In the Art World: 17 – 23 September

Our pick of the best exhibitions, openings and events happening this week at galleries, on the streets, and in museums around Australia.
1. Art & About Sydney
Various venues around Sydney, 21 September to 21 October 2012. Free opening night party, Friday Night Live! held 21 September.
All about taking art to the streets and other unconventional places, Art & About Sydney 2012 opens this week with a program of exhibitions and events scattered around the CBD. An event highlight is I Wish You Hadn’t Asked, an installation by James Dive and The Glue Society, comprised of a house that continuously rains on the inside. Found outside Hyde Park Barracks on Macquarie Street from 21 September to 5 October, visitors are given raincoats before they step inside and witness the waterlogged house disintegrating.
2. Martine Emdur: New Paintings
Scott Livesey Galleries, 909A High Street, Armadale Vic. 19 September to 13 October 2012. Opening Wednesday 19 September.
3. Reuben Paterson: Pleasure Seekers
Nellie Castan Gallery, 12 River Street, South Yarra Vic. 20 September to 13 October 2012.
Opening Thursday 20 September, 6pm until 8pm.
4. Spring Group Exhibition
Martin Browne Contemporary, 15 Hampden Street, Paddington NSW. 20 September to 14 October 2012.
5. Pat Brassington & Stephen Benwell
Greenaway Art Gallery, 39 Rundle Street, Kent Town SA. 19 September to 21 October 2012. Opening 19 September, 6pm until 8pm.
All images appear courtesy of the artists and their galleries.

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