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Art Month Sydney

This festival of exhibitions, talks, tours and workshops is celebrating its tenth birthday this March
Art Month Sydney 2019 photograph supplied
Photograph: James Ambrose. Courtesy: Art Month Sydney.

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.

Art Month Sydney runs March 7-30. See our hit list of best art to see this month.

Collectors Space Art Month Sydney 2019 supplied image
Courtesy the artist, Bett Gallery, Hobart and Michael Reid Sydney & Berlin.

Collectors Space

icon-location-pin 541 Art Space, Sydney

Want a peek at some of Sydney's most intriguing private collections of art? That's what Collectors Space is all about.

Art Month Sydney East Sydney Precinct Night 2019 image supplied
Photograph: Document Photography. Courtesy: Art Month Sydney.

Art at Night: East Sydney Precinct

icon-location-pin Firstdraft, Wooloomooloo

Art Month Sydney's East Sydney precinct night is all about exploring galleries in Kings Cross and Woolloomooloo. After you're done with your gallery adventure, head to Firstdraft at 8pm for a party.

Art Month Sydney St Leonards TWT Precinct Night
Photograph: Tim Da Rin. Courtesy: Art Month Sydney.

Art at Night: Friday Night TWT Creative Precinct Galleries

icon-location-pin TWT Creative Precinct, St Leonards

We know you mightn't think of St Leonards when asked to name Sydney's biggest arts precincts, but there's a major hub of studios for arts organisations that you mightn't be aware of. 

Art at Night Redfern and Chippendale precinct Art Month Sydney 2019
Photograph: Document Photography. Courtesy: Art Month Sydney.

Art at Night: Chippendale and Redfern Precinct

icon-location-pin The Lansdowne Hotel, Chippendale

Art Month is closing this year with this night in Chippendale and Redfern. When you're finished hitting the galleries, head to the Lansdowne for live music, performance and DJs.

Also in March

People doing a yoga pose by the water.
Photograph: Rick Photon
Things to do, Fairs and festivals

March events in Sydney

You'll find there's still lots of summery things to do in Sydney during the first month of autumn, including community festivals, and yoga and theatre by the harbour.

More to explore