The city of Sydney will be immersed in colour and expression throughout March, as artists and galleries present their work in a rich and diverse programme of exhibitions, workshops, panels, tours, precinct nights, parties and more. . . It's Art Month.
Art Month is an opportunity to immerse art lovers in Sydney's thriving creative spaces, and meet the talented people behind the work throughout the event. Whether you prefer to absorb creativity during the day or emerge at night, Art Month has you covered.
Here, Art Month Artistic Director Georgia Hobbs lists five highlights to check out during this year's Art Month.
Art Afternoon: Green Square & Waterloo, Saturday 7 March, 2-6pm. See Speculative Entertainment No.2 – Australian Edition by Indonesian artist Uji (Hahan) Handoko Eko Saputro at Darren Knight Gallery and then head to Artbank to witness a spontaneous composition by artist and musician Tina Havelock Stevens.
Gallery Warming: Making Art And Architecture In A Climate Crisis, Tuesday 10 March, 6-8pm, UTS Gallery. Artists, curators and architects speak to the challenges of making work in trying environmental times. Speakers include Jed Long, Co-Founder and Project Director, Cave Urban; Angela Tiatia, artist, Sullivan+Strumpf and curator Armando Chant.
Art At Night: Chippendale & Redfern Precinct, Friday 20 March, 6-9.30pm, The Old Clare Hotel. Chippendale and Redfern galleries are opening their doors late on Friday 20 March. Stop in to see their exhibitions and finish up with a drink and dance at The Old Clare Hotel rooftop. Curated by Leila El Rayes, the night will feature DJs whatsgoodmiley and d0ntplay, performances from Samia Sayed and Anastasia Zaravinos, That Diji Guy and Felicia Foxx and installations by Serwah. Spot the curated window display from the Biennale of Sydney in The Old Clare Bottle Shop.
Art At Night: Parramatta Precinct, Friday 27 March, 6-10pm. For Parramatta’s debut Art At Night event, and the finale of Art Month Sydney, Parramatta Artists’ Studios and opnsrc.co present SLOW BURN: a night of art, music and dance, direct from Western Sydney. The night features an All-Styles dance competition, performances from Clarissa Mei and Linda Brescia and works by Sofiyah Ruqaya, Sabella D’Souza, Akil Ahamat, Liam Colgan, Gillian Kayrooz and Justine Youssef.
There is even artwork in our brochure! Don’t miss Blak Douglas’ colouring in drawings of the ‘Cadi’ grass trees and ‘Burra’ eel of Parramatta, informing children about Aboriginal language and the history of our city.
Art Month is on from 6-29 March throughout Sydney.