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 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10. during T1, T2 and T3.

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 fortnight (TBA) 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!

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Gallery Crawl

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Gallery Crawl is your hottest guide to Sydney's Art & Design scene. Every Wednesday fortnight between 5.30-8.00 we hit up the latest exhibition openings and art parties for a night of fun! Meet at the Art & Design courtyard and then head into the night! 

New for 2019 we are asking you to take the lead and provide the student community with with curated programs representing your favourite galleries, artists and events throughout term.  One student per term will curate and host fortnightly expeditions to Sydney's Artist Run Initiatives, Commercial Galleries, Art institutions, Art parties, festivals and special events that happen along the way. 

Gallery Crawl runs fortnightly on Wednesdays during the term, we typically hit up one or two venues, finishing somewhere offering liquid refreshment and fun chats. If you’re new to Sydney or simply want to keep abreast of the art scene, then Gallery Crawl is for you. Check back on this space soon to meet your new Gallery Crawl host and to confirm event dates. Bring your mates along for a fun night out! 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and sociable Gallery Crawl curatorial volunteer (Or two!) All volunteering with Arc@ UNSW Art and Design is recognised on your Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement as an extracurricular activity when you graduate!

New for 2019 we are asking you to take the lead and provide students with curated programs representing your favourite galleries, artists and events throughout term. Applications for Gallery Crawl curatorial volunteer take place three times a year; one student per term will curate and host fortnightly expeditions to Sydney's Artist Run Initiatives, Commercial Galleries, Art institutions, Art parties, festivals and special events that happen along the way. The Gallery Crawl curatorial volunteer is responsible for programming fortnightly events throughout one semester. Other responsibilities include coordinating with the Volunteer Co-ordinator and helping promote Gallery Crawl via in-class announcements or fliers. We are allowing submissions as an individual or as a pair of two. If you are submitting as a pair, please submit separate application forms, each specifying your chosen partner.

Typically a Gallery Crawl is made up of a visit to one or two gallery openings, (preferably ending up somewhere offering complimentary liquid refreshment!) Gallery Crawl is designed to be a low-pressure introduction to local events; but we are open to ambitious programming. Arc is happy to help facilitate your ideas for artist talks or gallery tours! As the Gallery Crawl curatorial volunteer, you will have access to Arc's repository of local gallery knowledge, and you will liaise informally with the Arc Volunteer Co-ordinator. At the end of your term you will have sharpened your event-planning skills and been given a platform through which to share your artistic interests and meet new people.

Gallery Crawl runs fortnightly throughout term on Wednesdays between 5.30-8.00. In order to be considered for the role, you must have fortnightly availability throughout the term, for term 1 this would be:

Week 3: March 6 (in consultation)Week 4: March 13
Week 5: March 20Week 6: March 27
Week 7: April 3Week 8: April 10
Week 9: April 17Week 10: April 24

Applications close on Friday March 8, 11.59 PM

Apply here

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.

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