Culture Guide: November 21 – 27

November 21st 2022
MONDAY - Sign Up

Recognise Artists as Workers

Later this year, the Federal Government is launching a new National Cultural Policy. A founding principle of the new policy framework is recognising artists as workers.

Sign the petition and join NAVA’s efforts to ensure a legislated Award for the visual arts, craft and design sector is included in the new policy.

WHO: National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)

HOW TO SIGN: Follow this link to join the petition

TUESDAY - what, how, who and why

Primavera 2022

Primavera: Young Australian Artists is the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia’s annual exhibition showcasing the work of Australian artists aged 35 years and under.

Featuring six emerging Australian artists, this year draws upon mediums from choreography to moving image to refocus our attention on the what, how, who and why of our present moment.

WHO: MCA & Michael Do

WHERE: 140 George St, The Rocks

WHEN: 4 November 2022–12 February 2023


Tongue Tied

Equal parts hilarious and arresting, Tongue Tied is a brand new Australian play about the lengths a journalist will go to achieve justice. Ethics, justice and gender politics are all under-fire in this play for a post #MeToo Sydney.

WHO: King’s Cross Theatre (KXT)

WHERE: Level 2, 244-246 William St, Potts Point

WHEN: 11 – 26 November

HOW MUCH: $35-45, see here for tickets

WEDNESDAY - Exploding Stars, Small Pleasures, and the Humble Oyster

Loss of Horizon

Loss of Horizon, curated by Claire de Carteret, considers different frameworks of vertigo and disorientation as starting points to re-imagine temporal senses and a fragmented sense of being in the world. 

Bringing together five artists Loss of Horizon invites different meditations on navigating destabilisation.

WHO: Stanley Street Gallery

WHERE: 1/52-54 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst

WHEN: 16 November – 10 December



Experience Art + Information, a new series of performance lectures fusing drama and academia to bring big, bold ideas to life.

Three leading University of Sydney scholars will draw on the art of live performance to present their cutting-edge research in radical new ways, sharing intriguing insights into First Nations land care, the cosmos, and the small pleasures that make life worthwhile.

WHO: Seymour Centre & USYD

WHERE: Cnr City Road &, Cleveland St, Chippendale

WHEN: 17 – 26 November

HOW MUCH: $25-35, for more info please see here

THURSDAY - Mythopoetic Consciousness & Rational Reality

Boundary Strider Curated by Iain Whittaker

The exhibition Boundary Strider being presented at Wollongong Art Gallery brings together eleven Australian and international artists whose paintings expand our understanding of the interplay between mythopoetic consciousness and rational reality.

In an age where images and text are generated and disseminated at unparalleled speed and volume, when prime mythopoetic visual experience is either a distant memory animated by ironic interpretation, or belonging to the non-Western other, Boundary Strider arrives with a different vision – one where anthropomorphic and fantastic imagery challenges those perspectives which flatten a diverse, multiplicitous otherness by a wilful blindness and deafness to anything that does not speak in words.

WHO: Wollongong Art Gallery

WHERE: 46 Burelli St, Wollongong

WHEN: Ending 27 November



Join us for Powerhouse Late: Worship Queer Collective – a night celebrating queer Asian excellence programmed by musical artist and Powerhouse Generations Fellow Dyan Tai.

Bringing together iconic creatives for this special melding of music, dance, culinary delights and the literary world, this night will launch Dyan Tai’s new EP Empress 皇后.

WHO: Powerhouse Museum & Worship Queer Collective

WHERE: 500 Harris St, Ultimo

WHEN: 21 November, 5-9pm


FRIDAY - Offsite Theatre

Purgatorio by Ariel Dorfman

The tale of a man and a woman who have entered purgatory – a soul-less white room. Each is interrogated in turn by the other. Each has to reach a state of forgiveness and contrition before they can leave purgatory and move on.

WHO: Stacks on Theatre

WHERE: Flow Studios, 57 Denison St, Camperdown

WHEN: 25 November – 3 December

HOW MUCH: $30-35, for ticketing info please see here

SATURDAY - Art Markets & DJ Workshops

Campbelltown Artist Exchange

The Artist Exchange Makers Market at Campbelltown Arts Centre is back for a Summer edition, showcasing Western Sydney and the Macarthur region’s diverse community of artists and makers.

Featuring a unique range of stalls offering artwork, ceramics, jewellery, homewares, textiles, woven pieces and toys – perfect for gifting!

WHO: Campbelltown Arts Centre

WHERE: 1 Art Gallery Rd, Campbelltown

WHEN: 26 November, 4-8pm


Club Scribble

Come by this weekend for exhibition and market ‘Club Scribble’.

The exhibition features the work of several local artists and will have a range of items up for sale, including ceramics, textiles, collages, illustrations, prints, performance and more!

WHO: Parris Dewhurst, Prince Aydin, Anthony Bartok, Adam France, Jacqueline Larcombe, Susie Nelson, Connie Tomagra & more

WHERE: Luna Studios, 465 King St, Newtown

WHEN: 26-27 November, 10am – 6pm. Opening Drinks Saturday 2-5pm


Soft Centre Unfurl: Discourse Program

Expand your creative toolset and link with like-minded music enthusiasts at Soft Centre’s inaugural discourse and workshop event.

Join in the morning for a practical DJ workshop that uses YouTube as a mixing interface (no CDJ experience required). In the afternoon listen in to a roundtable discussion exploring the relationships between context, form, and rhythm.

*Soft Centre Unfurl is  a multi-day cross-city program of concerts, raves, workshops and discussions unfolding in churches, a cinema in Chinatown, empty office space and the Royal Botanic Gardens.

WHO: Soft Centre featuring Jon Smeathers, Rully Shubara (Senyawa), Rami Abadir (ABADIR), e fishpool & Anuraag Bhatia

WHERE: Greenhouse Studios, 8-10 Charles St, Petersham

WHEN: 26 November, 10am – 5pm

HOW MUCH: Workshop $10, Artist Panel Free. For full festival ticket information please see here

SUNDAY - Forever Ours

Mil-Pra AECG Exhibition

The annual Mil-Pra Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG) exhibition and art prize celebrates the significance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in our region and beyond.

This year we will proudly be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Mil-Pra Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG) exhibition and art prize!

WHO: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

WHERE: 1 Powerhouse Rd, Casula

WHEN: Exhibition closes 14 December



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