From five continents and more than 30 countries; over 85 Australian and international galleries will showcase over 300 artists in the 5th iteration of Sydney Contemporary, Australasia’s largest and most diverse art fair, to be presented at multi-disciplinary arts precinct Carriageworks from 12 to 15 September 2019.
The annual event welcomes a significant number of galleries from Japan including returning galleries Whitestone Gallery (Tokyo, Taipei, Nagano, Hong Kong), who will present work by renowned artist Yayoi Kusama, COHJU Contemporary Art (Kyoto) and newcomers LOKO Gallery (Tokyo) and MA2 Gallery (Tokyo). Other prominent international and local galleries include Sydney’s Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sarah Cottier Gallery and Sullivan+Strumpf; Melbourne’s Alcaston Gallery, STATION and Tolarno Galleries; Auckland’s Gow Langsford Gallery, STARKWHITE and Two Rooms; as well as Flowers Gallery (London and New York); Sundaram Tagore Gallery (New York, Singapore, Hong Kong) and Singapore’s Yavuz Gallery.
APY Gallery (Sydney) will present work from the Art Centres of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara lands of Central Australia. Galleries also exhibiting Indigenous work include Alcaston Gallery (Melbourne), Blackartprojects (Melbourne), Black Square Arts (Cairns), Cooee Art (Sydney) and Utopia Art Sydney (Sydney). Significant work by artists Erik Bridgeman and Tony Albert, both currently showing as part of The National and announced for the forthcoming Biennale of Sydney, will be showcased by Gallerysmith (Melbourne) and Sullivan+Strumpf (Sydney, Singapore) respectively.
Sydney Contemporary welcomes 17 new galleries, including STATION (Melbourne) who will present a solo exhibition of new installation and performance work by celebrated artist Nell; Michael Bugelli Gallery (Hobart) will exhibit Henri Papin (a fictional collector invented by artists Mish Meijers and Tricky Walsh); and Fine Arts, Sydney (Sydney) will present a group exhibition highlighting the gallery’s program.
Galleries showcasing new and early career artists include Chalkhorse Gallery (Sydney) with Emma Finneran, Nathan Hawkes and Kate Mitchell; Edwina Corlette Gallery’s (Brisbane) artists Clara Adolphs and Zoe Young; Fox Jensen Gallery (Sydney, Auckland) showing Matthew Allen; Galerie pompom (Sydney) with Rochelle Haley and Samuel Quinteros; Michael Reid Art (Sydney, Berlin) with artist Brett Weir; National Art School (NAS) (Sydney) with recent graduates Claudia Brand, Sean Wadey and Zara June Williams; PAULNACHE (Gisborne) with New Zealand born artist Oliver King; Sullivan+Strumpf (Sydney, Singapore) with Ry David Bradley; Whitestone Gallery (Tokyo, Taipei, Nagano, Hong Kong) with German painter Chris Succo; and Sarah Cottier Gallery (Sydney) will show new paintings by Oliver Wagner.
The following galleries will also participate:
ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne
Art Atrium, Sydney
Art Collective WA, Perth
Artereal Gallery, Sydney
Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
Australian Galleries, Sydney and Melbourne
Bett Gallery, Hobart
Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney
Despard Gallery, Hobart
Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney
Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
GAGPROJECTS | Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
Gallery 9, Sydney
Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide
James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
Jerico Contemporary, Sydney
Kronenberg Mais Wright, Sydney
Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney
MAY SPACE, Sydney
Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Melbourne
Nil Gallery, Paris
OVER THE INFLUENCE, Hong Kong, Los Angeles
THE PROJECT SPACE, Johannesburg
SALON NINETY ONE, Cape Town
Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland
Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne
STACKS Projects, Sydney
The Commercial, Sydney
Vermilion Art, Sydney
Wagner Contemporary, Sydney
A complete list can be found here.
Sydney Contemporary provides collectors, industry professionals and the art-loving public access to global cutting-edge art as well as the opportunity to discover new, emerging talent. Alongside the galleries are curated sectors for installation, video art and performance as well as an ambitious program that includes engaging panel discussions, guided tours, educational workshops and an extensive VIP Program.