Installation, group exhibition. Exhibition view at Sydney Contemporary 2017. Image courtesy Sydney Contemporary 2017.
While the cancellation of the biannual Melbourne Art Fair in 2015 appeared to some as a sign of the instability of the Australian commercial art market, for Sydney Contemporary it was good news. The fair opened on Thursday 7 September 2017 with a host of returning local and international galleries from across the Asia-Pacific region and closed with a list of healthy sales, the third edition confirming the fair as Australia's most important commercial art event. Despite the commercial nature of such events, gallery stands and an exhibition curated by Museum of Contemporary Art's Rachel Kent were generous and artist presentations were strong.