Sydney Contemporary art fair has wrapped its second edition, with record sales and attendance figures for 2015.


Seung Yul Oh, TongRoh, 2015, shown at Starkwhite.

The second edition of Sydney Contemporary art fair has come to a close and recorded high sales and visitors than in its 2013 launch. Sydney Contemporary this year attracted some 30,150 visitors over its four days, securing in excess of $14 million in art work sales across 90 galleries, with more expected to be finalised in the coming weeks. This year’s fair included a four-day public program comprising film screenings, installation, performance, talks, tours and educational children’s activities across seven large-scale spaces at Carriageworks, as well as a number of satellite events throughout the city, such as Spring 1883.

Of the galleries participating, 30% were international – hailing from 14 countries – demonstrating the growth of the fair’s profile. Indeed, Megan Leckie, the Shanghai gallery director of Pearl Lam Galleries, commented that, “Sydney Contemporary attracted a very serious pool of international collectors. We saw heartfelt and intellectual responses to the work.”