If you’re a connoisseur of the finer things in life, or you simply can’t live without art, then you’re in for a treat during the month of March. Marrickville’s Open Studio Trail (Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th) and Leichhardt’s Open Studio Trail (Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th) will fling open the doors to over 100 local artist studios for your perusal.
Rita Orsini at Ateliers Orsini
Rita Orsini is a painter, jewellery-maker and lamp designer. Her artwork has received many awards and is in private collections in Australia and Europe. Rita creates functional art by turning her painted canvases into unique artistic lamps. Her popular ‘Osso Buco’ jewellery and bowls are colourful and transparent, and convey the organic beauty of Sydney’s seashore. Her ‘Colours’ exhibition will be running during the MOST weekend, 1.30pm – 6.30pm, and she will also be hosting a bookbinding workshop in French on Sunday.
205 Old Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill
For more information on the workshop email email@example.com
Matchbox Project’s Artist Run Initiatives Guide
Matchbox Projects are running a free walking tour through Marrickville’s Contemporary Artist Run projects, where you will be able to meet the directors behind some of Sydney’s most exciting creative spaces. The tour will take place on Saturday March 5th from 2-5pm.
Reserve your place at matchboxprojects.com
Newtown Graffiti Tour with Culture Scouts
Learn about Newtown’s unique graff culture with the help of some hip-and-with-it locals. Newtown’s backstreets hold veritable feasts of some of Australia’s most renowned graffiti artists and scuplturers, many who have artworks commissioned worldwide. The tour will take place on Saturday March 12th at 10.30am and costs $25.
Book your spot at artmonthsydney.com.au
Home@735 Gallery in Redfern are putting together a mixed media exhibition for Sydney Art Month including artists: Anthony Cahill (painting), Heidi Yardley (painting), Priscilla Bourne (sculpture), Nick Bannehr (photography), Dominic Byrne (video), David Greenhalgh (video), Petrija Pajic (video) and Zac Svendsen (video). The show opens on Wednesday the 2nd of March from 6-8pm and runs till Sunday the 27th of March
735 Bourke Street Redfern, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 2-5pm.
Miriam Cabello at MLC Gallery
Miriam Cabello is an oil painter who draws inspiration from activist movements in Australia and around the world. She will be launching her new studio series ‘Beyond the White Rope’, which explores the emotive qualities of cobalt violet. A palette of transparent oil pigments will be presented with the works. Exhibition takes place over the MOST weekend.
408 Parramatta Rd Petersham
Bespoken Collective Pop Up
Bespoken Collective brings together five crafts under one roof – exquisite woodcraft, glass making, canvas painting, textile working and mixed media. The collective are launching a concept pop-up store in Alexandria which starts on the 5th of March and runs for a limited time till 12 April 2016.
‘The Alex’, Shop 14, 40 – 42 O’Riordan Street, Alexandria.
Reserve a spot at their opening night at bespokencollective.com.au.
Makerspace & Co
Take a peak around Marrickville’s very own collective artistic studio, where people learn and practise a variety of crafts. Makerspace will be hosting a variety of public wood, metal and ceramic workshops over the MOST weekend and you can witness member artists doing their thing.
1/17 Barclay St, Marrickville.
Tali Gallery is well-known for the beautiful artwork it exhibits by Aboriginal artists, including paintings, prints, sculptures and crafts. Artworks are sourced from Aboriginal Owned Community Art Centres, independent urban and regional artists. Take a look around their two floors of works in Rozelle during the LOST weekend.
134 Victoria Road, Rozelle