Culture Guide :: Storytelling, An Iraqi Banquet and Art Workshops

June 22nd 2015




Tuesday 23rd June

He’s Tru Blu 2014, found objects, dimensions variable


He’s Tru Blu

Hal Timothy Yarren and Nick Santoro work across varying practices of printmaking, sculpture, drawing, painting, object and video. The exhibition draws upon themes of homo social bonding, masculinity, and suburban identity through documentation, celebration and critique of Australian drinking culture.

WHAT: He’s Tru Blu Opening Night Exhibition
WHEN: 5 – 7pm
WHERE: Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier Street, Paddington
HOW MUCH: FREE (continues 23 JUNE 2015 – 4 JULY 2015)

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Not A Feature Film

A showcase of local, international, amateur, semi professional and professional films.

WHAT: Not A Feature Film (Short Film Showcase)
WHEN: 7 – 10pm
WHERE: Knox St Bar – Cnr Knox & Shepard Street, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: $10 on the door of $5 if you RSVP here

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Junkee & Get Up present: The Untold Story of Asylum Seekers

A panel discusssion around the realities of reporting on asylum seeker issues in Australia.  Moderated by Junkee’s Alex McKinnon, we’ll hear from Julian Burnside, Jo Chandler, Barat Ali Batoor and Paul Farrell.

WHAT: Junkee & Get Up present: The Untold Story of Asylum Seekers
WHEN: 7 – 9:30pm
WHERE:  The Giant Dwarf – 199 Cleveland Street, Redfern
HOW MUCH: Free RSVP here


Wednesday 24th


Catherine Clayton Smith – Baggage, acrylic on canvas (Image – Dominic Byrne cropped)


Catherine Clayton Smith: Spirit Level

The first solo exhibition of recent NAS graduate, Catherine Clayton Smith, her work engages with the processes and motifs of grief and mourning, as well as a displacement in moving between spaces of the digital and the real.

WHAT: Catherine Clayton Smith:Spirit Level Opening Night Exhibition
WHEN: 6pm
WHERE: Alaska Projects – Level 2, Kings Cross Carpark

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Charles Dennington: Amorphous Basin

‘Amorphous Basin’ presents new photographic works that re-propose the facial facade as a limbo of contradicting receding and advancing spacial relationships. Upwardly cascading montages of hands work a quasi sign language into the exhibition. Another montage that will be shown is comprised of isolated facial features floating like illuminated islands on a dark plane.

WHAT: Charles Dennington: Amorphous Basin Opening Night Exhibition
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Galerie PomPom – 2/39 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale

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Now Hear This Storytelling Slam

A sort of open-mic storytelling night, storytellers prepare a 5 minute story, when your name is drawn out of a hat it’s your turn to get up and tell your story!

WHAT: Now Hear This Storytelling Slam
WHEN: 7:30pm
WHERE: The Attic Room, The Arthouse Hotel Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free – more info


Thursday 25th

Zanny Begg, ‘1001 Nights in Fairfield’, 2015


Little Baghdad

Presented by POWERHOUSE YOUTH THEATRE (PYT) in association with STARTTS, Little Baghdad is made up of 3 unique inter-cultural events, taking place in Fairfield from 25 June–15 November. Artists: Zahra Alsamawi, Zanny Begg, Cigdem Aydemir, Oliver Slewa, Nicole Barakat, Province, Bashar Hanna and the Choir of Love, Undrawing the Line, Sean Bacon, Haitham Jaju and The Parent’s Cafe, Reewan Almahanna, and Victoria Spence.

WHAT: Little Baghdad
WHEN: 25th July – 22nd August
WHERE: Powerhouse Youth Theatre – 17-19 Harris Street, Fairfield
HOW MUCH: Various – more info here

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Vertex: Morgan Shimeld

Morgan Shimeld’s sculptures are explorations of compression and of the intersection of prismatic forms. These are sculptures that force one to think beyond the surface of the structure and into how its parts interrelate to form a whole. Working between the solidity of cast bronze and fine stainless steel tracery, Shimeld plays with our sense of density and form. These two approaches, viewed side by side, show a sophisticated manipulation of three dimensional illusion.

WHAT: Gallery 2010 presents Vertex by Morgan Shimeld Opening Night Exhibition
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Gallery 2010 – Paramount House, 80 Commonwealth Street Surry Hills


Friday 26th

Your Kid Can’t Do This

Curated by Luke Cornish a.k.a ELK, the exhibition is a showcase of contemporary talent within the field of stencil artistry. Featuring 50 artists from over 16 countries, opening night will be introduced by Fenella Kerneborne and will feature a performance by the Horroshow boys.  ELK will also be hosting a stencil workshop on Saturday 27th.

WHAT: Your Kid Can’t Do This Opening Night Exhibition
WHEN: 6-9pm
WHERE: AmBUSH Gallery – Level 3 Central Park Broadway Chippendale

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