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.”