Culture Guide: November 7 – 13

November 7th 2022
Monday - Making a mural

Heal Country: Mural & Video

Heal Country is an acknowledgment to country, on which we meet, live, work, and play. The artwork is inspired by layers of local landscapes, foods, bush medicine and healing plants.

Alia Ardon’s new film, Colours of Country, was commissioned and developed by PACT to document the making of our mural. Alia’s film features interviews with the artists, PACT community and local neighbours, talking about what the mural means to them.

WHO: PACT
WHERE: Online & 107 Railway Parade, Erskineville
WHEN: Ongoing
HOW MUCH: Free

Tuesday - Body, memory and space

Do Ho Suh

Do Ho Suh’s extensive body of work is characterised by an ongoing meditation on notions of belonging, identity and home.

Encompassing portraiture and architectural references, Suh’s works have a distinctive biographical dimension evoking the various spaces he has lived and worked in, including Seoul, New York, Berlin, and London.

WHO: MCA
WHERE: 140 George St, The Rocks
WHEN: 4 November 2022–26 February 2023
HOW MUCH: $18 Concession, $22 Adult. For more information please see here.

Wednesday - Abstract thoughts

Plexus Pt.1

Plexus is a collaborative exhibition in two parts between NAS, SCA, UNSW ADA students, and recent graduates.

Grounded in ideas of collaboration and without trying to represent a whole chorus of voices, this exhibition is maybe an exercise of social imagination, hoping to connect on the basis of affinity.

WHO: Abstract Thoughts Gallery
WHERE: 197 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
WHEN: 9 November, 6-8pm
HOW MUCH: Free

Thursday - Celebrating Sydney music, arts and culture

FBi SMAC Awards 2022

FBi Radio is excited to present the 2022 FBi SMAC Awards – our annual celebration of Sydney music, arts and culture. For the first time ever, this year’s ceremony will be open to the public!

Held at Powerhouse in Ultimo, the night will feature FBi DJs and live performances from Kobie Dee, Milan Ring and Optic Nerve as we announce the winners of the 2022 FBi SMAC Awards.

WHO: Powerhouse Museum & FBi Radio
WHERE: 500 Harris St, Ultimo
WHEN: 10 November from 5pm
HOW MUCH: Free

PostGrad Show Opening

NAS is very excited to announce the official opening of their 2022 Postgrad show!

Join the celebration of NAS’s newest graduates with art from new artists on show throughout the iconic NAS campus.

WHO: National Art School
WHERE: 156 Forbes St, Darlinghurst
WHEN: 10 November, 6-10pm
HOW MUCH: Free

Friday - Identity, intimacy and joy

A Brightness Beyond

Celebrate opening night of  ‘A Brightness Beyond’, an exhibition exploring questions of perception and considering – what versions of ourselves/things/places lie just out of reach? What intimate futures can we imagine?

WHO: Waiting Room Project
WHERE: Level 3, Nightingale Wing, Sydney Eye Hospital, 8 Macquarie S, Sydney
WHEN: 11 November, 6:30pm-8:30pm
HOW MUCH: Free

Saturday - PARTY

PARTY

“Carriageworks looks to the future of Blak Arts with a celebration honouring the legacies of The National Black Theatre. For one night only, everyone is invited to join us for a program spanning live music, performance, drag, visual art, and film, kicked off with a citizen’s assembly led by author and Uluru Statement from the Heart campaigner Thomas Mayor.”

WHO: Carriageworks
WHERE: 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh
WHEN: 12 November, from 4pm
HOW MUCH: Free!

LIVE PERFORMANCE: JANNAWI DANCE CLAN

Join us for a live performance from 52 Actions exhibiting artists Jannawi Dance, an Aboriginal dance company that centres on Indigenous storytelling through dance and performance.

Jannawi means ‘with me, with you’ in Darug language. As a dance collective they celebrate the strength, resilience and stories of Aboriginal people in NSW.

WHO: Penrith Regional Gallery
WHERE: 86 River Rd, Emu Plains
WHEN: 12 November 2022, 1:30-1:50pm
HOW MUCH: Free

Op Shop: Opening Night

Tiles Lewisham is excited for Opening Night of its newest exhibition ‘Op Shop’ curated by Andriana Carney. The exhibition features ten of Sydney’s most edgy, experimental emerging artists.

Pull through for drinks, tunes and top tier contemporary art.

WHO: Tiles Lewisham
WHERE: 24A Victoria St, Lewisham
WHEN: 12 November, 6-9pm
HOW MUCH: Free

Sunday - going once, going twice

Garage Sale Trail

Mark your calendars for two big weekends of garage sales held simultaneously in garages, unit blocks, schools, and ovals across Parramatta on 12-13 & 19-20 November.

Help extend the life of your items, saving them from landfill and maximising the value of all the energy and resource that goes into making them. Sell, shop and learn at this year’s Garage Sale Trail.

WHO: Parramatta City Council & Garage Sale Trail
WHERE: Various locations across Parramatta
WHEN: November 12-13 & 19-20
HOW MUCH: Free entry

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