Sydney Contemporary 2023 | Conversations on Art, Architecture and Design
Australasia’s premier contemporary art fair, Sydney Contemporary, presents an exciting lineup of art, architecture and design conversations as part of Talk Contemporary.
From September 7-10, Sydney Contemporary 2023 returns to Carriageworks to host more than 500 artists and 96 emerging and established galleries from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Indonesia and Singapore. The art fair has also unveiled a series of talks under their program Talk Contemporary, under the umbrella of art, curated by Friends with Strangers director Samantha Watson-Wood, and architecture and design, curated by design editor and commentator Karen McCartney.
Engaging leading Australian creatives in live conversations, Talk Contemporary will explore themes such as designing spaces for art and a designer or architect’s approach to collecting. “The architecture and design talk series has a stellar lineup of panellists with topics that span art in the home and art in public spaces, how and what to collect and how architecture and art intersect with designing for Country,” Karen McCartney says. “We are really delighted by the range of artists, architects, interior designers and gallerists who have agreed to be part of the talk series – so we can guarantee stimulating, witty and informative discussions,” she adds.
Sydney Contemporary is presented at Carriageworks, Australia’s largest multi-arts centre, from September 7-10, 2023.
Indigenous research, spatial and product design studio Hardy & Hardy founder Bernadette Hardy will speak as part of a panel on Designing with Country: Art and Architecture. Bernadette joins Wiradjuri building designer Samantha Rich, architect Huw Turner and design editor and commentator David Clark moderating the discussion. The talk will explore what it means to embed a strong and meaningful sense of Country in the places we design.
Design editor Steven Todd will be moderating a discussion on Art + Interiors: Matching the couch is not a requirement with Martin Browne Contemporary’s gallerist Martin Browne, art advisor Kym Elphinstone and Arent&Pyke founders and interior designers Juliette Arent and Sarah Jane Pyke. Steven Todd will also be exploring Clever Collecting & Commissioning – What Are Your Best Moves? withEvi-O founder and multidisciplinary designer Evi O, M. Contemporary founder and curator Michelle Paterson and YSG Studio founder and interior designer Yasmine Saleh Ghoniem.
As part of Art + Interiors: Matching the couch is not a requirement, Arent&Pyke founders and interior designers Juliette Arent and Sarah-Jane Pyke speak about specifying art for residential interiors, how they engage clients and the questions they’re asked most.
Art advisor Kym Elphinstone joins the panel discussion on Art + Interiors: Matching the couch is not a requirement to shed light on what success looks like when approaching art for interiors.
Evi-O Studio founder and multidisciplinary designer Evi O will speak as part of Clever Collecting & Commissioning – What Are Your Best Moves? (It’s Not All About The Dollars). M. Contemporary founder and curator Michelle Paterson, YSG Studio founder and interior designer Yasemin Saleh Ghoniem will join Evi O in the discussion, moderated by design editor Steven Todd.
OIGÅLL PROJECTS founder and curator Andy Kelly will bring his perspective to Crossovers – Design As Art; The Rise Of Collectible Design, uncovering where design ends and art begins. The talk will trace the emerging trend of, and driving forces behind, designed objects and limited edition runs.
This year’s Sydney Contemporary will feature more than 500 artists and 96 emerging and established galleries from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Indonesia and Singapore.
The Sydney Contemporary talk program Talk Contemporary will take place from September 7-10 at the fair.