Art Month 2015 Program Now Live

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by anonymous on Tuesday 03 February 2015.

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Today, Tuesday 3 February, Art Month Sydney will officially release the dynamic new program for this year’s festival, which will take place from the 6-29th of March. Artistic director Glenn Barkley brings his passion for connecting and collaborating with living artists to this year’s festival, themed ‘Where Art Happens’.

The official Art Month website, www.artmonthsydney.com.au will host the entire program, and this year will allow the public to reserve places for a diverse range of events including panel discussions, art tours, artist dinners and unique Art Month experiences including Collectors’ Space and Art at Night.

Collectors’ Space
For 2015 Barkley has brought together a diverse line up of collectors including two collector couples: artist Nell and her partner, restaurateur Kylie Kwong, and Max and Gaibrielle Germanos. Media personality Sue Cato, IT professional Clinton Bradley and celebrated artist Noel McKenna also open up their personal collections.. Collectors’ Space will also feature a series of public programs designed to engage those interested in the motivations, processes and possibilities of collecting art. Discussions will include: ‘Who’s in Charge Here? Collecting Couples in Conversation’, ‘Leaving on a Jet Plane: International Art in an Australian Context’, and ‘Gotta Have it: Art in the Home’.

Part of Collectors’ Space will also see a series of Buy Art Tours. The first of the tours will focus on galleries within the East Sydney area (Saturday 14 March) followed by a tour of Chippendale (Saturday 21 March) and ending with Paddington (Saturday 28 March). Participants can expect expert advice from host, Sebastian Goldspink, who aims to demystify the art buying process while providing insights into sourcing contemporary art for all tastes and budgets.

Talks Series
The Talks Series will include a diverse range of presentations and discussions exploring multiple topics. Highlights include ‘Slip Slop Slap: Painting as the Centre of the Universe’,‘ ‘You Can’t Put That There! Public Art in Sydney’, ‘The Shock of the Not So New: What is an Emerging Artist?’, ‘Burn Baby Burn: New Approaches to Ceramics’, ‘I Can Do That !: The Rise of the Makers’ and ‘We Hardly Knew You: Finding the Artist in Surveys and Retrospectives’.

Art at Night
This is where Sydney’s most exciting art neighbourhoods come alive after dark, with a diverse range of galleries open from 6-8pm. Those throughout East Sydney will throw open their doors as part of this event series on Thursday 12 March, culminating in an Art Bar to be held at Firstdraft Gallery. The Chippendale / Redfern precinct will welcome punters on Thursday 19 March with a second Art Bar at Wellington Street Projects. The final Art at Night will take place in Paddington on Thursday 26 March, with a third and final Art Bar at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery in Soudan Lane.

Art Month curated Tours
A special program of Art Month curated Tours will embrace a diverse range of topics and transport modes, including walking, buses and bicycles. Highlights include: Artist-led walking tours, ARTcycle bike tours’, Go West, Go East & Go Inner West bus tours, City Art Walking Tours, and Buy Art gallery tours.

Experiences
Throughout March Art Month will provide an array of experiences incorporating a variety of food, wine and social events open to all. ‘The Art of Eating’ on Saturday 14 March will bring together quality food from the acclaimed Longrain restaurant, in association with stunning ceramics from Danks Street artists. ‘Waterloo Sunset’ on Saturday 28 March presents a leisurely evening walking tour and wine tasting. Sample Lisa McGuigan’s award winning vintages while visiting three iconic Sydney art spaces. The Art Month Closing Party held on Sunday 29 March will coincide with the re-launch of Artspace in Woolloomooloo, rounding out the festival with live music, open artists’ studios and the launch of the exhibition, ‘An Imprecise Science’. Family friendly activities also form part of Art Month 2015, with the Leichhardt LOST and Marrickville MOST weekends being presented and designed especially for family groups of all ages to discover thriving art precincts within these two inner-city suburbs.

Exhibitions
Art Month 2015 will include a diverse schedule of exhibitions from over 100 participating galleries. Highlights include David Noonan at Roslyn Oxley9, Juz Kitson at Gallery 9, Liane Rossler at Annette Larkin Fine Art, Liam Benson at Artereal Gallery, Emily Hunt at The Commercial, Guan Wei at Martin Browne Contemporary, Elger Esser at Dominik Mersch Gallery, Martine Emdur and Sophie Cape at Olsen Irwin and Richard Lewer and Tim Silver at Sullivan + Strumpf.