Venue Hire


4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art is an ideal venue for launches, cocktail parties, presentations, celebrations, and corporate events. Located in the heart of Sydney’s Chinatown, 4A occupies a historic building that provides a distinctive setting for private or corporate events.

Our regularly changing exhibition program will ensure every event we hold will be a unique experience, giving your guests the opportunity to be immersed in our exciting program of contemporary art. In addition to holding events onsite 4A also offers curatorial and event management for bespoke or artistically engaged events held at external venues.

Location & accessibility:
4A is conveniently located at 181-187 Hay Street, Haymarket, between Pitt and George St behind the Capitol Theatre. The gallery is easily accessible by public transport, including Central train station which is only a 5 minute walk away. A number of secure parking stations are within walking distance to the gallery. Both ground and first floor galleries are wheelchair accessible.

General pricing:
Single evening event: from $2,000 (ex GST)
Single evening event for charities or non-for-profits with DGR status: from $1,000 (ex GST)

Facilities & what we provide:
Seating and trestle tables (limited supply)
PA system for speeches and background music
Data projector (if exhibition presentation allows)
Kitchenette with bar service window
Waste management

Capacity:
The gallery can accommodate up to 200 guests, however this capacity is a guide only and is variable depending on the exhibition on display at the time. It is the responsibility of the hirer to determine suitable capacity for the individual needs of the event.

Catering and suppliers:
To assist with the organisation of your event, we can recommend local suppliers for catering, drinks service and hire of technical equipment. Clients also have the option of providing their own drinks and catering, provided all bar staff are RSA qualified and all deliveries and set up of supplies are negotiated with 4A in advance of the event. 4A can organise catering and bar services at an extra cost.

Contact:
For bookings and enquires, please contact 4A’s Program Manager, Pedro de Almeida on 02 9212 0380 or pedro.de-almeida@4a.com.au.

Header image: Reproduced banner from The Umbrella Movement Visual Archive, (2014), installation exterior view as part of ‘Before the Rain’ exhibition at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, 2017. Dimensions variable. Courtesy the Umbrella Movement Visual Archive. Image: Document Photography.

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Installation detail view: Lee Kun-Yong: Equal Area, 2018, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney. Image: Document Photography.
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Installation detail view at exhibition opening: Lee Kun-Yong: Equal Area, 2018, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney. Image: Document Photography.

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Left to right: Abdul AbdullahBe happy (2016) and Don’t worry (2016), embroidery, 150 x 120 cm. Courtesy the artist and Fehily Contemporary. Made with the assistance of DGTMB Art Embroidery. Image: Document Photography.
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Jogja Calling (2016), first floor exhibition view, 4A Centre for Contemporary Art. Clockwise from right: Arwin HidayatRoh Roh Dalam Senjata (The Spirits Inside The Weapon), 2016; Reko RennieWarriors Come Out to Play, 2014; Uji Handoko Eko Saputro aka Hahan, Welkome Mate, 2012; Reko RennieCrest, 2014; Abdul Abdullah,Be happy, 2016; Abdul AbdullahDon’t worry, 2016. Installation view. Courtesy the artists and (Abdullah) Fehily Contemporary. Image: Document Photography.
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Lee Kun-Yong Snail’s Gallop, first performed in 1979, (re-performed in 2018) paper, charcoal, dimensions variable. Pre-performance view, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. Courtesy the artist and Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, South Korea. This artwork has been commissioned by 4A Centre for Contemporary Art, Sydney. Image: Document Photography.
‘Dacchi Dang: An Omen Near and Far’ installation view at exhibition opening, 8 June 2017, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney. Image: Document Photography.
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Museums and Galleries NSW Public Galleries Summit Dinner, Curated by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art along with Louise Zhang and Jason Phu. Artwork: Louise Zhang, The Devil’s Crayons, 2018, polyurethane, resin, spray paint, foam clay, synthetic flowers, courtesy the artist and Artereal Gallery. Image: Document Photography.
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Museums and Galleries NSW Public Galleries Summit Dinner, Curated by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art along with Louise Zhang and Jason Phu. Artwork: Rosie Deacon, Fish the Dish!, 2018 Sculpture/performance with mixed media performed by the artist with two dancers, courtesy the artist. Image: Document Photography.