Culture Guide :: Photos, Live Music and TV

April 27th 2015



Hail Yes!

Sydney has not been kind to those brave enough to venture far from shelter of late. But those of us in the know realise that despite the prevailing apocalypse the best events are out there waiting to be discovered. So if you’re the type who refuses to be cowed despite Thor’s rumblings, the Culture Guide on FBi has got you sorted…


Monday 27th

The Photograph & Australia

From mass media’s evolution in the 19th century to today’s digital revolution, ‘The photograph and Australia’ investigates how photography was harnessed to create the idea of a nation.

WHAT: The Photograph & Australia
WHERE: Art Gallery of NSW, Art Gallery Road The Domain
WHEN: 10am – 5pm daily

The Bearded Tit – Exhibition Launch

The ever-changing streetspace of Redfern’s Bearded Tit will be housing Alex Gereg’s colourful assemblages, whilst the inside will be showing some Formalists-meets-VICEmag style photographs of his. You will also catch Beth Dillon’s legs in the outback on the Tit’s Taxidermy  T.V.

WHAT: The Bearded Tit – Exhibition Launch
WHERE: The Bearded Tit – 183 Regent St, Redfern
WHEN: 6pm

UTS Photography & Situated Media Lecture Series, part 1

A regular Monday night lecture series across photography, curation, visual art, architecture and performance. This week Justine Varga discusses her photography process – what it signifies, and it’s form and function.

WHAT: UTS Photography & Situated Media Lecture Series, part 1
WHERE: UTS Building 6 – 702 – 730 Harris St, Ultimo
WHEN: 6:30pm


Tuesday 28th

JUNKEE take on – Changing the Channel

Join JUNKEE’s panel of experts as they take on TV in Australia and beyond; how television can change the world; the evolution of an industry; and all that lies between.

WHAT: JUNKEE take on – Changing the Channel
WHERE: Giant Dwarf – 199 Cleveland St, Redfern
WHEN: 7.30pm
HOW MUCH: $15 + bf – from Eventbrite

Just Drinks meets Kaleido

A night of creativity and connection with Just Drinks and Kaleido. Guests are invited to bring a visual response to the theme of CONNECT on a piece of A4 – this can be a poem, a story or a graphic. The night is a change for socialising with other creative folks, accompanied with a bottle of Young Henry’s local beer and cider!

WHAT: Just Drinks meets Kaleido
WHERE: COMMUNE – 1/160 Rochford St, Erskineville
WHEN: 7pm
HOW MUCH: FREE – RSVP from Eventbrite

Bankstown Poetry Slam

A live spoken word competition where the audience is the judge! There are strict rules – a 3 minute time limit and the piece must be your original work. Liz Dakesh will be performing a piece, Dakesh has performed at many poetry slams across the country including Sydney Writer’s Festival event, Word Travels Guerilla Poetry.

WHAT: Bankstown Poetry Slam
WHERE: Bankstown Arts Centre – 5 Olympic Pde, Bankstown
WHEN: 7pm

Artspace Conversations: Max Schumann, Printed Matter Inc.

A public talk with Max Schumann, director of Printed Matter Inc. the worlds leading non-profit institution devoted to artist’s books.

WHAT: Artspace Conversations: Max Schumann, Printed Matter Inc.
WHERE: Artspace – 43-51 Cowper Wharf Rd, Woolloomooloo
WHEN: 6pm
HOW MUCH: FREE – RSVP via Eventbrite


Wednesday 29th

Free Course – Live Music

Want to transform your exising business into a live music hot spot? Thinking about starting a live music venue? This free seminar will give insights into how to programme live music – and why you should!

WHAT: Business 101 – Live Music
WHERE: Customs House – 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay
WHEN: 6.30pm

Alair Pambegan | Samuel Hodge : Buzz Kill

Alair Pambegan from Cape York in his first solo exhibiton presented by Tony Albert in conjunction with The Arurukun Art Centre. Pambegan pays homage to his culture, family and father through a series of paintings. Samuel Hodge will present photographs from his archive.

WHAT: Alair Pambegan | Samuel Hodge : Buzz Kill
WHERE: Alaska Projects – 9A Elizabeth Bay Rd
WHEN: 6pm

Confession Booth

A sharing of secret shames from writers, musicians, actors and comedians. Share a shame and you yourself could win a prize. Embarrassing yet hilarious insights that have been kept hidden.. until now.

WHAT: Confession Booth
WHERE: Goodgod Small Club
WHEN: 8pm
HOW MUCH: $12 + bf


Thursday 30th

Films For Change – William and the Windmill

Join the Films For Change experience; presenting awesome food, live music, chocolate and an exciting new documentary film… When he was just 14 years old, Malawian inventor William Kamkwamba rescues his family from famine by building his family an electricity-generating windmill from spare parts, working from rough plans he found in a library book.

WHAT: Films For Change – William and the Windmill
WHERE: Govindas Movie Room & Restaurant – 112 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst
WHEN: 6pm
HOW MUCH: $35 + bf – from Eventbrite

Erotic Fan Fiction

A celebration of filth, pop culture, vagina metaphors and excellent writing. Hosted by Eddie Sharp and featuring Catherine Deveny, Nikki Britton, Brendan Maclean, Lewis Hobba and Henry Stone.

WHAT: Erotic Fan Fiction
WHERE: Giant Dwarf – 199 Cleveland St, Redfern
WHEN: 8pm
HOW MUCH: $20 + bf – from Eventbrite


Friday 1st

The One Eyed Girl Cult Tour

An Australian Thriller gaining buzz since it was awarded the Jury Award at the 21st Austin Film Festival. The premiere will be followed by a Q&A with lead actor and producer of the film.

WHAT: The One Eyed Girl Cult Tour
WHERE: The Ritz Cinema – 45 St Pauls St, Randwick
WHEN: 8.30pm
HOW MUCH: $14 + bf – from Ritz Cinema

Head on Photo Festival

Head On turns the city of Sydney into a living cross-section of cutting edge photography and video media. Exhibiting across all genres and experiences, Head On is a platform for the passion of the photographers, the excitement of the audiences, the beauty of the medium and the issues photography addresses. Get an exclusive preview of this amazing festival on it’s opening night.

WHAT: Head On Photo Festival – Opening Night
WHERE: Sydney Town Hall – 483 George Street, Sydney 
WHEN: 6pm

Carnegie Conversations

WHAT: Carnegie Conversations
WHERE: Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House
WHEN: Sunday, 3 May



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