BYO Culture Guide May 14 – 21

Taking a break from the rounds of exhibition openings and gallery shows, this week’s Culture Guide highlights a selection of talks and workshops happening across Sydney this week. While topics vary, all of these events promote a deeper engagement with art and its place in our society.

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Colours of Impressionism

If you haven’t made the trip down to Adelaide to see the 65 masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay, this talk at Alliance Français will give you a window into the works of Monet, Manet, Renoir and Cezanne that are on display in the city of churches. Delievered by Marie Chrétien, the talk will focus on the colours used by these artists and how this was revolutionary in the art world of that time.
May 16, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Alliance Française
257 Clarence St,

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What Makes A Good Neighbour?

This talk, presented as part of the 21st Biennale of Sydney builds on the international billboard campaign, A Good Neighbour. Begun in 2017 as part of the 15th Istanbul Biennale, billboards across Sydney’s Inner West and South-West Sydney have been asking the question of the value of artists within the dynamics of gentrification. Speaking at this event will be Khaled Sabsabi, whose work Bring The Silence (2018) is on display as part of the Biennale, as well as Jo-Anne Birnie-Danzker, Director and CEO of the Biennale of Sydney.
May 17, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Ashfield Town Hall
260 Liverpool Rd,

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Superposition Studio Launch and Panel Discussion

Described as a “set of artefacts” this unconventional studio brings together the detritus of the Indigenous self-determination movement in Sydney, rubble, scaffolding mesh and graffitied construction hoardings all collected from Redfern and brought together by design studio Future Method. Artists and activists Lorna Munro and Keg de Souza will be in discussion with designer Linda Kennedy and will interrogate how Redfern, the home of Indigenous activism has been rebuilt and developed in a way that has evicted those activists who defined Redfern’s radical past.
May 19, 3 – 5 pm
Superposition Studio
Cockatoo Island

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Movers and Makers 2018

Over a whole day at Parramatta Artist Studios, artists, curators and arts workers will provide insight and workshops for contemporary artists. Kicking off the day will be breakfast with Garry Trinh and Chris Dolman, before discussions move towards mentoring with help from NAVA and workshops for unrepresented artists. Throughout the day the studios will be open and installations from Tom Blake, Rebecca Gallo and Lisa Sammut will be on display. See the full program and register for each of the sessions here

May 19, 10 am – 7 pm
Parramatta Artist Studios
Level 1 & 2,
68 Macquarie St,