The Other Art Fair - 1 week countdown

Published by: Zoe Paulsen | 15-Mar-2018
The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art, is the Australia's favourite fair to meet and buy art direct from 100 of the very best emerging and undiscovered artists, handpicked by a committee of art industry experts. Returning to Sydney for its fourth edition from 22-25 March at Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh, the fair launches as part of the highly anticipated Art Month 2018 program, a citywide contemporary art festival during the month of March.
Venue: Australian Technology Park
Address: Bay 8, 2 Locomotive Street, Eveleigh
Date: 22 - 25th March 2018
Time: Thursday 22 March - Opening Night: 6pm - 10pm Friday 23 March: 2pm - 10pm Saturday 24 March: 11am - 7pm Sunday 25 March: 10am - 5pm
Ticket: $11 "“ $27.50
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Call: 0412 122 442
Two Week Countdown - The Other Art Fair Sydney presented by Saatchi Art, 22-25 March announces 100+ artist line up of emerging talent, National Art School featured artists, new graduates, panel discussions and workshops, free Art tours with Saatchi Art curators, Sculpture Garden presented by Ovolo Hotels, and Artist Studio live demonstrations presented by Pigment Lab

The fourth edition of The Other Art Fair Sydney will launch as part of the Art Month Sydney program with a party on opening night (22 March) including a secret art bar, food, live performances and artworks for sale direct to a new generation of art buyers

Sydney, Australia: The fourth Sydney edition of The Other Art Fair (TOAF) presented by Saatchi Art the world's leading online art gallery is just two weeks away returning on 22"“25 March to the Australian Technology Park (ATP) in Eveleigh. The Fair has announced its 100+ line-up of emerging and independent Australian and international artists alongside engaging art education programs and interactive opportunities for attendees.

Continued partnerships with the National Art School (NAS) and the Australian Film Radio and Television School strengthen The Other Art Fair's unique approach to supporting and championing emerging talent. "The Other Art Fair is ultimately about giving emerging artists the platform to explore and experiment within a safe and inclusive environment. Artists are given the opportunity to build on their careers in a real world setting - we're very motivated to see our artists succeed," said The Other Art Fair Sydney Fair Director Zoe Paulsen.

The National Art School (NAS) will present a stand that showcases the depth and diversity of art making at the School, featuring eight accomplished artists across its core teaching disciplines of painting, sculpture, ceramics, photomedia, printmaking and drawing. Additionally, the National Art School Director and CEO Steven Alderton is presenting a curatorial space of recent National Art School graduates and artists from the APY Art Centre Collective - a group of 10 Indigenous owned and governed enterprises, Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY), located in remote central Australia in the far northern tip of South Australia. The curatorial space will feature progressive emerging artists from across two of Australia's centres of creative practice - the APY Lands in central Australia and Sydney. Lastly, National Art School Creative Producer Sebastian Goldspink will be moderating two conversations as part of The Fair's talks program - how to start an art collection, and a spotlight on artists who began their careers later in life.

The Australian Film Radio and Television School will further bolster The Other Art Fair's commitment to emerging art practitioners with the creation of its Red Room Cinema' showcasing the exceptional film and video works of past and current students.

The Fair will offer further educational opportunities with the new Artist Studio' live demonstrations presented by Pigment Lab with appearances by guest artists Scott Marsh and Luke Cornish, aka E.L.K. Free art tours with international Saatchi Art curators provides insight into identifying key Fair works with investment or collector potential, and interactive artworks by artist Liam Herne offers buyers and fair attendees a diverse range of art to explore. As well as this, the Sculpture Garden presented by Ovolo, focuses on the theme of lost in nature, with artists interpreting the relationship between the natural world and the environment. Working with artists selected by Ovolo Art Curator, Lisa Fehily, the Sculpture Garden presents the artists' varied ways to consider and interpret contemporary society and its relationship to the world.

"Engaging a range of emerging artists who work with a variety of materials and mediums in bringing this concept to life, is truly inspiring," says Lisa Fehily.

