The Other Art Fair

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The Other Art Fair
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[Sponsored] Looking to buy some art but have no clue where to start? The Other Art Fair is here to help

The Other Art Fair returns to Sydney for a fifth year over the weekend of March 14-17. A fair designed to demystify the art-collecting process and to help art virgins acquire their first pieces, the event offers an entertaining day out for first-timers, experienced collectors and anyone in between. 

The Exhibition Hall at the Australian Technology Park at Eveleigh will be taken over by a showcase of 120 independent artists who have been selected by an expert panel as promising upcoming artists who don’t yet have gallery representation. The artists will be selling their pieces directly to the public without the gallery price tag, with many starting at just $100.

The Other Art Fair also involves a program of inspiring experiences masterminded by guest artists. Highlights include ‘Upcycle’ – where acclaimed artists like Janet Laurence will repurpose and transform old artworks – and Melbourne-based New York artist Han Cao, who will be hosting modern calligraphy workshops and enhancing old photographs with embroidery and stitching techniques.

Skelton and Conway’s ‘Lunch Special’ is a performance that swaps a printing press for a sandwich press. Kyle Weyburne’s ‘Future Past’ installation is a smoking room that takes the audience back to a Gentlemen's Club of the 1830s, and the APY Art Centre Collective is presenting works from Australia's Indigenous communities.

There will also be a full bar and food at the venue provided by Epic Pizza, Broomfield’s Pies and Bar Pho. Panel discussions and art tours will take place for those interested in a deeper dive into the art world, and there'll be daily DJ sets too from Musicland.

Tickets are available at the door each day for $30 for adults and $20 for students, or you can buy from the website for a cheaper rate. The opening night event on Thursday March 14 is $25.

Want to get $10 off adult tickets? Book using the discount code TIMEOUT10. Offer expires March 13, 2019.

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