The Australasian international art fair, Sydney Contemporary, is back in 2015 with an expanded footprint. The major biennial contemporary art event takes over the entire Carriageworks precinct in Sydney’s Redfern from September 10-13.
This second edition of Sydney Contemporary builds upon the success of the inaugural event held in September 2013. Sydney Contemporary 2015 is Australia’s largest art fair and is set to feature over 75 respected local and international galleries, bringing together art from 11 China, Japan, Singapore, the UK, USA, Chile and New Zealand.
Fair Director Barry Keldoulis said, “The Fair’s 2015 gallery list includes some of the most exciting names in contemporary art today, with a growing presence from around the Pacific Rim. We’re working to cement Sydney as the cultural centre of the region that takes in the Americas, the Pacific and South East and North Asia”.
Sydney Contemporary 2015 will offer visitors access to a cutting-edge line-up that includes some of the best emerging and established artists from around the world. International highlights include: Pearl Lam Galleries, top British gallery Ingleby Gallery, from Chile, Galeria AFA. Los Angeles-based Mark Moore Gallery will present two video artists and leading New Zealand gallery Two Rooms will show German artist Joachim Bandau and New Zealander Boyd Webb. Future Perfect will present a group exhibition focusing on leading South East Asian artists including Charles Lim and Arin Rungiang, who are the artists representing Singapore and Thailand respectively in the 56th Venice Biennale 2015.
Australian art highlights include solo exhibitions by Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane presenting Ben Quilty; Melbourne’s Tolarno Galleries’ showcasing Brendan Huntley; and Sullivan+Strumpf featuring the work of 56th Venice Biennale 2015 1 Karen Black. Adelaide’s Hugo Michell Gallery will feature work by Trent Parke, Tony Garifalakis and Lucas Grogan, whilst Melbourne’s THIS IS NO FANTASY will present a solo exhibition by Natasha Bieniek.
A dynamic four-day public program that includes contemporary video and innovative art installations, as well as children’s activities and a talks and tours program presented by industry leaders supplements the gallery line up. Sydney Contemporary will also be home to a pop-up restaurant by Longrain, Sydney’s much-loved dining institution.
Tickets for Sydney Contemporary will go on sale on 25 May and will be available to purchase from http://sydneycontemporary.com.au