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  • May 11, 2021

Sydney Contemporary 2021 Reveals Gallery Lineup

BETTY KUNTIWA PUMANI, Antara, 2020, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 200 × 250 cm. Copyright and courtesy the artist; Mimili Maku Arts, South Australia; and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne.

On May 11, Sydney Contemporary announced the gallery lineup for its sixth edition—the first large-scale, in-person fair to be held in Australia since the outbreak of Covid-19—scheduled for September 9–12 at the art and cultural hub Carriageworks. The fair will boast over 85 exhibitors from across the Australasian region, displaying works by more than 400 local and international artists across three sectors: “Galleries,” the main portion; “Future,” for young galleries established within the last five years; and “Paper,” a showcase dedicated to printmaking and works on paper, curated in association with The Print Council of Australia Inc. 

First-time participants of the event include Melbourne’s Gertrude Contemporary, which will feature New Zealand painter Brent Harris, Australian sculptor Mira Gojak, and renowned Melbourne-based artist and musician Jon Campbell; and Brisbane’s Onespace, which will exhibit works by Melbourne ceramic artist Dan Elborne and Brisbane painter Nicola Scott. Perth’s Kamilė Gallery will also make their debut, showcasing painter Nigel Laxton’s new tactile projects, which were produced with visually impaired audiences in mind, in collaboration with the organization VisAbility. 

Several galleries will offer works by Indigenous artists. Melbourne’s Alcaston Gallery will spotlight female practitioners, including Yolngu painter and printmaker Nonggirrnga Marawili, the late abstract painter Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, and Antara painter Betty Kuntiwa Pumani. APY Art Centre Collective will bring works from the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara lands of Central Australia. Utopia Art Sydney will survey canvases produced over 50 years by the artist collective Papunya Tula; while Mangkaja Arts, a new gallery from Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia, will present painter John Prince Siddon. 

In addition to the main fair, there will be curated projects spanning installations and performances, as well as panel discussions, guided tours, educational workshops, and talks. 

Founded by Tim Etchells in 2013, the fair has attracted a total of more than 112,000 visitors; sales at its previous five editions amount to over AUD 80 million (USD 62.7 million).

Here is the full list of participating galleries at Sydney Contemporary 2021:


1301PE | Starkwhite (Los Angeles / Auckland) 

Alcaston Gallery (Melbourne) 

Annette Larkin Fine Art (Sydney) 

APY Art Centre Collective (Sydney / Adelaide) 

Arc One Gallery (Melbourne) 

Art Atrium (Sydney) 

Art Collective WA (Perth) 

Artereal Gallery (Sydney) 

Arthouse Gallery (Sydney) 

Australian Galleries (Melbourne / Sydney) 

Beaver Galleries (Canberra) 

Bett Gallery (Hobart) 

Blackartprojects (Melbourne) 

Chalk Horse (Sydney) 

Cooee Art (Sydney) 

Curatorial+Co. (Sydney) 

Darren Knight Gallery (Sydney) 

Dominik Mersch Gallery (Sydney) 

Edwina Corlette (Brisbane) 

Fine Arts, Sydney (Sydney) 

Finkelstein Gallery (Melbourne) 

Flinders Lane Gallery (Melbourne) 

Fox Jensen (Sydney / Auckland) 

Gagprojects (Adelaide / Berlin) 

Galerie pompom (Sydney) 

Gallery 9 (Sydney) 

Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert (Sydney) 

Gallerysmith (Melbourne) 

Gow Langsford (Auckland) 

Hugo Michell Gallery (Adelaide) 

James Makin Gallery (Melbourne) 

Justin Miller Art (Sydney) 

Kalli Rolfe Contemporary (Melbourne) 

Kronenberg Mais Wright (Sydney) 

.M Contemporary (Sydney) 

Mars Gallery (Melbourne) 

Martin Browne Contemporary (Sydney) 

Michael Lett (Auckland)

Michael Reid (Sydney / Berlin) 

Michael Reid (Murrurundi) 

Michelle Perry Fine Arts (Sydney) 

NandaHobbs (Sydney) 

National Art School (Sydney) 

Neon Parc (Melbourne) 

Niagara Galleries (Melbourne) 

Nicholas Thompson Gallery (Melbourne)

Olsen (Sydney / New York) 

Paulnache (Gisborne) 

Piermarq* (Sydney) 

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery (Sydney) 

Sabbia Gallery (Sydney) 

Sarah Cottier Gallery (Sydney) 

Station (Melbourne / Sydney) 

Sullivan+Strumpf (Sydney) 

The Commercial (Sydney) 

The Egg & Dart (Thirroul)

This Is No Fantasy (Melbourne)

Tim Klingender Fine Art (Sydney) 

Utopia Art Sydney (Sydney) 

Vermilion Art (Sydney) 

Wagner Contemporary (Sydney) 

Yavuz Gallery (Singapore / Sydney) 


Formist Editions (Sydney) 

Gertrude Contemporary (Melbourne) 

Ileana (Brisbane) 

Jacob Hoerner Galleries (Melbourne) 

Kamilė Gallery (Perth)

Mangkaja Arts (Fitzroy Crossing)

Michael Bugelli Gallery (Hobart) 

Onespace Gallery (Brisbane) 

Saint Cloche (Sydney)


5 Press Books (Melbourne)

Alphabet City Press | Liz Jeneid (Sydney / Wollongong) 

Artbox Artclub (Melbourne)

Australian Galleries Works on Paper (Sydney / Melbourne) 

Baldessin Studio (Melbourne) 

Barbara A Davidson (Sydney) 

Caren Florance (Canberra) 

Cicada Press (Sydney) 

Gallery East (Perth) 

Melbourne Studios (Melbourne) 

Northern Rivers Contemporary (Northern Rivers) 

Open Bite Printmakers Inc. (Sydney) 

Southeast Studios (Brisbane) 

Susan Baran (Sydney) 

Transmedial (Perth) 

Upspace Ultimo Project Inc. (Sydney) 

Whaling Road Studio (Sydney)

Chloe Morrissey is an editorial intern at ArtAsiaPacific.

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