Artists: Why Apply?

Recognised as the leading artist fair, The Other Art Fair is a pioneering platform for uncovering and nurturing new creative talent, allowing artists to forge direct relationships with potential buyers and gallerists. 


Applications for the Sydney 2018 edition have now closed.

Stay tuned for announcements of future Australian editions in Sydney and Melbourne.

Any questions please contact:

Zoe Paulsen
Fair Director


The Other Art Fair prides itself on a comprehensive artist support package to champion individual exhibitors.

This includes:

  • Your own fully built stand at The Other Art Fair which includes spotlights and nameboard
  • A profile on
  • PR support
  • Exposure to a diverse audience of critics, gallerists, and collectors
  • Pre-fair workshop with advice on display, pricing and self-representation given by The Other Art Fair director, and fair alumni
  • Selection by a panel of esteemed experts. Past committee members included: Rhianna Walcott, Ramesh Nithiyendran, Michelle Newton, Annette Larkin, Patricia Piccinini, Kathy Temin, Terry Wu, Lisa Fehily, Annika Kristensen, Amanda Love, Ben Quily, Roslyn Oxley, Paris Neilson, Dr Dick Quan, Mikala Dwyer, Virginia Wilson and Megan Robson. 

This support is compounded by low stand prices, with the cost associated with exhibiting starting from $1,985 + GST


The fair has received extensive press coverage, including highlights features on ABC Breakfast Show, Sydney Morning Herald, Broadsheet, and Concrete Playground.

The Other Art Fair Sydney is works with [art]iculate PR to generate the same far-reaching publicity to that in the UK.   

In addition, partners of The Other Art Fair have includeed; International New York Times, The Australian Film Radio and Televsion School, Mini Cooper, KIRIN, Derivan Stencil Art Studio, Aesthetica, The Conran Shop, Club Monaco, The May Fair Hotel, TOMS Shoes, Polaroid, Sipsmith and UBER and many more. 

The Other Art Fair invites you to be considered for this truly formative experience and exhibit your work at the Sydney fair. 

“Thank you so much for a great fair, I sold two prints, one original, got three commissions for portraits and three galleries are very keen on my works. The public and the other artists were very friendly and receptive. This is all thank to all of you and your hard work. You’ve made the Fair an incredible success.”

Lorenzo Belenguer

“The Other Art Fair was an amazing opportunity to get exposure to a large number of people. It was extremely well organised and, in addition to selling work, I was approached by several galleries who offered to work with me.” 

Dan Hillier

“Just to say a thank you for a terrific fair.  I had tons of interest – sold work and I am now busy following up gallery leads.  All the visitors I spoke to gave very good feedback and the friends and contacts I invited were impressed with the standard of work on show.  I shall definitely reapply for the fair." 

Caroline Hall

“Showing at The Other Art Fair has opened me up to more opportunities than I could have ever imagined…I was approached by Scream Gallery who invited me to show in a group exhibition of international emerging artists and Store Street Gallery who asked me to show in New York and Los Angeles." 

Caroline Jane Harris

“It has been a great experience. The fair was very successful. Christie’s enquiring about my prices, A Swedish journalist taking photos of my stand, I may sign up with another gallery if we agree on the T&Cs, many people engaging with the work, and so much more…” 

Adrian Scicluna

“I was so pleased with the response to my work, have had increased traffic through my website and FB page, received follow up emails from art placement companies and have had messages enquiring about the work that was on show. So the outcomes were all positive, and they are definitely outcomes that would not have arisen if I had spent that money on a show at home instead." 

Rychèl Thérin