FIVE FREE THINGS TO DO THIS WINTER
Put your wallet away! These winter exhibitions are gratis
5 Enough صالخ Khalas
The Arabic word ‘Khalas’ is difficult to translate into English, and it can mean a number of different things: ‘stop’, ‘finish’, ‘that’s all’, ‘it’s fine’ and ‘enough!’. Sixteen Australian Muslim artists address the desire for an end to the socio-political pressures they find themselves under every day. UNSW Art & Design, Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd, Paddington 2021. Free. Until Jul 14.
4 Frank Hurley: Photographer & Gardener
This exhibition of one of Australia’s most important war photographers celebrates Hurley’s domestic side, with photos of Martin Place with cars driving down the centre and a gorgeous photo of Circular Quay in 1960. Manly Art Gallery & Museum, West Esplanade, Manly 2095. Free. Until Oct 14.
3 Gapu-Monuk Saltwater
Discover how the Yolngu people of North-East Arnhem Land won their case for Indigenous sea rights in this exhibition featuring 40 sacred bark paintings alongside aerial photography, Mokuy carvings and Larrakitj (mortuary pole paintings on hollowed trees). Australian National Maritime Museum, 2 Murray St, Darling Harbour 2009. Free. Until Feb 2019.
2 Anime Architecture
Visit an exhibition of handdrawn backdrops from cyberpunk anime. There are stills on show from Patlabor: The Movie, Metropolis and Ghost in the Shell, alongside works from Japanese animators Hiromasa Ogura, Takashi Watabe, Haruhiko Higami, Mamoru Oshii and Atsushi Takeuchi. Japan Foundation, Lvl 4, Central Park Mall, 28 Broadway, Chippendale 2008. Free. Jun 1-Aug 11.
1 Ryoji Ikeda: Micro|Macro
This is Ryoji Ikeda’s third major audio-visual project at Carriageworks and another step in his exploration into the intersection between art and science. In fact, the two installations were developed during a residency at Switzerland’s CERN. à Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh 2015. Free. Jul 4-29.
Ryoji Ikea, ‘The Planck Universe (Nacro)’, 2015