Sydney Contemporary returns in September with 100 galleries from 13 countries – representing more than 300 artists – exhibiting in the historic Carriageworks arts precinct, giving you a chance to check out (and buy) some of the most exciting works being produced today.
There is a spectacular line-up of local and international galleries, including Future Perfect from Singapore and Scotland’s Ingleby Gallery. Also of note is Los Angeles-based Mark Moore Gallery and New Zealand’s Bartley and Company Art, presenting the digital works of André Hemer.
Closer to home, Brisbane’s Jan Murphy Gallery will be exhibiting the work of Archibald Prize-winning artist Ben Quilty.
While the idea of buying art can be intimidating – especially with pieces like a four-panelled work by pop-artist Richard Larter (1929-201) going for close to $500,000 – this is a fair that has something for everyone who loves art, or is keen to learn more about it.
The Video Contemporary section, curated by Melbourne’s Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), delivers an exciting and diverse range of work from film artists at the top of their game.
Paper Contemporary will showcase limited-edition prints from Australian artists Emily Floyd, eX de Medici, Chris O’Doherty, John Olsen and Mike Parr, while prints from up-and-coming artists will be for sale for as little as $500, meaning you can break into the art market without breaking the bank.
The program also includes guided tours, educational workshops, kids activities, guest speakers and an extensive VIP Program.
And if all the gallery gazing works up a hunger, the art fair is also home to a pop-up restaurant from the team behind Sydney’s much-loved dining institutions, Longrain and Subcontinental.
Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.
Sydney Contemporary Art Fair
10-13 September at Carriageworks
Top image: Michael Muir, Another Game
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