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2016 SYDNEY ARI SHOW opens Friday 1 April 6-8pm

Opening 6-8pm Friday 1 April

Open 11am - 5pm Friday - Sunday 2-17 April

Sunday 3 April 2-5pm: ARI discussion & future planning - directors and reps of all Sydney ARIs are welcome to participate.

The 2016 SYDNEY ARI SHOW will show the work of some of the artists who currently run ARIs in the greater Sydney area. These artists include Brad Allen-Waters, Louise Kate Anderson, Clementine Barnes, Diego Bonetto, Linden Braye, Jenny Brown, Kieran Butler, Penelope Cain, Julian Day, John Demos, Lesley Dimmick, Lynne Eastaway, Wayne Hutchins, Lucas Ihlein, Therese Kenyon, Mahalya Middlemist, Sue Pedley, Sherryl Ryan, Tamsin Salehian, Alex Thorby, Tony Twigg, Gary Warner, Fleur Wiber, Ingrid van der Aa and Miriam Williamson

These artists are directors or in other ways run Ultimo Project, TAP, SNO, SLOT, SafARI, NORTH, MOP, MAP, CULTURE AT WORK, BIG FAG PRESS or Articulate. Other ARIs are also invited to participate in the discussion on Sunday 3 April.

See Small is Beautiful, a discussion of the importance of ARIs in Australia at the moment, in The Conversation by

The purpose of this project is to foster closer ties between the many and varied artist-run-initiatives (ARIs) that play such an important role in the Sydney and wider art world. ARIs play this role by supporting artists' communities, as well as the experimental and new work for which artists' communities provide such an appreciative and well-informed audience.  This project hopes that by strengthening these ties we can together become a stronger and louder voice, and build appeal among art-interested audiences everywhere. We hope that this will become an annual event and extend more widely across ARIs, and involve ARIs outside of Sydney as well.

Read about ARI research project by Maria Miranda on The ARI Experience, and the international festival of artist-run spaces on ARTIST RUN.

Keiran Butler (MOP) Feelings Count (MOP)

Sherryl Ryan Tree modified by a scientist during an email conversation, 2016 digital print, iPhone 6

Jenny Brown (Articulate) Always mind the bullocks 2015

Brad Allen-Waters (MAP)
Miriam Williamson (MAP) Ghost Dress (detail)

Fleur Wiber (North) Paddle Boat (demo)Video installation on iPad

Lynne Eastaway
Sue Pedley Unseen Light

Julian Day Regret Cycle