ART SHOWS

Time Out (Sydney) - - ARTS & CULTURE -

SYD­NEY CON­TEM­PO­RARY

The cen­tre of this an­nual four­day fes­ti­val is an art fair – a on­estop shop in which com­mer­cial galleries and artist-run ini­tia­tives spruik their wares – aug­mented by a pro­gram of in­stal­la­tions, per­for­mances, talks and screen­ings, with many of the events free to the pub­lic. àCar­riage­works, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh 2015. syd­n­ey­con­tem­po­rary.com.au. $10-$150. Sep 7-10.

áRITUAL SPIRIT

White Rab­bit’s lat­est mon­u­men­tal show fea­tures 28 works by Chi­nese and Tai­wanese artists ex­plor­ing faith, re­li­gion and spir­i­tu­al­ity. àWhite Rab­bit, 30 Bal­four St, Chip­pen­dale 2008. 02 8399 2867. www.whit­er­ab­bit­col­lec­tion.org. Wed-Sun 10am-5pm. Free. Un­til Jan 7.

PRI­MAV­ERA

Ev­ery year, the MCA in­vites an artist or cu­ra­tor to take the reins of its Pri­mav­era ex­hi­bi­tion, a show­case for artists un­der 35. In 2017, Sophia Kouy­oumd­jian (of Par­ra­matta Artists Stu­dios) is cu­rat­ing around a theme of ‘An­cient Fu­tures’. àMu­seum of Con­tem­po­rary Art (MCA), 140 Ge­orge St, The Rocks 2000. 02 9245 2400. mca.com.au. Thu-Tue 10am-5pm; Wed 10am-9pm. Free. Aug 23-Nov 19.

GROUNDED

Eight Aus­tralian artists are show­cased in the Na­tional Art School’s cel­e­bra­tion of alumni, in­clud­ing 2017 Archibald Prizewin­ning painter Mitch Cairns and Sul­man Prize win­ner Joan Ross. àNAS Gallery, Na­tional Art School, Cnr Forbes & Bur­ton St, Dar­linghurst 2010. 02 9339 8744. www.nas.edu.au. Mon-Sat 11am-5pm. Free. Un­til Oct 14.

Geng Xue, ‘Mr Sea’ (2014), still from stop-mo­tion an­i­ma­tion

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