Let's all start with a huge exhale of breath!
FINALLY Sydney has it's very own contemporary art fair which is so LONG overdue it's not funny.
For far too long Sydney art-sters and the art-eratti have been starved of exposure and access to contemporary art from overseas, with local commercial galleries sticking to a traditional and rather formulaic exhibition format and programming schedule, dominated by a revolving roster of similar and familiar artists. Not to mention all those poor art school undergraduates who generally only see international contemporary art through the porthole of a computer screen.
THANK GOD then for Tim Etchells, Barry Keldoulis and the team at Sydney Contemporary!
83 galleries from across Australia and around the world are breaking out of the white cube and breathing creative energy and buzz into Carriageworks for 3 fabulous days and 4 sparkling nights of what is gearing up to be a blistering weekend of business and art overload.
I'll be there for the duration and will be posting, my thoughts, photos and top tips throughout, as well as keeping you informed on my take on the art of the deal!
So people, I suggest that you strap yourselves in and let the games begin!