Live performers, dancers, DJs, artists and chefs will all converge on Carriageworks on Thursday, September 13 for the opening party of Sydney Contemporary, Sydney's biggest contemporary art fair. For one glorious evening, immerse yourself in a world made entirely of art, music and food (is anything else even necessary?).
So what can you expect from this special night? A collaboration between the Sydney Dance Company and visual artist Mel O'Callaghan will lead the program. O'Callaghan is a master weaver of film, video, performance, painting and installation, whose Ensemble, 2013, was recently acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria. Also on the agenda are pyrotechnic performances from Emily Parsons-Lord, music by Mazy and solo act Jaala and other surprise guests.
Between performances, journey through the fair to discover a truly international extravaganza, featuring works by more than 300 artists representing over 30 nations and more than 80 galleries. Meanwhile, keeping you well fuelled and hydrated will be Eric Koh's (Mr Wong, Queen Chow) pop-up dim sum bar Work in Progress, a Handpicked Wines Art Bar and a Beluga Vodka Bar.
Sydney Contemporary's Opening Night is one of the most popular arty parties on the city's calendar. And, if you're keen to kick on post-opening party, you'll want to check out the Nightcap event hosted by yours truly at The Royal Hotel Darlington.
We've also secured a 20 per discount on both opening night and adult day tickets for Concrete Playground readers. Just be sure to use this link to book and do so quick — the offer expires at 11.30pm on Wednesday, September 12.
Images: Jacquie Manning.