Visitor Information

Sydney Contemporary welcomes over 85 galleries, presenting the work of over 450 artists alongside an ambitious five-day program of curated exhibitions of ground-breaking installations, video art and engaging panel discussions.

Tickets to Sydney Contemporary 2021 are on sale now

Tickets to Sydney Contemporary are limited. We encourage you to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Ticket Prices—


Advance $29 / Door $36*

Opening Night—

Advance $57.50 / Door $67.50*

Friday Night Art Night—

Advance $46 / Door $57.50*

VIP Art Pass—

Advance $162.50*


Advance $23 / Door $26*

Child (15 years and under)—

Advance $11 / Door $11*


Door $33*

*All Door tickets are subject to availability

VIP Art Pass: The Ultimate Art Lover’s Experience
The 2021 VIP Art Pass includes:

  • Access to the exclusive Collector Preview on 8 September, 5 – 8pm.
  • Unlimited access to the Fair days, 9 – 12 September 2021 plus, Opening Night on Thursday, 9 September and Friday Night Art Night on Friday, 10 September.
  • Access to the VIP Program which includes collection tours, artist studio visits, events and more. The program will be released in August.
  • An in-depth conversation with Fair Director Barry Keldoulis on collecting art with a leading gallerist and emerging artist on Saturday 11 September, 3pm.
  • 2 x complimentary drinks at one of the bespoke on-site bars

Opening Night
Thursday 9 September 5.30 – 9pm

2021 sees the return of Opening Night: one of the most anticipated events on Sydney’s cultural calendar. Celebrations transform the fair into an immersive, all-encompassing night of art, music and food. Some of Australia’s most exciting performers tantalise visitors’ senses and take them on an exciting journey throughout the fair.

Friday Night Art Night
Friday 10 September 5.30 – 9pm

Stay up late and explore Sydney Contemporary into the night. Friday evening at the fair will host special programming, performances, music, key-note talks and tours. Limited tickets available.

Group Tickets
Discounts available for large bookings and school groups. Visit the Group Bookings Page for more information or email

Ticket Terms and Conditions

Dates & Times

Timed entry is introduced in 2021, with limited tickets available per timed session. All visitors will need to arrive and leave within their timed session, we encourage you to book your visit in advance to avoid disappointment.

Wednesday 8 September
Collector Preview (Invitation Only)

Thursday 9 September
Session 1: 11am – 2pm
Session 2: 2pm – 5pm
Opening Night: 5.30pm – 9pm
The venue will be cleared between 5pm – 5.30pm

Friday 10 September
Session 1: 12pm – 5pm
Friday Night Art Night: 5:30pm – 9pm
The venue will be cleared between 5pm – 5.30pm

Saturday 11 September
Session 1: 10am – 12:30pm
Session 2: 12:30pm – 3pm
Session 3: 3pm – 5:30pm

Sunday 12 September
Session 1: 10am – 12:30pm
Session 2: 12:30pm – 3pm
Session 3: 3pm – 5:30pm


Sydney Contemporary visitors are invited to stay with the Fair’s Official Hotel Partner, The Fullerton Hotel, Sydney.

Sydney Contemporary Visitors and VIPs receive a preferential rate. Click here to reserve your guest room.

Getting There

Sydney Contemporary is held at Carriageworks – 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, Sydney. 

Redfern Station | 8 minute walk
Macdonaldtown Station | 10 minute walk
Newtown Station | 15 minute walk
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Nearest stop is at Codrington Street at City Road, approximately a 5 minute walk to Carriageworks.
Buses: 422, 423, 426, 428, 370, 352
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Carriageworks has wheelchair ramp and level access at all entrances. There is level access and disabled seating available in venues. Toilets are fully accessible.

The health and safety of everyone involved with the Fair is our priority. We are working closely with Carriageworks to ensure that Sydney Contemporary’s COVID Safety Plan meets the government guidelines intended to manage risks associated with the COVID-19 virus, and deliver a safe event.. Please view the venue COVID Safety Plan here.


When is Sydney Contemporary 2021 open?

The Fair will be open to visitors from 9 – 12 September 2021. An invitation-only VIP Preview will be held on Wednesday 8 September for VIP Pass holders and VIP Art Pass purchasers.

How do I buy a ticket to the fair?

Tickets may be purchased online via Ticketek here.

How do I get to the fair?

Sydney Contemporary takes place at Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St which is an 8 minute walk from Redfern Station, a 5 minute walk from Sydney University and a 7 minute walk from the Seymour Centre carpark.

Where can I eat and drink at Sydney Contemporary?

Sydney Contemporary offers a choice of dining options and bespoke bar experiences.

Can I buy art at Sydney Contemporary?

Yes! All of the work on display at Sydney Contemporary is for sale. Prices range from works for the new buyer and interested visitor, to the seasoned art collector building a significant and diverse collection.

What type of art is shown at Sydney Contemporary?

Visual art of the 20th and 21st century, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, installations, videos, multiples, prints and performances.

Is there an educational program?

Yes, Sydney Contemporary hosts a talks program which explores topical and controversial themes in contemporary art by industry professionals across the creative industries. Tours and kids activities will also be held daily at the Fair. The Fair Program will be released in August. Discounts available for large bookings and school groups. Please email

Is Carriageworks an accessible venue?

Yes: Carriageworks is a fully accessible venue, with unisex accessible toilet. There is a wheelchair ramp at the main entrance at 245 Wilson Street, and level access at all entrances. Access from the car park is all on ground floor. All venues within the building have level access and wheelchairs can be booked at the Info Desk, free of charge, by visitors.

Is this a Covid-Safe event?

Yes, we are working hard to make this a safe and enjoyable event for all. Click here for the current Covid-safe policy. Please note that this can be updated at any time in accordance with regulations.

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