Community Billboard 19th July- 25th July
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The Politics Of Portraiture
In the setting of historical, contemporary and political portraits as presented in Portraits Of Men, join speakers in an overview of the history and current practice relating to portraiture. Speakers will be discussing the practice of commissioning and collecting portraits, how the invention of photography influenced portraiture, and how inversions of power and representation can occur now within the digital era.
With Claire Monneraye (Curator, Australian Centre for Photography), Chris Jones (Assistant Collections Manager, University of Sydney Museums), Maddie Cox (University of Sydney Museums), and Cherine Fahd (Exhibiting Artist and Academic).
1917: The Great Strike
1917: The Great Strike marks the centenary of one of Australia’s largest industrial conflicts with an exhibition of historical objects alongside commissioned artworks by Raquel Ormella, Tom Nicholson, Will French, Franck Gohier and Sarah Contos.
The strike began when employees at Eveleigh Railway Yards and the Randwick Tram Sheds downed tools in protest against new working conditions imposed during a time of war. Around 5,790 railway and tramway employees walked off the job, protesting against the introduction of a card system that recorded work times and output, and was intended to improve worker efficiency.
Over the period of the strike it’s estimated that across the state around 77,350 workers went on strike. When the strike petered out in mid-September 1917, many employees at Eveleigh, and elsewhere on the NSW rail and tram network never got their jobs back. Those re-hired at the Eveleigh yards found their jobs had been downgraded. Although the nationwide strike lasted just six weeks, its consequences lingered for decades, creating a highly politicised workforce and a generation of politicians, including premiers and prime ministers.
The exhibition will use large-scale striking images, moving footage, oral history excerpts, music and poetry, alongside commissioned artworks to tell the story of a movement that started in the old Eveleigh railway workshops.
Twenty-three-year-old Disapol Savetsila is the youngest playwright to be commissioned by Sydney Theatre Company for their main stage program. His debut fictionalises a story close to his heart: a family whose restaurant business puts them at the coalface of multiculturalism in regional Australia. The cast featuers Gabrielle Chan, Airlie Dodds, Peter Kowitz, Kenneth Moraleda, Mason Phoumirath, Srisacd Sacdpraseuth and Monica Sayers.
Home@735 director Madeleine Preston will be offering drawing tours of Surry Hills and Redfern on Saturdays from 10am -12pm. The 2 hour classes will focus on technical aspects of creating. You will be introduced to all aspects of drawing en plein air(the art of painting outdoors- I had to look it up!) and each week will focus on a different technique and subject. Please bring a sketchbook and pencils or charcoal, a rubber and a blade or pencil sharpener.
Blues and Jazz Courses At The Con
If listening to all the great artists here at Eastside FM is giving you itchy fingers, head to the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and get involved in the world of Jazz and Blues!
Includes classes such as Improv basics Jazz and blues guitar, Each course runs 6 weeks 2 hours a week. Different courses are on different days.
Check out the website for more details.