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Showcasing works by 130 emerging and independent artists

The inaugural spring edition of The Other Art Fair Sydney is set to take over Barangaroo's The Cutaway from 24 to 27 October.

WeekendNotes subscribers can take advantage of 25% off Friday-Sunday tickets using the code WEEKEND25 at until October 20.

Held for the first time in the fair's spectacular new home of The Cutaway at Barangaroo, The Other Art Fair aims to make art accessible for everyone, with thousands of artworks starting from $100!

However, this is not your average art fair! In addition to showcasing the works of 130 emerging and independent artists, The Other Art Fair Sydney also presents a dynamic four-day public program featuring live tattooing on-site, a physics engine-equipped Light Seesaw, workshops from MakerSpace & Co, art tours by Saatchi Art's team of curators, a live DJ set, activities for kids and delicious street food.

This is a unique opportunity to discover and buy contemporary art in an exciting and engaging atmosphere. This year, visitors​ will be met by ​Extract of Red Air​, an inflatable art collaboration between Goldberg Aberline Studio and Yindjibarndi artists Sharon and Kaye Warrie.


Other highlights include:

  • Hand-Poked Tattoos​ - A love of graffiti and interest in making marks on places outside of a gallery led artist ​Lily Gloria​ to tattooing. Lily has created a selection of tattoos exclusively for ​The Other Art Fair Sydney​, where she will take up residence and use a tiny needle to get the intricate dot work unique to her style of tattoos. Tattoos are $150 and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • The Light Seesaw​ - Melbourne-based multimedia design studio ​ENESS​ bring The Light Seesaw to Sydney for the first time. Exploring physics and other elemental forces, their seesaw is equipped with a physics engine and thirty-three rows of light that respond to your tilt as you soar through the air. ENESS seesaws - the original seesaw of light - have been installed worldwide, stimulating an international trend for reinventions of this classic play experience.

  • Workshops​ - Marrickville-based not-for-profit collective ​MakerSpace & Co​ will host a series of workshops and demonstrations throughout the fair. Visitors can discover the wonderful world of contemporary collage with artist Lyndon Pike, transform recycled plastics into hand-pressed​ wearable rings with Socially Plastics and learn the art of script signwriting, screen printing, Japanese woodblock carving or surface stitching embroidery, while enjoying artworks by the collective's resident artists. Timetable and bookings at

  • Future Vision​ - Artist ​Kyle Weyburne​ will present ​Future Vision​, an immersive installation using lighting reminiscent of computer circuitry. The paintings on display are created to be viewed through smartphones, as they come to life in this augmented reality experience.

  • Greener Future initiative​ - in an effort to decrease the use of disposable plastic bottles and cups at the fairs, British artist ​David Shrigley​ has designed a limited-edition​ drinking cup, available for purchase onsite at all global editions of ​The Other Art Fair​.

    Throughout the fair, food from some of Sydney's favourite venues will be on offer, including ​feel-good Vietnamese favourites from Bar Pho​, Lambda - Sydney's hottest Food Truck, Broomfield's Pie Co hand-crafted pies and delicious coffee from Pull n Shots. The Other Art Fair​ bar will also be pouring wines, beers and plenty of other drinks for thirsty art lovers.

    Musicland​ will host a lineup of DJs to perform during the fair, while after hours at Friday Late, visitors can take over as DJs themselves with The Mash Machine's intuitive interface, which allows up to four people at one time to create music just by placing and moving blocks.

    Kids are welcome visitors to the fair, with FREE entry for children under 16 and a ​Kids Create​ area, where they can unleash their artistic flair and participate in creative art activities and crafty challenges suitable for all ages.


    Tickets for The Other Art Fair Sydney are now on sale and you can save 25% on Friday-Sunday tickets using the code WEEKEND25 at​ until October 20.

    Opening hours are as follows:

    Thursday 24 Oct: 6-10pm

    Friday 25 Oct: 1-9pm

    Saturday 26 Oct: 11-7pm

    Sunday 27 Oct: 10am-5pm


    For all the latest on what's on and to plan your visit, please see:





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    When: 24-27 October
    Where: The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve
    Cost: From $15
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