Sydney Contemporary 2017
September 7-10, 2017

© Sydney Contemporary

In the gap year of the Biennale of Sydney which is one of the largest and longest running art fairs in the international scene, Sydney Contemporary, Australia’s fledgling but formidable contemporary art fair, returns from 7-10 September with the country’s largest and most diverse gathering of local and international galleries.

 

© Sydney Contemporary

Opening Night

One of the most anticipated events on Sydney’s cultural calendar, the official Opening Night transforms the fair into an immersive, all-encompassing night of art, music and food. Some of Sydney’s most exciting performers will tantalize your senses and take you on an exciting journey throughout the fair.

 

Program

Sydney Contemporary celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary art with art-inspired events and activations held across the city.

The 2017 program will present a showcase of the very best visual art, current trends and emergent practices, as well as the cross-cultural dialogue it inspires with five days of curated exhibitions, ambitious installations, engaging conversations and cutting-edge performances that appeals to collectors and the art-loving public.

 

Left: Hayden Flwler, Courtesy of the artist & Artereal Gallery, Sydney. Right: James Angus, Courtesy of the artist & Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.

Installation Contemporary

Brings together 15 contemporary Australian and International artists working across a range of mediums from painting and sculpture, drawing and ceramics, through to installation and video. Responding to the unique architecture of Carriageworks the exhibition showcases ambitious and large-scale artworks by established and senior artists such as Betty Kuntiwa Pumani, Nike Savvas and Maio Motoko alongside a younger generation of artists including Richard Lewer, Lara Merrett, Sanné Mestrom and teamLab.

 

© Robyn Stacey / Sydney Contemporary

Double Take

Robyn Stacey’s Double Take is a walk-in ‘camera obscura’ (Latin for “dark room”) that inverts a real-time ‘cinematic projection’ of the exterior view onto its interior walls, ceiling and floor, and that will be situated at the entrance to the Fair and open to the public. Friday September 8 / 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.

 

Image (cropped): Rochelle Summerfield, Lost, 2016, pigment print, courtesy of the artist and Northern Rivers Contemporary, Northern Rivers.

Talk Contemporary

Living beside the majestic Clarence River in north-eastern New South Wales, its beauty and tempestuous nature bears a powerful presence on Rochelle Summerfield’s work. Through drawings, collage and new media, she explores human psychological and cultural relationships to nature, which she says are full of contradiction and love. Her female protagonist injects a rebellious humour into her work. Rochelle’s 5 minute talk will explore stories about her inspirations and art processes. She will be available for questions afterwards.

Northern Rivers Contemporary Presents artist talk with Rochelle Summerfield, Thursday September 7 / 7:00 pm – 7:15 pm.

 

Image (cropped): Elisabeth Cummings, My dog at home in the bush, 2014, etching, courtesy of the artist and Cicada Press.

Paper Contemporary

Paper Contemporary presents a variety of printmaking demonstrations by artists including Michael Kempson of Cicada Press, Susan Baran of Sydney Printmakers and Theo Tremblay of Editions Tremblay. Thursday September 7 / 7:30 – 8:30 pm.

 

Sydney Contemporary
September 7–10, 2017 / Carriageworks
VIP Preview: September 6, 2017
Opening Night: September 7, 2017
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