BYO Culture Guide

To wrap up what might have been the busiest month on the Sydney art calendar, we’ve brought together a performance, an art fair, an opening and a guided tour. With a broad perspective on what art and culture can look like, this week promises to be a kicker for seeing what’s next for art in Sydney. 


Sydney Contemporary Art Museum

If you are a fan of the currently-showing movie The Square or just think that the contemporary art world needs a good dose of satire then check out Matthew Nicholls’s new play Sydney Contemporary Art Musem, otherwise known as SCAM. When everything that could go wrong in the opening of a new exhibit does go wrong, Max, the manager of the institution, has to contend with the vissictudes of the art world, and elephant dung. Pick up your tickets here:

March 20-24 at 7pm
The Factory Theatre
105 Victoria Rd,

The Other Art Fair

Presented by Saatchi Art and part of Art Month, The Other Art Fair takes over the Australian Technology Park in Eveleigh and gives audiences the chance to buy art directly from over 100 emerging artists. To kick things off, on Thursday March 22 there will be a secret art bar as well as selected DJs and performers, with a free drink and complimentary entry for attendees of Art Month’s Waterloo-Green Square Precinct night. Find out more here:

Exhibition Hall - Bay 8 - Locomotive Workshops 2 Locomotive Street, Eveleigh


Straight Outta Canberra

If you’re starting to hear things coming out of Canberra that aren’t just about swing-seats and roundabouts, you’re not the only one. This exhibition seeks to highlight some of the creative talent that is emerging and increasingly based in Canberra. Curated by Alexander Boynes, the show includes works ranging from Tony Curran’s abstract landscapes to Rosalind Lemoh’s mixed-media sculptures.

March 21 – April 14
Opening March 24 at 3 - 5pm
May Space
409b George St,


Exhibition Tour with Mami Kataoka

Opening last week (EMBED, the Sydney Biennale has brought the art of the Asia-Pacific region and the world to Sydney for three months. This Sunday curator Mami Kataoka, of Mori Art Gallery in Tokyo, will lead a guided tour of the exhibits at Carriageworks. While free, bookings are essential for this rare chance to have one of the most renowned curators in the world today take you through the varied works contained within Carriageworks.

245 Wilson St,