Community Billboard 7th-13th August
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.
War on Waste: Screening & Panel Discussion
Join us for the final episode of this season’s ABC War on Waste. Responsible Cafes shot from 400 cafes up to now a whopping 4,000 since our feature on this amazing show.
Meet like-minded community members, cheers to the awesome Craig Reucassel (he won’t actually be there) and support our community group.
Before the show airs, join us for a quick panel discussion with legendary keen beans. Learn how to grow your community group, learn extra tips for your own war on waste and how to stay motivated.
Responsible Cafes is a tiny community group run predominantly by voluntary hours, funded by council support. We want to continue to educate people on the simple and small changes we can each make to create a significant impact.
All proceeds from the ticket sales will go directly back to helping us educate cafes and consumers and grow our community engagement.
All tickets will go into a prize draw for your chance to win from a range of prizes – stay tuned to find out what we have on offer! Receive a complimentary Responsible Cafes ‘I’m No Mug’ silicone band for the latest ‘Jar Wars’ craze.
Tuesday 7th August 2018, 7pm-10:30pm
Bondi Pavilion, Shop 1, Queen Elizabeth Dr, Sydney
Sydney Science Festival
The Sydney Science Festival returns in 2018 with a program of astronomical proportions. The festival rockets into venues around Sydney and is overflowing with hands on science experiences for all ages.
Featuring 13 days jam-packed with over 200 events across 90 venues. The Sydney Science Festival brings together some of the greatest minds in science today, including festival ambassador and astronomer, Lisa Harvey-Smith, Indigenous astronomer Kirsten Banks, leading Artificial Intelligence expert Ellen Broad, AI researcher Toby Walsh, comedian and public health practitioner Alanta Colley, former Greens leader Bob Brown, and 2018 Australian of the Year quantum physicist Michelle Simmons.
Now in its 4th year, Sydney Science Festival is produced by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) and the Australian Museum as part of National Science Week, in partnership with Inspiring Australia.
Tuesday 7th August to Sunday 19th August 2018
Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris St, Ultimo
Loribelle Spirovski: Incognito
“Incognito originates from the Italian, literally meaning ‘unknown’. For portraitists, the human face and the human experience that it belies remains unknown and mysterious, which is why we continue to be drawn to it, to decode the familiar and excavate the elusive.” – Loribelle Spirovski.
Join the artists for the opening of the exhibition on Tuesday 31 July, from 6pm to 8pm.
Tuesday 31st July to Sunday 12th August 2018
Frances Keevil Gallery, 3-6 Bay Village, 28-34 Cross St, Double Bay
Painting with Thread
Painting with Thread is an exhibition of recent tapestries and samples from the collection of the Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne (ATW). Founded in 1976, the ATW is recognised as an international leader in the production of hand-woven tapestries and is the only workshop of its kind in Australia. All ATW tapestries are made with leading artists and designers.
Painting with Thread will offer Sydney viewers a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes process of tapestry creation by ATW weavers from design, sampling, to weaving and completion. The selection of tapestries and samples on display emphasise the experimental and innovative approaches to contemporary tapestry design, as well as the diversity of recent projects and collaborations at ATW.
Highlights of the exhibition include the Treasure Hunt (2018) tapestry designed by leading Chinese-Australian artist Guan Wei and woven by Chris Cochius, Pamela Joyce, Jennifer Sharpe and Cheryl Thornton, as well as the tapestry Everything has two witnesses, one on earth and one in the sky (2014) designed by Sangeeta Sandrasegar and woven by Sue Batten. A display of smaller tapestry samples alongside these works will offer viewers an opportunity to understand the process involved in the translation of tapestry design to the tapestry form. Selected yarn, bobbins and warps from the ATW will also be on display and visitors will be invited to handle these materials.
Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am-4pm
Thursday 2nd August to Wednesday 26th September 2018
Australian Design Centre, 101-115 William St, Darlinghurst
Common Knowledge and Learning Curves
Common Knowledge and Learning Curves is the first Australian institutional solo exhibition by Keg de Souza. The exhibition stems from the artist’s ongoing interest in the ways we teach and learn. The exhibition seeks to break down hierarchies in typical knowledge exchange, exploring radical pedagogy and its tenets including democratic dialogue, lived experience, inquiry learning, solidarity and unlearning.
With a particular focus on the ways in which space informs teaching and learning, de Souza uses the familiar aesthetics of a classroom in unexpected ways. Props such as chalkboards, uniforms, award ribbons and venetian blinds are deconstructed and employed as architecture to divide the gallery into temporary spaces of varying materiality and functionality. In the spirit of play and experimentation, visitors are invited to use these architectural and sculptural forms. The exhibition becomes a space where ideas and actions can emerge through critical and collective interaction.
Included in the exhibition are enlarged building blocks. The ubiquitous tool designed by the founder of kindergarten Friedrich Fröbel become modular units that can be stacked and reconfigured to suit different activities and also double as seating. This dynamism offers possibilities for visitors to contribute to an ever-changing learning environment for both intimate and group conversations. Another key feature of Common Knowledge and Learning Curves is an experimental library that wraps around the gallery walls with a selection of books and readings that prioritise marginalised voices within education.
Friday 29th June to Sunday 12th August 2018
Artspace, The Gunnery, 43-51 Cooper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo