- Movana Chen announced as the artist selected for the International Artist in Residence Program located at Artspace to create or develop a work for Performance Contemporary.
- Little Orange, the Campbelltown Arts Centre working studio of artists who identify with disability will present new work from 3 artists.
- Limited edition art T-shirts designed and available exclusively at the Fair by leading contemporary artists Jess Johnson, Jason Phu and Darren Sylvester in collaboration with Alpha60 and screen-printed live by Ailse6ix.
- Immersive artist suites announced in partnership with the Sofitel Darling Harbour to be installed by Tony Albert, Sarah Contos, Nadia Hernández and Michael Zavros.
Sydney Contemporary, presented by Deutsche Bank, today announced its final additions to the 2019 program which will open from 12-15 September at Carriageworks.
For 2019, Sydney Contemporary and Artspace announce Hong Kong based artist Movana Chen as the first performance recipient of the International Artist in Residence Program. The program is a residency opportunity offered annually with a participating gallery proposing an international artist to live and make work in Sydney in the lead up to the Fair.
Movana will be based in the renowned artist studios of Artspace, Woolloomooloo over the coming weeks to develop a work to present as part of the Performance Contemporary program. The work titled ‘Body Container’ will involve the collection of old maps of Australia and the Woolloomooloo neighbourhood and weaving them into costume. Movana’s studio will become a performance space of making and interaction; whilst collecting she will experience the city through reading, exploring, knitting and performing.
Sydney Contemporary is pleased to announce three artists from Little Orange, the Campbelltown Arts Centre working studio for contemporary Western Sydney artists who identify with disability. Artists including Adam Jones, Joel Beers, and Imogen Jade will present performative work. Little Orange is facilitated by Western Sydney contemporary artist and curator, David Capra and has been running since 2014 to foster high quality artistic practice through the provision of materials, mentorships, business training and access to industry professionals.
Covenant Queen sees Adam Jones live tarot-card readings of visitors to the fair. The Tarot of Incubusis, a specially commissioned deck featuring family members, artists and facilitators of Little Orange, including the artist's mother blindfolded in a nighty and blue slipper socks and a self portrait wrapped in silk curtains being adored by two male models. Join Adam to see what your future holds.
Imogen Jade’s Creamy Bar cocktail bar celebrates all things calypso, icy and fruity. Custom recipes Imogen has been workshopping include; Baby Koala broke-umbilical-cord glazed blue cocktail, Nesting Spider Rat Palm tree cocktail and a Bloody Mary bunk-bed blue-tongue-lizard cocktail. Be photographed with the artist and strike a glamour pose by the bar.
For the past 6 years, Joel Beers has been driven to Little Orange by Tony or "Toony-town” as Joel affectingly refers to him. Joel is often inspired by Tony’s homeland of Liverpool, England and his pet dashboard bubble-head English Bulldog Freddy. Joel will offer tours of the Fair in a transformed golf-buggy taxi bus. Listen to Joel’s stories of adventures on Tony’s bus and the musical notes of Tony’s horn.
Contemporary artists Tony Albert, Sarah Contos, Nadia Hernández and Michael Zavros will create month long exhibition and immersive artist suites at the Sofitel Darling Harbour in partnership with Sydney Contemporary. Albert, Contos and Zavros will create a site-specific installation in an allocated suite featuring wall works and personal objects encapsulating their creative visions, inspirations and personalities. Each custom suite at the Sofitel will be available for guests to book to stay in as an immersive art experience throughout the duration of the month long installation until 4 October.