Culture Guide November 28 – December 4: Sound Advice, Black Rhymes, and Japanese Ink Wash Workshops

November 28th 2016
Monday 28th November

Sound Advice

Behind every great track is a great producer. But what does a producer actually do? Come find out at our very special Sound Advice: Talks series event The Art Of Producing. Featuring Wayne Connolly and Anna Laverty.


WHAT: Sound Advice – The Art of Producing
WHEN: 6-9pm
WHERE: GDR Bar, Redfern Continental, 180 Redfern St. Redfern
HOW MUCH: $35 Tickets and info here

Tuesday 29th November

The Annual 2016

UNSW Art & Design’s ANNUAL is Australia’s largest national showcase of graduate contemporary art, design and creative media work.  It features an unmatched array of new work by participating creatives spanning; installation, animation, digital media and film, design, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking and more.


WHAT: Exhibition Opening – 2016 UNSW Art and Design Annual
WHEN: 5-9pm
WHERE: UNSW Art and Design, Cnr Oxford St. and Greens Rd. Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

New Breed

In 2016, Sydney Dance Company and Carriageworks will continue their commitment to emerging choreographers and present the third edition of New Breed.


WHAT: Dance – New Breed
WHEN: 8-9.30pm
WHERE: Carriageworks – 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh
HOW MUCH: $35 – more info here

The Laugh Stand Comedy Gala

Much-loved comedy superstar Tommy Dean, joke-master Bruce Griffiths and funny favourite Christina Van Look lead a spectacular Comedy Gala at Harold Park Hotel!


WHAT: Live Comedy Gala
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Harrold Park Hotel – 70A Ross St, Glebe
HOW MUCH: $15 – more info here

VARIETÉ - German Film Festival

As the closure of the German Film Festival, ‘VARIETÉ’ is a film that explores love, lust and jealousy in E. A. Dupont’s circus fairy tale.


WHAT: Film – German Film Festival
WHEN: 7pm
WHERE: Chauvel Cinema – 249 Oxford St, Paddington
HOW MUCH: $18 – more info here

Wednesday 30th November

Alaska Projects Openings

Final exhibitions for the year at the Alaska Projects Carpark.  Featuring Robin Hearfield, ALex Karaconji and Bridie Connell


WHAT: Exhibition Openings – Alaska Projects
WHEN: 6-9pm
WHERE: Alaska Projects, Level 2 Kings Cross Carpark, 9A Elizabeth Bay Rd. Elizabeth Bay
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

A series of life drawing events/classes with a twist
WHAT: Life Drawing
WHERE: Space, 49C Parramatta Road, Annadale
WHEN: 6:00 till 9:00pm
HOW MUCH: $15 entry, or $10 concession/student entry – more info here

Carpet Warehouse- A discount Variety Works On Paper Exhibition

A one night only exhibition in which all the artwork is on sale, and heavily discounted. Featuring a range of Local Sydney Artists.



WHAT: Exhibition
WHERE: Goodspace Gallery, Chippendale
WHEN: 6-9pm tonight,
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here.

Thursday 1st December

Black Rhymes

A night of poetry and power with local and visiting award-winning Aboriginal poets Uncle Ken Canning (Burraga Gutya), Samuel Wagan Watson, Ellen Van Neerven, Lorna Munro, and Elizabeth Jarrett. There will be an open mic for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander poets to perform their work and good vibes all night round.


WHAT: Black Rhymes – Aboriginal Poetry Night with Open Mic
WHEN: 6-11pm
WHERE: Freda’s 107-109 Regent St. Chippendale
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

Japanese Ink Wash Workshop

Japanese Ink Wash with artist Cindy Chen. Paint classic natural forms such as bamboo, grass and rock, traditionally found in Sumi-E (Japanese Ink Wash painting).  Using simple brush strokes, respond to still life subjects or experiment with abstract forms.  Try your hand at Cindy’s ‘torn paper’ stencilling technique, developed as part of her own art practice.


WHAT: Japanese Ink Wash Workshop
WHEN: 6-7pm
WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George St. Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

SCA Graduate Show

Sydney College of the Arts Graduate Degree Show.  Featuring Masters of Fine Arts and PhD students.


WHAT: Exhibition Opening – Sydney College of the Arts Graduate Show
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Sydney College of the Arts, Balmain Rd. Rozelle
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

NAS Graduate Exhibition

The National Art School Graduate Exhibition, featuring almost 100 students completing the Bachelor of Fine Art in 2016 is a celebration of creativity and ingenuity.


