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17 - 18 Jan 10:00am 5:00pm

O le ūa na fua mai Manuʻa brings fresh international perspectives to current endeavours to embody and awaken Indigenous sensual and spoken languages. The exhibition takes its title from a Sāmoan proverb that describes the incoming rain from the Sāmoan island of Manuʻa (currently within the unincorporated territory of the United States of America) and bittersweet or melancholic moments leading to much-needed change. 

17 - 14 Jan 10:00am 5:00pm

Shivanjani Lal is a twice-removed Fijian Indian Australian artist who works with archival images, found materials, video, performance and ritual. Her work explores the indentured labour diaspora of the Indian and Pacific Oceans and the histories that brought her family from India to Fiji and now to Australia.

17 - 18 Jan 10:00am 5:00pm

This special project features a ngatu (painted bark cloth tapestry) created in Tonga and New Caledonia by artist and curator Ruha Fifita with help from friends and family, and a second one made collaboratively with her extended family in Vaimalo and Aotearoa New Zealand. These remarkable works represent the critical role of fibre arts in Pacific culture, ceremony and community life, as well as honouring intergenerational learning.

17 - 18 Jan 10:00am 5:00pm

Wansolwara: One Salt Water is a series of exhibitions, performances and events from across the Pacific and throughout the Great Ocean. Wansolwara – a pidgin word from the Solomon Islands meaning ‘one-salt-water’ or ‘one ocean, one people’ – reflects not a single ocean, but rather a connected waterscape that holds distinct and diverse cultures and communities.

23 Jan 6:00pm 7:00pm

A conversation between artist Shivanjani Lal and poet Manisha Anjali. Together they will discuss the experiences of diaspora, tracing a thread from India, across the Pacific to Australia, uncovering the many layers that inform these histories. The artists will also consider the importance of language, specifically Fijian Hindi, and how this significant component of culture shapes their creative practices.

5 - 22 Feb 11:00am 6:00pm

Join us at Kudos Gallery on Wednesday 5 February for the launch of 'Trepidation' and 'Body Language'. The opening night will feature a performance in space two by artist Sïan Kelly.

Trepidation | Sandra Gunniga Thomson, Melissa Kahl, Sarah Catania
space one

25 - 14 Feb 11:00am 6:00pm

Join us at Kudos Gallery on Tuesday 25 February for the launch of 'Epigenetic Maternal Landscapes' solo exhibition by Clare Nicholson.

6 Mar 6:00pm 10:00pm
Grab an Art Month Sydney map and explore the local galleries of Paddington and Woollahra before kicking onto the festival's opening party at UNSW Galleries from 8pm.
21 - 18 Mar 10:00am 5:00pm

Skye Wagner’s photographs explore the circulation and digital malleability of contemporary images. Made from physical objects and printed imagery, they mix vernacular photographic tropes, commodity goods and cultural fragments. The original images and objects are released from their prescribed function and become part of an unruly network that moves throughout works in the exhibition. Animals, food, body parts and consumer products all form incongruous relations.

21 - 18 Mar 10:00am 5:00pm

In this exhibition Samuel Hodge draws on his twenty-year archive of artistic practice to present an ambiguous and unpredictable installation in which disparate elements interrupt and collide with misaligned ‘official’ histories. In ‘The Wit of the Staircase’, Hodge considers the imponderability of a body of work that possesses his imagination and, at the same time, offers the audience endless points of access within its staged narratives.

26 Mar 6:00pm 7:00pm

Learn more about two new exhibitions by Sydney artists Skye Wagner and Samuel Hodge in a conversation between the artists and independent curator Abigail Moncrieff. ‘Skye Wagner: Opacity Shift’ and ‘Samuel Hodge: The Wit of the Staircase’ are on view at UNSW Galleries Courtyard Gallery from 21 March 18 April 2020.


4 Apr 1:00pm 3:00pm

Members of the family, in partnership with IVI designs, offer an open and interactive learning space where participants can gather to learn from each other through the creation of smaller works on bark cloth.

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