This week’s culture guide explores how the art of sharing stories helps to retell the histories of different groups in new ways. We also look at mediums of art that are exploring topics such as the environment and Frida Kahlo.
The Cooks River Aboriginal Oral History Exhibition
This exhibition blends natural soundscapes of the Cooks River with photographic portraits and oral histories of Aboriginal people, showing their connection to the river they called Goolay'yari. This project is an exploration of the Aboriginal use of the catchment from ancient times to the present day.
June 28 – July 8
107 Redfern Street
Tues – Sun, 11am - 5pm
Opening: The Renaissance Turning
Artists Eva Nolan and Clare Nicholson use Renaissance-inspired methods as a mode of empirical enquiry and aesthetic expression. Nolan challenges typical classifications through speculative biodiverse ecosystems in graphite drawings and digital media. Nicholson creates a series of detailed sculptures imprinting on maternal-foetal bodies to explore epigenetic environmental influences.
July 3, 6 - 8 pm
E-Block, UNSW Art & Design
Wed – Fri, 11am – 6pm
Sat 11am – 4pm
A Photographic Exhibition Celebrating Frida Kahlo
From Pain Comes Strength - Homage to Frida, this exhibition explores how Kahlo’s works shared a deeply personal statement about her struggles and her determined spirit, one of the many reasons many continue to still identify with her works. This exhibition is a product of a collaboration between photographer Kris Ashpole, performance artists Carly-Anne, make-up and hair artists Sabrina Melei and stylist and set designer meg Ashpole.
Opening July 5, 6 – 8pm
The Shop Gallery
112 Glebe Point Road
Mon – Fri, 11am – 6pm
Sat – Sun, 9am – 4pm
Queerstories: Sydney - July
Some of Sydney’s best storytellers share their experiences of being queer, highlighting there is more to being queer than coming out and marriage. Featuring academic Elizabeth Humphrys, author Sara Knox, writer Nevo Zisin, actor and producer Bali Padda, artist Fuata, and bureaucrat and procrastinator Jen Peden.
July 6, 7.30 – 10pm
199 Cleveland St, Redfern, Sydney