Friday, December 18, 2009

The Affordable Art Fair

Art Sydney in 2010 is being re-branded to The Affordable Art Fair. It was after much consideration we decided to make this change, as the change from this model was made as the word “affordable” seemed to mean “daggy”. Since the GFC has hit, perceptions of the word seem to have shifted, and we felt it is time for a re-brand for the event which more closely reflects our aims and ideals, which is to provide the general public with quality art at an affordable price as well as an educational role. Art Sydney will be held in November in 2010 to avoid the glut of other arty events in October such as Sculpture by The Sea and Art and About.

This doesn’t mean we are dropping features or downgrading the events in any way.

We welcome suggestions on how to improve our events and I would like to encourage you to email me here with your ideas and feedback.

It is with great sadness that I tell you of the passing of the very wonderful Janice McCulloch. Janice was the Editor and owner of Art Almanac, who have supported Off The Wall tirelessly since 2006. Janice and her wonderful family are great supporters of emerging artists and indeed Janice was a great collector.

For those of us that knew Janice, it has been a very sad time as she was a real part of the art family and is very sadly missed.

The horrific death of Nick Waterlow and his daughter Chloe also rocked the art world in the same week, and our deepest sympathies go out to both families and friends.


In an effort to shamelessly promote our sponsor, I urge you to treat yourself or your art loving family and friends to an annual Art Almanac subscription. This is the most useful magazine on the market and keeps you up to date with who is showing what, where and when. I find the maps very handy when traveling interstate to go gallery hopping, and would be really lost without it!!

Cash Brown - used with permission