Culture Guide: September 5 – 11

September 5th 2022
Monday - Art in the Everyday Digital


BLEED (Biennial Live Event in the Everyday Digital) is a six year project exploring how the online makes us feel.

In 2022 BLEED considers the potential and problems of borders, exploring the sites of intersection between and within humans, technology, nationhood, and our emotional and digital geographies.

WHO: Arts House, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Taipei Performing Arts Center & Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei

WHERE: Online and in person (across Sydney, Melbourne & Taipei)

WHEN: 29 August – 25 September


Tuesday - With Wine, With Poetry


Poetry Night at Sappho will host AVANT GAGA #55 with special guest poets/writers Quinn Eades, Kate Lilley, Francesca Rendle-Short, Em Size and Pooja Biswas, plus a short open mic section.

WHO: Sappho Books Cafe & Wine Bar

WHERE: 51 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe

WHEN: 6 September, 7-10pm


Thursday - A Gala Affair

Sydney Contemporary

Sydney Contemporary is Australasia’s Premier Art Fair and provides access to cutting-edge art from some of the world’s most respected artists and galleries as well as the opportunity to discover new, emerging talent.

The fair includes installation art and performance as well as panel discussions, guided tours, educational workshops and an extensive VIP Program.

WHO: The Art Assembly

WHERE: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh

WHEN: 8–11 September

HOW MUCH: Various, please see here for more details.

Friday - Up and Coming

Culture X Ashfield - Cross Culture Festival

Join the party, with three days of contemporary cross cultural music and community engaged arts. To check out the full program please see here.

WHO: Sydney Sacred Music Festival & Cultural Arts Collective

WHERE: 42 Arthur St, Ashfield

WHEN: 9–11 September

HOW MUCH: Free-$35

First Draft: September–October Opening

First Draft of their upcoming exhibitions: Shaye Dương’s solo show ‘Telesm’, EJ Son’s ‘댄싱머신: Dancing machine’, Gabriel Curtin’s ‘Just Guzzling’ and group show ‘so hot right now now now’.

Turn up for tunes, tinnies and transformational art.

WHO: First Draft

WHERE: 13/17 Riley St, Woolloomooloo

WHEN: 9 September, 6-8pm


Weekend - On the Market

The Big Design Market Sydney

Returning this September ‘The Big Design Market’ hosts 200 of the country’s top designers and makers selling their thoughtfully created ceramics, jewellery, homewares, clothing, limited-edition art prints, stationery and much more.

WHO: The Big Design Market

WHERE: The Cutaway, 1 Merriman St, Barangaroo

WHEN: 9-11 September, 10am-5pm


Moon Festival at Bankstown Arts Centre

Join us for an afternoon celebrating the full moon with craft workshops, music, moon cakes and jasmine tea.

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival (Tết Trung Thu in Vietnamese) is a traditional festival celebrated in China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam, dating back over 3000 years.

WHO: The Bankstown Arts Centre

WHERE: 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown

WHEN: 10 September, 3-6pm

HOW MUCH: $10 entry for adults and $5 for children

Second Life Markets

Second Life Markets is a seasonal quarterly event hosting over 100 curated stalls of vintage and pre-loved clothing collectors, local up-cycling designers, as well as sustainable second-hand homewares & art.

WHO: Second Life Markets

WHERE: 137 – 155 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst

WHEN: 11–12 September, 10 am-3pm

HOW MUCH: $2-10, for more details please see here

Aboriginal Walking Tour with Terry Lennis

Back by popular demand!

Terry Lennis is a proud D’harawal man, local elder and Aboriginal horticulturalist. As one of the knowledge holders for the Midjuburi Ward he will take you on a bush tucker foraging journey along one of the Inner West’s special waterways as part of Inner West History Week.

WHO: Inner West Council

WHERE: Steel Park, 531-565 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville

WHEN: 11 September, 10 am-12pm

HOW MUCH: Free, for more information see here


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