The countdown is on!

Sydney Contemporary is just around the corner…

Words: Erin Irwin

Sydney Contemporary, Australasia’s largest art fair, opens this week at Carriageworks, Sydney. With 96 galleries from across Australia and the world, alongside a diverse programme of talks, exhibitions and performances, this year’s fair is not to be missed.

Art Night will take place on opening night, with music by DJ Jonny Seymour to provide the soundtrack to an exciting evening of art and fine dining.

Within the fair, which will see the works of more than 500 artists on display, there will be a plethora of galleries to visit. This includes the FUTURE section, which provides a platform for young galleries to showcase upcoming talent, as well as PAPER, which is dedicated to ultra-collectable works on paper.

Curated talks with speakers including Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Lara Merrett, Sally Scales and Joan Ross will take place across the fair, exploring a vast range topics. From collecting to artmaking, architecture and AI, some of the biggest voices in the art world will come together to discuss and debate.

Experimental works by artists Riana Head-Toussaint, Amala Groom and Fetu Taku are set to be performed Thursday 7 September. Morgan Hogg’s dance-based work will also be performed on Friday 8 September.

This year will also see the bumper exhibition Installation Contemporary, which you can find more about here.

Sydney Contemporary will take place from Thursday 7 until Sunday 10 September, with a special VIP day to be held on 6 September. Tickets to the fair are on sale now, and will be 20% off until 10am Thursday. For more information or to book yourself in for an unmissable art experience, visit Sydney Contemporary’s website here.

Don’t forget to pick up a free copy of Art Collector’s Sydney Contemporary special edition while you are there. Packed with artist profiles, interviews and features about artists and artworks showing at the fair, it will be your go-to guide for navigating this premier art event.

This article was posted 5 September 2023.

Image: Sydney Contemporary 2018, interior overview. Photo: Jacquie Manning. Courtesy: Sydney Contemporary Art Fair.


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