Thursdays in March are looking mighty enticing as Art Month Sydney takes over the city with a celebration of all things contemporary art. Now in its ninth year, the much-loved festival is offering up a smorgasbord of tours, talks, workshops, exhibitions and — excitingly — the return of Precinct Nights. If you haven't been to one before, basically each Thursday, a smattering of galleries in one part of the city stay open late so you can peruse amazing exhibitions after-hours. And that's not all — once you've seen all of the art, you get to end the evening with an Art at Night Party. Hot tip: it's a pretty stellar date idea.
Evade the Ides of March by spending an evening rambling around galleries for Art at Night in Kings Cross, Potts Point and Woolloomooloo on March 15. An awesome collection of galleries will be keeping their doors open late, including STACKS Projects, The Edge Project, COMA, ARO, Chalk Horse, Australian Design Centre and the inaugural Artgarages (which we definitely hope continues past the festival.) Once you've had your fill of gallery/garage hopping, wind your way to artist-run initiative Firstdraft in Woolloomooloo for an evening of live performance that kicks off at 7pm.
Art Month Sydney runs March 1–25, 2018. Find out more information and download a precinct map here.
Image: Tomorrow Girls Troop masked members, 2017. Courtesy of the artists, Ali-Groves.