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posted 21/05/2019

Community Billboard 21 May – 28 May 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.

Coexistences: Portraits of Today's Japan

Photography exhibition by Laura Liverani

Discover Japan’s lesser-known communities through a photography exhibition by Laura Liverani.

Six photo series portray the stories of elderly cheerleaders, a school for senior models, women sumo wrestlers, tobi construction workers, full-body spandex suit enthusiasts and Hokkaido’s indigenous Ainu population.

The people of every community portrayed, however distant from one another, all share a strong sense of group identity—an identity that is actively expressed in daily life.

This exhibition highlights the stories of individuals and their expression of identity; broadening our knowledge of Japanese everyday life and culture.

Running alongside the exhibition is an event series, exploring belonging and collective identity among the wider Japanese community.

Gallery visits with photographer Laura Liverani
Artist Talk with Laura Liverani
Interview with Maya Sekine
Interview with Jyuri Beniya
Free film screening – Ainu: Indigenous People Of Japan
For more information on the event program, visit jpf.org.au/gallery.

Where: The Japan Foundation
Level 4, Central Park, 28 Broadway, Chippendale

When: Mondays to Thursdays, 10am to 8pm
Fridays, 10am to 6pm
Saturdays, 10am to 4pm
Now until Friday 21 June 2019
Except public holidays

Cost: Free

Vivid Sydney: Tumbalong Lights

An inclusive playSPACE that celebrates the art of play.

In 2019, Vivid Sydney once again champions diversity and inclusion. Tumbalong Lights is back and better than ever with an inclusive playground playSPACE thanks to the continuing partnership with Cushman & Wakefield and its friends in the property industry.

Located in the heart of Darling Harbour, Tumbalong Lights celebrates the art of play, the basic human right of inclusion and the joy of discovery in honour of the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing. Installations and activations have been produced using the principles of universal design so that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy a trip to outer space. The design process for Tumbalong Lights involved extensive collaboration with artists who have a disability to create a world where everyone belongs.

Get down and jam with a very funky Alien Visitor. Experience Under the Milky Way through indigenous dreaming. Race your mates at Space Balls, an inter-galactic planetary spin on the old favourite game ‘marble run’. In See What I See by renowned artist Digby Webster, catch a glimpse of yourself mirrored through groundbreaking technology. Journey To the Moon and Back in under three minutes! Then take a moment to enjoy a stop motion animation about the moon landing created by Bus Stop Films.

Plan your trip at the official website.

Where: Tumbalong Park, 11 Harbour St, Sydney

When: Every day, 5pm to 11pm
Friday 24 May to Saturday 15 June

Cost: Free

David Manley: The Post Traumatic Urbanist

Art exhibition

The Post Traumatic Urbanist is a body of work that interrogates architecture’s relationship with trauma and the saturation of media images. The work links Paul Virilio’s assertion that technology and in particular the speed and accelerative nature of the image has its own inherent violence, to Roger Luckhurst’s thesis on the intersection of trauma and photography. A constant exposure to this speed and acceleration through a multitude of ever more disruptive media platforms has its own traumatic imprint. Manley uses the built environment as a conduit to explore these ideas and to develop his own thesis that architecture has reasserted its place in our collective conscious as a potential space for violence. For Manley, The Post Traumatic Urbanist series operates as a form of clinical diagnosis and personal therapy, a decelerative eddy in the torrent of modernity.

David Manley studied at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW, majoring in Photo-media and graduating in 2012 with 1st Class Honours and the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence. Manley was a finalist in the 2011, 2013 and 2015 Bowness Photography Prize and the 2014 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award. In 2012 he was a winner of the Head On Photographic Portrait Prize. Manley was also one of sixteen Australian artists selected for the publication Hijacked III Contemporary Photography from Australia and the UK which was published in 2012. In June 2014 Manley attended the Ulsan International Photography Festival in Ulsan, South Korea as an Australian representative artist. David Manley is currently completing a PhD in Media Arts at the University of New South Wales Art and Design.

Image: David Manley, Post Traumatic Urbanist #1, 2017

Where: 2/27-39 Abercrombie St, Chippendale

When: Every day, now until Sunday 9 June
11am to 5pm

Cost: Free


A groundbreaking show fusing skateboarding, percussion and projection

Skate is a groundbreaking show fusing skateboarding, percussion and projection, which is being developed by Big hART at the Cutaway at Barangaroo.

At Transitions, experience a showing of this breathtaking theatre spectacle in development. Skateboarders, musicians and digital artists trigger an interactive visual and sonic landscape, igniting an immersive, sensory experience for all the family. Transitions is open to all ages.

At the conclusion there is a Q&A and skateboarders are welcome to stay and skate in the Cutaway for the open skate session.

Open skate is an opportunity to skate the huge undercover polished concrete space of the Cutaway and is open to all skateboarders of any skill level most Saturdays.

Skate at the Cutaway is supported by Barangaroo Delivery Authority.

Where: The Cutaway, Barangaroo
1 Merriman Street, Millers Point

When: Saturday 25 May from 6pm to 7pm
Saturday 8 June from 6pm to 7pm
Saturday 22 June from 6pm to 7pm
Saturday 6 July from 6pm to 7.30pm
Saturday 20 July from 6pm to 7.30pm

Cost: Free but need to book tickets

2019 Salon des Refusés

The 'alternative' Archibald and Wynne Prize selection

The Salon des Refusés was initiated by the SH Ervin Gallery in 1992 in response to the large number of works entered into the Archibald Prize which were not selected for display in the official exhibition.

Each year our panel is invited to go behind the scenes of the judging process for the Archibald Prize for portraiture and Wynne Prize for landscape painting and figure sculpture to select an exhibition from the hundreds of works entered in both prizes but not chosen for the official award exhibition.

The criteria for works selected in the ‘Salon’ are quality, diversity, humour and innovation. Visitors can vote in the Holding Redlich People’s Choice Award.

Where: 2 Watson Rd, Millers Point

When: Tuesday 21 May until Sunday 28 July from 11am to 5pm
Closed Mondays

Cost: general: $12.00
concession: $10.00
member: $4.00
children under 5: Free

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