This September, the annual Spring 1883 art fair will return to Sydney’s Establishment Hotel once more with an impressive line-up of gallerists.
The list of 23 participating galleries was announced this week via Instagram. It will feature a small but select range of contemporary Australian galleries including Melbourne’s Neon Parc, Station Gallery and Fort Delta; Sydney’s Minerva, Darren Knight, and Alaska Projects as well as Adelaide’s GAGPROJECTS.
International presence this year will include Dutton (New York), and Grey Noise (Dubai), as well as several New Zealand-based galleries, including Michael Lett and Robert Heald Gallery.
Several galleries will also be making their Spring 1883 debut. These include Arts Project Australia and CAVES of Melbourne and Hobart’s Michael Bugelli Gallery.
Spring 1883 co-founder Kate Barber emphasised the values of the fair itself; “the hotel art fair model offers a more economical approach for younger, less-established contemporary galleries. As gallerists, we set out to create the calibre of art fair that we wanted to participate in ourselves.”
The 2017 Spring 1883 will be its fourth year running; the first iteration of the fair was held at Melbourne’s Windsor Hotel in 2014. Founded by Geoff Newton(Director, Neon Parc), Kate Barber and Vikki McInnes (Directors, Sarah Scout Presents), and Vasili Kaliman (art advisor). Drawing on the model of New York’s Gramercy Park Art Fair, Spring has championed a strongly contemporary and gallery-led model since its inception.
Spring 1883 will run from the 6 – 9 September 2017 at the Establishment Hotel, Sydney.
Spring 1883 2017 Gallery lineup
Image: Courtesy of Zan Wimberly and SPRING1883.