What better way to hail in the new year and nurse hangovers than visiting exhibitions and being involved in the art scene!
Here are our top picks for this Week In Arts nationally:

MELBOURNE:

Sunset Series:

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With free live music and dance workshops, the Sunset series is an annual event that boasts a chill, relaxed vibe, with music and food trucks on hand to help you unwind.

WHEN: 10th, 11th, 17th and the 18th January 2015

WHERE: Fitzroy Gardens

PRICE: Free

Rooftop Open Air Cinema:

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Grab a beer and unwind to some cult classics and art house films playing throughout Jan at the rooftop open air cinema

WHEN: Jan 2015

WHERE: Rooftop Bar Swanston Street

PRICE: Varies according to film.

SYDNEY:

Sydney Festival:

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The Sydney Festival is one of the most anticipated events of the Summer season, with acts of all genres performing around town. And with events that are free to ticket events, there’s something for every budget.

WHEN: The Sydney Festival runs from the 8-26th Jan

BRISBANE:

Brisbane International:

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With the Australian Open looming around the corner, the Brisbane International is the place to see some of the best international players without the hefty price tag of arena tickets at the Open!

WHEN: 4th-11th January

WHERE: Queensland Tennis Centre

PRICE: A day pass is $17.20 and arena prices are from $100.

Brisbane Underground Film Festival

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The 5th Annual Underground Film Festival (BUFF) brings weird, low-budget, risky and overlooked films to audiences whose curiosity goes beyond the megaplex.

WHEN: 8th, 9th January 2015

WHERE: New Farm 

PRICE: Price varies according to Film

ADELAIDE:

 Bimblebox: Art, Science, Nature 

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The Bimblebox Nature Refuge, is currently threatened by a massive new coal development and in response, a diverse group of artists spent 10 days on the sanctuary developing new work that bears witness to the unique semi-arid desert uplands at risk.

WHEN: Jan 2015 – Feb 8th 2015

WHERE: State Library of South Australia

PRICE: Free

Moonlight Open-Air cinema:

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If you haven’t been to an open air cinema – make 2015 your year! With amazing screenings of all your favourite films under the stars of a warm summers evening, Moonlight cinemas are the perfect place to be any day of the week.

WHEN: Jan-29th March 2015

WHERE: Botanic Gardens

PRICE: Varies depending on film

PERTH:

Australian Design:

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Celebrating 10 years of the Peter Fogarty Fund, Australian Design is a curated event of furniture, models and ideas alike.

WHEN: Jan 2015 – March 2015

WHERE: The Art Gallery of Western Australia

PRICE: Free