Art Month 2017 is looking pretty juicy. Here's a line-up of what we recommend - enjoy!
Another Day in Paradise Forums | Restore
Having been to visit the Myruan Sukumaran exhibition in February and being absolutely blown away by its visceral qualities and evocation of emotions, I strongly recommend taking a trip to Campbelltown Arts Centre to hear a panel discussion on alternative models of social justice globally.
Date: 18 March | 1pm – 4pm | Free | RSVP here
Two Up | Talk Series
Now, here’s something that caught my eye, mainly because its being held at Cake Wines Cellar Door and those guys do a great job at combining wine with the arts. Bring some mates, listen to lectures on completely unrelated topics and heckle the speakers with your questions encouraging them to interact over their specific issues while you sit back and sip some vino. As the synopsis says ‘it’s education that doesn’t take itself too seriously’.
19 March | 6.pm | $10 | Cake Wines, Redfern | Tickets here
Culture Scouts Walking Tours: Newtown Art Month Tour
Do you like your culture with libations? Join in on the creative culture walk lead by Culture Scouts and soak up Newtown’s laneways ‘brimming with street art, galleries, novelty shops and fusion restaurants.’ Oh, and don’t forget to enjoy the freshly brewed craft beer (included in your ticket price). My guess is Young Henry’s.
They’re also running tours in Surry Hills, Chippendale and Redfern.
25 march | 13:30am | $50 | Tickets here
Frame of Mind
Step into Verge Gallery and be surrounded by light, mirrors, sound, video all designed to challenge ‘the way we engage with our surroundings and by renegotiating aspects of how subjectivity is defined, these works aim to raise questions about authorship, intentionality and what it means to live in a physical and digital environment at the same time.’
More information here.
1-25 March | Mon-Fri: 10am-5pm | Sat-Sun: 11am-4pm | Free | Verge Gallery, Chippendale
Antidote presents: Anthropocene
This is Anitode’s first iteration and will explore the work of four female artists ‘who illuminate unique stories of female bodies and their interaction with the physical, socio-political and cultural landscape that they walk on’ through the theme of anthropocene.
I have seen the work Kawita Vatanajyankur before and it is visually stunning and difficult to ignore. She explores her Thai heritage and the mechanically driven, consumption fuelled world of the West
Definition: Anthropocene / adjective / relating to or denoting the current geological age, viewed as the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment.
3-18 March | Thurs-Fri: 11am-6pm | Sat: 11am-5pm | Free | AirSpace Projects, Marrickville
Art That Moves
This performance looks pretty awesome. Art That Moves takes place on Saturday, 4 March from 6:30pm and is offering a ‘varied programme, encompassing music, comedy, improvisation, muscle stimulation, plant music, and puppetry.’ Taking place at the Workshop Arts Centre in Willoughby, the event will be opened by the Premier of NSW, Gladys Berejiklian and ticket holders will be able to enjoy drinks and finger food under the marquee on the Centre’s lawns.
4 March | 6:30pm | $30 - $55 | Workshop Arts Centre, Willoughby | Tickets here
Make your Mark with Me
This free experimental drawing workshop will get you to reconsider what and how your draw. Led by artists Debbie Mackinnon and Fiona Verity.
11 March | 2 Sessions | Free | me Artspace, St Leonards | Book here
Introduction to Block Printing Workshop
Learn how to create and print your own custom block designs. Get started by making a drawing and then transfer it to your rubber block after which you can use the carved block to print your design onto card or paper.
25 March | 1pm - 3pm | $15 | Ages: 16 - 25 | Pine Street Creative Arts, Chippendale | Tickets here
Art at Night
Step into St Peter's Tortuga studios to experience the group show, Echoes. This exhibition is one that 'reflects, reimagines, references, reinterprets and reanimates the past.'
With a line up of notable artists, headed up by acclaimed Blue Mountains artist Ben Tankard in association with Tanya Chaitow, Maz Dixon, Cathy Drew, Maria Gorton, Celine Roberts, and Alex Scheibner, Echoes is a passage into the past.
3-15 March | 6pm-9pm Opening Night | Free | Tortuga Studios, St Peters
Let's Talk about Text
Celebrate the opening on March 16 as Artbank presents Let's Talk about Text, a stimulating exhibition surveying its collection of works with a specific focus on pieces that 'harness text based communication as a pictorial device.
Curated by Daniel Mudie Cunningham and Miriam Kelly, the exhibition includes work from over twelve artists who focus on the written word as the basis for their practice.
16 March | 6pm | Free | Artbank, Waterloo