Culture Guide October 31 – November 6: Sweet Addictions, exploring Desire Lines, and stories from Radio Atlas

October 31st 2016
Monday 31st October

Penny Glanville-Hicks Address

The Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address is an annual forum which honours one of Australia’s great international composers and provides a platform to discuss important issues facing contemporary music today.


WHAT: The 2016 Penny Higgs Address: Nicole Canham ‘The Poetry of Today.’
WHEN: 7-9:30
WHERE: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh
HOW MUCH: Free. Register online here 


Emma Price looks at the special magic of 24 hour institutions, the kind of bizarre dreamlike state that settles over a place where the lights never go out and the coffee never goes cold.  A sampling of all night treats for the city that’s been forced to sleep.


WHAT: Exhibition: 24 H(OUR) DINER – Emma Price
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: The Bearded Tit, 183 Regent St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: Free more info here 

Sweet Addiction

The Calyx is a new horticultural attraction at the Royal Botanic Gardens. Its first exhibition explores the botanic story of chocolate!


WHAT: Exhibition – ‘Sweet Addiction’: the botanic story of chocolate
WHEN: 10am-4pm, daily
WHERE: The Calyx – The Royal Botanic Garden, Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney
HOW MUCH: $15 – tickets and info here.

Tuesday 1st November

Square Box opening

Contributing artists explore gender, sexuality and technology across an array of diverse material and conceptual work. The artists are associated with the master of art program at UNSW.


WHAT: Exhibition – Square/box exhibition opening
WHEN: 5pm
WHERE: Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier St, Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free – info here.

The Adonis Procedure

The Leftovers Collective present their next free public artwork: mixing classic verse and social experiments. Our next work deals with beauty. The experiment asks, what is beauty?


WHAT: Exhibtion – The Adonis Procedure
WHEN: 6-7:30pm
WHERE: Hustle and Flow Bar, 3/105 Regent St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: Free –  here 


Drink & Draw November

Woooah! It’s Drink & Draw time again. If you enjoy drinking or drawing, or just being surrounded with swell people who like to drink and draw head to Knox St Bar in Chippendale.


WHAT: Live Drawing
WHEN: 7-10pm
WHERE: Knock Studio, 11 Knox St, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: Free –  here 

Wednesday 2nd November

The Talk

The Talk is a terribly undomesticated evening. It’s one account of what happens when you start talking about sex with your family: what ‘the talk’ is, and what it shouldn’t be.


WHAT: The Talk – Mish Gregor
WHEN: Wed-Sat 7:30pm and Sat 3pm
WHERE: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh
HOW MUCH: $25/35 info tickets here 

A very DLUX Video Lounge

Chat with creatives and peers while you enjoy some amazing video art. Entry is free with bar proceeds going to support dLux’s wide range of artistic endeavours.


WHAT: A very DLux video lounge
WHEN: 6-9pm
WHERE: 74-76 Pyrmont Bridge Rd, Annandale
HOW MUCH: Free more info here 

Liveworks - Ecosexual Bathhouse

Ecosexual Bathhouse is an immersive experience by artist collective Pony Express inviting you to leave the urban wasteland behind and open yourself up to an intimate encounter with the biosphere.


WHAT: Liveworks – Interactive performance artwork
WHEN: 6.30-9.30pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday
WHERE: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh
HOW MUCH: $26/37 more info here 

BFF: The Politics of Friendship

A group exhibition featuring work by Tully Arnot, Terrence Combos, Josh Harle, Claudia Nicholson, Jason Phu and Louise Zhang.


WHAT: Exhibition Opening – #BFF: The Politics of Friendship
WHEN: 6-8pm opening night, runs from the 2/11 – 3/12
WHERE: Artereal Gallery, 747 Darling Street, Rozelle
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

November at firstdraft: Athena in Thorns

November at Firstdraft brings you Athena in Thorns a show that intersects notions of shame, identity politics, and self-reflection.
WHAT: Exhibition Opening – November at firstdraft: Athena in Thorns
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: First Draft, Gallery 3
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

November at firstdraft: Thoughtless Extravagance

November at first draft brings you Thoughtless Extravagance. This exhibition is experimental in nature, as it takes form as an immersive installation that interrogates notions of taste, class and race.


WHAT: Exhibition Opening – November at firstdraft: Thoughtless Extravagance
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: First Draft, Gallery 1
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Thursday 3rd November

Audiocraft: Radio Atlas

A night featuring audio stories from around Europe. Radio Atlas is an English-language home for subtitled audio from around the world.


WHAT: Listening – Audiocraft presents Radio Atlas
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: 107 Projects – 107 Redfern St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: $12 – tickets and info here.

Friday 4th November

4A Symposium

Twenty Years is a major symposium bringing together those who have played a part in making 4A a leader in contemporary Asian art since 1996. Featuring a discussion on past and future work and a keynote address.


WHAT: Symposium – 4A Symposium ‘Twenty Years’
WHEN: 9:30am-9:30pm
WHERE: Sydney Law School – Eastern Avenue, Camperdown, University of Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free, but register here.


The contemporary self, presence and absence, high-density living and plant intelligence is explored at the opening night of AirSpace’s November exhibitions.

WHAT: November exhibitions: opening event
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: AirSpace Projects, 10 Junction Street, Marrickville
HOW MUCH: Free- more info here


Saturday 5th November

River Festival

The banks of the Nepean River will be brought to life with interactive light displays, live music and pop-up restaurants.


WHAT: Festival – Penrith River Festival
WHEN: 10am-4pm
WHERE: Tench Reserve, Nepean River, Penrith
HOW MUCH: Free, but some events may require registration – more info here. turns 1

Celebrate’s first birthday with live music and delicious drinks. Limited edition artist-designed birthday cups also available!

WHAT: turns 1
WHEN: 3-7pm
WHERE:, The Nurses Quarters, 184 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
HOW MUCH: Free entry- more info here


Tate, London and the Art Gallery of NSW present over 100 major artworks of the nude. Featuring Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Sarah Lucas and many more!


WHAT: Nude: Art from the Tate
WHEN: 10-5pm
WHERE: Art Gallery NSW, Art Gallery Rd, Sydney
HOW MUCH: $21/$24- more info here


Gravity Geeks, Art, Science and Ideas Symposium

Researchers, educators, artists and ideas will explore the collision of art and the science of astronomy in a full day of public programs.

WHAT: Symposium
WHEN: 9am
WHERE: Penrith Regional Gallery, 86 River Road Emu Plains
HOW MUCH: $25- more info here

Sunday 6th November

Desire Lines

Artists explore desire lines, the track worn into the grass, the hole in the fence, the shortcut home.


WHAT: Exhibition – Desire Lines 2.0
WHEN: 4pm, three consecutive Sundays
WHERE: Varies. Check ticket information.
HOW MUCH: $12 (tickets essential) – tickets and info here.

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