Celebration of Sydney Art Month coming to a close

Sydney's third annual Art Month, bringing together more than 100 commercial and public galleries, ends this weekend.

Sydney has a great contemporary art scene which contributes a lot to our culture and economy. To show our support City of Sydney is sponsoring this year's Art Month, and I'd encourage you to take advantage of the great openings, exhibitions and tours that are still taking place.

The celebration of contemporary art has featured over 200 exhibitions & events, including talks, performances, art bars and late night 'Precinct Parties' which bring together galleries in the same neighbourhood and entice a new audience into some of the best gallery spaces our city has.

This week galleries in Chippendale, Redfern and Surry Hills will each be hosting a Precinct Party, including do-it-yourself tours of local galleries, live music and performances at the local art bar. Chippendale and Redfern galleries will be open until 8pm tomorrow evening, and Surry Hills galleries will be open until 8pm on Friday.

As part of a series of Art Month talks tomorrow at 12.30 David Gonski, Chair of the Sydney Theatre Company, will discuss the relationship between art and business with COFA lecturer Liza Mundoon at City of Sydney's Customs House.

Young people are also a welcome part of Art Month, and on Saturday a Mobile Phone Photography workshop for 12 - 16 year olds will be held at Stills Gallery in Paddington. Kids can use their own phones and learn the principles of good photography.

Information:

Sydney Art Month: www.artmonthsydney.com.au/2012/index.html

Chippendale and Redfern Art at Night participating galleries and art bar: www.artmonthsydney.com.au/2012-program/precinct-party-chippendale-redfern

Surry Hills Art at Night participating galleries and art bar: http://www.artmonthsydney.com.au/2012-program/precinct-party-surry-hills

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