Culture Guide: October 31 – November 6

October 31st 2022
Monday - Start Your Week Rite

Salon of the Rose and Cross

The Ritual Transmission Agency presents the Salon of the Rose + Cross 2022, an international exposition of new mysticisms within contemporary art.

Last held over 125 years ago in Paris, France, the Salon of the Rose + Cross was hosted annually to celebrate the opulent, fin-de-siecle spiritualism of its day. Over a century later, the RTA seeks to promote the magico-theurgical currents pulsating beneath the surface of our own present. Yet this time, our ceremony takes place at the end of the world, in Sydney, Australia.

WHO: Ritual Transmission Agency
WHERE: 31 Belmore Road, Randwick, NSW 2031
WHEN: Monday 31 October, 6PM – 9:30PM
HOW MUCH: Free, however, coming guised for the vigil of All Hallows Eve is encouraged… more info here

Tuesday - Becoming World

Art and Activism: Reimagining An Alternative World

Ben Juers and Stephanie McMillan will be in discussion about how art and activism can forge an alternative society and prompt discussions within our communities.

The two artist will delve into the questions surrounding the importance and ability of art and activism.

WHO: New International Bookshop
WHERE: online, Zoom link shared after registration
WHEN: Tuesday 1 November, 9:30PM – 10:30PM
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Sculpture by the Sea

Sculpture by the Sea has returned to the Bondi to Tamarama Beach coastal walk as the world’s largest free to the public sculpture exhibition. The spectacular coastal walk will be transformed into a 2km long sculpture park over three weeks featuring more than 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world.

WHO: Sculpture by the Sea
WHERE: Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk, Sydney.
WHEN: NOW OPEN, until Nov. 7
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Wednesday - I dreamt of a garden...

SubTerrains: Theatre Kantanka’s Dream Shutter

Join Bankstown Arts Centre for Theatre Kantanka’s Dream Shutter live performances, as part of the 2022 Bankstown Biennale, SubTerrains.
Dream Shutter is a performance installation by Theatre Kantanka that fuses formal and popular psychology, story-telling and surreal photography with the desire to resonate this wild wondrous terrain with the audience and to inspire them to consider and commune with their own dreaming selves.

WHO: Theatre Kantanka & Bankstown Arts Centre
WHERE: Incubate Artist Studios, 80 North Terrace, Bankstown, NSW 2200
WHEN: Wednesday 2 November, 7PM-8PM
HOW MUCH: Tickets $10, more info/show times here

Eden Unearthed: art in the gardens

This sprawling exhibition is free to all and runs for a six-month period. Picture giant dragonflies, floating seed banks, a labyrinth made from stick and stones, an expanse of tessellated painted works created in partnership with the trees themselves and suspended and a ‘living biofield’ of lichens and tardigrade micro-organisms.

WHO: Eden Gardens
WHERE: Eden Gardens, 307 Lane Cove Road, Macquarie Park, NSW 2113
WHEN: Wednesday 2 November, 9AM – 5PM
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Thursday - Festival and Feast

Dynasty Diwali

Dynasty is back at our beloved Bearded Tit! With a Diwali edition to celebrate Queer South Asian Excellence!

Hosted and curated by Manish Interest and featuring artists Swetha Das, Salem & Mara Maya Devi.

Get in early from 7pm for South Asian short eats by guest caterer. Shows from 8pm.

WHO: The Bearded Tit & Worship Queer Collective
WHERE: The Bearded Tit, 183 Regent St, Redfern, NSW 2016
WHEN: Thursday 3 November, 7PM
HOW MUCH: Free – donations encouraged, more info here

Ground Zero Site Inspection and Q&A

Join us for an open site visit of the East Sydney Community and Arts Centre (ESCAC) and a Q&A chat about the Ground Zero program.
Ground Zero is a creative development residency for LGBTQIA+ artists with disability, deaf, hard of hearing and neurodiversity, working in contemporary performance.

An AUSLAN interpreter will be present.

WHO: East Sydney Community Arts Centre & Brand X
WHERE: East Sydney Community Arts Centre ,34 Burton Street Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
WHEN: Thursday 3 November, 4:00PM– 5:30PM
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Friday - Afternoon Bonanza

Lennox Street Open Studio

“Our famous annual November Open Studio Weekend is back! After what seems like forever, we cant wait to open our doors to all of you, in a 25 year tradition that is eagerly awaited by hundreds in the local community. Come and meet dozens of working artists in their studios and walk away with affordable, original artwork by a local artist.”

WHO: Lennox Street Art Studios
WHERE: 111 Lennox St, Newtown, NSW 2042
WHEN: Friday 4 November, 6PM
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Saturday - Livin' La Vida Local!

Join The Dots Markets

The style transition as we move into Summer (Parra’dowee) can be a jarring one, the looks of yester-year are certainly haunting my wardrobe. Join The Dots Market is the perfect place to buy some locally designed and crafted clothing which is sure to bedazzle and inspire!

WHO: Join The Dots
WHERE: 102 Victoria Road, Marrickville, NSW 2204
WHEN: Saturday  5 November, 10AM – 5PM
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Opening Night: Syd-Esque

A collective multimedia exhibition. The work involved reflects individual interpretations of Sydney through the discovery of personal experiences.

Come along on Saturday 5th of November from 6-10pm, to our opening night/soirée with complimentary drinks to immerse yourself in art created by local emerging artists Chester Collins, Archy Obradovic, Natasha Pettit and Tilden San-Roque.

WHO: Natasha Pettit, Chester Collins, Archy Obradovic & Tilden San-Roque.
WHERE: Tap Gallery, Level 1/159 Riley Street, Surry Hills, 2010
WHEN:Saturday 5 November, 6PM- 10PM
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Sunday - Knowledge Sharing

Blak Markets on Bare Island

Started back in 2013, The Blak Markets are an initiative to preserve and maintain the passing-down of Aboriginal knowledge, practice and culture, cultivating relationships between elders and younger Aboriginal generations.

The Blak markets provides the opportunity of buying directly from Aboriginal business so you can ensure that the product is authentic and the profits of your sale go back to Aboriginal people and their communities.

This Sunday go out to Bare Island to enjoy some Bushfood BBQ, support Aboriginal businesses and invest in the future of First Nations people living on Country.

WHO: Blak Markets & First Hand Solution Aboriginal Corporation
WHERE: Bare Island, La Perouse, 2036
WHEN: Sunday 6 November, 10AM-3PM
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

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