Art Month Sydney returns for 2017 and shifts focus to Art after dark

If you live in Sydney and love contemporary art, block off March on your calendars now. Art Month Sydney, the annual month long city-wide celebration of contemporary art and artists returns in 2017, running from March 1st – 20th.

In 2017 there will be a renewed focus on bringing Sydney’s exciting art precincts to life in the night time. Following the success of previous “Art at Night” precinct events, the organisers are making them the cornerstone of their programming this year, transforming some of Sydney’s most creative neighbourhoods with visual and performance artists over the course of three nights.

The festival’s grand opening will be celebrated on Wednesday March 1st with a Redfern/Chippendale precinct night. Partnering up with Studio A‘s Prop Collective, the evening’s festivities, street party included, will centre around a pop-up art bar at Kensington Street.

The second of the night time events will take place on Wednesday March 8th, International Women’s Day, in partnership with the National Art School. Taking place in the East Sydney neighbourhood, the evening will, unsurprisingly, feature installations from female visual artists and the work of female performance artists.

Paddington and Woollahra are the location for the third and final Art at Night precinct event of the 2017 festival, and will feature a pop-up bar inside the Uniting Church on Oxford Street. The church and the surrounding areas will be the site of a curated program of visual and performance art – including installations, video works and performances from the likes of the Bad Bitch Choir.

And as always throughout the month there will be a range of artist talks and open studio tours all hosted by some of the Sydney’s most inspiring artists and creatives. And more details of those are sure to come through in the coming weeks.

For more information about Art Month Sydney visit HERE


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