Sydney Contemporary, Australasia’s international art fair, returns in 2015 from 10-13 September (Opening Night 10 September) with 70 leading galleries from across the Pacific Rim and beyond.
Housed once again in Carriageworks, Sydney’s striking arts precinct, the Fair has an expanded footprint with 7 exhibition spaces, offering visitors access to cutting-edge art from some of the world’s most respected established artists as well as the opportunity to discover exciting, new talent. Alongside the galleries are curated sectors for contemporary video and installation art and a dynamic and insightful talks and tours program presented by industry leaders. The Fair is also home to a pop-up restaurant by Sydney’s much-loved dining institution, Longrain, as well as an exciting new outdoor street food terrace. A biennial showcase for the very best visual art, current trends and emergent practices, as well as the cross-cultural dialogue it inspires.
Sydney Contemporary boasts five days of public programs, appealing to the experienced, the novice, the discerning art enthusiast and those simply curious about buying and living with art. Programming includes guided tours, educational workshops, guest speakers and an extensive VIP Program. “Sydney Contemporary represents the first time this city has hosted a serious, high-end art fair. We expect it to play a significant role in helping to focus attention on the Sydney art scene in the same way that ART HK focused attention on Asian art,” Tim Etchells, Founder Art Fairs Australia and co-founder ART HK (now Art Basel in Hong Kong) Created by Tim Etchells, the co-founder of ART HK (now Art Basel in Hong Kong) and more recently the Hong Kong art fair Art Central, the event is the latest and most exciting addition to a line-up of increasingly influential fairs around the world. Having attracted over 28,000 collectors, industry professionals and the art-loving public to the inaugural edition in 2013, Sydney Contemporary 2015 is set to be one of the most celebrated events on Australia’s cultural calendar.
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Source: Sydney Contemporary