September 22, 2015

First Australian edition of The Other art Fair attract over 8,000 in attendance

Sydney, Australia: The Other Art Fair launched for the first time in Sydney from 10 until 13 September, at Ambush Project Space, Central Park Chippendale. The launch event on Thursday 10 September saw 2,300 people attend, with an overall attendance of 8,400 for the four days. The audience welcomed the opportunity to meet and buy art direct from artists with 1,233 artworks sold, ranging from affordable prints from $49 to larger scale works of $12,000.

The selected artists, both emerging and undiscovered, showcased their work direct to the public at the Fair across four days, with mediums spanning installation, sculpture, mixed media, printmaking, painting, video works and photography. Participating artists were hand-picked by a selection committee of art experts including artist Mikala Dwyer, collector Dr Dick Quan, art advisor Virginia Wilson, curator Meg Robson and Paris Neilson.

The Other Art Fair 2015  succeeded in achieving its key objectives for artists; bringing them enhanced visibility within the art market, providing a platform for sales with collectors and the greater public and the opportunity to engage with gallery representatives and discuss the potential for future representation.  Sherna Teperson’s work was acquired as part of the Australian Government initiative Artbank and many artist initiated relationships with Australian galleries. 

Fair Director Emilya Colliver commented: “We are delighted with the outcome of the Fair. The introduction of this new interactive platform, that encourages collectors and the public alike to meet and engage with artists directly, generated a strong momentum and we look forward to the further of the Fair.” 

The Other Art Fair was established by Fair Director Ryan Stanier in London in November 2011 and has since presented eight successful editions in the United Kingdom, firmly establishing itself as London’s favourite alternative art event. The Fair’s unique premise of championing individual artists has earned it praise in the media as well as receiving considerable interest from some of London’s leading contemporary art galleries being regular visitors.