Culture Guide: September 12 – 18

September 12th 2022
Monday - Say That!

Creative Artificial Intelligence: The Shifting Landscape

As algorithms get smarter, what role will computers play in the creation of music, art, and other cultural artefacts?

Join Associate Professor Oliver Bown as he speaks about his book, Beyond the Creative Species, analysing the impact of advanced generative technologies on art and music as part of Inner West Council’s Speaker Series.

WHO: Inner West Council Libraries
WHERE: 260 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield Library Level 2, Ashfield
WHEN: 12 September 6:30-7:30PM
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Tuesday - How do you know what you know?


DUST is an intimate and immersive experience of theatre, movement, lighting and sound, with nods to Outback Noir, the teachings of Plato, Surrealism, and The Breakfast Club.

Part Kafka, part ten deep breaths, entrancing, encompassing and intimate — Milk Crate Theatre’s new performance work DUST kicks up themes of perception, deception and the longing to escape. Don’t miss this one!

WHO: Milk Crate Theatre & Richard Wherrett Studio
WHERE: 260 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield Library Level 2, Ashfield
WHEN: 13 September 7PM
HOW MUCH: $35-$45, book tickets here

Wednesday - Make n' Mend

Women's Craft and Connection

Come on your own or bring your friends along to join our Craft & Connections Social Group at Liverpool Women’s Health Centre.

This new group will provide free food and plenty of fun activities for all women to enjoy including jewelry making, knitting, sewing, gardening, painting and more! Come build connections and friendships as well as have some fun and food!

WHO: Liverpool Women’s Health Centre
WHERE: 26 Bathurst St, Liverpool
WHEN: 14 September 10AM
HOW MUCH: Free, register here
Thursday - Into the Light

Art and Perception: A Light & Darkness Panel

Light & Darkness is a major exhibition drawing on the University of Sydney’s Power Collection. It spans the luminal, op and kinetic works of the 1960s by major artists such as Jean Tinguely and Bridget Riley.

Join Convener Professor Mark Ledbury as he brings together artists, art historians, and scientists to explore how artists and scientists have explored visual perception, and why modern artists want to challenge our understanding of how we see, perceive and sense the world.

WHO: Chau Chak Wing Museum
WHERE: University Place, Camperdown
WHEN: 15 September 6-7PM
HOW MUCH: Free, register here

Friday - Dance Dance


A high-calibre ensemble of musicians and dancers at the pinnacle of their crafts present Sui Generis. The production is a sensory and conceptual buffet – a double bill of contemporary dance.

The choreography invites you to experience a world brought to life by the beating of the Japanese Taiko drums in Ryuji Hamada’s musical composition for Water Mirror. Animated by the melodies of a vocalist and by the Shakuhachi, Japanese flute. While projections capture the moving figures of the dancers, tracing out silver linings and letting the audience visualise each tone as it comes.

WHO: Riverside Theatres and Sydney Fringe
WHERE: Corner Church and Market Streets, Parramatta
WHEN: 16-17 September
HOW MUCH: $30-$34, book tickets here

Saturday - Alive and Kicking


In this new commission by Festival of Dangerous Ideas, artist Brook Andrew depicts the brain – illuminated in two halves and with a created sense of inhalation and exhalation, breathing with often different ideas and futures. This work shares the artist’s hopes for a future bound through healing and respect.

Brook Andrew is an artist, curator and writer who is driven by the collisions of intertwined narratives emerging from the mess of the “Colonial Wuba (hole)”. His practice is grounded in his perspective as a Wiradjuri and Celtic person from Australia.

WHO: The Ethics Centre and Carriage Works
WHERE: 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh
WHEN: 17-18 September
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Myanmar Food and Culture Day

Mingalabar! Australia Burma Community Development Network together with Sydney Myanmar Community cordially invite you to come and experience Myanmar’s (Burma) unique traditional culture through authentic cuisine and spectacular performing arts.

Expect theatrical performances showcasing Myanmar’s rich culture, live music bands, artworks and crafts for sale and a variety of Myanmar cuisines that taste sooo good!

WHO: Australia Burma Community Development Network
WHERE:  Belmore Park, Hay St, Haymarket
WHEN: 17 September 11-5PM
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Sunday - Nothing Ever Dies

HIDDEN Rookwood Short Films Screenings

HIDDEN Rookwood Short Films 2022 features ten works relating to Rookwood Cemetery and spanning themes of memory, culture, family, belonging and grief rituals. Come see works by Rubyrose Bancroft, Tom Blake, Natasha Cantwell, Lynn Dennison, Amala Groom, and more!

Collectively these works form a rich site-responsive component of the HIDDEN Rookwood Sculptures exhibition that you need to check out!
WHO: HIDDEN Rookwood and Rookwood Cemetary
WHERE:  All Souls Chapel, 1 Hawthorne Avenue, Rookwood
WHEN: 18 September 9-4PM
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here


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