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Where to see art at night

Sydney’s art galleries come alive after hours

Photograph: Leslie Liu
MCA Artbar – October 2016

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.


NAS Nights

What you'll get: talks by the artists and curators, pop-up bar/food and live music.

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Until Fri Dec 22

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