SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY

Sydney Contemporary, Australasia’s international art fair, returns in 2015 from 10-13 September (Opening Night 10 September) with Australia’s largest and most diverse gathering of Australian and international galleries.

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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LOCAL PALETTE

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Sydney’s hottest eateries Young Henrys, Mary’s, BloodwoodFood Rascal’s212 Blu’s and Gelato Messina’s have joined together to create Local Palette, a pop-up restaurant and bar making Sydney Contemporary an unmissable art and food experience!

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Art Tours

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During the Fair a number of guided tours have been designed to provide visitors with the opportunity to tour the exhibition with guidance from Sydney Contemporary educational partner Sydney College of the Arts (SCA).

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Performance Contemporary

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Curated by artists and creative enablers Emma Price and Connie Anthes, Performance Contemporary places dynamic and diverse performance art within Carriageworks and the Redfern Precinct during Sydney Art Week!

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Installation Contemporary

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Breaking out of the confines of the booth, Installation Contemporary (curated by The Curators’ Department – Glenn Barkley, Ivan Muñiz Reed and Holly Williams) presents 18 innovative, site-specific and interactive works in unexpected places throughout the Fair.

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LONGRAIN POP-UP RESTAURANT

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Longrain and it’s new Indian restaurant Subcontinental will create an exciting pop-up restaurant at the Fair serving a seasonal menu from the freshest and tastiest ingredients.

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Video Contemporary

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Sydney Contemporary is thrilled to announce the curatorial partnership with ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image), who will curate Video Contemporary an exhibition dedicated to digital and moving image artworks.

OPENING NIGHT

One of the most anticipated events on Sydney’s cultural calendar, the official Opening Night transforms the Fair into an immersive, all-encompassing night of art, music and food with Sydney’s most exciting performers!

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Sydney Art Week

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Launching for the first time, Sydney Art Week, presented by Government Partner City of Sydney, celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary art with art-inspired events and activations held across the city.

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Milagro Pop-up Bar and exhibition

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The Milagro tequila bar will unveil an exclusive commission by Mexico City based photographer, Mark Alor Powell. Sip cocktails and look at these vibrant works!

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Paper Contemporary

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Presented in association with The Print Council of Australia Inc, Paper Contemporary is an exciting new addition to the Sydney Contemporary Program!

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What’s On at the Fair

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Sydney Contemporary is back with 90+ galleries, new artists, thousands of artworks to see and buy and an impressive Sydney Art Week program with over 100 events to attend! Click here to find out what’s going on at the Fair.

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TALK CONTEMPORARY

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This year’s Talk Contemporary features a series of free panel discussions for ticket holders with leading arts figures including artists Fiona Hall AOChristian Thompson, Sam Leach and Joan Ross; Art Gallery of New South Wales Director Dr Michael Brand and respected Asian gallerist Pearl Lam of Pearl Lam Galleries

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DISCOVER

Trailblazers Performance Trail

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Find performance art in unexpected places as Trailblazers leads you from the Opening Night of the Fair and ping pongs you through Redfern to The Bearded Tit’s stage.

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Contribute to something big

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Sydney Contemporary is excited to introduce a new micro-philanthropy scheme to assist the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, to each acquire artwork from this year’s Fair.

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GLENFIDDICH ARTIST IN RESIDENCY PROGRAM

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Glenfiddich are giving Australian artists the chance to win a prize worth in the vicinity of $21,000 AUD which includes a three-month residency to live and work in Scotland. The jury, will also select a shortlist of artists to exhibit at the Fair.

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