!

Sydney Park Community Planting Day

In celebration of National Tree Day (31 July) Sydney Park is hosting a community planting day and inviting participants to plant a tree. 

The planting will be exclusively native shrubs that will help to restore native vegetation in the area. Light refreshments will also be available and you can join a biodiversity walk of Sydney Park and tours of Sydney City Farm.

WHO: City of Sydney
WHERE: Sydney Park Rd, Alexandria
WHEN: 10am-1pm, Sunday 15 May
HOW MUCH: Free, for more information please see here 


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