Arts journalist Angela Stretch on what’s happening in our scene this month.

Make contact with other forms of art this autumn to help define or redefine our becoming.

In the arts there seems to be a compulsion to embody a transition towards a new era of reconnection and revaluation.  Artists and audiences are finding their own direction, orientation and engagement of the world advancing a new motive of working together.

We can all become makers of meaning in the revising of the National Association for the Visual Arts Code of Practice.  First published in 2001, consultations in 2019 revealed the demand for a more accurate reflection of contemporary practices and needs for Australian artists and arts workers were required.

A collaboration of stakeholders in a ten-step process to design updated standards across the sector is being undertaken and is expected to launch next year.

You can contribute to a series of discussion papers that align with preliminary consultation meetings held online that have been planned throughout the year.  Topics covered include awards and competitions, residencies, exhibiting, funding and commissioning new work.

Art Month Sydney (4-28 March) offers immersive night events in six precincts throughout March.  The Festival was founded in 2008, following the GFC and offers a self-directed exploration of private and public that benefit artists through sales and exposure.

“We are proud to be growing the festival into the next decade and celebrating the city’s vibrant art scene at this pivotal moment,” said Emma O’ Neill, Art Month Sydney Festival Director.

Art is an experience in all its meanings of visual and musical. Singer-songwriter and artist Brandon Boyd (Incubus), is being showcased in a Virtual Edition component to The Other Art Fair (18-21 March). The four-day art market will platform 110 emerging artists in The Cutaway at Barangaroo.

Featured image supplied by The Other Art Fair.