Occupying the former Eveleigh Railway Workshops, the cavernous warehouses of Carriageworks in the inner-city suburb of Redfern provide an industrial edge to Sydney Contemporary’s slick programme of artist booths, performances, public talks, large-scale installations, tours and late nights, as well as a history of network building that befits the fair’s aim to connect artists, gallerists and collectors from across the Asia-Pacific region.
Founded in 2013, Sydney Contemporary will celebrate its tenth birthday and seventh iteration in September. Among its more than ninety exhibitors are several local galleries: Gow Langsford, Fox Jensen McCrory Gallery, Starkwhite and Two Rooms from Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland; Laree Payne Gallery from Kirikiriroa Hamilton; Paulnache from Tairāwhiti Gisborne; and Robert Heald from Te Whanganui-a- Tara Wellington. Between them, these galleries will present work from more than twenty- five Aotearoa artists, joining several Australian galleries also choosing to present work from New Zealand; Martin Poppelwell and Raukura Turei will be showing with day01, Paul Ryan with Edwina Corlette, and Fiona Connor, Yona Lee, Kate Newby, Michael Stevenson, Peter Stichbury and Francis Upritchard with Fine Arts, Sydney.
Art News Aotearoa will also be present, with our Editorial Director Becky Hemus giving a guided tour of Aotearoa art at the fair. Look out for more information on our social media.