Inaugural three-day art fair at Carriageworks is a hit, attracting more than 28,000 visitors.
The inaugural Sydney Contemporary art fair attracted 28,810 visitors over the course of the inaugural three-day event presented at Carriageworks from September 20-22. A lively crowd chatted, drank and browsed their way around the city’s first major international art fair which featured 83 Australian and international galleries from 12 countries and four continents. Shown to maximum effect in the light-filled industrial vaults of the former railway carriage sheds, the fair presented the work of more than 300 artists and thousands of individual art works spanning painting, photography, sculpture, installation, new media and installation.
Sydney Contemporary founder Tim Etchells commented: “We are absolutely delighted with the response to the inaugural Sydney Contemporary, with visitor numbers coming in at more than double our initial expectations. “Feedback from both visitors and gallerists alike has been overwhelmingly positive. We are confident that we have succeeded in our aim of stimulating the existing market for art in Sydney, by creating an exciting international art fair that has attracted both local residents and serious collectors from interstate and overseas – resulting in strong sales across the board.”
Tim Olsen of Sydney-based Olsen...
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