BYO Culture Guide September 10 - 16

Get a taste of Sydney’s indefatigable underground cultural scene, across film, theatre and visual art. These are the communities that have sustained our most prominent artists and brought our city’s cultural landscape to life.

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Life Down Under - Fahim Alam

Inspired by Australian culture and people, Fahim Alam began to document those he encountered. Sharing the stories that he found, Alam found himself viewing his surroundings from a different perspectiveHis first solo exhibition focuses on facial expressions and precise moments of strangers’ lives. A silent auction will be held to sell the photographs, with proceeds supporting displaced Rohingya children.

12 September Opening September 13, 6 - 8pm
901 Bourke Street


Beckoning - Melinda Giblett

This exhibition explores the way that photographic images harnesses memory and evoke an emotional response. Giblett seeks to investigate the spaces between representation and abstraction in response to the nature of recollection.

Opening September 13, 6 - 8pm
281 Clarence Street

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Sydney Underground Film Festival

The 12th annual Sydney Underground Film Festival opens on September 13. For over a decade the festival has been a great opportunity for emerging film makers and creatives to showcase their new works and for local audiences to see international works that would not be run otherwise. 

September 13-16
Factory Theatre
105 Victoria Road



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Sydney Contemporary 2018

One of Australiasia’s most celebrated art events is returning for its fourth edition. It features 80 galleries from around the world and showcases over 300 artists from 30 different countries. Including ground breaking installations, live performances, engaging panel discussion, and experimental moving image art, Sydney Contemporary works to elevate local galleries to an international scale.

September 13-16