05-08 September 2024
05-08 Sept 2024
Carriageworks

Principal Partner

MA Financial Group


MA Financial Group is a global alternative asset manager specializing in private credit, real estate, and hospitality. With $9.2 billion under management, the firm focuses on lending to property, corporate, and specialty finance sectors, alongside providing corporate advisory services. Spanning Australia, China, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, and the US, MA Financial Group’s teams manage over $100 billion in loans and have advised on more than $115 billion in transactions. The firm’s commitment to co-investing with clients underscores its dedication to long-term growth across various market conditions.

Strategic Sponsor

Destination NSW


Destination NSW is the champion and voice for the visitor economy within the NSW Government. Spearheading a whole-of-government approach to visitor economy growth, Destination NSW influences and shapes the visitor economy through strategic research, policy and thought leadership, stakeholder engagement and consultation, commercial partnerships and investment in visitor experiences, business support, marketing and events. Destination NSW is also the major investor in Business Events Sydney (BESydney) for the purpose of securing more international and domestic conventions, incentive travel reward programs, corporate events and  exhibitions.

Presenting Partner

Carriageworks


Carriageworks is a prominent multi-arts center located in Sydney, Australia, renowned for its dynamic exhibitions, performances, and cultural events. Housed in a historic railway workshop, it offers a vibrant platform for contemporary art, theater, dance, and music. Carriageworks collaborates with leading local and international artists, fostering innovation and creativity in a distinctive industrial setting.

Major Partner

Polestar


Sydney Contemporary’s luxury electric vehicle partner. Based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Born out of the need for sustainable change, we combine performance parts and materials with an obsessive attention to detail, creating cars we believe will make a difference. It’s in our Nordic genes to solve challenges through design. It’s what makes our cars unique, and not just from the outside. No decorations, no distractions. Minimalism is never about giving something up or doing less, it’s about removing anything that’s not necessary to create a pure experience. These are the reasons why Polestar exists. But the best reason to drive one is perhaps the most important reason of all. For the thrill of it.

Beverage Partners

Campari


An unmistakable, vibrantly red Italian bitter, Campari’s iconicity could only be born of true Red Passion. It is a contemporary classic, lying at the heart of some of the world’s most famous and well-loved cocktails, stimulating the senses through a captivating visual and flavour experience. Campari has a longstanding tradition of collaborating with creative minds and emerging artists. Since the late 19th century, Campari has been responsible for some of the most distinctive and innovative imagery created in Italy.

Champagne Pommery


The dedication of Pommery Champagne to Contemporary Art is an integral part of the House’s identity, constituting a fundamental element of its essence. Pommery Champagne was the first House to open its doors to the public in 1874. The Domaine has always welcomed and will always welcome visitors from all over the world. Since 2003, the most iconic curators of their generation have been brought together in the extraordinary cellars carved out of the Gallo-Roman crayères (chalk pits), opening up to the emerging international scene alongside established artists.

Four Pillars Gin


Established in 2013 in the Yarra Valley near Melbourne, Four Pillars Gin has become a global leader and Australia’s top craft spirit. Recognized as International Gin Producer of the Year in 2019, 2020, and 2023 by the IWSC, it also received the inaugural IWSC Green Spirit Initiative Award in October 2022. Based in Healesville, Four Pillars offers a range of gins including Rare Dry, Olive Leaf, Spiced Negroni, Bloody Shiraz, and Navy Strength, with a second location in Sydney’s Surry Hills. Founded by Cameron Mackenzie, Stuart Gregor, and Matt Jones, the distillery continues to innovate in the spirits industry

Hellyers Road Distillery


Nestled in remote North West Tasmania, where the Tarkine wilderness meets fertile farmland, Hellyers Road Distillery embodies tradition, quality, and innovation. Australia’s oldest operating single malt whisky distillery, it boasts the largest bond store of aged Australian whisky. Recognized at the 2024 World Whiskies Awards as the most awarded Australian Distillery, Hellyers Road roots stretch over eighty years to a dairy cooperative. Established in 1997, the distillery leverages its pristine environment, pure air, and rain for Australia’s Finest Aged Whisky. Today, it stands as a legacy preserved by generations, blending tradition with Tasmanian inspiration to set global standards in whisky production.

illy Caffè


Since 1992, illy has fused coffee and art with the illy Art Collection.  Over the years, internationally renowned artists have transformed our iconic white cup into daily masterpieces. Inspired by our passion for coffee and our love for art, these unique creations elevate everyday moments, celebrating beauty and creativity with every sip. Indulge in the art of illy coffee.

Yalumba


Established in 1849, in the Barossa, Yalumba has flourished under six generations of family ownership.​ Throughout three centuries, it has been a symbol of ambition, inclusivity, and collaboration.​ Generations of the Hill-Smith family’s values and traditions have nurtured a sense of unity, welcoming wine lovers to a realm of joy and appreciation.

Supporting Partners

AON


Aon Australia specializes in fine arts and antiques insurance, catering to art dealers, private collectors, and major galleries across the country. As the largest insurance broker in Australia and a global industry leader, Aon offers tailored insurance solutions without exclusive ties to single insurers. This flexibility ensures clients access the best options available, whether domestic or international. Endorsed by the Australian Antique and Art Dealers Association (AAADA) and the Australian Commercial Galleries Association (ACGA), Aon stands out for its comprehensive support and expertise in protecting valuable collections.

Artwork Transport

One of Australia’s leading domestic art transportation providers and trusted partners of leading artists, commercial galleries, collectors and public fine art institutions Australia wide.

