Visitor Information

Due to ongoing restrictions, Sydney Contemporary 2021 will be held online from 11–21 November 2021.

Sydney Contemporary 2022 will take place at the new dates of 8–11 September 2022 (Collector Preview 7 September) at Carriageworks. The Fair will welcome over 80 galleries, presenting the work of over 450 artists alongside an ambitious four day program of curated exhibitions, ground-breaking installations, performance art, tours and talks.


Tickets to Sydney Contemporary 2021 have been transferred to September 2022. Ticketek has contacted all ticket purchasers via email with further information, including how to request a refund or exchange.

Please contact Ticketek if you have not received an email. Due to the volume of inquiries, please allow up to 20 days for a response. For all other enquiries, please contact us at

Tickets to Sydney Contemporary 2022 are on sale via Ticketek.

Ticket Prices—


$36 / Advance $29

Opening Night—

$67.50 / Advance $57.50

Friday Night Art Night—

$57.50 / Advance $46

VIP Art Pass—

Advance $162.50


$26 / Advance $23

Junior (4 – 11 years)—


Infant (0 – 3 years)—



Door $33*

Dates & Times

Explore Sydney Contemporary​

A digital edition of the 2021 Fair will be held online from 11 – 21 November 2021. Sign up for our newsletter to keep up to date.

Sydney Contemporary 2022​

Collector Preview
Wednesday 7 September

Opening Night
Thursday 8 September, 5.30pm – 9pm

Friday Night Art Night
Friday 9 September, 5.30pm – 9pm

General Opening Hours
Thursday 8 September, 11am – 5pm
Friday 9 September, 11am – 5pm
Saturday 10 September, 11am – 6pm
Sunday 11 September, 11am – 5pm

Please note these are preliminary opening hours and may be subject to change. The venue will be cleared between 5pm – 5.30pm on Thursday and Friday evenings.

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.


I purchased a ticket to Sydney Contemporary prior to the event being rescheduled to September 2022. What happens to my ticket?

Existing tickets will be transferred to the September 2022 dates and ticket holders will be contacted directly by Ticketek.

As we are not planning on having timed entry in 2022, any existing day tickets will be valid for the whole day on the new dates. For example, if you hold a ticket for Saturday 13 November 2021 from 10am – 12:30pm, your new ticket will be valid for Saturday 10 September 2022 from 11am – 5pm.

If you cannot make the rescheduled dates and would like to exchange your ticket or receive a refund, please click here to contact Ticketek directly. Due to an increased volume of inquiries, please allow up to 20 working days to receive a reply.

What is Explore Sydney Contemporary?

Explore Sydney Contemporary is a custom-built digital platform integrated into the Sydney Contemporary website, and acts as a digital representation of the fair, allowing visitors from around Australia and overseas the opportunity to view gallery presentations, discover new artists and connect directly with gallerists.

Featuring 80+ participating galleries from Australia and New Zealand presenting over 1800 artworks by 450+ artists from around the world, Explore Sydney Contemporary provides collectors, art buyers and the art loving public the ability to experience the fair and buy art from anywhere anytime via computer or smart device.

This is a time to support artists, to support galleries and embrace Australasia’s contemporary art community.

Explore Sydney Contemporary is online from 11–21 November 2022.

When is Sydney Contemporary 2021 open?

Sydney Contemporary 2021 has been rescheduled to 8–11 September 2022 (Collector Preview, 7 September).

An online version of the fair titled Explore Sydney Contemporary will be staged on our website from 11–21 November 2021. The custom-built platform will host over 1,800 artworks from 450 artists, along with public programming.

Can I buy art from Explore Sydney Contemporary?

Yes! All of the work on display on Explore Sydney Contemporary are 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 on Explore Sydney Contemporary?

Paintings, drawings, sculpture, installations, videos, multiples, prints and ceramics – a wide range of mediums and styles to suit every taste and budget!


How do I get to the fair?

Sydney Contemporary (8–11 September 2022) 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.

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.

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