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Dive into the cultural zeitgeist at The Other Art Fair Sydney – Artist interviews available

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Dive into the cultural zeitgeist at The Other Art Fair Sydney

Presented for the first time this Autumn in new waterfront venue White Bay Cruise Terminal

 

 

From left to right: ‘Late for Work Again’ by Australian artist Donald Keys, ‘I Embrace my Power’ by Sydney-based artist Pav Spencer and ‘Everything I Want’ by Kiwi and street art painter Rachel Rush. 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

 

2 May 2024 

 

Sydney, Australia - Get psyched to douse your mind and body in creativity and culture this autumn as The Other Art Fair returns to Sydney with a bang. Unashamedly rule-breaking and norm disrupting, The Other Art Fair exists to propel independent artists forward, and to push the boundaries of what has historically been accepted as traditional art. Taking place from 16 - 19 May at White Bay Cruise Terminal, this edition of the fair promises to bring inspiration, provocation and a whole lot of fun.

 

Fearlessly refreshing, The Other Art Fair brings art creators, makers and gatherers together in a dynamic, colourful celebration of creativity and critical thinking. Presented by Saatchi Art, the 13th Sydney edition of The Other Art Fair gives attendees the chance to see the art in person and dive into face-to-face conversations with the artists. Since art is personal, this is surely the best way to choose artworks you’ll go on loving when they come home with you. 

 

Fair Director Luke Potkin said: "At The Other Art Fair we’re purposefully and considerately pushing the boundaries so that both creating and appreciating art can be truly accessible for everyone. The meaning of art is also changing everywhere and everyday. The Other Art Fair exists to unashamedly showcase this powerful evolution, and to bring us all along on the ride.” 

 

Our new home at White Bay Cruise Terminal is a fun, light-filled venue that’s a world away from silent, intimidating art spaces. A cultural building at the centre of plans to reinvigorate and restore Sydney’s industrial harbour, Sydney’s newest waterfront venue is the perfect spot for the culturally rich and cutting-edge artwork on display at the upcoming edition. Chatter with your mates, grab a drink at the bar, and enjoy a unique day out amid the vibrant artwork. 

 

The committee of art-word experts has carefully handpicked over 130 artists to exhibit at the fair, each with their own unique story and artistic journeys:

 

Wow factor: Gippsland artist Aidan Weichard will be back with his large-scale, high-colour images that celebrate farm life. Using spray paint, acrylic and enamel, Aidan’s technique is modern, but his subjects are close to his heart: native wildlife, hard-working farm animals, and his beloved Australian shepherd cattle dog. 

 

You saw it here first: Exhibiting her artwork for the first time, up-and-coming artist Bo Godiva makes dazzlingly beautiful colourscapes inspired by the joy of the ocean. Bo uses colour and geometric forms to capture the essence of Aussie beach life. 

 

Lyrical scenes: Anna-Carien Goosen’s washes of colour build to engrossing scenes where figures skinny-dip in rivers that could be nearby or on another planet, stand proudly beside a small boat that you suddenly realise has a tamed lion in it, or gaze out from a lovingly detailed interior to bush turkeys visiting their garden. Sydney artist Anna-Carien’s two sons are also showing their work at the Fair this year. 

 

Seen and heard: Filling out her working days as a medical doctor, Cassandra makes art that explores the idea of synaesthesia, where some people who hear music see colour and form. Inspired by geometric abstraction and mental health, Cassandra creates paintings in morse code that tap out the lyrics to songs. 

 

Augmented reality: See a grinning feline emerge and disappear like the Cheshire Cat in an augmented-reality work by Byron Bay’s Space Cowboy. His large canvases inhabit worlds of fantasy, whimsy, mysticism and adventure, featuring dragons, griffons, blue leopards and the White Rabbit of Alice in Wonderland.

 

Vintage glam: Be dazzled by Dionne Rzechta’s sparkling canvases! Colour blocking with glitter using her own ingenious technique, the Melbourne artist creates vibrant images that mid-century enthusiasts will love. Pattern, vintage fashion spreads and Palm Springs style are recurring themes.