WHAT: Exhibition Opening – National Art School Graduate Exhibition
WHEN: 6-9pm
WHERE: National Art School, Forbes St. Darlinghurst
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

This Time It's Personal

A highly anticipated exhibition showcasing personal work from a selection of Australia’s most exciting fashion, advertising and fine art photographers, completely free from commercial interests.


WHAT: Exhibition Opening – This Time It’s Personal
WHEN: 6-9pm
WHERE: Sun Studios, 42 Maddox St. Alexandria
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

Designing Bright Futures

Designing Bright Futures surveys eleven of the most outstanding graduating students across the UNSW Art & Design Bachelor and Master of Design fields including jewellery, textile, graphic, object, interactive and spatial design. The future focussed works explore and promote ideas of innovation, sustainable practice, capacity for social impact, commercial viability and the role of design in advancing well-being.


WHAT: Exhibition Opening – Designing Bright Futures
WHEN: 6-9pm
WHERE: Australian Design Centre, 101-115 William St. Darlinghurst
HOW MUCH: Free, register online here

Friday 2nd December

Piles | Video Shop

Two exciting new exhibitions featuring artists Alex Gawronski, Jasmine Guffond, Jelena Telecki, and Matte Rochford.


WHAT: Exhibition Opening – Piles | Video Shop
WHEN: 7-10pm
WHERE: 55 Sydenham Rd. Sydenham
HOW MUCH: Free more info here


In 1986, a group of artists set up a gallery and named it Firstdraft.  An exhibition to celebrate 30 years!
WHAT: Exhibition Opening – 1986
WHEN: 6-10pm
WHERE: Firstdraft Gallery, 13-17 Riley St. Woolloomooloo
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

December Exhibitions Opening

Say goodbye to December with Airspace Projects final round of exhibitions for 2016!

WHAT: December Exhibitions Opening
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Airspace Projects – 10 Junction St, Marrickville
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here

POLLEN Issue 2 launch party and immersive VR exhibition

POLLEN Magazine launches issue 2 with an immersive VR exhibition exploring the theme of “Creaturely Life”.


WHAT: Pollen magazine launch party
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Lilac City 1/103-105 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here

Musica Copa 2016

Australia’s charity 5-aside football tournament for the music industry returns! Expect beers, Mary’s burgers, DJs and football all for a good cause.


WHAT: Musica Copa 2016
WHEN: 2-9pm
WHERE: Kikoff, 100 Marrickville road, Marrickville
HOW MUCH: $10 door donation- more info here

Moonlight Cinema

New releases and cult classics in an outdoor cinema running from December through to January.


WHAT: Moonlight Cinema
WHEN: 01 December- 31st January
WHERE: Belvedere Ampitheatre, Centennial Park
HOW MUCH: $15-$19 – more info here

Saturday 3rd December

Blak Markets

The return of the Blak Markets at Barangaroo is set to be the biggest yet, with over 30 stallholders selling everything from candles to paintings. All in time for christmas.  Marcus Corowa will be the special guest performances on the day and we’ve got free weaving workshops as well as beautiful woven items, paintings, shell-art and more.


WHAT: Blak Markets
WHEN: 9:30am-3pm
WHERE: Barangaroo Reserve, Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

Sydney East Art Walk

The Summer edition of the Sydney East Art Walk.  This is the annual Christmas Exhibition – A Time of Gifts will be on show. This is a celebration of the unique and original.


WHAT: Sydney East Art Walk
WHEN: 12-4pm
WHERE: 1/52-54 Stanley St. Darlinghurst
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

Sunday 4th November

Commune Christmas Markets

COMMUNE Locally Made is on again, just in time for Xmas! Uncovering The Best Inner West: Food & Bev, Music, Fashion, Art and Makers. A great chance to pick up some unique hand crafted locally made products for friends and family, even yourself!


WHAT: COMMUNE Christmas Markets
WHEN: 10am-5pm
WHERE: COMMUNE, 901 Bourke St. Waterloo
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

A Night of Horror International Film festival

It’s closing night of the International Film festival! Last chance to check out some independent horror, sci-fi, fantasy and thriller films.


WHAT: A Night of Horror Film Festival
WHEN: closing night, times vary
WHERE: Dendy Cinemas Newtown
HOW MUCH: $13-$16- more info here

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