BYO Culture Guide

Identity and photography feature prominently in this week’s BYO Culture Guide. Take a dip into what’s on this week to explore the many lives that can be lived.

Gerwyn Davies – Fur

Bringing surrealism to contemporary photography, Davies’s work combines scenic elements with questions about the body and identity. The explosions of colour which characterise the costumes in Davies’s photography hide the subject of the image, inviting discussions over consumption, individuality. RSVP is essential to the opening of this exhibition on February 14 and is presented alongside the Sydney Gay and Lesbian ardi Gas: Forty Years of Evolution.

15 February – 24 March 2018 Tuesday – Saturday 10 am to 6 pm.
ACP Project Space Gallery 72 Oxford Street Darlinghurst

Isaac Julien – Looking for Langston

On Wednesday February 14 the Art Gallery of New South Wales will screen ‘Looking for Langston’ by Isaac Julien. This film has served as an inspiration for a generation of queer and African-American artists. Produced in 1989, the film looks at black and white photography in Harlem in the 1930s through the life of poet Langston Hughes. In conjunction with this screening Roslyn Oxley9 gallery has been exhibiting large-scale silver gelatin photographs by Julien. Find out more here

Tuesday - Friday10am-6pm - Saturday  11am-6pm
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
8 Soudan Lane


This group exhibition presents short films by artists which provide a glimpse into the lived experience of diaspora communities. Artists in this show include Anindita Banerjee, Anurendra Jegadeva, Guo Jian, Lilian Lai, Lucy Wang (Ru Xi) and TextaQueen. Rather than seeking to identify one diasporic narrative, Chindia allows for varied and contradictory perspectives on migrant identities in Australia. Dates and times can be found here

15 – 26 February
Monday to Friday: 10am-6pm - Saturday: 11am-5pm
Gaffa Gallery, Gallery 1, 281 Clarence St Sydney