Culture Guide October 24 – 30: Reclaim the Night with comedy, UTS Fashion and a world without prisons
October 24th 2016
Monday 24th October
Mentoring in the arts
How can you make mentoring work for both of the people involved? This panel explores the issue of formal and informal mentoring in the arts.
WHAT: Panel discussion – Mentoring in the Arts
WHERE: Parramatta Artists Studios – Level 1&2, 68 Macquarie St, Parramatta
HOW MUCH: $12-22, tickets and info here.
Comedy Extravaganza (Reclaim the Night)
Some of Sydney’s best comedians have come together to support Reclaim the Night, an organization which fights against gendered violence. Featuring Ang Collins, Jestika Chand, and more!
WHAT: Comedy – Comedy Extravaganza (Reclaim the Night fundraiser)
WHERE: The Cellar Theatre, Science Rd, University of Sydney
HOW MUCH: $10 – tickets here.
Join Nick McGuigan, Thomas Kern and the Frontyard futurists to imagine the function, fiction and aesthetics of this thing we call “money” in the year 2030
WHAT: Futuring Session: Futuring Money
WHERE: Frontyard Projects, 228 Illawara rd Marickville
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP and info here
Tuesday 25th October
Two fashion shows each featuring 15 bold and innovative showcase collections from a new generation of young talent.
WHAT: Performance – UTS Fashion show 2016
WHERE: UTS Great Hall – 15 Broadway, Sydney
HOW MUCH: $37+bf – tickets and info here.
Talking Heads: Sean Rabin
Come and meet one of Australia’s best-loved authors, Sean Rabin, and join him the mesmerising world of his new novel Wood Green.
WHAT: Author Talk – Sean Rabin
WHERE: Newtown Library, 8-10 Brown St, Newtown
HOW MUCH: Free – Register here.
A violent exploration of the thin line that separates love and jealousy, Othello is a relentless journey of vicious passion. This astonishing epic tragedy will rage with jealousy on stages across Australia in Bell Shakespeare’s 2016 National Tour.
WHAT: Theatre – Othello Opening Night
WHERE: Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, CBD
HOW MUCH: $35-90 – tickets and info here.
Title and Deed
We all come from blood and saltwater and a screaming mother begging us to leave.
From the pen of Will Eno, who was described by the New York Times as ‘a Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart generation’, comes a 70-minute monologue of disarming wisdom.
WHAT: Theatre – Title & Deed
WHERE: Belvoir Street Theatre, 25 Belvoir St, Surry Hills
HOW MUCH: $25-48 – tickets and info here.
Wednesday 26th October
Squeeze / Impressure
A group exhibition by the collective “I Used to be an Artist Once”. The exhibition is a collective response to the permanent disruption of a neighbourhood, and the imminent demise of Airspace Projects, Marrickville.
WHAT: Art – ‘I Used to Be an Artist Once’ presents Squeeze/Impressure
WHEN: 6 – 9pm
WHERE: AirSpace Projects – 10 Junction St, Marrickville
HOW MUCH: Free – More info here.
The Other Art Fair
Buy direct from Australia and New Zealand’s top emerging artists across an action packed and vibrant 4 days, from October 27th – 30th.
WHAT: Art Fair – The Other Art Fair
WHERE: COMMUNE, 901 Bourke Street, Waterloo
HOW MUCH? Tickets range from $12 for concession, $15 for general admission, and $25 for VIP opening night (Thursday), – more info here.
Hunter | Gatherer
A joint exhibition by Helen Amanatiadis and Eleanor Amiradaki Rex exploring the roles of Hunters and gatherers, and our continued reliance on natural resources. This exhibition navigates what it is to belong and explores the sense of delicacy of our relationship with the natural world, its resources and to one another.
WHAT: Exhibition – Hunter | Gatherer
WHEN: 6 -8pm
WHERE: AD Space UNSW Art & Design
HOW MUCH? Free – more info here
Solo Performance Making
Join UNSW performance students as they explore contemporary performance practice and showcase their devised 5-minute solo works over two separate events.
WHAT: A series of 5-minute performances – Solo Performance Making
WHEN: 7 – 8:30pm
WHERE: Io Myers Studio, UNSW Kensington
HOW MUCH? $8 Concession $15 Full – more info here
Thursday 27th October
A World without Prisons
Looking towards a future beyond prisons, the panel examines imprisonment in Australia, links to colonisation, community-based solidarity, and a queer analysis for a prison abolitionist future where no one is left behind.
WHAT: Panel discussion – Manifesting a world without prisons: A Queer Provocations event
WHERE: The Red Rattler Theatre – 6 Faversham St, Marrickville
HOW MUCH: $5 or solidarity donations (nobody turned away) – more info here.
Exhibition presents the incredible trove of research collected by Choy Ka Fai during his expedition across the choreographic landscape of Asia.
WHAT: Exhibition: SoftMachine – Choy Ka Fai
WHEN: Thursday-Sunday 10am-6pm
WHERE: Carriageworks 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh
HOW MUCH: Free exhibition or performances $30/$40 tickets and info here
Friday 28th October
MCA Artbar 'United Nations'
What would a country without borders look like? Join Jason Wing and a huge range of artists to answer this question at this month’s MCA Artbar.
WHAT: Art/party – MCA Artbar
WHERE: MCA Artbar – 140 George St, Sydney
HOW MUCH: $22 – info and tickets here.
Framework launch: Future. Feminist. Ecology
Celebrate the final edition of critical art journal Framework. Explore feminism, futuring and the possible ecologies of a feminist future.
WHAT: Framework Launch
WHERE: UNSW Art & Design, Cnr Oxford St and Greens Road, Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free! – more info here
Saturday 29th October
We The People
Walk the streets of Darlington in a self-guided tour discovering ideas and ideals that create a neighbourhood and the different ways culture brings us together.
WHAT: We The People
WHERE: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street Eveleigh, NSW 2015
HOW MUCH: Free!- register here
Girt by Fear: preview screening and Halloween party
Girt by Fear is having it’s premier this Saturday! Discover the supernatural terrors lurking in the suburbs of Sydney in this six-part comedy/horror web-series. Costumes are encouraged!
WHAT: Girt by Fear: preview screening
WHERE: Petersham Bowling Club, 77 Brighton St Petersham
HOW MUCH: Free! – more info here
Sunday 30th October
Never Trust A Creative City at Festival Fatale
Collaborative team Too Rude (Emma McManus and Maria White) unravel the terrible formula art (plus) city (equals) gentrification in a new performance work.
WHAT: Never Trust a Creative City
WHERE: Eternity Playhouse, 39 Burton St Sydney
HOW MUCH: $26 – more info here
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