The Art Gallery of New South Wales (NSW) and the Museum of Contemporary Arts (MCA) Australia are proud and dedicated to collect and put on display different art works so that the public can experience and be inspired with the hard work of Australian as well as international artists. Below are some of Sydney International Art Series’ free activities, exhibitions and events at the Art Gallery of NSW and MCA Australia that are open to the public.

1. Art After Hours – Art Gallery NSW

On Wednesday, Dec. 2, Art After Hours will host an expert panel discussion on arts and disability in celebration of the International Day of People with Disability at 6:30 p.m. where the discussion will focus on new opportunities for creative engagement and participation. The panel will be followed with film series, guided tours and a performance of 12 up-and-coming Western Sydney artists who are living with a disability and/or acquired brain injury in a new Hatch project.

The performers will be offering the audience their personal responses to the art in the contemporary galleries before Art After Hours closes at 10 p.m. The official Art Gallery NSW website claims that general admission to the Gallery is free.

2. Free art making activity for kids – Art Gallery NSW

Kids can also have a good time at the Art Gallery of New South Wales located in Art Gallery Rd, The Domain 2000 Sydney, Australia. On Dec. 6 and 20, children with their parents or guardians are invited to head to the Entrance court to take part in the free art making activity from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. where all materials and instructions will be provided.

3. Primavera 2015 – Museum of Contemporary Arts (MCA) Australia

Primavera 2015 will be open to the public until Sunday, Dec. 6, located at Level 1: South Galleries in MCA Australia. Primavera is MCA’s annual exhibition that features the work of seven Australian artists aged 35 and under from South West, South Central and South East Australia.

“The importance of this extends to Aboriginal art-making in the ‘South’ or South Eastern region of Australia,” Primavera 2015 curator Nicole Foreshew explained in the official MCA Australia website. Admission is free and those interested can also join a free guided tour of the Primavera 2015 on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 1 p.m.

4. MCA Collection - Museum of Contemporary Arts (MCA) Australia.

The MCA Collection located at Level 2: Galleries in MCA Australia varies from paintings, sculptures, photography, moving image, works on paper and the significant representation of works of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. The changing collection explores the history of contemporary arts in Australia.

The MCA Collection can be viewed at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday-Sunday. Admission is free.

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