Art Month in Sydney is about much more than exhibitions – although there are certainly a lot of them; the program extends to talks, tours, open studios, performances, workshops and classes.
Perhaps the most popular and well known feature of the annual event is the Art at Night program, which throws fabulous precinct-wide parties combining performance, pop-up food and drink, and extended gallery hours. The idea is that you both party and take yourself on your own tour of the local galleries.
It’s the perfect way to introduce yourself to some of our cities established and lesser-known spaces, but if you want to dig a little bit deeper, there are walking tours around precincts and a big program of in-depth talks with artists and artistic leaders.
There’s also the return of the popular Collectors Space exhibition, which each year throws open the private collections of some of Sydney's most acquisitive art-lovers.
This year marks the tenth Art Month Sydney, which was started by gallerists and heavyweight art dealers Vasili Kaliman and Michael Reid in 2010 in response to the growing public interest in art. Writer and curator Kate Britton is returning for her second year as artistic director. Below are some of our highlights.