Sydney Contemporary will install a giant interactive phone charging tower

Words by Indah Dwyer

Sensory overload.

One of Australasia’s largest contemporary art fairs, Sydney Contemporary, returns for the fifth year this September. 

The fair’s program of interactive events, Installation Contemporary, has announced a wild lineup of new and site-specific works. Most notable is the six-metre-tall Tower of Power, a neo-medieval column that visitors can climb to the top for a 360-degree view of the vast exhibition space – and charge their phones. 

Housed in the impressive Carriageworks space with a focus on strengthening the ties between Australian and international artists, Installation Contemporary will present the works of 15 local and global artists for the duration of the fair.

The large scale conceptual works range from giant paper knitting to suspension paintings, virtual reality to immersive sculpture work, this is art at its most spectacular and non-traditional.

Installation Contemporary opens on Thursday 12 September at Carriageworks.  

The full program will be announced in August 2019.


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