If you haven't been to Carriageworks before, this is a perfect opportunity. There is also a fantastic farmers market every Saturday, so you can rock up and have breakfast there before the show at Eveleigh Markets (ATM inside Carriageworks because you'll just want to buy everything you can to eat).
Last year when I went to the Sydney Contemporary I was stunned to see real life Damian Hurst art up close and gorgeous porcelain with patterns, you'll really be opened up to new forms or art and ideas.
Future Contemporary is where the young ones (artists who have been operating for less than five years will present curated
dual or solo exhibitions), getting an opportunity to show off their aspirations and dreams on canvas or whatever medium they choose.
Paper Contemporary, presented in association with the Print Council of Australia Inc - Check this out… wow! It's an exciting new addition to this years program. 19 exhibitors showcase the best of national and international contemporary printmaking and works on paper. That's got to be worth the ticket price alone right! And that's where I'll be heading first.
Kids can have fun too: Presented by City of Sydney's Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, Kid Contemporary offers the chance for kids to get their fingers all fired up with drawing for kids of all ages using more traditional methods and exciting digital animation.
Just as important as the art; the food that makes us smile too. Not only is Eveleigh Markets provided sumptuous morsels but Longrain is actually Popping Up for a little fun with it's little sister Subcontinental, putting in a collaborative appearance to offer contemporary (funny that) Thai and modern Indian cuisine.
Many others such as Local Palette, Young Henrys brewery
Mary's, Bloodwood, Food Rascal, 212 Blu and Gelato Messina will all be offering their wares. Something for everyone me thinks. Perhaps Paper Contemporary may not be my first stop!?!
Here's the link to the list of Galleries exhibiting.
Redfern Station | 8 minute walk
Macdonaldtown Station | 10 minute walk
Newtown Station | 15 minute walk
More info www.131500.com.au
Nearest stop is at Codrington Street at City Road, approximately a 5 minute walk to Carriageworks.
Buses: 422, 423, 426, 428, 370, 352
Taxis should enter Carriageworks at 229 Wilson Street, corner of Queen Street
Carriageworks is located close to Sydney University, the Seymour Centre, and Australian Technology Park. Casual parking is available at these sites for a fee.
Casual parking at Sydney University | 5 minute walk | More info
Casual parking at Shepherd Street Carpark | 7 minute walk
Casual parking at Australian Technology Park | 20 minute walk |
There will be a Sydney Contemporary mini bus that runs between the Seymour Centre Car park (pick up is on Shepherd Street) and Carriageworks between Thursday 10 – Sunday 13 September. The bus will depart from Shepherd Street from when the Fair opens each day and will run every 20 minutes.