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Where to see art at night

Sydney’s art galleries come alive after hours

Photograph: Maja Baska
Brook Andrew ‘Loop. A Model of how the world operates’ (detail) installation view – MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art

Spending the daylight cooped up in an art gallery? Yawn. Everyone knows that it’s outside business hours that Sydney’s art galleries really get down to business. In fact, as of January 2017 Sydney even has a dedicated 'Culture Up Late' night of the week: Wednesdays.

Here’s Time Out’s guide to art in the evening.

If you'd rather go during the day, here's our tips for the best art to see this month.

After pARTY

After the exhibitions open, head to Freda's for the after pARTY – curated by a different artist/collective each month.

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Freda's , Chippendale Wednesday April 5 2017 - Friday December 29 2017

Wednesday Night = Culture Up Late

Wednesday nights are your new date for Culture Up Late

Kicking off for summer 2017, this weekly program takes place at the Art Gallery of NSW, the Australian Museum, Carriageworks, the Powerhouse Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the State Library of NSW, and Sydney Opera House.

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By: Dee Jefferson