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The Other Art Fair 2019

Showcasing works from over 120 contemporary artists, covering everything from live tattooing to virtual reality experiences.
By Libby Curran
April 21, 2019
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The Other Art Fair 2019

Showcasing works from over 120 contemporary artists, covering everything from live tattooing to virtual reality experiences.
By Libby Curran
April 21, 2019
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If you like your art contemporary, independent and far from boring, a big serve of eye-candy coming your way from Thursday, May 2 to Sunday, May 5. The Other Art Fair returns to Kensington events space The Facility, delivering a dynamic curation of installations, performance, music, workshops and art tours.

A far cry from what you might once have expected from an art fair, the Saatchi Art event showcases works from over 120 contemporary artists, with the program covering everything from live tattooing to virtual reality experiences. You'll catch eye-opening pieces from top Aussie talent, including photographer Jon Setter, Emma Itzstein, Sun Haas, Paul Yore and floral artist Renee Tsironis.

Our own five-time ARIA award-winner Courtney Barnett will present immersive installation Tell Me How You Really Feel, produced alongside her recent album of the same name. Built from responses from thousands of everyday people, the project explores shared experiences of loneliness, fatigue, hope and joy.

Meanwhile, Lily Gloria will be creating intricate live tattoo art starting at $100 a piece, Han Cao guides a workshop on the art of paper embroidery, and visitors can escape reality to a VR world crafted by Brisbane-based artist Michelle Brown.

And, as part of The Other Art Fair's sustainability-focused Greener Future program, Upcycle Art will see a handful of acclaimed Aussie artists revamping pre-loved original works, giving them a second life.

It's all backed by Italian snacks from Saluministi and cocktails from Four Pillars.

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