Two of Australia's leading art fairs Spring 1883 and Sydney Contemporary are set to draw collectors, and industry leaders including curators, directors, artists and art admirers to our city in September. 

Each of the two art fairs feature an array of UNSW Art & Design alum, inclduing among them 70 participating gallerists, exhibiting artists, curators, directors, writers, industry speakers, and performers. 

Describing itself as Australasia's premier international art fair, Sydney Contemporary returns with the nations largest gathering of local and international galleries.

Taking place from the 7-10 September throughout Carriageworks, the third edition of Sydney Contemporary celebrates five days of curated exhibitions and ambitious programming appealing to the serious collector, art lover and those curious about contemporary art.  

From the 6-10 September, Spring 1883 returns to the Establishment Hotel in Sydney with a lineup of left-field and inventive contemporary art from Australia, New Zealand and further afield.

Occupying all four levels of The Establishment, the fair will see boldly curated presentations of new work from Australian and international galleries – including the Murray White Room, Darren Knight Gallery, Ivan Anthony, Grey Noise Dubai, General Store, Dutton New York and Art Projects Australia.

Established in 2014 by Melbourne gallerists Geoff Newton, Vikki McInnes, Kate Barber and Vasili Kaliman, Spring 1883, see itself as more of a boutique event and takes cues from New York’s cult Gramercy Park Art Fair.