HALLS FOR HIRE 28 August – 07 October
HALLS FOR HIRE is a season of site-specific performance and installation presented by Performance Space in town halls, church halls, sports centres and other community meeting spaces across Sydney. This new season invites artists to consider the architecture, history and social function of these spaces and create site-specific interventions that transform, alter, or respond to them via their artistic practices.
Mass Action: 137 Cakes in 90 Hours
28 AUGUST – 1 SEPTEMBER FREE
[Country Women’s Association Headquarters 11 Greenknowe St, POTTS POINT]
A performative bake-off and test of endurance between the four members of Brown Council, Mass Action:137 Cakes in 90 hours will see the artists attempt to cook every recipe in the iconic CWA cookbook Jam Drops and Marble Cakes.
12 -23 SEPTEMBER
[Petersham Bowling Club 77 Brighton Street PETERSHAM]
Deep in the basement of Petersham Bowling Club, two researchers are conducting an experimental investigation to determine the cause of unexplained electronic media aberrations that have been reported on the site since the turn of the century.
Opening & Closing Ceremony
13-15 SEPTEMBER FREE
[Arlington Oval, DULWICH HILL]
Inspired by Spartakiada, the mass physical displays of communist Czechoslovakia, the history of gymnastics as a nationalist form, the Brisbane Commonwealth Games opening, and a family celebrating the bicentenary in 1988 with a fancy dress party, Opening & Closing Ceremony attempts to find where the individual body intersects with notions of family, community and nation.
15 September, 5pm-8pm $15 Adult | $10 Concession
[St Stephens Church & Graveyard, NEWTOWN]
St Stephens Church & Graveyard Neo-Gothic spaces will be transformed over the twilight hours by NightTime artists with works traversing dance, performance, music, sound, light and social history.
Barbara Campbell & Franz Cheung
22-23 SEPTEMBER $40
[Clifton School of Arts 338 Lawrence Hargrave Dr, CLIFTON]
Come on a guided nature walk, followed by an experimental word-painting workshop with artist Barbara Campbell and calligrapher Franz Cheung to draw forth the coming season.
The Making Of The Flag: Give Us Back Our Unions
2 – 7 OCTOBER FREE
[Sydney Trades Hall 4 Goulburn St, CBD]
Expanding the notions of participatory democracy in unexpected ways, Sussi Porsborg will take attendees on a live sewing performance that doubles as an educational conversation on the intersections of radical art, nationalism, politics and labour rights.