Sydney Contemporary reschedules 2021 Fair

Australasia’s premier art fair has been pushed back to 11-14 November 2021.

Words: Charlotte Middleton

Sydney Contemporary, Australasia’s premier art fair, has announced that the sixth edition of its annual Fair will now be presented from 11 – 14 November 2021 at its usual Carriageworks venue in Redfern, Sydney.

Initially scheduled to take place in September, the Fair has been rescheduled in response to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions for Greater Sydney.

Sydney Contemporary 2021 marks one of the first physical art fairs in Australia since 2019, presenting around 80 leading galleries from Australia and New Zealand, featuring work by more than 450 artists from 40-odd countries. Billed as one of the most celebrated events on Australia’s cultural calendar, the Fair traditionally reaps the largest concentration of art sales annually in Australasia.

Sydney Contemporary Founder Tim Etchells said, “With the help of our longstanding venue partner Carriageworks, we are grateful for the opportunity to reschedule this year’s edition of Sydney Contemporary to November. Carriageworks is a very special venue, and we are delighted they were able to find a date line that would work for us this year. We look forward to hosting a safe and successful event for our galleries, artists, partners, collectors and visitors in November.”

MA Financial Group, formerly Moelis Australia, joins as the Fair’s Principal Partner in 2021. Head of Asset Management Andrew Martin commented: “We are pleased that Sydney Contemporary have been able to reschedule the art fair to November. As Principal Partner of the 2021 event, and a long-time supporter of contemporary art in Australia, it is of the utmost importance to MA Financial Group that we create a safe and enjoyable experience for both our clients and the public, as well as continue to support the arts community during this time.”

Further programming for Sydney Contemporary 2021 will be announced in the coming months.

This article was originally published 4 August 2021.

Image: Sydney Contemporary 2019. Photo: Zan Wimberley.

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