Update: the remainder of this event was cancelled on March 18 due to coronavirus concerns.
Some of the city’s best galleries and creative spaces will throw open their doors for this month-long celebration of contemporary art and artists.
The 2020 program is packed with free exhibitions, workshops, panel discussions, studio visits, precinct tours and art parties – making it a festival for people of all art-expertise levels. There’ll also be opportunities to meet artists, go behind the scenes at galleries, and explore Sydney’s dynamic art spaces.
For the festival’s Art at Night series, galleries will open late in a different part of the city each Friday from 6pm to 9pm. The nights include a curated walking tour followed by a party at the final destination from 8pm to 10pm. The precincts taking part: Paddington and Woollahra (March 6), East Sydney (March 13), Chippendale and Redfern (March 20), and Paramatta (March 27).
As part of Art Month Collectors’ Space, some of the city’s most exciting private collections will be on public display at Shapiro Annex Gallery in Chippendale.
Some program highlights include Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery presenting Afraid Cascade by Fiona Hall; APY Gallery unveiling work from Iwantja Arts Centre artists Nellie Coulthard and Angkuna Baker; and Artbank marking its 40th anniversary with Sparks Will Fly, an exhibition celebrating the creative process.
The talks program will cover a range of topics including the nexus between art and fashion, sustainability in design and art investment.