The cultural fabric that is Sydney today, without argument, germinated in the counter-culture of the 1970s. The Sydney Seventies' Demimonde combines...
The Sydney Seventies Demimonde
205 Oxford St
205 Oxford St
The cultural fabric that is Sydney today, without argument, germinated in the counter-culture of the 1970s.
The Sydney Seventies' Demimonde combines an exhibition, talks and performances that showcase the revolutionary groundwork of our original trailblazers in ways that will enlighten and entertain today’s culture hounds.
Wendy Saddington was our Janis Joplin, with the commitment to social justice of Nina Simone. Ellis D. Fogg was the VIVID Sydney of his day, just as Madame Lash inspired performers like Betty Grumble to find their path. Simon Reptile, a prince of style and performance, deserves National Treasure status. The Paris Theatre was a chaotic, wonderful forerunner of spaces like Oxford Art Factory that break talent and boundaries.
Often referred to as the ‘Father of Events’ in Australia, Johnny Allen was a key creator behind the Arts Factory, Nimbin Aquarius Festival, Paris Theatre and Cabaret Conspiracy.
The ‘Father of Lumino Kinetics’ in Australia, Roger Foley-Fogg aka Ellis D. Fogg pioneered psychedelic lightshows for concerts and has created a VIDEO JUKEBOX especially for Vivid.
MADAM LASH aka Gretel Pinniger in conversation with ELLIS D. FOGG aka Roger Foley.
SIMON REPTILE (1954 – 1994) Remembered by Ian Hartley and friends
CARMEL STRELEIN (1960 – 1997) Remembered by her family and friends
Catch it all – appropriately on Oxford Street!
Fri to Sun 13 – 15 & 20 – 22 August, 12 noon to 6 pm with Video Jukebox 2 pm to 4 pm. Free entry, no booking required.
VENUE: ROOM 205, 205 Oxford Street, Taylor Square, Darlinghurst.
MEMENTO MORI: A WENDY SADDINGTON HAPPENING
Step back in time and discover the world of Australia’s first female rock star. This immersive soirée of music, archival media and projections curated by Lo Carmen, features an in-conversation with legendary rock photographer Philip Morris and musos Peter Head, and Harry Brus.
ESCAC, 34 Burton St, Darlinghurst, Sat 28 August 7pm. $25 Bookings open soon.