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posted 12/11/2019

Community Billboard 12-17 November 2019

This weekly community billboard is proudly sponsored by the City of Sydney’s Plan for the future – Sydney 2030 – making our city more green, global and connected.

Art & hummus night

Join as for an art and hummus night.

Simply Hummus bar, Sydney’s first and only hummus bar, turns into an art gallery, featuring local artists from the National Art School and others.

Where: 393 Liverpool St, Darlinghurst

When: Tuesday 12 November from 5.30pm to 9pm

Cost: Free but you can book tickets through the website

Guan Wei: MCA Collection

The work of the Chinese-Australian artist

Over the past 30 years, artist Guan Wei has developed a distinctive style and personal language of symbols and metaphors that explore his Chinese cultural heritage and many influences of the West. Working across painting, sculpture and site-specific installation, his reflections upon the human condition engage with critical contemporary issues, including climate change, questions of identity, migration and exile.

This exhibition brings together 4 works from the MCA Collection. Works range from significant suites of early works on paper, which look at life and the political landscape in China in the late 1980s, through to the large-scale mural painting Feng Shui, which is concerned with a harmonious relationship between all living things and the planet. The more recent Paper War, comprising of animated video and an accompanying work on paper, explores war as an experience mediated and understood through symbols and signs.

Guan Wei was born in Beijing, China, in 1957 and graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, Beijing Capital University in 1986. He first came to Australia in 1989, when invited to take up an artistic residency at the Tasmanian School of Art in Hobart. He returned for further residencies at the Tasmanian School of Art (1990), Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (1992) and Canberra School of Art, Canberra (1993), and settled permanently in Australia in 1993. Since 2008, he has divided his time between Sydney and Beijing, where he maintains a studio and produces his large-scale paintings and sculptural works.

Curator: Manya Sellers

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art
140 George Street , The Rocks

When: Every day, 10am to 5pm
Friday 8 November 2019 to Sunday 9 February 2020

Cost: Free

Latin American Film Festival 2019

The Sydney Cervantes Institute will host the 15th Latin American Film Festival organized with the embassies of Latin American countries.

Enjoy 14 films from Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay, Chile, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Guatemala, Peru and Argentina.

Where: Instituto Cervantes Sydney
3/299-305 Sussex Street, Sydney

When: Friday 15 November to Thursday 12 December. Various days and times. See website for details.

Cost: Ticket costs vary. See website for details

Todd Fuller at MAY SPACE

May Space is pleased to announce the new exhibition from represented artist Todd Fuller ‘A place not like Home’.

The exhibition features two new bodies of work created in response to the regional towns and stories of Port Macquarie and Branxton in the Hunter Valley.

Elements of the first exhibition were created through a residency with the Glasshouse Regional Gallery where Fuller worked with the story of local identity, Harry Thompson; a man who won the lottery, bought a caravan, got bogged on Shelley’s beach and ended up living on the beach for forty years. He is the namesake of Port Macquarie’s iconic Harry’s Lookout. The second body of work uses the town of Branxton to explore the language of regional Australia, its culture, architecture and urban identity, the mundane, the uncanny, the absurd and the ubiquitous.

According to Fuller, there is a special type of magic in the towns and communities outside of Australia’s metropolitan centres. These places, often remote, sometimes shrinking in population, sprinkled with architectural structures of the past and communities rich with quirk and charm, are a catalyst for uniquely Australian stories. These stories, and in a way these places, are a delicate balance of the bittersweet, the resilient and the bleak.

A place not like home brings together two recent hand-drawn animations which draw from regional rural experiences as the stimulus for storytelling and considering the Australian fringe experience.

Where: May Space
409b George Street, Waterloo

When: Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10am to 5pm
Sundays, 12pm to 4pm
Now until Sunday 24 November 2019

Cost: Free

Hello Koalas - Over 20 one-metre high koala sculptures

We invite you to come into the Garden and meet the Hello Koalas.

Bring the whole family and enjoy the bespoke trail curated by Arts and Health Australia Pty Ltd (AHA) and hosted by the Garden. The trail encompasses over 20 one-metre high koala sculptures, hand-painted by Australian artists.

The Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail is a unique award-winning concept, conceived by AHA and centred in Port Macquarie.

The Trail aims to promote koala conservation and conservation of other threatened animal and plant species in Australia.

Where: The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney

When: Every day, 9am to 6pm
Now until Saturday 30 November

Cost: Free

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