Teaming up with Broadcaster and Head of Collections at Soho House Kate Bryan as curator, we have programed a year-long series of events, initiatives and exhibitions to take the steps to becoming more sustainable.
In our efforts to join the greener side at our May Melbourne edition, we will be hosting a number of exciting new features. See our full program below.
"I started The Other Art Fair back in 2011 to support unrepresented artists. Since then we have sold over 20,000 artworks, welcomed over 200,000 visitors and worked with more than 3,000 artists across 20 countries.
Eight years on and our mission has expanded. I believe we can still do more but in order to continue working with artists, and developing events which both stimulate and surprise our audiences, we must aim to do this in a sustainable way.
Events so often have a negative impact on the environment and an art fair is no different. We have therefore set ourselves the challenge to be more thoughtful in every decision we make as an organisation and our commitment is to be as environmentally aware as possible. We are now working towards being wholly sustainable and across all our fairs we are taking steps to get much closer to that.
To do this we are working with Broadcaster and Head of Collections at Soho House – Kate Bryan. Kate is very passionate about the sustainability and she will be curating a number of initiatives to highlight many of the issues faced by both artists and organisations like ourselves.
The Other Art Fair is committed to making a difference. I believe we are currently having a positive impact on the art world by cultivating the emerging part of the market, but in order to create art we need a healthy world to be both inspired by and to live in.
It’s yet another reason we are The “Other” Art Fair." Ryan Stanier, Founder of The Other Art Fair
Upcyle is a new initiative where we will be reviving your unwanted artwork by a creative talent! Five renowned Australian artists will be on-site through out the fair including Paul Yore, Zory McGrath, Emma Currie and more... Bring your unloved artwork to the fair and have it transformed into a one of a kind original artwork!
Reuse is the name of the game. We will be selling a reusable cup designed especially for The Other Art Fair by renowned artist David Shrigley, and with discounted drinks also on the cards you'll want to keep coming back.
The limited edition cups can be purchased on-site at the Welcome Desk or The Other Art Bar!
The Feedback Wall is where we will be asking visitors to leave their ideas and suggestions to further our Greener Future cause. This will foster a community of art lovers helping each other to become more eco-aware.