SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary art with art-inspired events and activations held across the city. 

A showcase of the very best visual art, current trends and emergent practices, as well as the cross-cultural dialogue it inspires, Sydney Contemporary boasts seven days of curated exhibitions, free public events, dynamic conversations and cutting-edge performances both within and outside of the Fair.


The Opening Night of Sydney Contemporary is one of the most anticipated events on Sydney's cultural calendar. Live performances, DJ's and Sydney's hottest eateries transform the Fair into an immersive, all-encompassing night of art, music and food. 

Tickets will go on sale in mid-2017. 


Installation Contemporary presents a curated exhibition of innovative, site-specific and interactive installations ranging from the minute to the monumental throughout the Carriageworks precinct.

In 2015, the program was curated by The Curators' Department (Glenn Barkley, Ivan Muñiz Reed and Holly Williams). Click here to read more


Talk Contemporary features four days of free panel discussions and conversations that explore topical and controversial themes in contemporary art by leading figures across the creative industries.

Click here to view the 2015 program. 


Video Contemporary showcases a ground-breaking and diverse selection of video works by artists at the forefront of their field.

In 2015, the program was curated by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Click here to read more


Performance Contemporary places dynamic and diverse performance art within Carriageworks and the Redfern Precinct. 

In 2015, the program was curated by artists and creative enablers Emma Price and Connie Anthes. Click here to read more


Kid Contemporary offers an interactive and fun introduction to contemporary art for kids of all ages.