Initially a biennial, this art fair will be annual from 2017, with fair director Barry Keldoulis continuing in his post and working with an advisory council comprised of Sue Cato, Rachel Griffiths, Mark Hughes, John Kaldor AM, Dr Gene Sherman, Lucy Turnbull AO, and Evan Williams.
There are all kinds of art at Sydney Contemporary: prints, collages, drawings, paintings, sculptures, sound and video works, light works; there are tiny works that would suit the smallest apartment, and there are behemoth works that seem like they should be museum-only.
The four-day fair is envisioned as a playground for Sydney’s art lovers, and last year’s event sat within a week-long program of public activities that included performances, talks, panel discussions and workshops.
Galleries showing at SC17 so far include: Justin Miller Art (Syd), Tolarno Galleries (Mel), Pearl Lam (HK), Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery (Syd), Watters Gallery (Syd), Artereal Gallery (Syd), The Commercial (Syd), Utopia Art (Syd), Anna Schwartz Gallery (Mel), Hugo Michell Gallery (Adl), Jan Murphy (Bris), Michael Reid (Syd/Berlin), STARKWHITE (NZ), THIS IS NO FANTASY + Dianne Tanzer Gallery (Mel).
There’s also a dedicated ‘Future’ stream, which features emerging galleries and ARIs, including: 107 (Syd), Art Collective WA (Perth), blackartprojects (Mel), Bowerbank Ninow (Auckland), Galerie Pompom (Syd), Hanging valley (Mel), Interlude Gallery (Syd), MUTT (Santiago, Chile), Nicholas Thompson Gallery (Mel), and Studio A (Syd).
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