Culture Guide: Sydney Lockdown Edition 3.0

July 19th 2021
Monday: Stream Independent & International Films

Dendy Home Cinema

Support Dendy through “Home Cinema”: a video-on-demand streaming platform that is excited to help its users discover the best of independent and international film. Dendy Home Cinema has no joining fees or subscriptions and is free to browse. You simply pay for the films you want to watch, with new titles added weekly. 

WHO: Dendy Cinema 

WHERE: Online   

WHEN: Always available 

HOW MUCH: $4.99 & Upwards 

Tuesday: Grow Your Music Career

Sound Advice: Building Your Team

Sound Advice is a live panel and Q+A comprised of music industry professionals offering advice to emerging musicians on what tools they need to help take their careers to the next level. The panel discusses marketing, distribution, contracts, booking, management and the importance of the people you surround yourself with. 

WHO: Darren Lesaguis,  Jinaya Walford, Andrew Klippel, Katie Rynne, Aniela Swiatek & MusicNSW

WHERE: Facebook Live 

WHEN: 6-7:30pm Tuesday 20 July

HOW MUCH: Free   

Wednesday: Reflect with Sydney Ideas

Pandemic Fatigue: Young People and Mental Health

As we experience waves of rising COVID-19 cases, and feel the very real and immediate impacts of greater restrictions, how do we take care of ourselves, and each other as a society? Especially when we’re not just in lockdown but we also have a generation locked out of opportunities? This upcoming Sydney Ideas conversation will explore key findings from a new report by Australia’s Mental Health Think Tank.”

WHO: Dr Marlee Bower, Lucinda Brogden, Swapnik Sanagavarapu, Pranita Shrestha & Maree Teesson 

WHERE: Zoom Webinar  

WHEN: 3:30pm Wednesday 21st July


Thursday: Expand Horizons with an Online Event

Revelations: Hilma af Klint

An online program of talks and discussions spaced out over two days which  delve into the art and life of visionary Swedish artist Hilma af Klint. The talks explore Klint’s spiritualism, revolutionary attitudes, her contemporary appeal and the challenges to bringing greater attention to her work, which was previously overlooked by art historians. 

WHO: Art Gallery of New South Wales 

WHERE: Live Panel Discussion and Q&A

WHEN: 3pm–5pm Wednesday 21 July & 3pm–5pm Thursday 22 July 

HOW MUCH: $30 general admission, $20 members & concession

Friday: Get Hands On with Clay Making

Clay At Home

Every Friday, Clay Sydney tutors will host a live stream of their super-popular Wine and Clay night starting at 7.30pm. Simply purchase a Clay at Home kit, and tune in with your household! You can also access on-demand videos at anytime.”

WHO: Clay Sydney

WHERE: From the comfort of your home!

WHEN: Every Friday from 7:30pm  

HOW MUCH: Clay Kits start at $55

Saturday: Engage with Contemporary Australian Art


52 ACTIONS is an online commissioning platform supporting artists living and working in Australia through the development of new works presented weekly that speculate on new methods for survival and revival. The project ranges from live performance to photography and video, sound and text-based work to interventions, digital public programs and more.

WHO: Artspace  

WHERE: Artspace website & digital platforms   

WHEN: Always available 


Sunday: Enjoy Different Learning Resources

Water Lessons

Water Lessons is part of a series of resources which help audiences engage with the artworks and artists of the 23rd Biennale of Sydney from the comfort of their own homes. Water Lessons explores sustainable water system for gardens, knowledge on native edibles, brewing ceremonies, yin-based yoga classes and weaving activities. 

WHO: Sydney Biennale   

WHERE: Online 

WHEN: Always available 



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