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4A RETURNS TO HAYMARKET
OPEN FROM 26 MARCH ONWARDS
The countdown is on! The 4A team are elated to re-open our Haymarket gallery to the public on Saturday 26 March 2022. 

We've been busy elsewhere these past 15 months, programming offsite and online while the City of Sydney performed remedial works to our heritage-listed space. As we look forward to welcoming you back into our gallery, we invite you to explore our new website by perusing our previous projects and partnerships here.

4A will be kicking off our Haymarket exhibition program with Marikit Santiago’s first institutional solo show, For us sinners (26 March - 15 May 2022), followed by the early-career survey New Energy (4 June - 24 July 2022) with Kalanjay Dhir, Jonathan Kim, Audrey NewtonLucy Nguyễn-Hunt, Nathan Nhan, Angie Pai, Nadia RefaeiEJ Son, and Zoe Wong.

Join us for exhibition opening festivities on 26 March from 2pm - 5pm by registering here. Bookings are recommended to mitigate visitor capacity. 4A will be strictly following NSW State Government and NSW Health guidelines to ensure the wellbeing of visitors and staff. 

Exhibition opening 
Marikit Santiago: For us sinners

Saturday 26 March
2pm - 5pm

Location

181-187 Hay Street, Haymarket
Warrane / Sydney NSW 2000

 
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OPENING SOON
MARIKIT SANTIAGO
FOR US SINNERS
Combining the narrative power of Catholicism and the western art canon with her lived Australian-Filipino experience, Marikit Santiago reframes Adam and Eve's story of temptation and sin, brought on by the weakness of woman and the suppleness of the snake. For us sinners explores 'original sin' by freeing the story from its gendered taint of weakness and guilt. In a series of emotionally-charged works that question utopian and dystopian themes, control and transgression, duty and autonomy, sex and sexual difference, paradise and exile, Santiago's first institutional solo exhibition offers nuanced parables fit for the current moment.

Exhibition
Marikit Santiago: For us sinners
26 March - 15 May 2022

Location

181-187 Hay Street, Haymarket
Warrane / Sydney NSW 2000

4A opening hours
Tues—Wed: 11am - 5pm
Thu: 11am - 8pm
Fri—Sun: 11am - 5pm

 
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FINAL DAYS
CINDY YUEN-ZHE CHEN
 SPACES TO STIR
Presented as part of our Lunar New Year program at the Maritime Museum, Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen's newly-commissioned body of work, Spaces to Stir, responds to unique landscapes and stories of women-identifying diaspora. Exploring artistic practice, aesthetics and labour, these works will be informed by discussions and interviews with women-identifying artists and friends of Chen.
Spaces to Stir aims to amplify the quiet and considered lived experiences of the artist through this nee site-specific exhibition comprises video, sound and installation.

Exhibition
Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen: Spaces to Stir
29 January - 27 February

Location
Australian Maritime Museum
2 Murray St, Tumbulong / Darling Harbour 
NSW 2000

Maritime Museum opening hours
Daily 10am - 4pm
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4A FRIENDS // INDUSTRY NEWS
  • Runway Journal and Parallel invite CaLD writers to apply for Parallel Conversations to advance critical, bold and experimental thinking on ways of enacting structural change in Australian art institutions. Apply by 28 Feb.
  • Pari presents Animate Loading, site-responsive work that reconfigures participants' interactions with the architecture and each other. Get tix for 24-26 Feb.
  • 4A Board member Elizabeth Pakchung features in One object 一物 at the Museum of Chinese in Australia (MOCA) until 27 February.
  • 4A Communications & Engagement Manager Mariam Arcilla joins Runway Journal as Deputy Chair and Digital Producer for 2022-2023.
  • China Residencies and The Future of Memory seek applications from media artists working around the theme of resisting and interrogating algorithmic surveillance and control. Apply by 20 April.
Image credits and acknowledgements: Artwork images by Kawita Vatanajyankur, Marikit Santiago, Zoe Wong, EJ Son, Lu Yang; images courtesy the artists. Visit the website for full information. // Marikit Santiago, The Serpent and the Swan, 2021; photo: Garry Trinh // Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen, Spaces to stir, 2022 (installation view), image courtesy the artist and 4A; photo credit: Dorcas Tang // Animate Loading, 2022, image source: Pari.

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Contemporary Asian Art 


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Warrane/Sydney NSW 2000
Australia

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Haymarket NSW 2000
Australia

 
4A fosters excellence and innovation in contemporary culture through the commissioning, presentation, documentation and research of contemporary art. Our program is presented throughout Australia and Asia, where we ensure that contemporary art plays a central role in understanding and developing the dynamic relationship between Australia and the wider Asian region.

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