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
WHEN: 7-9pm
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)
WHEN: 7-10pm
WHERE: The Cellar Theatre, Science Rd, University of Sydney
HOW MUCH: $10 – tickets here.

Futuring Money

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
WHEN: 6-9pm
WHERE: Frontyard Projects, 228 Illawara rd Marickville
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP and info here

Tuesday 25th October

UTS Fashion

Two fashion shows each featuring 15 bold and innovative showcase collections from a new generation of young talent.


WHAT: Performance – UTS Fashion show 2016
WHEN: 7:45-10pm
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
WHEN: 6.30-7.30pm
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
WHEN: 6.30-9pm
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
WHEN: 7-8pm
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
WHEN: 6pm
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
WHEN: 6-9pm
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
WHEN: 7-11pm
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
WHEN: 5-7pm
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
WHEN: 12-5pm
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
WHEN: 7-12pm
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
WHEN: 4.30-5.30pm
WHERE: Eternity Playhouse, 39 Burton St Sydney
HOW MUCH: $26 – more info here

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