Words: Maddy Matheson
From Thursday 9 September to Sunday 12 September, the sixth iteration of Sydney Contemporary will take place at Carriageworks in Sydney’s inner west. More than 400 artists will be showing, hailing from Australia and New Zealand to China, England, France, Ghana, Germany, South Africa and Thailand.
With the past five editions of Sydney Contemporary attracting more than 112,000 visitors and more than $80 million in art sales, the 2021 edition is set to build on these healthy figures. Founder of Sydney Contemporary Tim Etchells says the fair, “provides the largest concentration of art sales annually in Australia and we expect 2021 to be no exception.”
Fair director Barry Keldoulis says that Sydney Contemporary, “promises something for everyone – whether you’re a serious collector, an art curious buyer or just looking to immerse yourself in an incredible art viewing experience”.
Installation Contemporary, which runs alongside Sydney Contemporary, allows visitors to see larger, site-specific, moving-image and conceptual pieces that do not fit into the confines of traditional booth displays. The 2021 curator of Installation Contemporary is Senior Curator at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne, Annika Kristensen.
Alongside gallery displays, events such as panel discussions, guided tours, educational workshops and a Collector Program will take place. There will be eateries and bespoke bars present at the fair, providing ample refreshment for this mammoth four day event.
The 2021 Sydney Contemporary gallery list as of 11 May:
1301PE | STARKWHITE
Annette Larkin Fine Art
APY Aart Centre Collective
ARC ONE Gallery
Art Collective WA
Darren Knight Gallery
Dominik Mersch Gallery Edwina Corlette
Fine Arts, Sydney | Michael Lett Finkelstein Contemporary Flinders Lane Gallery
Fox Jensen Gallery GAGPROJECTS
Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert Gallerysmith
Gow Langsford Gallery
Hugo Michell Gallery
James Makin Gallery
Justin Miller Fine Art
Kalli Rolfe Contemporary KRONENBERG MAIS WRIGHT .M Contemporary
Martin Browne Contemporary Michael Reid
Michael Reid Murrurundi Michelle Perry Fine Arts Nanda\Hobbs
National Art School
Nicholas Thompson Gallery
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
Sarah Cottier Gallery
The Egg & Dart
THIS IS NO FANTASY
Tim Klingender Fine Art
Utopia Art Sydney
Image: Installation view of Sydney Contemporary. Courtesy: the artists and Sydney Contemporary.