Discover Australia’s Emerging Artists At The Other Art Fair In Barangaroo

Drop-in life drawing, surprise urban interventions and live tattooing are just some of what’s on

The Other Art Fair
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Due to COVID, last year’s art fair was cut short, so this year, internationally renowned, The Other Art Fair is returning to Sydney, and it has big plans. From Thursday, 18 March to Sunday, 21 March, the autumn edition will be held at Barangaroo Reserve’s, The Cutaway. The semi-open-air space is the perfect backdrop for such an event. Here’s what to expect. 

Which artists are exhibiting?

The Other Art Fair Sydney 2021 autumn edition will present the works of 110 emerging artists as selected by an accomplished selection committee. The Selection Committee for this edition includes curator and creative producer Sebastian Goldspink, festival director of Art Month Sydney Emma O’Neill, editor of Art Edit magazine Rose of Sharon Leake and Saatchi Art’s Chief Curator and VP, Art Advisory Rebecca Wilson. 

View the exhibiting artists on Saatchi Art here.

Is there food and drink?

Food from some of Sydney’s favourite venues will be on offer throughout the fair, including melt-in-your-mouth pastries from Brickfields Bakery and hand-crafted pies from Broomfields Pies. Grab a drink from Riot Wine Co, famous for their easy-drinking, sustainably-made Australian wine in a can and learn more about wine at one of their workshops.

What are the highlights of the fair?

From Williamsburg to Sydney, Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School will be in attendance with performances and live drop-in drawing sessions. The interactive digital art of the year is from Marc-O-Matic, one of the world’s best digital artists, who transforms static imagery into elaborate experiential art worlds that can be explored in virtual and augmented reality. Michael Pederson, aka Miguel Marquez, creates art outside the confines of the gallery. In the past, Miguel’s humorous works have included ‘personal space’ preference cards and oversized emergency panic buttons hidden in local parks. Keep your eyes peeled at the fair for his latest work. 

If you thought it was only about art on the walls, you would be amiss. Hand-poked tattoo artist Ink Sphinx will take up residence at the fair, with tattoos starting from $100 and on a first-come, first-served basis. You can also watch Shannon Crees create a digital animated artwork live.

Is The Other Art Fair online?

From Tuesday, 23 March to Sunday, 28 March, visitors can navigate their way through The Other Art Fair Sydney: Virtual Edition. All artists from the in-person fair will be featured in the Virtual Edition, with visitors able to chat in real-time with artists and purchase art through Saatchi Art. There will be a series of free digital events throughout the week, including art

tours with Saatchi Art curators, workshops and feature content. pre-register for previews here.

Where do I get tickets?

On Thursday, you can get tickets for $35 pre-sale or it’s $50 at the door. Every other day is $20 pre-sale or $30 at the door for adults, and $15 pre-sale or $20 at the door for concession. It’s free for children under 12, so bring them along. 


All of the Sydney Food News You Need to Know

For all your Sydney food moments.

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There’s plenty to celebrate this year, from new menus to restaurants throwing parties, bottomless brunches, and more.

Here, we have the latest on Sydney’s food news, from chefs taking over restaurants to limited-edition menus and feasts for all your friends to enjoy.

  • To celebrate World Gin Day, and for one week only, gin and food lovers can try nagashi-sōmen—translating to ‘flowing noodles’— which sees noodles sent down a bamboo chute for diners to collect with chopsticks. The one-off experience will be hosted at Kid Kyoto, where guests can enjoy their flowing noodles alongside a menu paired with delicious KI NO BI Gin cocktails. Purchase tickets here.
  • Tuck into a Fireball Burger
  • Feeling the cold? Fireball Whisky and Bar Luca have teamed up for the ultimate firey menu. Offered for a limited time only, head down to Bar Luca for $6 Fireball shots all day, a Fireball shot and cocktail on arrival, and an all-you-can-eat bites of the full “Blame Fireball” menu on Saturday, July 1. Book a spot here
  • For two nights only, on Tuesday the 20th and Tuesday 27th of June, Graeme Hunt, Head Chef of Sydney’s trending late-night bar and dining venue at Zaffi, will be stepping up to the kitchen at award-winning bar PS40. Pop-up guests can expect a mosaic of colourful Lebanese-inspired bar snacks paired with exclusive midweek sips made by the mastermind behind the experimental bar, Michael Chiem.
  • Fan of Cinderella? The Great Hall is transforming into The Royal Palace for an enchanting high tea from July 1-2. There will be dancing and fun, and then Cinderella will run out of the venue leaving behind her glass slipper—the search for the missing beauty will begin. Tickets for the Cinderella High Tea costs $80-85 and you can purchase them here.
  • Grill’d has dropped two new burgers, and they’re beyond anything we could have imagined. Taking inspiration from Mexico, Grilld’s two new burgers are a Zesty Mexi and Luxe Nacho Burger. The Zesty Mexi features a black bean pattie with corn chips, tasty cheese, slaw, jalapenos, and chipotle mayo mixed with green tomatillo lime salsa. For meat lovers, the Luxe Nacho Burger is the same as the Zesty Mexi, but with a premium Wagyu pattie.

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