Sydney Contemporary celebrated the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary art with art-inspired events and activations held across the city.
The 2017 program presented a showcase of the very best visual art, current trends and emergent practices, as well as the cross-cultural dialogue it inspires with five days of curated exhibitions, ambitious installations, engaging conversations and cutting-edge performances that appealed to collectors and the art-loving public.
SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY OPENING NIGHT
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.
Curated by Chief Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia, Rachel Kent and Assistant Curator Megan Robson, Installation Contemporary presents an exhibition of innovative, site-specific and interactive installations ranging from the minute to the monumental throughout the Carriageworks precinct. Click here to read more
Sydney Contemporary Principal Partner, Deutsche Bank, has commissioned award-winning, Australian artist Robyn Stacey to create Double Take, a site-specific, walk-in 'camera obscura' at the entrance to the Fair. Read more here.
Speculative Entertainment No. 1 Sydney edition
Supporting Partner, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, presents Speculative Entertainment No. 1 Sydney Edition by Indonesian artist Uji Handoko Eko Saputro, aka Hahan.
Video Contemporary showcases a ground-breaking and diverse selection of video works by artists at the forefront of their field. The curator for 2017 is Serena Bentley, Assistant Curator for Australian Centre for the Moving Image. 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.
Hiromi Tango, Japanese-Australian sculpture and installation artist, will create an immersive play scape with vibrantly coloured textiles and hands-on workshops for kids aged 1-10.