Be Painted On By Light, Get A Tattoo And Attend Wine Workshops At The Other Art Fair

Ria Lawrence Ria Lawrence - Staff Writer

Be Painted On By Light, Get A Tattoo And Attend Wine Workshops At The Other Art Fair

Experienced art collector or just an inquisitive art lover? There’s something for everyone at The Other Art Fair Sydney.

Sydney is a city with a deep interest towards art and culture and from 18-21 March we get to indulge this curiosity and love at The Other Art Fair Sydney. More than 100 budding artists, who have been selected by a panel of experts, will feature their unique work at The Cutaway at Barangaroo but there will also be installations, performances and interactive exhibits for audiences to explore. (Featured image: Corvid Photography)

Picture credit: The Other Art Fair (Marc-o-Matic)

Marc-o-Matic Digital Artist

Melbourne-based multidisciplinary artist, animator, director and creative technologist Marc-o-Matic fuses traditional art disciplines, technical animation and game engine technology to bring static art and objects to life. So, instead of seeing an illustration flat and immobile, Marc-o- Matic’s creations pop off the page or canvass to move and tell a story. If we were to liken his artwork to anything we’d seen before, it would have to be reminiscent of Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle when it begins to move.

Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School

Life drawing is great, but life drawing with Dr Sketchy is on a whole other level. Founded in a dive bar in Brooklyn way back in 2005 and then spread throughout the world, this anti-art school will bring a range of eclectic performances on opening night and then will showcase their unique take on life drawing throughout Friday Late. Think burlesque, circus acts and sculpted bodies on stage to inspire your drawing.

Miguel Marquez, Street Interventionist

Creating small yet beautiful and intriguing installations is what Miguel Marquez does best and at this year’s The Other Art Fair he will be bringing ten of his witty art installations to Sydney. He’s also bringing his Shouting Room. 

Picture credit: Phoebe Powell

Hand-Poked Tattooing With Inksphinx

Attend The Other Art Fair and one of Nina Pirola’s (INKSPHINX) delicate-linework designed hand-poked tattoos could be yours. For just $150 you could be the proud wearer of art.

Interactive Postcards With Shannon Crees

Become art yourself by letting local-artist Shannon Crees colour you with projected light at her interactive arty postcard stand. Not too sure what that means? Neither are we, but it sounds cool and what’s better than buying art? Being art.

Riot Wine Co. Workshops

Riot Wine Co. is shaking things up in the wine industry and at The Other Art Fair they’re hosting a series of wine tasting creative art workshops. There will be Wine Tasting + Decanted, De-Stilled Life Drawing with Nauti Studios as well as a Wine Tasting + Collage with Lyndon Pike taking place at various times over the four days of the event.

Homer Homer

The two most-famous Homers in the world have been joined at the moustache by Cool Sh*t in his latest five-metre tall inflatable creation.

Picture credit: The Other Art Fair

Presented by Saatchi Art, The Other Art Fair is a fine initiative that not only allows visitors to discover and buy contemporary art directly from emerging artists but also provides these promising artists with a platform to showcase their tremendous talent. It’s a win-win for everyone.

There’s heaps to look forward to at The Other Art Fair and you can expect a fun, laidback environment while you soak in the artwork. Snacks and drinks will be available throughout the fair along with a full bar and DJs spinning tunes.

The Other Art Fair Sydney: Virtual Edition

Keeping in line with the changing times, the fair will also be going virtual from 23-28 March with all the in-person artists in attendance. This gives an opportunity for wider audience participation. Online visitors will also have the opportunity to purchase art through Saatchi Art as well as interact with artists at the virtual fair.

COVID-19 safety precautions

The Other Art Fair Sydney will follow prescribed safety guidelines in accordance with its COVID-19 safety plan. Key measures will include, COVID Safe check in on arrival using the Service NSW app, floor markings and signage to help facilitate proper social distancing, contactless hand sanitiser stations, regular deep cleaning and contactless payment among others.

Buy your tickets here, a reasonable $35 for opening night and then $20 the other days.

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