BY0 Culture June 18-25

Memory and presence signify a broad range of artistic practice, and are the subject of works in this week’s Culture Guide. Between painting and photography, group and solo shows, the ties between the personal and the particular are explored.

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Lilli Waters – Coral Lands

In a series of nine photographs, photographic artist Lilli waters constructs underwater other worlds. Bringing together coral, live rock and flowers, Waters highlights the beauty and fragility of these objects. While referencing the natural world and the threats facing coral, Waters also visualises a dreamscape tied to cyclical patterns.
Saint Cloche Gallery
37 MacDonald St
Wed – Sat, 10am – 5pm
Sun, 11am – 4pm

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Elizabeth Rankin - Show, Tell

Delving into the dark tales of the uncanny, Elizabeth Rankin explores the story of the Pyjama Girl to highlight the underside of Australiana. Disfigured faces and contorted bodies characterise these works as Rankin pairs figures in everyday practices which each tell a story. Rankin will also be giving an artist talk at 2pm on Saturday, June 23.

Opening Wednesday, June 20, 6 – 8pm
220 Creative Space
Level 1, 220 William St
Fri – Sun, 1 – 4pm

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Great Space

This exhibition at Down / Under Space, beneath Freda’s in Chippendale, explores the space itself and the memories associated with the ever changing gallery. While the memories explored of this space are inherently personal, they also depend upon shared experiences of urban and temporal space. Artists include Sophia Swift, Miriam Osburn and Matthew Roll while Sweety will be providing a musical extension of the gallery upstairs until 12.

June 21, 6pm – 12am
Down / Under Space
109 Regent St
Wed – Sun, 5pm – 12am
Fri – Sat, 5pm – 2am

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Jasmin Simmons at KXT

As part of their featured artist program, KXT are opening up their space to actor and photographer Jasmin Simmons. A recent graduate of the National Institute for Dramatic Art, Simmons has found a niche with candid photographs of friends and colleagues behind the scenes of stage productions. Working across film and digital photography, Simmons both documents and captures the spaces where performance occurs in Sydney.

Opening June 23, 4pm
KXT – Kings Cross Theatre
Level 2, 244 – 248 William St
Kings Cross