Culture Guide November 7 – 13: Black Arts Market, A Colourful Horse Heard, and The MCA’s 25th Birthday

November 7th 2016
Monday 7th November

Kino #111

Join Kino Sydney as they throw open their screen to Sydney’s diverse scene of local filmmakers to premiere their madcap, creative, and always inventive short films.


WHAT: Short Film Gala – Kino #111
WHEN: 6-9pm
WHERE: 107 Projects, 107 Redfern St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: $10 tickets, more info here 

Tuesday 8th November


Somebody Nobody is a Sculpture, Performance and Installation student exhibition exploring and analysing the body and disparate body parts.


WHAT: Exhibition – Somebody/Nobody
WHEN: Tuesday 6-8pm
WHERE: The Black Box, UNSW Art and Design, Greens Rd, Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here


The story of the 1970’s battle by residents of this inner Sydney suburb to save the area from slum clearance and redevelopment by public housing authorities.


WHAT: Film Screening – Waterloo
WHEN: 6:30-8pm
WHERE: 107 projects, 107 Redfern St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: Donation entry, more info here


The decaying brutalist monuments from Tito’s Yugoslavia form the backdrop for ‘Monumentalism’.  International and Australian artists respond to the emotional, political and social impact of the failings of the single party state


WHAT: Exhibition Opening – Monumentalism
WHEN: 5-7pm
WHERE: Kudos Gallery, 6 Napier St, Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Ideas Platform

The second annual Parramatta Artists Studios presentation at Artspace, part of a four-year partnership that sees the two institutions working collaboratively to further support artists in Western Sydney through curatorial dialogue, mentorship and advocacy.


WHAT: Opening – Ideas Platform – Parramatta Artist Studios
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Artspace 43-51 Cowper Wharf Rd, Woolloomooloo
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

2016 Visual Arts Fellowship

With a 100-year history, the NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) is a key exhibition for profiling the dynamism and breadth of emerging contemporary artistic practice in NSW.


WHAT: Exhibition Opening – 2016 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Artspace 43-51 Cowper Wharf Rd, Woolloomooloo
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here


David Mamet’s extraordinary writing brings the luminous Rose Byrne back to the Australian stage. Mamet writes dialogue so distinct – fast, funny, exacting, inspired – that it is a genre unto itself. From Glengarry Glen Ross to Oleanna, he has given morally questionable characters the linguistic dexterity to enthral us, offend us and hoodwink us all at the same time.


WHAT: Play Opening – Speed the Plow
WHEN: 7.30-11pm
WHERE: Roslyn Packer Theatre – Sydney Theatre Company, Pier 4 Hickson Rd, Millers Point
HOW MUCH: $84/100, more info here

Improv Theatre Sydney (ITS) 2nd Birthday

Celebrate 2 years of Improv Theatre Sydney with 4 big nights of improv.

ITS Birthday Extravaganza Week showcases some of the awesome talent that ITS has nurtured and seen blossom into their own kick-ass troupes, along with your fav ITS faculty members and mates!


WHAT: Improv Theatre Sydney’s 2nd Birthday
WHEN: 7-10pm
WHERE: Giant Dwarf, 199 Cleveland St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: $12, more info here

Wednesday 9th November

Salam Neighbour

Salam Neighbour is an award-winning feature documentary and campaign to connect the world to refugees. A never before seen look into the world’s most pressing crisis.


WHAT: Film Screening – Salam Neighbour, Amnesty NSW Refugee Network
WHEN: Wednesday 7-10pm
WHERE: 107 Projects, 107 Redfern St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: $5, Tickets and info here

PSM Honours

UTS Photography and Situated Media is proud to present the 2016 Honours exhibition at Alaska Projects.


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

Making Works in the West

Pannel discussion, exploring the resources and opportunities available to individuals and groups who have performance-based practices within the west.


