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Free one month art mecca in Sydney from March 25

A MONTH-long free art mecca celebrating original works from Sydney's city fringe will be held from March 25 reports Nick Soon in the Blacktown Sun of 22 February 2010.

The annual event at CarriageWorks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh offers a mix of work on canvas, sculpture, photography, mixed media, video art, performance art and textiles.

Besides promoting the cream of Sydney's artists creative works it will feature art talks, tours and forums from the point of the artist and the consumer.

A spokeswoman said the event would offer one month of multifaceted public showcase of creativity.

She said artists would discuss their work as well as connect with their audience and other artists.

``It is a cultural mecca for contemporary art and design and features artists from select galleries and artist run initiatives around Sydney,'' she said.

``The event is curated by a panel that includes Guy Maestri(2009 Archibald winner), Jamie Dawson (executive producer, CarriageWorks) and Paul Howard (senior curator, Casula Powerhouse).''

Meet the artists, exhibition walk & talk tour are at 11am on April 3 and 6.30pm on April 15 while panel discussion on Contemporary Art: Ingenious or Irrelevant at 11am on April 17.

The exhibition opens from Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm and from 9am to 1pm on Saturday.

Main entrance is at the corner of Codrington Street and the nearest train stations are at Redfern and Macdonaldtown.

For more information visit or call 8571 9099.