Community Billboard 30 April- 7 May 2019
(presented by Sydney 2030: City of Sydney’s Plan for the Future)
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.
States and Senses
5 female artists explore intense emotional states that often lie hidden and unspoken
States and Senses is an interdisciplinary exhibition which explores intense emotional states that are often suppressed, such as grief, rage, loss, fear, anguish, and their drivers. By drawing upon wide ranging experiences of vulnerability, a term commonly associated with reduced agency, the artists in this exhibition cultivate a space for reflection, contemplation and identification.
States and Senses features new work by critically acclaimed US artist, Janet Passehl and Sydney-based artists, Sylvia Griffin, Brooke Leigh, Markela Panegyres and Cecilia White. They each navigate difficult emotional and sensory terrain through different performative practices. Particularly concerned with female perspectives, these artists engage the(ir) body as subject in order to contribute to a growing, globally urgent, examination of challenging social and (inter)personal experiences.
Tuesday 30 April from 5pm to 8pm with performance The Wait/Weight of Emotion by Cecilia White from 6pm.
Saturday 11 May from 1pm to 3pm with special guest Noula Diamantopoulos (artist, psychotherapist, founder of BeCause Movement)
Tuesday 30 April 2019 from 5pm to 8pm
Wednesday 1 May 2019 from 11am to 6pm
Thursday 2 May 2019 from 11am to 6pm
Friday 3 May 2019 from 11am to 6pm
Saturday 4 May 2019 from 11am to 4pm
Wednesday 8 May 2019 from 11am to 6pm
Thursday 9 May 2019 from 11am to 6pm
Friday 10 May 2019 from 11am to 6pm
Saturday 11 May 2019 from 11am to 4pm
Wednesday 15 May 2019 from 11am to 6pm
Thursday 16 May 2019 from 11am to 6pm
Friday 17 May 2019 from 11am to 6pm
Loud and Luminous
100 Australian women photographers celebrating women in front and behind the lens
100 Australian women photographers share stories and shine a light on women.
It features a print exhibition, multimedia projections, and a book publication.
Where: 60 Atchison St, St Leonards
When: Every day, 10am to 6pm
until Sunday 5 May 2019
Batch Festival 2019
Griffin Theatre Company presents a three-week fiesta of the freshest, wildest and most inventive new shows in Sydney.
An exciting crop of storytellers, poets, comedy artists and non-traditional performance makers will take over the iconic Stables stage.
When it all gets too exciting you can refresh yourself with hand-crafted beers care of Batch Brewing Co.
You’re Safe until 2024 by David Finnigan
Book Club for Reclusive Dance Hall Queens by Rebekah Robertson
You’ve Got Mail by Ang Collins & Sarah Hadley
A Little History Play by Caleb Lewis
Unite Project by Todd Fuller
Me and My Mother, Singing by Oleg Pupovac
Lady Tabouli by James Elazzi
Tales of an Afronaut by wāni Le Frère
Lou Wall’s Drag Race by Lou Wall
Don’t Knock Your Granny by Older Women’s Theatre Network
Never Let Me Go by Adriano Cappelletta
Sauvage (Wild) by Aanisa Vylet
Grumble ‘N’ Friends by Betty Grumble
Never Trust a Creative City by Too Rude by Emma McManus and Maria White
Where: SBW Stables Theatre
10 Nimrod Street, Darlinghurst
When: Every day, 5pm to 11pm
Friday 26 April to Saturday 11 May
Cost: Full price: $35.00
Under 35: $25
Jukebox Jewkbox! A Century on Shellac and Vinyl
A musical journey featuring the records and iconic music that changed lives and the technology that made it happen.
Since the invention of the gramophone and the record by Jewish inventor Emil Berliner, vinyl and shellac records became the sound carriers of global experiences of the 20th century.
Music has always been central to Jewish tradition and culture, from synagogue music and Yiddish theatre to Jewish folk music and Jewish punk artists who gained rebel status. In Australia, Jewish musicians have also made significant contributions to Australia’s musical life.
Visitors to Jukebox Jewkbox! A Century on Shellac and Vinyl will be taken on a journey of the senses through tunes from cantorial to punk genres, and walls of hundreds of vibrant record covers, to unfold a surprising history of a universal language.
Whether you have a penchant to listen in to music the modern or old fashioned way, you can take some time to enjoy your favourite tracks.
Put a dime in the jukebox, or for some laid-back listening, grab some headphones and listen to some tunes from the albums on display.
Where: Sydney Jewish Museum
148 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst
When: Mondays to Thursdays, 10am to 4.30pm
Fridays, 10am to 3.30pm
Saturdays, all day
Sundays, 10am to 4pm
Now until Sunday 26 January 2020
Except Queen's Birthday and Christmas Day
Museum closed on all Saturdays
Cost: Adult: $15.00
Ruby Berry & Makan Moon: I'd Like to Know You Better
A Collaborative Exhibition by Ruby Berry & Makan Moon
I’d Like to Know you Better is a vulnerable and weighted cross discipline exhibition with works formed through an intimate creative process using different techniques of making to explore connection to themes, family members (both past and present) and self. Ruby Berry and Makan Moon are both individually seeking an exploration, expression and engagement with their family culture. Family culture and connections has always been an underlying aspect of their practices, but this will be the first time they engage with this personal narrative directly.
This exhibition will be an attempt to explore weighted family narratives through expression, sharing and by offering up apart of the artist shaped by others to her family, the audience and the artist.This will lead into broader questions around why we each move our bodies the way we do, what forms our individual and collective reactions to the interpretations of experiences.
Makan Moon, aka Nadia Hooton, is a multidisciplinary artist and graphic designer whose practice utilises drawing,animation, ceramics and textiles. She grew up in Riyadh / Saudi Arabia, Nairobi/ Kenya, Suva / Fiji, Apia / Samoa and Canberra / Australia and is now based in Melbourne / Australia.
Ruby Berry is a Canberra textile based artist working with three dimensional sculptural textile works and sensory engagement. Ruby graduated from the School of Art at the Australian National University with Honours in 2015.
Where: Gaffa Gallery
281 Clarence Street, Sydney
When: Weekdays, 10am to 6pm
Saturdays, 11am to 5pm
Now until Monday 6 May 2019