If you are visiting Sydney from Interstate it can be a bit overwhelming to know where to start to see some current ceramic works or even just contemporary Art works.
Here are a few to get you started:
The large public galleries are:
The Museum of Contemporary Art - always has something of interest on the go and is right near the ferries of Circular Quay.
From Circular Quay you can walk through the Botanic Gardens to the NSW Art Gallery currently showing works by Francis Bacon. There is a great collection of Asian ceramics.
In between is the NSW State Library which often has good photography exhibitions
Over the water to Manly and just after you get off the ferry, head to the left past the little beach (the main beach is through the shopping area straight ahead) to the Manly Art Gallery Museum which houses an amazing collection of Australian Ceramics and is where the Australian Ceramics Assn often hold their members exhibitions.
Not far from the CBD and the Central Railway Station is the suburb of Glebe which is home to the Inner City Clayworkers Gallery, a co-op shop that has been going for about 40yrs with new members replacing those that retire. Always interesting works and a show of graduating students work will open in January.
On the other side of town but still close, in Paddington, is Sabbia Gallery which exhibits the very best works of current contemporary Ceramic Artists and also glassworks.
Then on the south side is the private gallery, Kerrie Lowe Gallery at Newtown.
January is the month of the Sydney Festival and there will be lots of theatre and shows all over town and even in the harbour so if you are visiting have a great time.