Sydney Contemporary announces new director

Zoe Paulsen has been hired for the top job.

Words: Erin Irwin

Art Fairs Australia has announced a new face will lead the Sydney Contemporary art fair, naming Zoe Paulsen as their new Fair Director.

Paulson has plenty of experience to back her up, having worked as Fair Producer for the Affordable Art Fair, acted as Director of The Other Art Fair Sydney and Melbourne’s Can’t Do Tomorrow, and co-founded the Incognito Art Show. She has been involved in the Australian art world for a number of years, and is a committee member of the Museum of Contemporary Art Next Program.

Tim Etchells, Sydney Contemporary’s founder, says that “we are delighted to announce Zoe as Fair Director. I have known Zoe for a number of years and have always had huge respect for her professionalism and understanding of the Australian arts community. I’m confident future editions of Sydney Contemporary will continue to thrive under Zoe’s leadership and vision”.

“We believe Zoe will bring fresh ideas, strong partnerships, and enhanced opportunities for all participants” he continues, “her warm personality, strategic vision, and commitment to fostering creativity align seamlessly with our mission to promote and celebrate the best of contemporary art and in continuing to deliver our commitment to increase the number of interstate collectors visiting the Fair”.

Paulson will take up the role following this year’s fair, running 7 – 10 September.

This article was posted 31 July 2023.

Image: Portrait of Zoe Paulsen. Courtesy: Sydney Contemporary Art Fair.


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