Sydney Contemporary 2013: ART HK founder Tim Etchells’ newest fair venture

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According to an article posted in the Wire section of the website of Spear’s Wealth Management Survey (Spear’s WMS), ART HK founder Tim Etchells has launched Australia’s newest art fair, an international biennial event called Sydney Contemporary.

Art world luminaries kick off ART HK 11 (From left to right): David LaChapelle (iconic artist), Alistair Hicks (Deutsche Bank Collection Curator), Richard Chang (Advisory Board Member), Magnus Renfrew (Fair Director, ART HK 11) and Tim Etchells (Chief Executive, Asian Art Fairs Ltd). Image courtesy ART HK.

Art world luminaries kick off ART HK 11 (From left to right): David LaChapelle (iconic artist), Alistair Hicks (Deutsche Bank Collection Curator), Richard Chang (Advisory Board Member), Magnus Renfrew (Fair Director, ART HK 11) and Tim Etchells (Chief Executive, Asian Art Fairs Ltd). Image courtesy ART HK.

The event is scheduled to run from 12 to 14 April 2013 at the Hordern Pavilion and Royal Hall of Industries at Moore Park in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, and is accepting registration from both local and international art galleries.

Click here to read the original article, titled Sydney Contemporary Biennale to be launched in April 2013, as published on the Spear’s WMS website.

Says Etchells,

Sydney Contemporary represents the first time this city has hosted a serious, high-end art fair. We expect it to play a significant role in helping to focus attention on the Sydney art scene in the same way that ART HK focused attention on Asian art.


The fair provides a vital new platform from which galleries, artists and collectors can deepen and grow networks and relationships both with local contacts and throughout the broader Asia Pacific region.


We are launching at a time when the market is rapidly changing and art fairs are a significant part of any gallery’s marketing strategy, by catering both to existing markets whilst also creating new ones. Sydney Contemporary will educate and excite the wider community about the work of contemporary artists by offering a dynamic program of events.

Australian visual arts specialist and curator Francesca Valmorbida has been named as Fair Director.

KN/HH

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Sydney Contemporary 2013: ART HK founder Tim Etchells’ newest fair venture — 2 Comments

  1. Thank you for your comment, Celine. Taking a look at the website for the new fair, it seems that only galleries can apply. However, you could always contact the fair organisers directly and check this with them. Wishing you the best with your endeavour.

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