ARTBAR Curated by Rosie Deacon

Roam the halls of the MCA after-hours with one of Sydney's brightest artists.
Annie Murney
Published on January 29, 2016


The Museum of Contemporary Art’s monthly ARTBAR has become a firm fixture on Sydney’s after-dark cultural calendar. After knocking off work on Friday, head down to Circular Quay for an extra dose of art, a splash of wine and your choice of fun-filled activities — with the added bonus of panoramic views of the harbour from the Sculpture Terrace.

Past curators have included the likes of Pip and Pop, Blak Douglas, Haines and Hinterding, and Rebecca Baumann — each building uniquely flavoured late-night events. Wander in on the last Friday night of the month and you can expect a lively conglomeration of art, music, design and performance. It’s an excuse to let loose alongside some of Sydney’s best artistic talent.

The next ARTBAR for 2016 will be curated by the supremely colourful Rosie Deacon. See Bush Ranger Bob’s interactive dance performance, get a hole-in-one at the glittering mini putt-putt golf course created by Rosie Deacon, meet Teena the sausage dog, see Giselle Stanborough’s performative lecture on ‘Farmer Wants a Wife’, take in live music by The Willy Wagtail Western All Stars, take a trip to the Golden Gumnut Cottage, and dance to tunes spun by DJ Sveta on the rooftop bar. Plus there'll be roaming artworks, classic Aussie birthday party games and mates rates Grayson Perry: My Pretty Little Art Career tickets.

Want more after-hours fun in the gallery? Stay after closing time on these five Sydney late night art adventures.

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