Sydney Contemporary

Discover with Abdul Abdullah—

The talent behind our SC Presents 2020 identity, Australian multi-disciplinary artist Abdul Abdullah shares his top picks from Explore Sydney Contemporary, online from 11–21 November 2021.

"I look for a few different things when buying art. I look for works that excite and challenge me - this could be what they are communicating or the special ways they are communicating it. I look for artists who consistently contribute to a critical dialogue. I look at artists' CVs. I also look for works that bring me joy."

Abdul Abdullah is an Australian multi-disciplinary artist. As a self-described ‘outsider amongst outsiders’ with a post 9/11 mindset, his practice is primarily concerned with the experience of the ‘other’. Abdullah’s projects have engaged with different marginalized minority groups and he is particularly interested in the disjuncture between perception/projection of identity and the reality of lived experience. Abdul is represented by Yavuz Gallery.

Photo by Max Homaei.


Julie Dowling
Galadya, 2018
acrylic, Mica Gold and plastic on canvas
100cm x 120cm
Presented by Niagara Galleries

"I'm inspired by art that offers a unique perspective. I like beautiful things too, and I look for art that will be as exciting in 50 years as it is now. Shit if I could own a Juan Davila I would be pretty stoked."


Juan Davila
Ralco, 2016
oil on canvas
200cm x 250cm
AU$150,000 incl. GST
Presented by Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art


Taloi Havini
Taloi Havini: Reclamation, 2021
30cm x 24cm x 3.5cm
AU$50 incl. GST
Presented by Formist Editions


Vipoo Srivilasa
A Smile Is A Flower Of Love, 2021
glazed ceramic and gold lustre
68cm x 35cm x 15cm
AU$8,500 incl. GST
Presented by OLSEN


Clara Adolphs
Backstroke Dive, 2021
oil on linen
153cm x 170cm
AU$15,000 incl. GST
Presented by Hugo Michell Gallery


Fiona McMonagle
Dolly, 2021
watercolour, ink and gouache on paper (framed)
157cm x 114.5cm
AU$8,800 incl. GST
Presented by Hugo Michell Gallery


Madeleine Pfull
Job Interview I, 2021
oil on linen
180cm x 120cm x 4cm
AU$23,500 incl. GST
Presented by CHALK HORSE


Madeline Curley
Seven Sisters, 195-21KA, Kaltjiti Arts, 2021
Acrylic on Linen
197cm x 197cm
AU$6,500 incl. GST
Presented by APY Art Centre Collective


Daniel Boyd
Untitled (SPLDDMNDX), 2021
oil, acrylic, charcoal and archival glue on canvas
153cm x 122cm
Presented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery


Paul Yore
Wool needlepoint
48cm x 43cm
AU$5,000 incl. GST
Presented by Hugo Michell Gallery

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