Culture Guide: September 26 – October 2

September 26th 2022
Monday - Affirmations of Matriarchy

Neon Oracle

Curated by Stella Rosa McDonald, Neon Oracle considers Hannah Brontë’s use of language as a form of resistance.

The exhibition presents over 30 text-based prints, banners, and textile works produced by the artist since 2012, alongside a series of new works made cooperatively with members of Twenty10, a NSW-based LGBTIQA+ service for young people aged 12-25.

WHO: UTS Gallery & Hannah Brontë
WHERE: Level 4/702 Harris St, Ultimo
WHEN: 20 September11 November
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Tuesday - One-Offs

NAIDOC Family Fun Day

Come along for a sausage sizzle, rides, cultural performances, arts & crafts and more.

This year’s NAIDOC theme asks non-Indigenous communities to get up, stand up and show up, making our family fun day a great opportunity to know where you stand and how you can help Indigenous communities in your area!

WHO: AbSec
WHERE: Steel Park, 531-565 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville
WHEN: 10am-2pm

Send Noods Cinema: Barbarella

Chinatown’s Harbour City Cinema is opening to the public for the first time in 15 years for a new six-week festival, with gigs by Nai Palm, Alex Lahey, Broods and Donny Benet; body-positivity parties; cabaret shows; movie nights with vino from P&V; and noodles from Biang Biang; pop-up yum cha; and more.

For the full line up see here  otherwise come along Tuesday night to check out the festival’s first cinema night.

WHO: Pleasures Playhouse x Pink Flamingo Cinema
WHERE: 6-12 Harbour St, Sydney
WHEN: Festival runs from 22nd September – 31st October
HOW MUCH: Film Tickets $10

Wednesday - In Focus


Together with the independent Newtown bookstore Between Lines presents Thirst, an exhibition highlighting contemporary Asian craftsmanship and culture.

Features 100 handcrafted wares by contemporary designers from Japan, Taiwan and Korea embracing ceramics as a response to single-use, throw-away culture, and we have a Thirst for change.

WHO: Overdue Studio & Between Lines
WHERE: 105 Wilson St, Newtown
WHEN: 17 September – 2 October
HOW MUCH: Free, more here

A Western Sydney Book Club - Session 6

TAKE CARE explores what it means to survive within systems not designed for tenderness.

Join poet Eileen Chong in an enthralling conversation about TAKE CARE by Eunice Andrada.

WHO: ACE (Arts & Cultural Exchange) & Eileen Chong
WHERE: Online
WHEN: 28 September, 7pm – 8pm
HOW MUCH: Free, registrations are essential

Thursday - Rag Tag Bohemians, Communists and Members of the General Public

Blurrier IRL

Graceless stand up comedian and a regular on the Sydney comedy circuit, Amelia Navascues presents her debut solo hour “blurrier irl

Her original observations on everything from navigating dodgy warehouse parties in your mid twenties, Westconnex and affinity for the hustle of Nigerian romance scammers will leave you wanting more.

WHO: Amelia Navascues & Sydney Fringe (for full line-up please see here)
WHERE: Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Rd, Marrickville
WHEN: 29 September – 2 October

Friday - Dancing out the demons

Sound Check the System

Honey Trap Sound System brings together Sydney’s most powerful and relevant femme artists and musical collectives for the first time under one alleyway in Sound Check the System!

Since it migrated from the Caribbean to the West, sound system culture has been a statement in the occupation of public space, raising voices, building sound, and dancing as an act of catharsis and community.

WHO: First Draft & Honey Trap Sound System
WHERE: 13/17 Riley St, Woolloomooloo
WHEN: 30 September, 6–10pm

Saturday - By Dezine

(Per)Zine Workshop

SydZU will be hosting a perzine making workshop where we will make zines focusing on personal storytelling.

All materials will be supplied, including pre-folded blank zines, but feel free to bring anything you would like to create with. No experience necessary.

WHO: The Waiting Room Project x SydZU
WHERE: Level 3, Nightingale Wing, Sydney Eye Hospital, 8 Macquarie St, Sydney
WHEN: 1 October, 11am

Sunday - What experiences make us feel isolated?

Solo Exhibition Opening

The artists in Solo think, play with and share what it means to go it alone.

The works in this exhibition show how loss of connection, feedback and intimacy can be devastating for some, but for others, the space and time can be quietly relieving, or maybe even revelatory.

WHO: Pari
WHERE: Shop 7, 4-14 Hunter St, Parramatta
WHEN: Opening: 2 October, 2-4pm, Exhibition: 2 October-27 November





Culture Guide is made possible thanks to Inner West Council.


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