As a result of the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Sydney Contemporary has announced that it will not present an edition of the fair in 2020.
Since 2013, the fair has featured local and international galleries, attracting more than 25,000 visitors and generating more than 80 million in sales. Carriageworks, in Sydney’s Redfern, has been the venue of choice for Sydney Contemporary and last week the multi-arts centre announced that it too was facing an uncertain future.
Tim Etchells, founder and co-owner of Sydney Contemporary, said: “In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, given the uncertainty surrounding public gatherings and restrictions on travel, we have made the decision that Sydney Contemporary will return in 2021.”
“Sydney Contemporary is a truly unique fair amongst the busy program of International and regional art fairs. I am confident it will return strongly in 2021 to showcase the work of local and international artists and to support the vibrant and resilient Australian arts sector,” added Mr Etchells.