Culture Guide: Sydney Lockdown Edition 2.0

July 12th 2021
Monday: Gaming

Travis Plays Animal Crossing on Facebook Live

“Awesome Black is a First Nations cooperatively owned and run collective made up of creative digital content makers; we are podcasters, artists, video makers, musicians, gamers, performers, hosts & commentators. We make art and put it on the internet for people to enjoy, including online gaming content.”

WHO: Travis De Vries & Awesome Black

WHERE: Facebook Live 

WHEN: Mon 12 July, 6pm – 9pm

HOW MUCH: Free

Tuesday: Printmaking

Learn to Riso at home

“Risograph printing is an affordable stencil printing technique, well known for its vibrancy and handcrafted aesthetic. This learning package includes 10 prints of your artwork posted to your door, a 15 minute learn-to-riso video which will take you through everything you need to know, and access to a discussion hub and group where you can ask questions and connect to other creatives.”

WHO: The Rizzeria & Joynton Avenue Creative Centre 

WHERE: From the comfort of your own home!  

WHEN: July 2021 

HOW MUCH: $75.00

Wednesday: Public Talk

NAIDOC Candid Conversations

“In this Candid Conversation we hear from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander councillors and candidates based in NSW including: Clr Dominic Wy Kanak of Waverley Council who is one of the longest serving Councillors in Australia; Clr Kodi Brady of Warrumbungle Shire Council who also serves on an Aboriginal Land Council; and Mayoral Candidate Yvonne Weldon who is also CEO of Metropolitan Aboriginal Land Council in Sydney.”

WHO: City of Sydney 

WHERE: Online 

WHEN: Wednesday 14 July from 7pm to 8pm

HOW MUCH: Free 

Thursday: Podcast

Housewarming Season 2

Hosted by housemates and comedians Nat Damena & Marty Smiley, Housewarming is a share house confessional as much as a podcast. Returning this week for its second season, Housewarming continues to uncover the craziest stories of shared living.

WHO: Nat Damena & Marty Smiley

WHERE: Apple Podcasts & Spotify 

WHEN: Weekly from July 15th 

HOW MUCH: Free 

Friday: Streaming Event

Catherine & Friends

“We dare you to deem anything more essential than spending Friday night with award-winning cabaret chanteuse Catherine Alcorn & Friends live to the World from the Concourse Theatre in Chatswood. Featuring Hamilton’s Jason Arrow, Mezzo-Soprano and Opera Australia’s Jacqui Dark and music icon iOTA. Resident Goddess of the Socials, Miss Verushka Darling will be standing by to take your texts!”

WHO: Catherine Alcorn with guests Jason Arrow, iOTA, Jacqui Dark, Elouise Eftos & Verushka Darling

WHERE: Live-stream from The Concourse Chatswood

WHEN: Fri 16th July, 8.30pm AEST

HOW MUCH: $24 

Saturday: Fortune Reading

Cybermancy 2

“Cybermancy 2 is an interactive webcam experience based on Chinese face reading, an ancient fortune telling practice that predicts a person’s personality and luck based on their facial features. The work was made by Sydney based software engineer and digital artist Jane Fan, whose work is characterised by cyberpunk and algorithmic aesthetics and is concerned with current and future implications of emerging technologies.”

WHO: Jane Fan & 4A Contemporary 

WHERE: 4A Digital 

WHEN: Always available 

HOW MUCH: Free 

Sunday: Weaving Workshop

Weaving Workshop with Angela Paikea

We continue our weaving tradition at Blacktown Arts with Angela Paikea weaving with materials found around the home and New Zealand flax from The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre Weaving Garden. Learn practical weaving methods to create art from recycled plastic and other recycled materials introduced by the artists.”

WHO: Angela Paikea & Blacktown Arts

WHERE: Blacktown Arts Website 

WHEN: Always available 

HOW MUCH: Free 

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