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

First Release tickets are now available at up to 37% off, offer ends 11.30pm, 29 June.

Ticket Prices—


First Release $26 / Advance $29 / Door $36

Opening Night—

Advance $57.50 / Door $67.50 (if available)

Friday Night Art Night—

First Release $36 / Advance $46 / Door $57.50 (if available)

VIP Art Pass—

First Release $142.50 / Advance $162.50


Advance $23 / Door $26




Door $33

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 – 9.30pm

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 – 9.30pm

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

Wednesday 8 September
Collector Preview (Invitation Only)

Thursday 9 September
Session 1: 11am – 2pm
Session 2: 2 – 5pm
Opening Night: 5.30 – 9.30pm
The venue will be cleared between 5 – 5.30pm

Friday 10 September
Session 1: 12 – 5pm
Friday Night Art Night: 5.30 – 9.30pm
The venue will be cleared between 5 – 5.30pm

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

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


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.

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