WHAT: Panel Discussion
WHEN: 7:30 till 9:30
WHERE: Blacktown Arts Centre, 78 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown
HOW MUCH: $10.40, more info here

Wasted Life – Sindy Sinn Solo Exhibition

Debut solo exhibition by Sydney artist, Sindy Sinn. Newtown’s prolific skull-artist is taking over the walls of Goodspace. Exhibiting unique and limited art inspired by a life of drinking and self-inflicted decay.


WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: 6 till 10pm
WHERE: Goodspace Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Thursday 10th November

Nick Cave - HEARD•SYD 

Experience thirty colourful horses as they transform Sydney into a place of wonder. Set to live music and percussion, HEARD·SYD is set to be an exuberant, surreal and explosive performance.


WHAT: Performance –  Heard by Nick Cave
WHEN: Thursday 5pm, Saturday 10am and 12pm
WHERE: Thursday – Pitt street mall, Sydney.  Saturday – Carriageworks, 245 Wilson st Eveleigh
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Interlude Auction

Fundraising Auction at Interlude Gallery. Take home a steal from some of Interlude’s amazing artists and collaborators.


WHAT: 2016 Interlude Auction
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Interlude Gallery, 11/131-145, Glebe Point Rd, Glebe
HOW MUCH: Free entry, more info here

Friday 11th November

MCA’s 25th birthday weekend

Celebrate 25 years of art during a three-day extravaganza!  Including sonic performances, unlikely gallery tours, provocative debates and one very creative birthday cake.


WHAT: MCA’s 25th birthday weekend
WHEN: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
WHERE: The Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George St Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here


Live music from Chunyin, Gussy, Dan Stricker and more, in an exhibition by Fraser Anderson.

WHEN: 8pm-1am
WHERE: Suite 502, 11 Randle Street, Surry Hills
HOW MUCH: $10 entry- more info here


Saturday 12th November

Black Arts Market

Black Arts Market will showcase the cultural heritage of South-Eastern Aboriginal Australia. The market place provides a unique opportunity to engage with artists and acquire new works.


WHAT: Black Arts Market
WHEN: Saturday 9am-5pm, and Sunday 10am – 6pm
WHERE: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson st Eveleigh
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Comedy for a Cause

A showcase of some of the best comedians from the Sydney and Melbourne International Comedy Festival in support of the Rotary Club of Dee Why Warringah.


WHAT: Comedy for a cause
WHEN: 8-10:15pm
WHERE: The Builders Club, 18-20 Fisher Rd, Dee Why
HOW MUCH: $20-35 tickets and more info here

Jazz at the Powerhouse

Cosy into the Art-Deco setting of the Kings Cinema for a screening of The Girls in The Band. Follow the stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists from the 30s to the present day.

WHAT: Film screening
WHEN: 10.15am
WHERE: Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo
HOW MUCH: $8-$15, book tickets here


The Planthunter monthly plant sale

Head to Marrickville for some weird and wonderful indoor plants! plus books, succulent cuttings, pots and ceramics.

WHAT: The Planthunter Monthly Plant Sale
WHEN: 10-1pm
WHERE: 51 Buckley St, Marrickville
HOW MUCH: Prices vary- more info here

Artist/Curator talk

Join Biljana Jančic, Kuba Dorabialski and Tim Bruniges for an artist/curator talk about Monumentalism, an exhibition responding to the emotional, political and social impact of the failings of the single party state.

WHAT: Artist/curator talk
WHEN: 2-3pm
WHERE: Kudos Gallery- 6 Napier Street, Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free- more info here

Sunday 13th November

Newtown Festival

Whether you’re local or a tourist, Newtown feels like home. The festival welcomes the world to show off what’s so special about one of Sydney’s favourite suburbs. Diverse, vibrant, eclectic, creative – join the fun this weekend.


WHAT: Newtown Festival
WHEN: 9:30am–5:30pm
WHERE: Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, Cnr Federation Rd and Church St, Newtown
HOW MUCH: Donation entry, more info here

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