ART - Queer Art After Hours... don't neglect your creativity this Mardi Gras

If you are craving some creativity in your life then get amongst the amazing partnership between Mardi Gras and the Art Gallery of NSW. At this year's Queer Art After Hours, Mardi Gras is celebrating queer tattoos. The project is discussing a number of questions like, Is it a phenomenon with a unified queer aesthetic? Do tattoos created by and for queer people have meanings and traditions that break from the tattooing mainstream? Or are there no categories or boundaries (and that is actually the point)? Overall exploring the complex language and significance of tattoos in our queer communities.

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They are collecting images of queer tattoos as well as looking for six fearless people to participate in Queer Tattoos, a living display of queer tattoos at Queer Art After Hours at the Art Gallery of NSW on Wed 27 Feb, 2019.  If you have some ink to share you can simply tag your images with #queerarttattoos.

Add this event to your Mardi Grad Calendar and for all the details head to the official Mardi Gras website.

ART - Cork and Canvas are taking bookings for their Mardi Gras Activation 'Paint Your Queen'

Darlinghurst’s art and wine collective Cork and Canvas have pulled out all the stops to deliver a stellar activation for the 2019 Mardi Gras celebrations and Oxtravaganza on the 23rd of February. Titled Paint Your Queen Canvas Night you will have the opportunity to put pen to paper and pay homage to your favourite member of the LGBTIQ+ community, there’s no better way to capture the Mardi Gras moment!

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There will be a special guest performance from the amazing Diabolique, who has come all the way from New York City. This one of experience comes at the same time as the highly anticipated Oxtravaganza. Make sure you stay tuned to the event’s Facebook page for all the details on what’s happening near you.

So call up your friends, get a group going and come on down to Cork and Canvas for the night of your life.

ART - 5 Galleries within Walking Distance in Eastside

Eastside is known for their amazing art walks. Here is our list of the top 5 galleries you can tackle in one day whilst walking the streets and soaking in the sights, sounds and smells of the area.

1. M2 Gallery - Shop 4/450 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

M2 Gallery  is currently featuring the exhibition A City In Crisis, a photographic documentation of the 1980s AIDS Crisis in Sydney.

M2 Gallery is currently featuring the exhibition A City In Crisis, a photographic documentation of the 1980s AIDS Crisis in Sydney.

2. Brett Whitely Studio - 2 Raper St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

The iconic  Australian painter’s studio  is still open and available for viewing. Don’t miss the opportunity to see into the world of one of the areas most famous and celebrated artists.

The iconic Australian painter’s studio is still open and available for viewing. Don’t miss the opportunity to see into the world of one of the areas most famous and celebrated artists.

3. Tap Gallery - 259 Riley St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

TAP Gallery  is a really interactive art space. They are open late and feature works from local artists as well as life drawing sessions and painting classes. If you are after community then this is where you should look.

TAP Gallery is a really interactive art space. They are open late and feature works from local artists as well as life drawing sessions and painting classes. If you are after community then this is where you should look.

4. Gallery 9 - 9 Darley St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Gallery 9  is one of the most stylish art spaces in Sydney. This Darlinghurst gallery is currently featuring works from Louise Tuckwell in an exhibition titled  Abstractiv.

Gallery 9 is one of the most stylish art spaces in Sydney. This Darlinghurst gallery is currently featuring works from Louise Tuckwell in an exhibition titled Abstractiv.

5. Yuill / Crowley - 1/318 Liverpool St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Yuill / Crowley  is bringing contemporary art to new heights, sleek and simple. Here is a quiet, sleek space to experience art in Eastside.

Yuill / Crowley is bringing contemporary art to new heights, sleek and simple. Here is a quiet, sleek space to experience art in Eastside.