The Other Art Fair packs a whole lot of art, creativity and fun into one weekend for both artists and art lovers alike. Best of all, it’s not in any way exclusive, pretentious or nose-in-the-air posh—its doors are open to everyone. And, you’re invited to its next edition in Sydney where you’ll find that it’s more than just incredible artwork hanging on white walls.
The showcase of 135 artists, which returns to The Cutaway at Barangaroo this December 1-4, is no ordinary art event. Alongside the artists selected by a respected panel of global experts, you’ll find interactive exhibitions, DJ sets, food and drink trucks and late-night art sessions so you can go out and paint the town red.
If you’ve been to The Other Art Fair before, then you know that not only can you check out cool, interesting.unique and boundary-pushing art, but you can also have a chat with the artists to learn more about their creative process and sources of inspiration. Then, if anything catches your eye, you’re able to buy the artwork straight from the artist. And if you don’t have the cash handy, The Other Art Fair has partnered with Art Money so you can purchase artwork and pay over 10 months without interest.
Attendees at The Other Art Fair, though, don’t have to buy art. If you prefer, you can just surround yourself with all the inspiring artwork, revel in the creativity on show and have a good time. From live DJ sets to tattoo sessions (yes, you can become the canvas at The Other Art Fair) and a handful of curious, immersive experiences, a trip to this art exhibition will be a whole heap of fun for everyone.
Exhibiting Artists at The Other Art Fair
While there are more than 100 artists exhibiting at The Other Art Fair, which have been selected by stellar art world experts, there are more than a few who have already caught our eye.
Australian Aboriginal Artist and Aboriginal Elder from Alice Springs Walangari Karntawarra is one while Remy Roberts, whose work is inspired by cartoons, graffiti, photography and urban landscapes, is another. Jane Bennett is another. Her “en Plein air” painting has captured Sydney’s urban spaces throughout the years including parts of the city that no longer exist or have been transformed completely.
Walking about The Cutaway at Barangaroo will surely work up a hunger and you’ll definitely need something to quench your thirst. Luckily, The Other Art Fair has got you covered there as well with a selection of gourmet food trucks as well as fully-stocked bars. There’s sure to be coffee too.
Presented by Saatchi Art, the leading online art gallery that helps people all over the world find art and artists they love, The Other Art Fair Sydney is part of a number of in-person events that include experiences in cities around the world such as Brooklyn, Chicago, London, Los Angeles and Toronto.
The Other Art Fair Sydney is on from Thursday 1 December to Sunday 4 December.