Print Council of Australia

The Print Council of Australia (PCA) is a national not-for-profit member organisation that promotes contemporary fine art printmaking, including artist books, zines and works on paper. PCA publishes Imprint, the quarterly art magazine dedicated to contemporary printmaking in Australia and beyond.

Valiant

As Australia’s foremost provider of Furniture as a Service (FaaS), Valiant brings over 60 years of expertise in transforming spaces for events, residential, and commercial projects along the East Coast. Their commitment to sustainability is reflected in their circular economy model, which minimises environmental impact through responsible consumption, landfill avoidance, and carbon offset deliveries. Valiant offers comprehensive event solutions for diverse industries, including Corporate Services, Hospitality, Education and Technology, encompassing furniture hire, event styling, and custom build and design.

Hotel Partners

Ace Hotel Sydney


Ace Hotel Sydney lives in a rejuvenated, hundred-year-old Heritage Federation Warehouse building — home to the first brick kiln in Australia. Inspired by the vibrant neighbourhood, Ace Sydney is a communal space that offers casual, considered accommodations, designed with care by Flack Studio. Drawing inspiration from architect Robin Boyd’s paradigm-shifting book, The Australian Ugliness, the paintings of Indigenous Australian artist Albert Namatjira and the building site’s legacy of pottery and ceramic creation, Flack Studio have conjured a hotel that’s a deep homage to Australia. Inside the hotel find a number of original pieces by celebrated Australian artists, including Nadia Hernandez, Nell, Julia Gutman, Jason Phu and more.  Nestled against the CBD in Surry Hills, Ace is easily accessible by bus and train, just a 9-minute drive to Carriageworks.

Capella Sydney


Capella Sydney, the first Australian property in the Capella Hotels and Resorts portfolio, redefines luxury in Sydney’s vibrant heart. Originally the Department of Education building, a heritage-listed icon designed by George McRae, it debuted as Capella Sydney in March 2023. Featuring 192 guestrooms and suites, the hotel blends historic charm with contemporary elegance, highlighted by curated artwork and bespoke furnishings. Ground-level amenities include Brasserie 1930, McRae Bar, and versatile event spaces. Exclusive experiences await at The Living Room for cultural immersion, complemented by world-class health and spa facilities on level six, marking a new pinnacle in luxury accommodation and hospitality.

Moxy Sydney Airport


Moxy Sydney Airport, Australia’s inaugural Moxy Hotel and part of Marriott Bonvoy’s diverse portfolio, redefines airport accommodation with innovative design and transformative spaces. Located in Mascot’s Domestic Airport Precinct, the 301-room hotel seamlessly integrates local art-deco heritage into its vibrant atmosphere. Designed by MAED Collective, each guestroom balances flexibility and functionality with bespoke furnishings and clever storage solutions. Artworks by Sydney-based artists EviO and Elliott Routledge enhance the contemporary ambiance, celebrating Australian creativity. Embrace urban views of the airport runway or city skyline through sound-proof, double-glazed windows, and enjoy Moxy’s signature cheeky style and immersive guest experience.

Media Partners

Artlink


Artlink is a themed magazine covering contemporary art and ideas from Australia and the Asia-Pacific. It covers a diverse range of issues, including social and environmental issues as well as media arts, science and technology.

Art Almanac


Established in 1974, Art Almanac is Australia’s longest-running monthly art guide, offering comprehensive exhibition previews, listings, and artist opportunities nationwide. Online, the publication provides real-time coverage of art events. Approaching 50 years, Art Almanac remains shaped by art enthusiasts—from artists and critics to gallery professionals and educators. Dedicated to supporting the arts community’s sustainability, it serves established and emerging artists, commercial and not-for-profit galleries, and a diverse readership of all ages with a commitment to promoting the arts in all its forms.

Art Collector


Every quarter, Art Collector magazine profiles the region’s leading artists, gallerists and collectors. You’ll also find art news, analysis of important issues affecting collectors and previews of forthcoming exhibitions across Australia and New Zealand. Subscribe to Art Collector and save up to 40% on newsagency prices. Plus, you’ll never miss an issue.

Art Monthly Australasia


Art Monthly Australasia, established in 1987, is the region’s leading visual arts publication, offering critical insights into contemporary, historical, and regional art contexts. Based at the Australian National University since 1992, it operates as a non-profit organization funded through magazine sales, advertising, sponsorship, and government support. With a board comprising visual arts experts and business leaders, Art Monthly fosters critical discourse through its International Council, expanding its influence across the Asia-Pacific through participation in global art events since 2015.

Artist Profile 

 
Since 2007, Artist Profile has been a leading quarterly journal delving into artists’ studios and critical discussions shaping their reception. By commissioning original work from writers, artists, and scholars, the publication provokes debate on the contemporary visual arts landscape. Focused on Australasia, Artist Profile engages established and emerging artists in conversations about their practices and the personal, social, and cultural influences behind them. The publication features exclusive artist portraits and includes reviews, previews, essays, poetry, and firsthand artist perspectives, offering a profound critique of visual culture past, present, and future.

est living 

 

est living is a leading digital platform and design resource showcasing exceptional architecture, interiors and products. Through their digital magazine, curated Product Library, and daily publishing, est living inspires and connects designers, architects, and design-discerning consumers worldwide. For more information, visit estliving.com or follow est living on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

VAULT


Published for over ten years, VAULT focuses on the most engaging Australian and international visual arts, with a parallel interest in fashion, architecture, design, writing and other outstanding and engaging forms of creative expression. VAULT is invested in placing Australian discourse in an international context. Offering a curated perspective and insight into the world of artists and creative practitioners, VAULT seeks to foster a new sense of appreciation, a desire to learn and explore the industry in the context of a community of readers who are passionate about ideas in the arts and culture.

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