Events & Activities

Just because you’re not on main campus, doesn’t mean you miss out on all the FUN! 

We have exciting events that run weekly, plus some extra events that happen on and off campus through out the year.


Stay in the Loop and know what’s the T by following us on Facebook and Instagram or subscribing to our E-Newsletter. We have the latest goss and hot tips on funding opportunities, employment, exhibitions, residencies, performances, films, studio spaces, short courses and arts benefits for Art and Design students. We’ve got you covered!


Alternating fortnightly Arc @ UNSW Art & Design hosts Free Lunch and Five Dollar Feasts during semester 1 and 2! Our free lunches are halal, vegan and gluten free so that everyone is able to share. Our Five Dollar Feasts are a selection of delicious sandwiches with a variety of options for all dietary needs and tastebuds, fresh fruit and a reusable mug for you to keep, all for $5.00!

Free Lunch takes place Tuesdays fortnightly weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 & 13.

Five Dollar Feasts take place Wednesdays fortnightly weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 12.

Make sure you get in quickly though!


So you really want to go out and party, but you’ve got that late class at Art & Design? Don’t fret because we put the ART in pARTy. Each semester we put on a show and party like there’s no tomorrow! We also have various social events through out the year to keep you sane and make sure your study stress doesn’t set in.


Get to know Sydney’s art scene by the flick of wrist! Every Wednesday during semester Arc will guide you and your friends to the hottest shows opening around Sydney. Gallery Crawl departs from the Art & Design courtyard at 5:30 pm sharp. If you can’t make it at 5.30 stay in the loop and join us on crawl at one of the many galleries! Scroll down to find out more.


Keep your mind and soul active with activities like free yoga and ping pong tournaments!


Do you have a cause that you're extremely passionate about? Arc @ UNSW Art & Design can help you facilitate a project, fundraiser or charity event that you'd like to run. Just get in contact with us to find out how we can help! The Art & Design Student Council is also available to assist - the more the merrier!

Kudos Gallery

AD Space

Gallery Crawl

Gallery Crawl is your hottest guide to Sydney's Art & Design scene.

During Semester one and two, from week one until week thirteen we'll take you on a weekly tour of Sydney's Artist Run Initiatives, Commercial Galleries, Art institutions, Art parties, festivals and special events that happen along the way.

This is your chance not only to immerse yourself in Sydney's art and design community, but to also immerse yourself in campus life, make friends and learn how to navigate the terrain of the big smoke. 

Gallery Directory

Sydney's ARI's :: Artist Run Initiatives

55 Sydenham Rd


Alaska Projects

Alpha Gallery

Airspace Projects

Articulate Projects

Boomali Aboriginal Artists Co-operative

Cement Fondu

Disorder Gallery


Cold Cuts

Factory 49

Farr Side Gallery




Good Space

Harrington Street Gallery

Kudos Gallery

Le Petit Bateau

The Red Rattler Theatre

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery

Stacks Projects

Sydney Non Objective Contemporary Art Projects

Verge Gallery

Vermilion Art

UTS Gallery

Wellington St Projects

Sydney's Commercial Galleries



ARO Gallery

Art 2 Muse

Art Pharmacy



China Heights

Defiance Gallery

Galerie Pompom

Gallery 9

Jerico Contemporary

King Street Gallery

M2 Gallery


Rochfort Gallery

Saint Cloche

Scheffer Gallery

Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation

Soho Galleries

Stanley Street Gallery

Sullivan + Strumpf

Tap Gallery

Thienny Lee Gallery

Watters Gallery

Sydney's Institutions

4a Centre for Contemporary Asian Art


Art Gallery of New South Wales


Australian Design Centre


Delmar Gallery

Io Myers Studio

Japan Foundation Gallery

Korean Cultural Centre

MCA Australia

Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences


Performance Space

Pine Street Creative Arts

UNSW Galleries

White Rabbit

Sydney's Parties & Festivals

Art Month Sydney

Biennale of Sydney

Black Arts Market


Queer Screen

Sculpture by the Sea

Sydney Contemporary

Sydney Craft Week

Sydney Festival

Sydney Film Festival

Sydney Design Festival

Sydney Fringe Festival

Sydney Writer's Festival

The Other Art Fair

Underbelly Arts Festival


UNSW Sounds

Arc @ UNSW presents this exciting opportunity for sound artists, musicians, emerging djs, and people with playlists to play in the Paddington courtyard at lunchtimes. 

UNSW Sounds is an exhibition platform for students to test their tunes via a state-of-the-art surround sound system of six speakers. All UNSW students, across any faculty are eligible to apply. UNSW Sounds runs 12-2pm, alternating between Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week.

Submit your application here.

Arc @ UNSW Art & Design

UNSW Art & Design (formerly COFA)

P:02 8936 0798

H:Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

A:Ground Floor D Block, Greens Rd, Paddington NSW 2021, UNSW Art & Design