Roger Ballen’s Theater of the Mind

culture, photography, sydney

An exhibition in 5 theaters, curated by Colin Rhodes. The exhibition is on at the SCA Galleries in Lilydale until April 30, you can find out more here.

This was definitely an eye opening show, for those not familiar with Roger’s photographic work it is both fascinating and at times disturbing. As well as Roger’s photography the exhibit includes 3 video presentions, including the award winning Die Antwoord video he directed for “I fink u freeky”.

The highlight was the “Theater of Darkness” an immersive tour in the dungeons of this old psychiatric hospital. A work in progress by the photographer, I really don’t know how to describe it, except that it was fascinating and kind of creepy. The tour is free but booking is essential through the SCA website.

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Courtney Barnett @ Twilight at Taronga

culture, music, sydney

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I don’t know how I would describe Courtney’s music.. Definitely rock with a punkish poetic twist?  And raw honesty. Hearing her play live is a great experience and you realise that some songs are just that much better loud and in the moment.