It's also the UK's largest - established in London in 2011, The Other Art Fair (the name couldn't be better given it coincides with Sydney Contemporary this week) was established in 2011 and quickly became of the highlights of the city's already jam-packed arts calendar.
In its first outing outside the mother country, The Other Art Fair, Sydney edition, will showcase the works of over 75 up-and-coming artists, including two artist collectives, over four days from September 10 (i.e. tomorrow) to September 13 at the aMBUSH Project Space in Central Park, Chippendale. There'll also be a pop-up bar, live music, workshops and performance art to get you in the mood for some serious shopping.
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If you're intimidated by gallery culture or keen to find the next big thing, this is the place to do it - and since the fair connects the public directly to the artists, you'll probably score a bargain. All the artists were selected by a committee of experts in the field, from artist Mikala Dwyer and collector Dr Dick Quan to art advisor Virginia Wilson and curator Meg Robson. Spanning installation, sculpture, mixed media, painting, photography and even video works, the artists include Korean artist collective Reissue Korea, Sydney-based artist collective Black Parrot (of which 2014 Sulman Prize-winner Andrew Sullivan is a member) and 2015 Archibald finalist Kim Leutwyler.
Get thee to opening night tomorrow from 5pm for a first look at the works on show, plus Young Henrys cocktails and sets by model/DJ Ollie Henderson. You can buy tickets at theotherartfair.com.au.
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