As part of the 2018 ‘Art Month Sydney’ program, the fourth edition of ‘The Other Art Fair’ Sydney will take place from 22 to 25 March at the Australian Technology Park in Eveleigh, showcasing 100+ emerging and independent Australian and international artists alongside panel discussions, workshops and art tours.
A major supporter, the National Art School will present a stand that showcases the depth and diversity of art making at the institute, featuring eight accomplished artists including Troy Donaghy, Joanne Makas, Jacqueline Hennessy, Eliza Gosse, Jane McKenzie, Jon Setter, Sarah Edmonson and Anna Dudek across its core teaching disciplines of painting, sculpture, ceramics, photomedia, printmaking and drawing.
Additionally, NAS Director and CEO Steven Alderton are presenting a curatorial space Directors Choice featuring all female artists from NAS including Gemmy Avery, Dani McKenzie, Alex Xerri, Michelle Lewis and Kaylene Whiskey and artists from the APY Art Centre Collective – a group of 10 Indigenous owned and governed enterprises, from the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands, located in remote central Australia in the far northern tip of South Australia. The curatorial space will feature progressive emerging artists from across two of Australia’s centres of creative practice – the APY Lands in central Australia and Sydney. Lastly, NAS Creative Producer Sebastian Goldspink will be moderating two conversations as part of The Fairs’s talks program – how to start an art collection, and a spotlight on artists who began their careers later in life. The Australian Film Radio and Television School will further bolster ‘The Other Art Fair’s’ commitment to emerging art practitioners with the creation of its Red Room Cinema showcasing the exceptional film and video works of past and current students.
The fair offers further educational opportunities with the new Artist Studio live demonstrations presented by Pigment Lab with appearances by guest artists Scott Marsh and Luke Cornish, aka E.L.K. As well as this, the Sculpture Garden presented by Ovolo, focuses on the theme of ‘lost in nature’, with artists interpreting the relationship between the natural world and the environment. ‘Engaging a range of emerging artists who work with a variety of materials and mediums in bringing this concept to life, is truly inspiring,’ says curator Lisa Fehily. ‘Their ability to merge old with new, reimagine landscapes, and alternate fictional worlds, engages and challenges audiences to understand how they view nature in modern society, and the affect they are having on it. For Ovolo to be a part of ‘The Other Art Fair’ and showcase works from emerging artists such as Arnie Arnold and Anya Pesce, is an honour and we cannot wait to share it with Sydney.’
‘art: LIVE’ is a digital light painting performance that utilises elegant tech in the hands of a skilled artist. Saatchi Art has selected artist, illustrator and designer Cara Jane Diffey to create this piece in real-time for the opening night of ‘The Other Art Fair’ which takes place on Thursday 22 March from 6-10pm. The audience will see Diffey’s work spawn into life and watch it evolve over the course of the evening, she will animate the components, bringing to life what originated as a static image.
The Other Art Fair is an opportunity for emerging and independent Australian and international artists to sell their work directly to buyers and collectors.