05-08 September 2024
05-08 Sept 2024
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Program Sectors

Sydney Contemporary celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of art. The program presents a showcase of the very best modern and contemporary art, current trends and emergent practices.

Alongside the Fair Sectors, the curated program presents over 200 events across the Fair period, including the highly anticipated Art Night; engaging and lively panel discussions with leading speakers in the fields of art, architecture, design, food, fashion and music; guided tours; educational workshops; artist talks; live performances; and large-scale, ambitious installations.

A curated program of experimental and ephemeral performance works which explore key social, cultural and political ideas. Artists take risks, stage ambitious works and develop new ideas in this unique setting.

A journey of large-scale installations in a diverse range of media, including video, or more ambitious and conceptually driven projects that extend beyond traditional booth presentations. Selected by a leading contemporary art curator, an opportunity for galleries to exhibit innovative, site-specific or interactive installations in the iconic environment of Carriageworks.

An engaging forum of curated talks exploring topical and controversial themes in contemporary art, architecture and design that caters to collectors whilst also offering an entry point for newcomers. 

Art Night

Sydney Contemporary’s Art Night is the highly anticipated art event on Australasia’s cultural calendar – an all-encompassing art, live performance, music and food experience.

Kid Contemporary

Each year a leading artist is commissioned to create an immersive space dedicated to play and imagination. Inspiring the next generation of art lovers. 

Art Walks & Talks

Gallery programmed events including: artists’ talks, gallery openings, brunches, special book launches and artist studio visits, both at the Fair and off-site, for the VIP and Public Programs.

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