Sydney Contemporary Art Fair
Taking place in September throughout Carriageworks, the third edition of the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair celebrates five days of curated exhibitions and ambitious programming appealing to the serious collector, art lover and those curious about contemporary art. The 2017 program will present a showcase of the very best visual art, current trends and emergent practices, as well as the cross-cultural dialogue it inspires with five days of curated exhibitions, ambitious installations, engaging conversations and cutting-edge performances that appeals to collectors and the art-loving public.
Dates: 7-10 September 2017
Sydney Fringe Festival
Heading into it's eighth year, the Sydney Fringe Festival is now the largest independent arts festival in NSW. Growing in footprint and diversity it truly is Sydney’s festival. With events spread out across our sprawling city, the festival celebrates, and highlights the amazing work of our local independent artists, art makers and performers. Inviting our audiences to visit undiscovered parts of the city, a new venue or a secret bar, and discover the fantastic creative offerings our artists prepare year-round. While 2016 was it's most successful festival to date, 2017 is shaping up to be bolder, braver and more ground breaking than ever before.
Dates: 1-30 September 2017 For more information visit: https://sydneyfringe.com/
Exhibition: Something Else is Alive
'Something Else is Alive: Sydney and the Animal Instinct' approaches the idea of the animal in the city in various ways from the humorous to the downright creepy, from the symbolically sacred to the secular. The exhibition will feature objects drawn from the City of Sydney collection and archives alongside artworks by four Sydney-based artists: Mechelle Bounpraseuth, Blak Douglas, Mylyn Nguyen and Garry Trinh. Something Else is Alive will investigate everything from the difference between Indian myna and noisy miner birds, to what the horses of the NSW Mounted Police get up to when they’re not fighting crime. It will engage people from all walks of life.
Dates: 17th August - 22 February Where: Customs House - 31 Alfred Street, Sydney