Leading international art fair for independent artists, The Other Art Fair is back for 2023 and this year’s lineup has just been announced. The list of over 130 artists features a diverse group of emerging and established Australian-based talent who – as always – will be on hand at the fair in May to chat about their art. 

Highlights include Sydney-based Illustrator and graphic artist Aley Wild who will be on hand to capture your Wild side. Come bare all for Aley with your object of choice during the fair and she’ll do a quick 3-minute nude illustration for you to keep for free.

“With a program that is diverse and jam-packed, there is truly something for everyone,” says Luke Potkin, Fair Director. “Whether you’re interested in thought-provoking works such as ‘Just Curious’ by young performance artists with disabilities, or something more cheeky like Aley Wild’s Illicit Illustrations, we’ve got you covered. And don’t worry, Aley has a great imagination, so you can keep your clothes on – if you want to!”

Cheese Dog by pinkmilk drink

‘Just Curious’ has been in the works since the middle of February and performers rehearsed for over 8 weeks in preparation for filming. Post-production and editing are still happening but will be ready just in time for the debut at the Sydney fair. The Other Art Fair is proud to welcome artists Ren Wiggins, Cleo Young, Hannah Magdaluyo, Charlotte Mac Sweeney and Bill Stellar and acknowledge neurodivergent and disabled people as consistent contributors and often trailblazers in the art world.

The Other Art Fair continues its mission to reframe art, and how it’s enjoyed; offering a fair that’s inclusive, evocative, and inspiring, with a vibrant programme of features, workshops, immersive installations, DJs and a fully stocked bar. 

It prides itself on providing a unique platform for artists to connect with art enthusiasts, collectors and trade professionals. The fair’s purpose-driven approach enables up-and-coming artists to showcase their work without the need for gallery representation on both a national and international stage in a highly competitive market. 

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It also has a talent for discovering the next big thing and this autumn’s featured artists are no exception. With a wide range of mediums and styles represented, including abstract painting, NFT photography, oversized sculpture and surreal collage, artist highlights include Nkosi Ndlovu, Franca Turrin, Madi Whyte, Zoe Milah DeJesus and many more. 

Mum’s the Word: Sunday 14 May is the Day of Mum and in celebration, The Other Art Fair is offering your mother figure a free ticket to the fair. Treat her to an unforgettable day of art, with a few curious encounters thrown in. Just book two Sunday tickets with the promo code ARTMUM and you’ll automatically get a 50% discount.

  • When: 11 – 14 May 2023 
  • Where: The Cutaway at Barangaroo 
  • Tickets: Book here
  • Find out more here

Credit: Main image – Artist pinkmilk drink “I’m fine, it’s fine, totally fine”.