An upbeat Tim Etchells hosted a function last week to promote the launch of Sydney Contemporary. Directed by well-known Australian gallerist Barry Kedoulis, the first edition of the fair will take place September in a refurbished train shed at Sydney's historic Carriageworks. Etchells says the fair will feature 65 galleries and that it has already secured the participation of 48 galleries, including 20 from overseas. He is also confident the fair will attract art buyers despite tougher market conditions that saw last year's Melbourne Art Fair report sales of $8 million, down from $11 million in 2010.
Image: Tim Etchells at ART HK