Contemporary Art 101 @ Artereal
For anyone who ever stood in a contemporary art gallery and thought "I just don't get it".
Artereal Gallery are hosting a new series designed to fill in the gaps in your contemporary art knowledge. You can now head along to the Rozelle gallery every Saturday at 11am for their free event, Contemporary Art 101: A Beginner's Guide to Understanding Contemporary Art.
Basically it's a chance to get a guided tour through the current exhibition (in September you'll see Points of Interception, the latest show from Sydney-based artist Yioryios) followed by a Q&A where you can pick the brains of a resident art aficionado. The aim is to remove "the intimidation factor" and cover everything you need to know about new and experimental mediums like video art, installation and new media art. The curators will also discuss online sales, art fairs and – for the aspiring collectors in the crowd - how to best navigate them to acquire contemporary art.
So mosey over and learn some stuff. Then you can head to lunch feeling smug with all your new art knowledge. Maybe buy a beret.
Image: Sam Holt, Suspension of Hope, 2017, oil and acrylic on Belgian linen, photo by Zan Wimberley