Cabinets of curiousity, like wunderkammers, lumped together from different places with little in the way of unifying features, apart from that fact that the curator of the box thought they went quite well together. They were part of what Rapture of Death author Prue Gibson calls "that style of 19th Century inquiry." That same style has mixed with local chatter at the Sydney chapter of big-in-Japan lecture series Pecha Kucha. Essentially talks about whatever, by whoever, they feed the same pressing spirit of Inquiry that Gibson loves. The Carriageworks itself is really a big wunderkammer, its projects connected by their curation into the same steel box and a now-familiar spirit of inquiry into drama, dance and TV cooking. It's also the venue for Sydney Pecha Kucha's first event of 2011.
Gibson herself will be talking there, along with other speakers like Monster-Childrener Joseph Allen Shea, jewellry-crocheter Erin Field and photographer Billy Maynard. Each presentation is 6 minutes and 40 seconds long, so there's room for a wide line-up. Twelve presenters are booked in all, giving you lots of amassed variety to fire up your own sense of curiosity.