Art Month Sydney | ‘a festival for everyone’

Galleries and creative spaces across Sydney throw open their doors for ‘Art Month’, a city-wide celebration of contemporary art and artists. Now in its 10th year, the annual event presents an innovative program brimming with free exhibitions, workshops, panel discussions, studio visits, tours, film screenings and precinct nights from 7 to 30 March.

Photograph: James Ambrose. Courtesy Art Month Sydney

During the event ‘Art at Night’ returns in Paddington & Woollahra, Waterloo & Green Square, East Sydney, St Leonards, and Chippendale & Redfern every Thursday from 6-8pm. Collectors’ Space presents works from some of Sydney’s most exciting private collections at 541 Art Space, while ‘Saturated Terrain’ showcases the work of unrepresented artists who engage with water at Incinerator Art Space.

Step into a day in the life of an artist with NAVA, get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Artbank’s collection of Aboriginal art, or join artists Yioryios Papayioryiou, Polly Seidler and Mika Utzon Popov who will discuss the intersection between art, architecture and colour at Artereal Gallery on 16 March from 1-2pm.

Karla Dickens, Looking at You VI, 2017, inkjet print. Courtesy the artist and .M Contemporary, Sydney

Exhibition highlights include ‘The Other Art Fair’ at Australian Technology Park, the ‘Dobell Drawing Prize 2019’ at National Art School, and the ‘North Sydney Art Prize’ at the Coal Loader site. Also, Nigel Sense focuses on the role of identity defined by social grouping in ‘Dickheads and Demons’ at Wagner Contemporary, while ‘Embrace’ explores and celebrates the female body at White Rhino Artspace. Heroine Exhibition’ brings together emerging and established Australian artists with a series of renowned international names, each a daring and adventurous identity in women’s art at .M Contemporary; one of many shows coinciding with International Women’s Day 2019.

“Art Month’ is a festival for everyone – from seasoned collectors to curious locals,’ says this year’s Artistic Director, Kate Britton.