For those looking to explore the world of art without the traditional costs and pretension, this one’s for you.
This October more than 130 emerging and independent artists will convene at The Cutaway at Barangaroo for The Other Art Fair. Held twice a year, the aim is to simplify the art-buying process by connecting artists with the public in an open, immersive space, and make accessible what has traditionally been seen as an exclusive practice.
The Fair will feature an array of eclectic programming alongside the works for sale, including free guided introductions by the Saatchi Art curatorial team for those new to the world of art buying and selection.
A broad range of art will be on offer, from the chaotic and colourful illustrations of Sarah Beetson, to the environmentally minded work of Jaimee Paul, and the politically fuelled screen-printing of Evan Pank.
The large-scale sculptures of April Pine explore the progression of movement and perception, and 3D printing, photography and observational drawing comprise the work of experimental artist Thomas Thorby-Lister. The Fair has been curated to suit every taste and budget.
Other highlights include Future Vision, an immersive installation by Kyle Weyburne, stick and poke tattoos by artist Lily Gloria – no appointment required – and workshops led by Marrickville-based not-for-profit collective MakerSpace & Co.
Visitors will be met by Extract of Red Air, an inflatable art collaboration between Goldberg Aberline Studio and Yindjibarndi artists Sharon and Kay Warrie. Plus, British artist David Shrigley has designed a limited edition drinking cup as part of the Greener Future initiative, available for purchase onsite.
For the chance to glimpse the new wave of artistic talent and bag yourself a bargain, head to The Cutaway at Barangaroo from 24th until the 27th October.
Tickets are available at the door each day at $30 for adults and $20 for students, or you can buy from the website for a cheaper rate. The opening night event on Thursday October 24 is $25.