Culture Guide: November 14 – 20

November 14th 2022
Monday - stirred up

OPEN CALL-OUT: Soft Stir, Issue 03

Soft Stir is calling for creative responses to their upcoming print publication, Issue 03: Stories of Collision.

Whether you’re a poet, essayist, short story writer, interviewer, academic, photographer, illustrator, 3D artist, musician, sculptor, painter, all or nothing of the above – Soft Stir accepts proposals and finished pieces for written, artistic and cross-disciplinary works that respond to the theme.

WHO: Soft Stir

WHERE: For more information see here

WHEN: Applications close Friday 25 November

HOW MUCH: Free

Tuesday - As Good As Gold

LOOKING AT GOLD

This exhibition brings together a group of artists from across NSW, including from Green Valley to Tamworth, who have an enduring fascination with the artistic craft and conceptual potential of gold.

The exhibition explores gold as a material, colour and a symbol.

WHO: Casula Powerhouse

WHERE: 1 Powerhouse Rd, Casula

WHEN: Until 8 January 2023

HOW MUCH: Free

Wednesday - Family Drama

THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE

The Prices are a typical aspirational Australian working-class family. They’ve bought into the dreams and promises of a better life across the generations: the baby-boomer parents encouraged to sacrifice for a comfortable retirement, and the betterment of their children, all four of whom believe you can ‘have it all’.

Over the course of one tumultuous year, we witness the fracturing of this seemingly tight-knit unit, as each of the children comes into conflict with the parents over how to live their lives.

WHO: New Theatre

WHERE: 542 King St, Newtown

WHEN: 15 November – 17 December

HOW MUCH: $35

Thursday - Going Places

WOMEN OUT WEST: WOMEN IN THE PERFORMING ARTS

This distinguished panel will discuss their creative practice and give insight into what it’s like to be a woman in the performing arts.

Join Mary Anne Butler, Sēini ‘SistaNative’ Taumoepeau, Shy Magsalin, Randa Sayed, Augusta Supple, Nicki Morton and facilitator Lisa Finn Powell for the discussion.

WHO: Penrith Performing & Visual Arts

WHERE: Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, 597 High St, Penrith

WHEN: 17 November,  6:30pm

HOW MUCH: Tickets free, booking essential

Urban Stories: En Route

Check out Western Sydney community arts and media organisation CuriousWorks latest event! Urban Stories: En Route is an evening showcase of emerging artists and grassroots programs.

The night will include new works in development such as Testing Grounds and the Refugee Artists Development Program.

WHO: CuriousWorks

WHERE: Blacktown Arts Centre, 78 Flushcombe Rd, Blacktown

WHEN: 17 November, 6-8pm

HOW MUCH: Free

Friday - The art market is local now

2022 Firstdraft Auction Artists Party

Join artist run initiative Firstdraft for the party of the year as they countdown the last hours of their 2022 Auction.

Featuring music by Del Lumanta and Wikkid Bandit, and generously supported by Atomic, Four Pillars, Calendar Cheese, and Simon Johnson, the Artists Party is a time for us to come together to celebrate artists supporting artists.

WHO: Firstdraft

WHERE: 13/17 Riley St, Woolloomooloo

WHEN: 18 November, 6-10pm 

HOW MUCH: Free, registration recommended

Holding Court

Holding Court is an art & object design exhibition showing next month with talent from Melbourne/Naarm and Sydney/Eora.

WHO: Fisch, Platonic Lover Fishwear, Chong Office, Misc Object, Poppy Templeton and more!

WHERE: Flow Studios, 57 Denison St, Camperdown

WHEN: 18 November, 6-9pm

HOW MUCH: Free

Saturday - Markets & Magazines

Southeast Aboriginal Arts Market

Curated by Hetti Perkins (Arrernte/Kalkadoon) and Jonathan Jones (Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi) SOUTHEAST celebrates the rich cultural inheritance and contemporary artistic expression of Aboriginal artists and practitioners of the southeast region of Australia.

This year, the market brings together 32 independent Aboriginal artists, with hundreds of artworks for sale across ceramics, jewellery, weaving, carving, textiles, painting and prints. 100% of proceeds go directly to the artists.

WHO: SOUTHEAST & Carriageworks

WHERE: 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh

WHEN: 19-20 November

HOW MUCH: Free Entry

Paradise Journal Issue 02~D.I.Y.~Launch

Paradise Journal presents issue 02—DIY—which looks at architecture’s relationship with informal and sometimes immaterial acts of building, repairing and hacking in the context of Australia.

Please join the Paradise team at Mori for an afternoon of communal drinking, eating and reading.

WHO: Paradise Journal & Mori

WHERE: 24 Victoria St, Lewisham

WHEN: 19 November, 3-8pm

HOW MUCH: Free

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