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Sydney: An Extract of Red Air

If you’re planning on visiting The Other Art Fair Sydney this October, then on arrival you’ll be treated to ‘An extract of Red Air’. Created by Goldberg Aberline Studio (GAS) in a collaborative project with the Indigenous Cheeditha Art Group in the Pilbara, this large-scale project incorporates GAS’ love of fun, vibrant patterns with Aboriginal iconography to tell a story about both ancient and modern Australia.

Matthew Aberline and Maurice Goldberg of Goldberg Aberline Studio collaborated with Sharon and Kaye Warrie, both part of the Cheeditha Art group in the Pilbara, to produce Red Air. The work expresses a deep respect for the oldest civilisation in the world, an acknowledgment of Australia’s indigenous and white history, a willingness to listen, and a desire to create a new and inclusive future. Red Air has previously been shown in Melbourne, Canberra and the Pilbara, and now for the first time an excerpt of this impressive installation will be showcased at The Other Art Fair Sydney, taking pride of place at the entrance to the Fair.

Watch the making of Red Air

We are excited to be showcasing ‘An Extract of Red Air’ and considering the rich history of our venue, Barangaroo Reserve, a site with deep Aboriginal and cultural history and significance, we will be honouring elders, past and present, with a smoking ceremony to mark the Fair’s opening on Thursday 24th October.