Sydney Contemporary welcomeD over 90 galleries from around the Pacific Rim alongside an ambitious five-day program that includeD curated exhibitions, ground-breaking installations, engaging panel discussions, experimental video art as well Sydney’s hottest restaurants.

  • opening night

    One of the most anticipated events on Sydney's cultural calendar, the official opening night
    celebrations transformed the fair into an immersive, all-encompassing night of art, music and food.

    Some of Sydney's most exciting performers tantalised visitors' senses and took them on an
    exciting journey throughout the fair.


    Sydney Contemporary is located at CARRIAGEWORKS, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh (Cnr Codrington Street) which is conveniently situated and easily accessible: 10 minutes from the heart of the CBD by car or public transport, walking distance from key train and bus stops, and a 5 to 10 minute drive from the many galleries located in and around Redfern and Waterloo.

    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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    A courtesy Sydney Contemporary shuttle bus will run on Thursday - Sunday, between Little Eveleigh Street at Redfern Station, and Carriageworks.
    Thursday 7 September | 12noon - 9:15pm
    Friday 8 September | 11am - 6:15pm
    Saturday 9 September | 11am - 6:15pm
    Sunday 10 September | 11am - 5:15pm


    Valet parking will be available on-site at Carriageworks. To access the car park, enter Carriageworks Way from 229 Wilson Street (opposite Queen Street) and follow the Car Park signs.
    Valet fees:
    Pre-paid Parking $38.50
    Pay on Arrival $49.50
    To book and prepay for your parking, please contact Gieves, info@gieves.com.au, 1300 880 839


    Street parking is limited.
    Carriageworks is located close to Sydney University, the Seymour Centre, and Australian Technology Park.  Casual parking is available at these sites for a fee.
    Casual parking at Sydney University | 5 minute walk | More info
    Casual parking at Shepherd Street Carpark | 7 minute walk
    Casual parking at Australian Technology Park | 20 minute walk | More info


    Carriageworks has wheelchair ramp and level access at all entrances. There is level access and disabled seating available in venues. Toilets are fully accessible.


    Official Hotel Partner, The Old Clare Hotel is offering Sydney Contemporary visitors exclusive rates. To access these rates, contact the hotel directly on +61 2 8277 8220 or reservations@theoldclarehotel.com.au and quote the promo code 'Contemporary'.

    Located in Chippendale, a 15 minute walk from Carriageworks, The Old Clare Hotel is set across two heritage listed buildings, the Iconic County Clare pub and the Carlton & United Brewery building in Sydney’s vibrant art district. It offers seven distinct rooms types and two award winning restaurants, along with a rooftop pool. Whether you choose to stay in their modern Chippendale Lofts, or the converted tasting rooms for the brewery building, Old Clare offers the traveler a unique Sydney experience.


    Two of Australia's hottest chefs popped up up at Sydney Contemporary to create Sydney Art Week's best art and dine experience! Where great art meets great food, this year, we were excited to welcome Sydney culinary trailblazers Billy Kwong, by Kylie Kwong, and Kitchen by Mike, by Mike McEnearney to offer their delicious menus every day of the Fair. 

    Providing the perfect place to take pause from the 90+ top galleries from Australasia and beyond, both chefs were joined by pop-up Glenfiddich and Petaluma bars, making Sydney Contemporary Australia's biggest celebration of art and food!


    Kylie Kwong has become synonymous with modern Chinese cooking in Australia. As a third-generation Australian, she has drawn on her southern Chinese heritage to reinterpret Cantonese cuisine, combining uniquely Australian ingredients with traditional Chinese cooking methods and flavours. The foundation of her food is locally grown, organic and biodynamic produce, with a strong focus on Australian native ingredients.



    Mike McEnearney is executive-chef and owner of No. 1 Bent St Sydney and Kitchen by Mike.The ingenious Kitchen by Mike canteen style eatery champions egalitarian dining and the use of the best local and seasonal produce. The joy of eating real food, in its purest form is at the helm of all Mike's endeavors.


    GLENFIDDICH BAR and artist residency exhibition

    Glenfiddich's pop-up bar featured the hard work and creativity of the Artists in Residence alongside Glenfiddich's award winning whisky, ranging from their signature 12 Year Old expression to rare, and limited edition bottles including Project XX and the IPA Experiment from thier Experimental Series.


    Petaluma was back with their hand-selected collection of premium regional wines from the Adelaide Hills, Coonawarra and Clare Valley. Petaluma's Meticulous Series featured Fair Director Barry Keldoulis in conversation with artists Mylyn Nguyen and Mehwish Iqbal.

    Sydney Contemporary acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora nation who are the traditional custodians of this land, and we pay our respects to their elders, past and present, and extend our respect other Aboriginal people present.