This spring Sydney Contemporary and London’s emerging, artist-focused The Other Art Fair will happen in Sydney. Now another art event has been announced. Spring 1883 is a boutique art fair inspired by New York’s Gramercy International Art Fair (now called The Armory Show), held in the rooms of the Gramercy Hotel.
“It was conceived by Australian galleries Sarah Scout Presents, Station and Neon Parc,” says festival director, Luisa Bosci. “They wanted to create a boutique fair with like-minded galleries that would become a site for dialogue between artists, galleries and collectors.”
The fair first appeared in 2014 at the historic Hotel Windsor in Melbourne. This year it will take place at the Establishment Hotel in Sydney’s CBD, opening this week. “Seeing how individual galleries respond to their hotel suite is one of the most exciting aspects of the fair for me,” says Bosci.
“We have 24 galleries participating in this year’s fair from Australia and abroad,” says Bosci. Participating international galleries include Dutton from New York, Southard Reid from London. Local galleries include Sarah Cottier Gallery, Daine Singer, Darren Knight and Moana Project Space from Perth. “Gallery participation is by invitation only, however each gallery then chooses their own line-up of artists and works,” she says.
Spring 1883 will run from September 9–12 at Establishment Hotel, 5 Bridge Lane, Sydney CBD.