October Fair Program

EXHIBITING ARTISTS

Discover artwork from over 130 emerging and independent artists, specially selected by our expert-led Selection Committee. Each edition of the Fair provides visitors with the opportunity to meet and buy art directly from the artist - your chance to invest in the maker!

Check out our October 2019 Artist Line-up here

MAKERSPACE & CO. - Live Workshops

Learn a new craft and get creative with Sydney-based collective Makerspace & Co. 

Unleash your creativity during their interactive workshop series, attend one of their live demonstrations, or buy an artwork from selected MakerSpace & Co resident artists throughout the Fair.

Tickets for workshops are available at checkout when booking your ticket. See more details on avaiable workshops HERE. 

LILY GLORIA: Hand-Poked Tattooing

Get inked live at the Fair by Melbourne based hand-poked tattoo artist Lily Gloria. Lily has come a long way as an artist since her London days, but her intricate designs have remained just as alluring. Make sure you stop past her stand to see her designs, including some created especially for The Other Art Fair. 

Tattoos cost $150. No pre-booking required.

SAATCHI ART TOURS

Join a free tour with one of our Saatchi Art Curatorial team members for a guided introduction into the art world. 

Discover what to look for when buying art, how to buy for your individual taste and budget, or be introduced to a variety of our exhibiting artists. 

Opening Night Thursday 24 October
7PM

Friday 25 October 
5PM

7PM

Saturday 26 October
2PM

4PM

Sunday 27 October
1PM

3PM

ENESS - 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. 

KYLE WEYBURNE - Future Vision 

Step into this installation and take a step into the future...

Walking into this room is akin to walking in to the brain of your future self. The walls are reminiscent of computer circuitry, which guides and directs the electricity that feeds our new reality. The paintings glow on the walls as they are infused with 240 volts of pure energy. If you had the augmented eyes of your future self, you'd be able to see these pictures move--but you don't. For now, you’ll have to watch them come to life via your smartphone or tablet. But that’s not so bad. This is our future. Billboards will move as we walk past, posters will talk to us, and artwork will be like a book; what we see is just the cover, the content though, waits to be opened up. 

GOLDBERG ABERLINE STUDIO - Extract of Red Air 

Extract of Red Air - Matthew Aberline and Maurice Goldberg of Goldberg Aberline Studio collaborated with Sharon and Kaye Warrie, both part of the Cheeditha Art group in the Pilbara, to produce Red Air, an extract of which will be exhibited at The Other Art Fair Sydney. The work expresses a deep respect for the oldest civilisation in the world, an acknowledgment of Australia’s indigenous and white history, a willingness to listen, and a desire to create a new and inclusive future.
Discover these impressive inflatable structures as you enter The Other Art Fair. 

THE DOOF SECRETARIES - Get Organised

If you could do with a little help getting your affairs in order, visit The Doof Secretaries (open for business both Thursday and Friday 6.30pm-8.30pm).
Located within the bar area, The Secretaries are always delighted to help any lost souls find their way - through the arts and sciences of listing, filing and compartmentalising. Intrigued? Us too. We'll meet you at the water cooler. 

FRIDAY LATE

We’re celebrating art after dark with drinks, live DJs, exhibiting artists, and installations. Visit us any time before 9 p.m. for some after-work fun, and kick-start your weekend an ‘Other’ way.

KIDS CREATE

Bring your little ones to the Fair and make our walls your canvas at the Kids Create area.

Activity sheets, marker pens, and endless colouring, will keep the youngest of our visitors engaged throughout our four day program. The perfect setting for kids to explore the world of creative expression, marker in-hand!

Kids 16 years and under are welcome to the Fair free of charge.

GREENER FUTURE - Limited-Edition Reusable Cup

We are excited to announce that this edition of Fair will be seeing no single-use plastic on-site! 

In addition to recycling bins and returnable cups which will be provided throughout the event, cups with an exclusive design by renowned British artist David Shrigley, will also be available for purchase. 

Be part of our Greener Future pledge and get your limited-edition cup at the Welcome Desk or the Other Art Bar!

FOOD & DRINK

Satisfied your art cravings and hungry for something else? Treat yourself to a variety of food and drinks throughout the event.

From Bar Pho’s Vietnmanese delights to Broomfields Pies or even Lambda's Greek Fest, you'll need that second stomach! You can also find your daily coffee fix or a cheeky glass of bubbles, at the Fair.