Art Month returns to Sydney from 1- 24 March with over 300 exhibiting artists, and 200 art events throughout the city. As Sydney’s largest annual celebration of contemporary art, Art Month is where it’s at, encouraging new ways of approaching art, different creative spaces and discussions on the controversy of contemporary art.
Here are some of STUDIO’s top picks from the event line-up-
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery – 7- 30 March
Patricia Piccinini’s strange silicone sculptures (pictured above) look real but, at the same time, like they couldn’t possibly be real. ‘Ghost’ is one such fleshy work that features in Piccinini’s new show at Roslyn Oxley9. It’s a pink, limp lump of meat – resembling something like thalidomide-deformed poultry – suspended from the ceiling. A not to be missed exhibition of the unusual and intriguing.
In Situ: Studio Visit
Art Gallery of NSW – 9 March
Laura Jones, Alan Jones and their studio mates throw open the doors to their Alexandria space to give us a sneak peek into their practice and workspace. Come along for a tête-à-tête, a cup of tea and an insight into the creative process of some of Sydney’s freshest artists.
For the Love of God: Is Contemporary Art a Joke?
Alaska Projects – 16 March
Six Sydney art minds go head to head, challenging divided ideas about what contemporary art actually is, and whether it’s gone too far. Has the use of ready-made items, personal belongings and abstraction divided the traditionalist from the modernist? Is there a point to contemporary art? Are real artworks only those painted on canvas?
For more events visit the Art Month website here