Top 10 Sydney Culture On this week 29/07/2018
Dogs, booze, literature, and a Spacewoman named Stacey. Set your affairs in order, Sydney. This is a weird ‘un.
10) Dog Lovers Show
Barking mad? Or just desperately lonely and unable to form relationships with actual human beings? Well, they’re one and the same, really. Here it is, folks, featuring headline shows by Dr Chris Brown, Dr Kat Warren and many others, competitions, Nickelodeon’s Paw Patrol, tributes to hero dogs and a dog adoption zone. Woof.
9) Shoalhaven Readers’ and Writers’ Festival
Yes…it’s just like Byron Writers Fest only smaller, over one day and, hell, you might even gain some actual recognition here. Ha! Just kidding. This one’s for the kids. A day dedicated to encouraging youth into the world of the written word and an endless future attempting to compensate for your failed dreams.
8) Royal Art Society NSW Ballot
Wanna spice up that dead space above your new toilet? Well, come on down to the RAS Society’s NSW Ballot – an exhibition and auction of NSW’s finest new artists.
7) Australian Clean Energy Summit
31st July-1st August
Oh, come on it’s not that bad. These things have pretty good deli spreads and you need some way to make up for the fact that you release more carcinogens finessing your quiff in the morning than a small independent nation.
6) Poetica – A Night For Wordsmithing
Ah, the spoken word. What other paradoxically base and highbrow form of expression could so encompass the human condition? Well, there are hot dog eating contests but those generally come around summer time. Meanwhile, Poetica is calling upon you. They want to hear your words. Open mic; 3 mins; original poetry; liquor.
5) Syd Ports Meet
Vogue, darling. Vogue, vogue, vogue. To all creatives, photographers and models, this is your chance to strap yourself into your most architecturally unstable outfit and strut on down to the Art Gallery of NSW in a walking shoot to glaze your most egotistical narcissistic dreams.
4) Darren Sylvester: Out of Life Exhibition
29th July-4th August
A world of authenticity, life and death based upon a sci fi space suit named Stacey. No, you haven’t somehow traversed the conscious barrier into one of Rod Serling’s more conventional daydreams; you’ve entered Sylvester’s exhibition of a lost Hollywood moment, featuring Stacey, an unknown woman trapped forever inside a B-Grade film set.
3) 2001: A Space Odyssey 50th Anniversary 70mm Film Screening
Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do. I’m half crazy all for the love of you…Ironic, isn’t it? A 70mm retro tribute to the futuristic annihilative magnum opus of one of the most prolific directors of all time. Seems more relevant than ever as we trudge forwards into the most backward-facing political climate in recent history. Ah, Daisy. It’s been fun.
2) Everything in Between Opening Night Celebration
Seeking the dynamic, the bold, the beautiful; anything but the norm but everything between and beyond, the SPACE gallery is holding their opening night wherein you’ll meet cutting edge artists…and get hammered with them.
1) Byron Writers Festival
A stellar line up of 140 predominantly Australian artistic visionaries, more than 150 sessions during Festival Week and an audience of approximately 12,000 people. With all that literary puffery crammed into one beachside town boasting numerous cliffs overlooking sharp rocky descents into an endless salty abyss, what could go possibly wrong?