Tim Etchells, the founder of ART HK and most recently A13 London, is launching Sydney Contemporary next April with a view to making it a biennial event. The inaugural edition of the fair will take place at the Horden Pavilion and Royal Hall of Industries at Moore Park on 12 – 14 April 2013.
The establishment of the new fair is likely to ensure that the Melbourne Art Fair's plans to move to an annual event will stay on the backburner. Melbourne's plans to become annual were announced in 2008, in part to stave off the need for a Sydney event in its off year. However they were were shelved in the light of the global economic crisis and concerns that Australia could not sustain a high-end art fair every year.
Image: Sydney's Horden Pavilion and Royal Hall of Industries