Culture Guide: September 19 – 25

September 19th 2022
Tuesday - A Satire for Post-Pandemic Australia

The Great Australian Play

‘The Great Australian Play’ is a psychedelic romp through the myths of our glorious nation’s past, present and imagined future.

The play follows five screenwriters attempting to create the next great Australian story out of the myth of Harold Bell Lasseter, who in 1930 charmed Australia with stories of a golden “reef” in the heart of the desert and mounted a doomed expedition to find it in the middle of the Great Depression – before disappearing into the desert himself.

WHO: Red Line Productions
WHERE: The Old Fitz, 129 Dowling St, Woolloomooloo
WHEN: 15 September – 8 October
HOW MUCH: $33, tickets here

Wednesday - Bang Out of Order

Out of Order

Out of Order is a group exhibition that explores the complexities of the lived experience of people with disability and/or chronic illness.

Guest curated by artist Amy Claire Mills, the show aims to reframe the narrative of what it looks like or means to live with a disability presenting different experiences and stories from across the disability spectrum.

WHO: Granville Centre Art Gallery
WHERE: 1 Memorial Drive, Granville
WHEN: 7 September – 10 December
HOW MUCH: Free, more here

Thursday - Fit for a Queen

Dynasty Soical

Dynasty is back with a September edition of Queer Asian Excellence! Hosted by Dyan Tai, artists include: Bluberry Bakla, Ember, Mulan and Rosell Flatley.

The night includes tunes by DJ Red Rey and delicious vegan Asian food by Auntie Wombat Anh from 7pm with shows from 8pm. Please arrive early to ensure you get in and don’t miss the food.

WHO: Worship Queer Collective
WHERE: The Bearded Tit, 183 Regent St, Redfern
WHEN: 22 September, 7-9:30pm
HOW MUCH: Free, donation encouraged

Friday - Booked Up

Heart to Heart Markets 

A lively one-day event of markets from emerging artists, designers, and makers.

Heart to Heart will host stalls with ceramics, prints, stickers, jewellery, zines, paintings for sale and everything else from the wearable to the edible!

WHO: Kudos, Arc Creative & UNSW Design Society
WHERE: UNSW Art & Design, Oxford St & Greens Rd, Paddington
WHEN: 23 September, 1-8pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more here

BLEED Closing Event

BLEED – a Biennial Live Event in the Everyday Digital has come and gone, and so we celebrate.

This is the final chance to experience the C-A-C commissioned works, Endless Blue Edge by Jodie Whalen, Sap 濕 by Chun Yin Rainbow Chan 陳雋然, and you can never touch your shadow by Dean Cross IRL as part of the BLEED afterhours activations at C-A-C.

WHO: Campbelltown Arts Centre
WHERE: 1 Art Gallery Rd, Campbelltown
WHEN: 23 September, 5-8pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more here

The Long Haul

Becca Hurd’s one woman break up comedy, directed by the man who broke up with her. The Long Haul is her next one-woman endeavour into laughter, mental health and the everlasting question of who we’re each ‘meant to be’ with.

For the full Sydney Fringe program please see here.

WHO: The Sydney Fringe Festival
WHERE: Flight Path Theatre, 9b/142 Addison Rd, Marrickville
WHEN: 23 September, 8pm
HOW MUCH: $23-28, tickets here

Mike Williams live storytelling (+ Danni Stewart)

A night of original audio stories performed live by documentary maker and podcaster, Mike Williams. Also featuring a story by Danni Stewart [All the Best].
In this final show of the ‘Who gives a fork?’ tour, hear about a bricklayer’s quest for fame, an unexpected family holiday, and the real reason why your workplace has run out of forks.

WHO: East Sydney Community and Arts Centre
WHERE: 34-40 Burton St, Darlinghurst
WHEN: 23 September, 7:30-9:30pm
HOW MUCH: $17, tickets here

Exhibition Openings for Brook Andrew & Robert Campbell Jnr

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to present exhibitions from Brook Andrew and Robert Campbell Jnr.

‘GABAN: House of Strange’ is a series of new portraits and scenes by Brook Andrew that play with visibility and conflict between what is seen and not seen.

An exhibition of historic works by the late Robert Campbell Jnr, in the artist’s second posthumous exhibition with the gallery. His vibrant paintings tell stories of his childhood and the Ngaku people, entwined with the politics surrounding Aboriginal rights in the 1980s,

WHO: Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
WHERE: 8 Soudan Lane, Paddington
WHEN: 23 September – 15 October, 7:30-9:30pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more here

Culture Guide is made possible thanks to Inner West Council.

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