What’s on this weekend across Australia June 18-20

With the long weekend behind us, it's business as usual. The best part? it's a mere four days until Saturday and Sunday roll around again. So in the spirit of preparation, we've curated a list of things Australia-wide to look forward to this coming weekend.



Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Archibald Prize at The Art Gallery of NSW.

Wander down to Bennelong point to see six First Nations female artists works projected across the sails of the Sydney Opera House. 

Welcome in the cooler weather and head to the Winter Seasonal Market this Saturday at Carriageworks.

Head over to Jerico Contemporary to see Skye Jamieson's solo exhibition I Dreamt About Being Here Three Months Later.

Kitty Callaghan's show Collages opens Friday 18 June at China Height's Gallery.



Our friends in Victoria are readjusting after another tough lockdown and are unable to travel 25km away from their homes. If you live in Victoria, follow the Government advice. Stay safe and we'll be back with more things to do next week.


The European Masterpieces exhibition from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC is open and calling your name. Go check it out.

Revisit a classic and get tickets to see a performance of Animal Farm at QPAC. 

Support Western Sydney's growing rap scene and watch Youngn Lipz perform this Friday night, supported by DJ Discretion.



Tune in to an in-conversation with artist William Yang as he reflects on his photographs of the LGBTIQ+ community spanning three decades.

Take some time and see Piinpi, an exhibition shedding light on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fashion designers and artists.

South Australia

Adelaide Cabaret Festival is here, directed by Alan Cumming.

Be sure to see the Ramsay Art Prize at AGSA and take a look at Kate Bohunnis' winning work.


Western Australia

There are still tickets left to hear the angelic voice of Thelma Plum at the Astor Theatre. 

For more music, Odette will be playing a show as part of her 'Herald' tour.


Northern Territory

As part of this year's Merlin Darwin Triple Crown, you can catch Bernard Fanning, Alice Ivy and Ball Park Music play live. To attend? You need only register as this is a free event.

Celebrate Katherine Pride Festival this weekend.

Support your local artists and head to Hock This Space art fair.



Don something red and head to Salamanca markets this Saturday in the spirit of community.

Put on your hiking boots, rug up and spend the day exploring Kunanyi. Make sure you leave yourself enough time and check the weather conditions on the day.

Get tickets to Dark Homo, a party dedicated to bringing Queer, Gender Diverse and First Nations people together.

Dark Mofo starts this week. If you are attending, consider paying reparations to Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre.


Images: Jerico Contemporary, William Yang


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