If you missed out on last month's Sydney Contemporary fret not, you'll have another opportunity to snatch up an artwork from emerging and unrepresented artists at this year's The Other Art Fair, running from October 26–29.
Presented by Saatchi Art, the fair showcases more than 100 artists (selected by a formidable committee of contemporary art experts), typically drawing in about 10,000 people over four days. Celebrating the vibrancy and innovation of Sydney's emerging art scene, it's a rare chance to buy work directly from artists rather than through a gallery. Thinking of buying? Fair organisers advise you to obey your taste, buy what you like, take a risk and most of all, make the most of having the artist on hand to chat to.
Alongside the art will be workshops, large-scale installations, talks and events, plus drinks to refresh your palette between perusals. Opening night tickets ($25) also get you re-entry to the fair Friday to Sunday, with general entry tickets costing between $12 and $15.
Head along to catch a rising star at the beginning of their career — or just to soak up all that creativity and get inspired.
Image: Clinton Gorst, The Visitors [cropped], collage (paper on wood), image courtesy the artist.