This month, Contemporaries presents an art, wine and food tour of the Rushcutters Bay gallery precinct. Join arts presenter and producer Fenella Kernebone in conversation with exhibiting artists and winemaker Lisa McGuigan. Learn about current exhibitions by cutting edge contemporary artists, browse gallery stockrooms and hear the fantastic stories behind a selection of Lisa McGuigan’s premium wines. This event is exclusive to Contemporaries members – click here for information on how to join.

Rushcutters Bay Stockroom
Presented by Art Money
Ahead of our twilight gallery tour and wine tasting on April 20, Contemporaries partner Art Money presents a guide to works available at galleries in the Rushcutters Bay precinct. These works and more will be available to browse and buy on the night. Art Money offers interest-free loans to buy art from participating galleries around Australia. For more information and how to apply for a loan, visit the Art Money website.

Stills Gallery
A fixture in the Sydney art scene since 1991, Stills Gallery exhibits and promotes Australian photography and new-media art, as well as work by a few select international artists. Their roster of represented artists includes some of Australia’s most celebrated photographers, including Pat Brassington, Trent Parke and Polixeni Papapetrou. In April, Stills will be showing Ever Fresh, an exciting selection of new media artists curated by Josephine Skinner.

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Arthouse Gallery
Arthouse Gallery has been exhibiting a diverse and exciting selection of artists since 1994, from emerging to blue chip across painting, sculpture and photography. Represented artists include Heidi Yardley, Belinda Fox and Joshua Yeldham. In April they will be presenting a solo exhibition of new paintings by Miranda Skoczek. This Melbourne-based artist is known for her colourful, layered paintings that contain fragments of real-world imagery amidst abstraction, suggesting beauty in that which is fragmented and imperfect.

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Dominik Mersch Gallery
Newest to the area is Dominik Mersch Gallery, who opened in Waterloo in 2006 and made the move to Rushcutters Bay in late 2013. DMG represents and exhibits exceptional contemporary Australian and international artists and art, with a dual focus on aesthetic impact and conceptual rigour. Represented artists hail from around Australia, Europe and Asia, including Marion Borgelt, Janet Laurence, Li Hongbo and Elger Esser. In April DMG presents a solo exhibition of new work by Anton Pulvirenti.

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