Culture Guide: October 24 – 30

October 24th 2022
Tuesday — Ting Ting!

FUSE Glass Prize 2022

Presented in partnership with the JamFactory, FUSE Glass Prize 2022 is Australasia’s foremost prize for Australian and New Zealand glass artists.

It provides a platform for artists to push themselves and their work to new limits and focuses public attention on the importance of glass as a medium for contemporary artistic expression.

WHO: Australian Design Centre
WHERE: 101- 115 William St, Darlinghurst
WHEN: 7 October – 16 November 2022
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Wednesday — Sound Bites


In October, MusicNSW’s professional development series Sound Advice investigates all the ways to earn an income beyond playing live and selling records.

Via this expert in-person panel discussion you’ll get the lowdown on merch, NFTs, publishing and other alternative revenue streams available to you as an artist.

WHERE: 47/53 Wentworth Ave, Sydney
WHEN: Wednesday 26 October, 6:30PM
HOW MUCH: Free, register here


Thursday — The Space Between

Smoke Between Trees Screening and Q&A

Set amongst the breathtaking beauty of the Blue Mountains, Michael Joy’s Smoke Between Trees is an uplifting and moving story about family and identity.

Join Cinematographer and Director, Michael Joy and Actress and Blue Mountains Local Woman of the year, Elly Chatfield for a special screening and Q&A as part of University of New South Wales’ Diversity Fest.

WHO: UNSW Diversity Fest.
WHERE: Ritchie Theatre, Civil Engineering Building (H20), Library Road, Kensington
WHEN: Thursday 27 October, 5:30PM
HOW MUCH: Free, register here

With You: NANO Group Show

With you, a NANO Group show, curated by Mackenzie Benato.

In Grief and Dreams, a series of works mourning through shared action.

WHO: NANO Gallery
WHERE: 102 Victoria Road, Marrickville
WHEN: Thursday 27 October, 7:30PM
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Friday — First Nations Design and Making


Presented by UNSW Galleries and UNSW School of Art & Design, ‘Barangga’ is a yarning series that celebrates culture and community in First Nations design and making practices across Australia.

The program connects leading First Nations designers and creatives working in graphics, digital design, object, tool making, weaving, sculpture, painting, and more, with renowned First Nations curators and producers to discuss the power of creative practice.

WHO: UNSW Galleries
WHERE: Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd, Paddington
WHEN: 21 October – 11 November
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Saturday — Just Down the Street at the...

Market on the Corner by The CornerShop

Market on the Corner is The CornerShop’s first market day with stores by local artists from different mediums selling their work in the road closure. Come through and support them or sit under the eucalyptus trees!

WHO: The CornerShop
WHERE: 82A Angel Street, Newtown
WHEN: Saturday 29 October, 12-7PM
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Sunday — Joy is Coming


Festival of Joy has been held annually in the Katoomba Community Gardens for many years (with a covid hiatus…). It is a celebration of community, creativity and place.

Joy Festival Celebrates co-creation and is volunteer run. Come and get involved in a workshop, make some art, or play or listen to some music! Or do all three!

WHO: Blue Mountains Organic Community Gardens
WHERE: 10 Victoria St, Katoomba
WHEN: Sunday 30 October, 12pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here


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