January 10, 2017

Sydney’s major arts and cultural institutions launch Culture Up Late this Wednesday night when they turn on the lights and welcome Sydneysiders to top exhibitions and art events.

Minister for the Arts Troy Grant said the Art Gallery of NSW, State Library of NSW, Australian Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney Opera House and Carriageworks will all be opening their doors for the regular weekly summer night event.

Culture Up Late offers an alternative time for Sydneysiders and visitors to appreciate the fantastic offerings of Sydney arts and cultural institutions and on each Wednesday summer night be a part of this city’s many attractions,” Mr Grant said.

“Whether its 400 spiders at the Australian Museum, ancient mummies at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, garden design at the State Library or nudes at the Art Gallery, Wednesday nights this summer offer a weekly opportunity to experience each of these novel exhibitions.”

“With the Museum of Contemporary Art staging the immersive installations of Tatsuo Miyajima and Carriageworks and the Sydney Opera House showcasing the Sydney Festival, Sydney by night and day is the place to be as a unique arts and entertainment destination for locals and tourists alike.

Culture Up Late is an initiative of the NSW Government’s new Arts and Culture Advisory Committee which brings together the chairs of the major cultural institutions, significant patrons and arts leaders to inform arts, screen and cultural policymaking.

“I congratulate the drive of the 18 leaders on the Government’s Arts and Culture Advisory Committee for coming together and providing ideas and leadership to help raise the profile of arts and culture in NSW and the access of everyone to quality arts experiences,” Mr Grant said.