Culture Guide :: Rooftop Art, Tastemaker Talks and Films!

June 1st 2015




Monday 1st


Kino #95 – Open-Screen Film Night

An open screen film night where you can submit your own short film. There are a few rules though… Films must be under 5 minutes, have Kino Sydney and screening number in credits, must be world premieres, must not be home videos, and must not be advertisements. A place to meet budding film makers, eat pizza and watch some great local films.

WHAT: Kino #95
WHEN: 6pm
WHERE: 107 Projects – 107 Redfern St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: $10 via

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Story Club & Zoe Norton Lodge’s Book Launch

A night of hilarious stories from Rob Carlton, Cait Harris, David Cunningham & David Quirk + celebrate the launch of Giant Dwarf favourite, Zoe Norton Lodge’s new book, Almost Sincerely.

WHAT: Story Club
WHEN: 6pm
WHERE: The Giant Dwarf – 199 Cleveland St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: $20/$40 via

Tuesday 2nd



Debby Doesn’t Do It For Free

Debby Doesn’t Do It For Free is an art collective inspired by the 70s porn film Debby Does Dallas. The exhibition will feature works from sex worker artists in Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart through a range of mediums from digital video, oils, sensory soundscapes and installation, to an “Ask a Hooker a Question” interactive booth.

WHAT: Debby Doesn’t Do It For Free
WHEN: 6pm
WHERE: TAP Gallery – 278 Palmer St, Darlinghurst


Wednesday 3rd


In The Basement | Sydney Film Festival


Sydney Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival is back with an incredible lineup of over 200 films sprawled across a number of venues in Sydney, out West and even on a cruise ship! Heaps of films have already sold out so be quick and get booking. Need some help? Check out FBI’s picks here.

WHAT: Sydney Film Festival
WHEN: 3 – 14 June
WHERE: Various Locations
HOW MUCH: $19/$14 + BF via

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Society of Tastemakers & Elegant People – ‘The Sydney Edition’

STEP events consist of a 40-minute moderated panel of expert guests followed by a live showcase performance. The first ever Sydney STEP panel ‘The Sydney Edition’ will feature Stephen Goodhew (FBI), Isabella Manfredi (The Preatures), Vic Edirisinghe (Astral People & Plastic World), Jimmy Sing (GoodGod), Julia Wilson (Rice Is Nice) and Jacob Stone (Bluejuice) as moderator. Following the discussion will be a special live performance by Marcus Whale (Collarbones & Black Vanilla) and a DJ set from Adi Toohey.

WHAT: Society of Tastemakers & Elegant People
WHEN: 7:30pm
WHERE: GoodGod Small Club  -55 Liverpool St, Sydney
HOW MUCH: $10 via


Thursday 4th


Sidewalk Surfer, Huntington Beach, 1976 by Hugh Holland


Locals Only – Californian Skateboarding 1975-1978

Blender Gallery has been given the opportunity to host a very special exhibition of Hugh Holland’s collection of Skate photographs along with these brand new additions which will be seen as their worldwide debut. In conjunction with this exhibition, Hugh Holland’s book “Locals Only” will also be launched in Australia at the same time. It is a wonderful opportunity to be able to showcase Hugh’s photographs alongside the release of the boo

WHAT: Locals Only – Californian Skateboarding 1975-1978 Photographs by Hugh Holland
WHEN: 6pm
WHERE: Blender Gallery – 16 Elizabeth St, Paddington


Friday 5th


‘Aqui, Ahora’ – Celeste Byers & Aaron Glasson


The Rydges hotel will be transformed into an immersive art space exploring themes of ancient and contemporary Mythology. Set upon the rooftop. The event will be a labyrinth of sensory experiences, interactive art pieces and contemporary takes on stories that have outlasted time. Tantalizing cocktails and creatively themed canapés from Rydges Head Chef Rick Fowden will be served throughout the evening.

WHAT: Mythology
WHEN: 6pm
WHERE: Rydges Sydney Central – 28 Albion St, Surry Hills

Sunday 7th

Forage and Feast Markets

What: Forage and Feast Markets
When: Sunday 7 June 2015 10:00 am
Where: Penrith Regional Gallery
Cost: Free!

Find more info here

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