The Other Art Fair returns for its third year in October, spotlighting 100 emerging and established artists who are selected by a panel of art-world heavyweights. The fair also takes place in London and New York, and its aim is to make it easy to start your first art collection or learn about the market.
Broadsheet has chosen three artists showing at the fair and now we’re handing it over to you to pick your favourite (via the gallery above). The artist who gets the most votes will go on to collaborate with Australian fashion label Gorman on the spring/summer 2018 capsule collection. When you vote you’ll go into the running to win a $1000 shopping spree at any Gorman boutique (or via its online store), where you can browse structured staples with colourful, playful patterns. The competition is open to readers across Australia.
The three artists we have selected are Paula do Prado, Jackson McLaren and Caroline Collom. Do Prado is an Uruguayan-born mixed-media artist who mainly works in collage and painting. Identity is a recurring theme for her, alongside race and migration. Hosting solo exhibitions in both Sydney and Melbourne, as well as being part of several group exhibitions around the country, she’s a strong contender. Do Prado also won the Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship, and the TAFTA (The Australian Forum for Textile Arts) Workshop award in 2009.
Melbourne-based McLaren is a successful painter who isn’t afraid of colour or shape. Inspired by Picasso, abstract figures dart across the canvas, juxtaposed with intricate patterns.
Collom’s work plays with the illusion of depth, with arresting colours, lines and shapes.
The Other Art Fair will be held at Eveleigh’s Australian Technology Park from October 26 to 29 in Sydney and will travel to Melbourne in autumn 2018. The competition is now closed. The winner is C. Lewis from Sydney.