September 20

SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY 13

Max

Max

Thousands of people attended the opening Sydney Contemporary 13 at Carriageworks  last night. While this means that Sydney’s brand new art fair has gone off with a big bang and can already be considered a major success, it poses a few problems for the punters. Firstly its nigh impossible to see any art on the opening night, but that is usually the case anyway, and of course its damn hard to get a drink. With mammoth queues and precipice steep bar prices we were as sober as we have ever been at an occasion of this nature. (But fear not folks it didn’t last long). But the evening should not to be judged by the alcohol intake because for the Social Pages it’s about the people and the photographs … and what a treat they are. Both Nat and Dave love  photographing in Sydney because its just SO easy. Sydney siders have a tendency to throw themselves before our cameras … some with gay abandon. The atmosphere at the opening was electric (sorry about the cliche) and the absence of shy people made our attendance both rewarding and extremely satisfying. We may have even made some new friends – time will tell. Now … there is a vast array of art from galleries from all over the world and something to break everyone’s bank. If you are looking for work by Australia’s most censored artist, Paul Yore – don’t hold your breath. His site specific installation was removed in time for the early influx of VIPS as it apparently contravenes NSW laws …. but hey rumour has it that the work may have been sold already. Nothing quite like an art scandal to get the newspapers going and crank up the sales. Sydney Contemporary 13 runs until September 22 – its not for long so get on down to Carriage works !

Warning

Warning

Christopher and Charles

Christopher and Charles

Michelle Bartley

Michelle Bartley

Joan Ross and Ramesh

Joan Ross and Ramesh

Gary Namponan and Robert Yunkaporta

Gary Namponan and Robert Yunkaporta visiting from Arukun Far North Queensland

Julianne Pearce

Julianne Pearce

 Michelle Newton and Mark Feary

Michelle Newton and Mark Feary

Natalie Thomas, Jenny Watsona nd Madeleine Kelly

Natalie Thomas, Jenny Watson and Madeleine Kelly

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Nadine

Liang Luscombe and Ben Forster

Liang Luscombe and Ben Forster

Angela

Angela Tiatia and lovely friend

George and Jason

George and Jason

James, Ash, Leah and Clair

James, Ash, Leah and Clair

Hannah and Ash Keating

Hannah and Ash Keating

Stephen Fenley

Stephen Feneley

Tony Albert

Tony Albert

Andrew King and Brigid Healey

Andrew King and Brigid Healey

Dan's spectacular jacket

Dan’s magnificent jacket

Brenda Croft

Brenda Croft

Tracey and Davina

Tracey and Davina

Bec and David

Bec and David

Waratah and Tanya

Waratah and Tanya

Fen and Jackie

Fen and Jackie

VIP queue

VIP queue