"Their ability to merge old with new, reimagine landscapes, and alternate fictional worlds, engages and challenges audiences to understand how they view nature in modern society, and the affect they are having on it. For Ovolo to be a part of The Other Art Fair and showcase works from emerging artists such as Arnie Arnold and Anya Pesce, is an honour and we cannot wait to share it with Sydney."

The Other Art Fair will launch as part of the highly anticipated Art Month Sydney 2018 program with the opening night on Thursday 22 March, 6-10pm as the official after party offering attendees of the Art Month precincts complimentary entry and a drink on arrival. Live performances on opening night include Show Us Your Teeth and a music line up from Musicland of selected DJ's who will play throughout the Fair. Deep Sea Astronauts will drop in for a special performance on Friday night; a secret art bar and food by Smoking Gun Bagels, Epic Pizza, Broomfield Pies and N2 Gelato is available throughout the Fair.

art: LIVE is a digital light painting performance that utilises elegant tech in the hands of a skilled artist. Saatchi Art has selected artist, illustrator and designer Cara Jane Diffey to create this live piece of work in real-time for the opening night of The Other Art Fair. The audience will see Cara's work spawn into life and watch it evolve over the course of the evening, she will animate the components, bringing to life what originated as a static image.

An art fair for a new generation of contemporary art buyers, The Other Art Fair was conceived in the UK by founder Ryan Stanier in 2011 and has since hosted 22 editions to date in New York, London, Bristol, Sydney (launched in 2015) and Melbourne (launched in 2017). The Other Art Fair is an opportunity for emerging and independent Australian and international artists to sell their work directly to buyers. Art lovers are welcomed to a unique, immersive experience at The Other Art Fair where they meet the artists directly and can invest in future stars of the art world.

Led by Australian Fair Director Zoe Paulsen, Sydney's fourth edition of The Other Art Fair will present Australia's most talented emerging artists as selected by a high profile Selection Committee - members of a globally significant art community who uphold the high standard of the Fair. For 2018, The Other Art Fair is honoured to work with its committee of art industry experts, including Barbara Flynn (Leading Curatorial Advisor), Michael Reid (Contemporary Art Advisor, Co-Founder Art Month Sydney), Rebecca Wilson (Saatchi Art, VP Art Advisory and Chief Curator), Sophia Kouyoumdjian (Director of Parramatta Artist Studios), Teresa Biet (Founder and Director of Art Incubator Ltd.) and Tess Allas (Aboriginal Art Advisor and Curator).

"The Other Art Fair is unique in focus, supporting emerging artists and future art stars by providing a platform to connect independent artists with galleries, companies and individual collectors. By purchasing art at the Fair, collectors directly support emerging talent and contribute to growing the opportunities for undiscovered artists in Australia," commented Paulsen.

The Other Art Fair continues to build momentum following the highly successful 2015, 2016 and 2017 Sydney events, each of which attracted more than 10,000 visitors over four days. Each of the 100+ artists participating at the Fair will also be featured on Saatchi Art, the world's leading online art gallery, representing a global network of artists and connecting them with art buyers worldwide.

"With a shared mission of identifying and supporting emerging artists from all over the world, Saatchi Art and The Other Art Fair are natural partners," said Saatchi Art Chief Curator Rebecca Wilson. "The alliance of our two brands has set a new precedent for the art world, with seamless integration between Saatchi Art's curated online gallery and The Other Art Fair's offline events giving artists exciting opportunities to show their work locally and globally, and enabling art lovers to discover outstanding emerging artists."

"From its humble beginnings in a warehouse in London in 2011, The Other Art Fair has grown to position itself as the world's leading art fair for buying directly from artists. 2018 will be a monumental year for us, hosting 10 fairs, including expansion into two new cities, Los Angeles and Chicago. This incredible growth has only been possible as a result of working with fantastic artists and continuously creating immersive and engaging visitor experiences. Our goal is to make visiting The Other Art Fair enlightening, thought-provoking and most importantly enjoyable. It's for this reason we are able to attract thousands of visitors to every fair," said The Other Art Fair founder Ryan Stanier

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