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Sneak peak: Installation Contemporary at Sydney Contemporary 2015

Glen Hayward's 'I Don’t Want You to Worry About Me, I Have Met Some Beautiful People', 2012, Photo: Hamish MacLauren, courtesy of the artist and PAULNACHE, Gisborne, NZ

Sydney Contemporary, Australasia’s international art fair, has revealed details of the Installation Contemporary sector of this year’s fair which will take place at the Redfern-based multi-arts centre Carriageworks from September 10-13, 2015.

Curated by The Curators’ Department, a Sydney-based independent creative agency, Installation Contemporary 2015 comprises 18 immersive, interactive, and site-specific artworks situated throughout the Fair’s 10,000 square metre footprint.

Drawing inspiration from Carriageworks’ towering heights, hidden corners, and evocative spaces, The Curators’ Department have commissioned an exciting array of works by a diverse group of both established and emerging artists.

“Driving the project is an investigation into artists’ approach to materials and how, through the installation format, they are able to induce a broader sensory experience and transform the perception of self and space,” state the curators in their notes.

Works to look out for include Alex Seton’s pile of cast marble composite paddles, Gregor Kregar’s purpose-built wood and neon structure, Glen Hayward’s recreation of the office cubicle from “The Matrix,” Gunjan Aylawadi’s paper tapestry, Caroline Rothwell’s interactive “Weather Maker,” and Vicky Browne, Simon Reece, and Darren Seltmann’s collaborative installation “Conversations with Plants.”

The artists participating in Installation Contemporary 2015 are: Tony Albert with Stephen Page, Gunjan Aylawadi, Vicky Browne with Simon Reece and Darren Seltmann, Ham Darroch, Scott Eady, Helen Eager, Glen Hayward, Gregor Kregar, Justine Khamara, Laith McGregor, Christine McMillan Callum Morton, Mylyn Nguyen, Stephen Ralph, Brian Robinson, Caroline Rothwell, and Alex Seton.

BY Nicholas Forrest |  August 30, 2015 | View link