If you’ve ever felt too intimidated to buy art from a gallery (or perhaps, a little short of funds), you might appreciate The Other Art Fair – a four-day event and opportunity to buy directly from emerging artists. More festival than posh art gallery, it’s completely open to the public and features more than a hundred artists.
The spring edition of the fair is happening this October in Sydney. In addition to a huge array of art for sale (including paintings and sculptures), you’ll also get to check out an exciting program that includes screen-printing workshops, immersive installations, and even the chance to nab a hand-poked tattoo from Lily Gloria (it’ll be based on a first-come, first-served basis).
The cherry on top? frankie readers can get 25 per cent off Friday-Sunday tickets! That brings adult passes to $15 and concession tickets to $11.25, if you purchase before October 24. Just use the code “TOAF” at the checkout. If you're keen, head over here to book your tickets.
The Other Art Fair, Sydney
October 24, 25, 25 and 27
The Cutaway at Barangaroo
1 Merriman Street, Barangaroo Reserve
More info here