‘Sydney Contemporary’ is Sydney’s new international art fair showcasing work by emerging and established artists from leading Australian and international galleries. The inaugural edition takes place throughout Eveleigh’s striking arts precinct Carriageworks, from 20-22 September 2013 with the First Night to be held on the evening of Thursday 19 September.
With a thriving art scene and a growing collector base, Sydney is a dynamic cultural destination with an international reputation for presenting the very best in visual art through its public institutions, private collections, leading commercial galleries, and world renowned Biennale. Defined by the vibrancy of its host city, ‘Sydney Contemporary’ provides commercial galleries with a dynamic platform to showcase the work of emerging and established artists, enabling local and visiting audiences to build on their existing knowledge, and develop their international art collections.
“‘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,” says Tim Etchells, Founder Art Fairs Australia.
Housed in the distinctive nineteenth century Eveleigh Rail Yards on Wilson Street and located within an evolving urban arts district, Carriageworks has been developed by the NSW State Government through Arts NSW to create and present a multi-disciplinary arts program. This cultural centre provides specialist event facilities and a distinctive cultural edge for both galleries and audiences alike.
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 three 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.
Book online in advance to purchase tickets at a reduced rate until Thursday 19th September:
In Advance: $50
On the Door: $60
In Advance: $20
On the Door: $25
In Advance: $15
On the Door: $15
Visit the website for details of ticket options and for a comprehensive program of events and exhibitors.
Sydney Contemporary 2013
20-22 September 2013