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Mark Your Calendars: Sydney Contemporary Returns in 2023!

Mark Your Calendars: Sydney Contemporary Returns in 2023!


Mark Your Calendars: Sydney Contemporary Returns in 2023!

Lindy Lee, One Bright Pearl, 2021, Mirror polished 316 stainless steel, 200 cm diameter. Image courtesy of the artist, Steven Siewert and Sullivan+Strumpf.

Sydney Contemporary has unveiled details about the upcoming seventh edition of the Fair in partnership with its Principal Partner MA Financial Group. This September, Sydney Contemporary will make a triumphant return with its most expansive edition yet. The artwork of 96 new and established galleries from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Indonesia, and Singapore will be displayed at the festival. This Fair, which will be held at Carriageworks, Australia's largest multi-arts centre, from September 7th to 10th, 2023, will serve as a vital gathering point for the art community and will be critical to the growth of the art market in the Australasian region.

Brian Robinson, Banks Bounty: Exotic Cargo, 2022. Free standing 3 Pieces 205 x 85 x 60 cm, 60 x 125 x 55cm, 125 x 60 x 40cm. Assorted blooms, palight plastic, wood, enamel spray paint, found objects, toys. Image courtesy of the artist, Michael Marzik and Mossenson Galleries.

"Sydney Contemporary has solidified its position as the foremost art fair in the area, offering a week marked by concentrated art sales annually within Australia," said Tim Etchells, Founder and Co-Owner of Sydney Contemporary. The unique location of Carriageworks in the mesmerising backdrop of Sydney produces an incredible art-filled week, and we are delighted to extend a warm welcome to collectors and art enthusiasts from all across the region, encouraging them to luxuriate in our most vigorous programme to date. This edition promises to be an unmissable Fair, with a greater range of galleries, enhanced programming, and accompanying events."

Alex Seton, Trying to Reinvent Themselves and Their Universe, 2022, soda glass, copper and brass, 1600lm LEDs, 155 x 30 x 30cm each(approximate). Glassblower: Tom Rowney. Image courtesy of the artist, Mark Pokorny and Sullivan+Strumpf.

Jenna Lee, Installation view to gather, to nourish, to sustain 2022-23 on display as part of TarraWarra Biennial 2023, Image courtesy of the artist, James Henry and TarraWarra Museum of Art.

Sydney Contemporary is very proud of its relationship with MA Financial Group, an ASX-listed financial services company. This collaboration is founded on shared principles of integrity and excellence, as well as a common love of modern art. "With our longstanding support for contemporary artists, we recognise the significance of a thriving arts community as a fundamental aspect of our dynamic culture," said Andrew Martin, Managing Director and Head of Asset Management at MA Financial Group. We are excited to work with the team to contribute to the success of Australasia's premier contemporary art fair."

Louise Zhang, Temple, 2023, Moulded plastic, resin and timber, 315h x 290w x 212d. Image courtesy of the artist and N Smith Gallery.

The Sydney Contemporary 2023 Fair programme caters to both collectors and the general public, presenting engaging activities alongside the extensive artworks on display, with curated Talk Contemporary, Installation Contemporary, and Performance Contemporary programmes running concurrently throughout the Fair. More information will be released shortly.

The Galleries will feature the greatest of Australian, Indigenous, and international art, and will be a major draw for high-profile collectors and visitors to the region. Artists from around 35 nations will be featured in the performances.

To purchase tickets to Sydney Contemporary, click here.

Image courtesy of Sydney Contemporary 2023

About Sydney Contemporary

Tim Etchells of SME London Ltd launched Sydney Contemporary in 2013. Etchells was also a co-founder of Art Central (Hong Kong), Taipei Dangdai, ART SG, and ART HK, which is now Art Basel Hong Kong.

Sydney Contemporary, influenced by the vibrant spirit of its host city, grants art enthusiasts, collectors, and experts access to cutting-edge creations from globally renowned artists and galleries. This event also unveils emerging talent and features curated Installation and Performance sectors.

Complemented by engaging discussions, tours, seminars, and a VIP Programme, the Fair offers a comprehensive artistic encounter. Complete with eateries and bars, it's a fusion of art and dining. Sydney Contemporary is a pinnacle of Australia's cultural calendar, a must-visit for art discovery and collection.

Dates: 7-10 September 2023
Venue: Carriageworks located at 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh NSW

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