Sydney Contemporary is Sydney’s new modern and contemporary art fair showcasing work by emerging and established artists from leading Australian and international galleries. The inaugural edition takes place throughout Eveleigh’s striking arts precinct Carriageworks, from 20-22 September 2013 with the Vernissage to be held on the evening of Thursday 19 September. Established by Tim Etchells, co-founder of the hugely successful ART HK, Sydney Contemporary is a world-class event that provides an international platform for the visual arts in arguably Australia’s most spectacular city. Home to over 4 million people, the stunning harbourside capital is the largest, oldest, and most cosmopolitan city in Australia, and widely recognised as one of the world’s most beautiful and liveable cities. “Sydney Contemporary represents the first time this city has hosted a serious, high-end art fair. We expect it to play a significant role in helping to focus attention on the Sydney art scene in the same way that ART HK focused attention on Asian art,” Tim Etchells, Art Fairs Australia Housed in the distinctive nineteenth century Eveleigh Rail Yards on Wilson Street and located within an evolving urban arts district, Carriageworks has been developed by the NSW State Government through Arts NSW to create and present a multi-disciplinary program. This cultural centre provides specialist event facilities and a distinctive cultural edge for both galleries and audiences alike. A biennial showcase for the very best visual art, current trends and emergent practices, as well as the cross-cultural dialogue it inspires. Sydney Contemporary boasts three days of public programs, appealing to the experienced, the novice, the discerning art enthusiast and those simply curious about buying and living with art. Programming includes guided tours, educational workshops, guest speakers, and an extensive VIP program which caters to every level of interest. The event is the latest and most exciting addition to a line-up of increasingly influential fairs around the world and is set to establish itself as the must-see contemporary art event on the Australian cultural calendar.