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Art After Hours showcases Emerge artists at AG NSW

In acknowledgement of International Day of People with Disability, the public is invited to Art After Hours, and to take a rare peek into the creative experience of a number of emerging artists from Front Up’s Emerge program.

The focus of their participation in this event at the Art Gallery of NSW will be a panel discussion moderated by Liam Benson, and a performance piece by Jessie Bisset of original spoken word compositions inspired by artworks from the exhibition, William Kentridge: That which we do not remember. Both the panel discussion and performance piece will be Auslan interpreted.

Who is William Kentridge?

William Kentridge is a South African artist who is very well known for his prints, drawings and animated films. He emerged as an artist during the apartheid years in his home country.

What about Emerge?

Emerge is a program of Front Up, a Western Sydney-based arts and cultural hub, founded by Ability Options. It connects emerging artists with disability with professional artists.

What are the details of Art After Hours?

Date: Wednesday 5 December
Time: from 5:45 pm
Place: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney

The participation of the Emerge artists is part of Art After Hours. Most events (including those involving the Emerge artists) are free with no bookings required. Art After Hours officially begins at 5:45 pm, with the participation of the Emerge artists beginning at 6:30 pm with the panel discussion. The performance piece is scheduled for 7:15 pm.

Is there accessible parking?

There is limited accessible parking in the front of the gallery. It’s available on a first come first serve basis.

What about access to the building and event?

The front entrance of the gallery is accessible by ramp. The panel discussion and performance piece will be Auslan interpreted.

Where do I go for more information?

You can email [email protected] or call (02) 8811 1766. For more information on Art After Hours and the venue, visit here.


To discover an earlier project by the Emerge artists, visit here.

Feature artwork (detail) by Edith Magnussen

This page was first published on 19 November 2018.

When: 05/12/2018
Where: Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Road
The Domain, Sydney, NSW
Access information:
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