BYO Culture Guide October 22 - 28

This week is all about plastic, material and sculptures. Observe how artists use different elements of the world such as plastic and fabric to create something sensational. With the increase in pollution this is a more saturated view of the world around us, and showcases how technology and the modern world still influence art in subtler ways.

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Blueberry Play by Ang Collins

This award winning play explores the highs and lows of being 17 years old in a small town. It looks at family life, adolescence and mental and physical illness in a beautiful and comedic way.

October 25-28
Red Line Productions at the Old Fitz Theatre
129 Downling St, Wolloomooloo
Thur - Sat,10pm / Sun, 7pm

Plastic Heart

Sisters Sally and Emily May’s photography and mixed media exhibition plays with the idea of the transparency and ephemerality of the age in which we’re currently living. Plastic is used as a medium to generate visual manifestos and photographs create a performative experience. This exhibition evokes reflection of the self, pain, pleasure, intimacy and identity in a temporary phase of life.

October 24
Goodspace Gallery
115 Regent Street, Chippendale, Sydney, Australia

Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Finalists Exhibition

Come and discover some of the world’s most exciting contemporary small sculptures from all over Australia. These pieces will be judged by the Australian arts administrator Michael Lynch and the director of independent art advisory LoveArt, Amanda Love.

October 20 - November 10
Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
536 New South Head Road, Double Bay
Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm / Sat, Sun, 10m – 4pm

Through the Wire

Inspired by technology and the internet, this group of artists reflect on the anxieties that they feel towards the rapidity, and at times, amnesic nature of the 21st century. They look at the plasticity of our culture through a myriad of different performances.

October 24
Down / Under Space
109 Regent Street, Chippendale

The Intuitive Thread

Four textile artists from across Japan are re-interpreting traditional methods. While they remain grounded in their traditional art forms, they’re challenging convention. Each work reflects a respect for natural materials and the enduring Japanese aesthetic.

Until October 27
Japan Foundation
Level 4, Central Park, 28 Broadway, Chippendale,
Mon – Thu, 10am 8pm / Fri, 10am – 6pm / Sat, 10am – 3pm