 

More than just an art show, a range of unique and engaging experiences will test your perception about how art can be experienced:

 

Art Battle 

Prepare to be inspired as you experience the energy of Art Battle’s live competitive painting! From Thursday through to Sunday, over 30 artists will compete in a series of competitions to create the best work they can in 20 minutes. Guests will be able to witness the creative processes first-hand, and at the end of each round, can vote for their fave piece and bid in a silent auction to take the work home!  

 

Tattooing

Nah Mate Pokes is a stick and poke artist from Sydney. His work ranges from childlike hand-drawn pieces to delicate, clean-lined images. The subject matter of his drawings can veer from familiar childhood characters who’ve taken a bizarre and dark turn to simple pieces that are cute, silly and always recognisably Nah Mate. He’ll be flash tattooing all four days of the Fair, with pieces starting from $150. First in, best inked!

 

An original horse-girl, Julia (who tattoos under the name it was the fairies!) creates pieces filled with whimsy.  Her hand is guided by the fairies to create beautiful imagery inspired by nature and magic, so that you can keep a little bit of the ethereal world with you forever. She’ll be tattooing flash all four days of the Fair, with pieces starting from $150!

 

Screenprinting

Try your hand at screenprinting! Taught by local legend Carizza, you can print your very own tote bag or T-shirt to take home and brag about forever. Designs are pre-drawn by Melbourne-based Tom Gerrard, whose art style plays with illustrative and street-art elements – characterful faces play a big part in his fun designs. 

 

Karmalogical comfort

A play on the classroom favourite 'take what you need' bulletin board, the Karmacy invites you to choose the bottle containing what you most need and allow the well-wishes of a karmacist to work their magic. Once you’re rejuvenated, replace the karmacist's note with your own for the next soul in need of a pick-me-up, and place the bottle back on the shelf.  You might even find some of the notes come all the way from Dallas, where the Karmacist last was…

 

Ducky dips

Feeling nostalgic about the games you used to love at classic carnivals? Why not head over to Dilara Niriella’s booth, where she has set up a classic fishing game where you can let fate decide which of her fabulous rubber-duck-inspired works will come home with you (If you fall in love with one particular ducky, don’t worry –  you can just buy your prize directly from Dilara!).

 

The Other Art Fair will take place from May 16-19  at White Bay Cruise Terminal in Balmain, Sydney. Tickets are available for purchase online here.  

 

Don't miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in a world of art, creativity and inspiration.

 

Visitor Information:

For more information, visit the event website here

 

Address: White Bay Cruise Terminal, 2041 James Craig Rd, Rozelle NSW 2039

 

Opening Night:
Thursday 16 May, 5pm - 10pm

 

Opening Hours: 

Friday, 17 May, 3pm - 10pm (Late Showing from 6pm - 10pm)

Saturday, 18 May, 10am - 6pm 

Sunday, 19 May, 10am - 5pm

~~ ENDS ~~

For media inquiries, please contact:

Evie McCullough 

Account Manager 

evie.mc@think-hq.com.au 

DOWNLOAD OCTOBER 2023 SYDNEY FAIR IMAGES 

Members of the press are cordially invited to attend The Other Art Fair Sydney and experience firsthand the vibrant atmosphere, diverse artworks, and engaging experiences on offer. 


ABOUT THE OTHER ART FAIR

The Other Art Fair is a global art fair that connects independent artists with thousands of art buyers in a welcoming and creative environment. Set against the backdrop of the world's biggest cities, each Fair delivers the unexpected, combining access to boundary-pushing yet always-affordable artworks with immersive installations, performances, and unique features. The result is an inspiring, evocative, inclusive, and fun event that creates lasting connections between artists and art lovers. Since its launch in 2011, The Other Art Fair has worked with over 3,000 artists from more than 20 countries and now hosts 11 fairs annually across the UK, the US, and Australia. For more information, visit www.theotherartfair.com

ABOUT SAATCHI ART

Leading online art gallery Saatchi Art features one of the world’s largest selections of original art and allows people all over the world to find art and artists they love. The online art gallery offers original paintings, drawings, sculpture, and photographs by over 100,000 emerging artists from over 100 countries. Saatchi Art is redefining the experience of buying and selling art by providing art lovers with free art advisory services and an expertly curated selection of art, while giving artists a convenient and welcoming environment in which to exhibit and sell their work. 

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