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posted 30/07/2019

Community Billboard 30 July – 6 August 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.

City Farm volunteer working bee

Spend the morning at Sydney City Farm

Come and get hands-on at one of our regular Sydney City Farm working bees.

Tasks vary, but can include watering, weeding, plant care, plant propagation, potting and other farm-related activities.

This is a great opportunity to get involved with Sydney City Farm and meet others in your community.

No experience needed. Just bring a can-do attitude and we’ll show you everything you need to know.

Please wear clothes that can get dirty and covered sturdy shoes. Bring water bottle and hat.

Bookings essential. No group bookings please.

The session won’t proceed in wet, extreme or dangerous weather.

Where: Sydney City Farm
52 Barwon Park Road, St Peters

When: Wednesday 31 July 2019 from 10am to 11.30am

Cost: Free but book tickets on website

More Info: Phone 8512 8012

Kirtika Kain: Corpus - Exhibition

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is pleased to present ‘Corpus,’ Kirtika Kain’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.

Delhi-born, Sydney-based artist Kain examines how oppressive social hierarchies and power structures have been enforced upon and embodied by generations before her, from the perspective of an outsider.

Kain incorporates a myriad of humble materials that relate to themes of valuation, corporeality, ritual and the manual labour of the lower classes including iron filings, gold, vermillion and bitumen. Through diverse alchemical and experimental printmaking processes, Kain attempts to transform these everyday materials into aesthetic object of value; thus, re-defining and re-imagining a personal and collective narrative.

Kirtika Kain received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2016 for which she was awarded the Bird Holcomb MFA Scholarship to complete her Masters in 2018. Since being awarded the Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award and Hornsby Art Prize (Printmaking) in 2017, Kain has been a finalist in numerous art awards including Blacktown Art Prize (2017), Gippsland Print Award (2017), Swan Hill Drawing and Print Prize (2018) and Artspace Mackay Libris Award (2018). Most recently Kain has completed two consecutive residencies at Sanskriti Kendra Residency, New Delhi, India (2019), and at the prestigious British School at Rome NAS International Residency, Italy (2019).

This year she was also included in ‘June Mostra,’ The British School at Rome, Rome; ‘EMANATE,’ New England Regional Art Museum, NSW;’ Spazi Aperti,’ L’Accademia di Romania, Rome and ‘The Fall,’ Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney. This is Kirtika Kain’s first solo exhibition with Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.

This exhibition is supported by the Art Incubator program. It is Kirtika Kain’s first solo exhibition in conjunction with Art Incubator.

Where: Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
8 Soudan Lane, Paddington

When: Tuesday 30 July from 10am to 6pm
Wednesday 31 July from 10am to 6pm
Thursday 1 August from 10am to 6pm
Friday 2 August from 10am to 6pm
Saturday 3 August from 11am to 6pm

Cost: Free

The Calyx: Plants with Bite

Plants with Bite tells the story of the captivating and bizarre world of carnivorous plants. As fascinating as they are horrifying, these plants are truly a miracle of evolution.

Sun, soil and sky – this is all most plants need to survive. Yet carnivorous plants can thrive in inhospitable environments by luring, trapping, killing and digesting insects.

At this free floral display you’ll get to see the iconic Venus flytrap: an example of a ‘snap trap’. You can also observe the ‘pitfall’, ‘flypaper’, ‘lobster-pot’ and ‘bladder’ styles of traps.

Combining botany with hands-on activities, Plants with Bite showcases these fascinating plants while bringing awareness to the ways in which many species are currently under threat due to habitat loss.

Curated by horticulturalists at The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, this is the largest vertical floral wall in the southern hemisphere.

Where: The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney
The Calyx

When: Every day, 10am to 4pm
Now until Monday 30 September

Cost: Free

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Discover extraordinary award-winning images celebrating the diversity of the natural world.

See the world through a new lens in this internationally acclaimed exhibition.

On loan from the Natural History Museum in London, the exhibition features 100 extraordinary images that celebrate the diversity of the natural world, from intimate animal portraits to astonishing wild landscapes.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, running for more than 50 years. It has a pivotal role in providing a global platform to showcase the natural world’s most powerful and challenging imagery.

2019’s exhibition features Australian finalists Georgina Steytler, Justin Gilligan, Robert Irwin and David Gallan.

Where: Australian National Maritime Museum
2 Murray Street, Sydney

When: Every day 9.30am to 5pm
Now until Sunday 25 August

Cost: Adult: $20.00
Concession: $12.00
Child (4-15 years): $12.00
Child (under 4 years): Free
Family: $50.00

Wayan Kun Adnyana: Santarupa - Art Exhibition

In Santarupa, Balinese artist Wayan Kun Adnyana presents a series of contemporary narrative paintings centered on ancient iconography. He explores figures, forms, and storylines based on the ancient Yeh Pulu relief carvings, a set of primeval images found on a sacred river-bank in central Bali. The creation of these works involves three major approaches: reframing, recasting and globalising the Yeh Pulu reliefs. Thus, his work moves the ancient presence into contemporary global life. The relief carvings are mobilised, drawn and painted into figures and forms to realise theatrical compositions intended by the artist.

“Inspired by new metaphor that was informed by the ancient philosophy of Yeh Pulu reliefs, this series is a revival of narrative in contemporary art. Just like its chronicle that embedded among commoners in Yeh Pulu, my work attempts to connect with common people of multiple narration in our modern world.” – Wayan Kun Adnyana

Curated and to be opened by Prof Adrian Vickers, Southeast Asian Studies, the University of Sydney.

Where: Thienny Lee Gallery
176 New South Head Road, Edgecliff

When: Tuesday to Fridays from 10am to 4pm
Saturdays from 11am to 4pm
until Tuesday 13 August

Cost: Free

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