Art After Hours Turns Ten


What a fine week to be in Sydney, creative people! The Sydney Contemporary art fair and exhibition space at Carriageworks kicks off its inaugural weekend festivities, Art & About puts installations in public spaces and Art After Hours marks the start of staying out late on balmy evenings. Hooray for it finally not being too miserable to be outside past 6pm.

Art After Hours are celebrating their tenth anniversary of providing late night exhibitions at various locations inside and out of traditional gallery spaces. But the main party will kick off on Wednesday, with The Art Gallery of NSW being the main party hub, where there will be a special performance by the lovely Sarah Blasko.

The evening is inspired by the Sydney moderns, with music and dancing to tunes from the 1920-40’s. Wearing a killer outfit fitting of these eras may just win you a prize for best dressed on the night.

It kicks off on Wednesday the 25th at 5.15pm and goes way into the night (10pm). There’ll be talks, guided tours, dance lessons, and it’s also a good opportunity to check out the much hyped Renaissance to Goya and the Sydney moderns exhibitions while cradling a champers, all for a mere tenner.

If you’re keen to get along to the Sydney Contemporary to see what all of the fuss is about, it’s on all weekend, see here for more details. To find the best works at Art & About, see their page.  For more information about Art After Hours, check out The Art Gallery of NSW website, here.


Words by Carol Bowditch