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Sydney International Art Series to Bolster Visitor Economy

Release Date: 6/03/2015
The Sydney Business Chamber has said the two exclusive exhibitions announced as part of the annual International Art series are good news for Sydney in growing our visitor economy and enhancing our appeal as a cultural destination.
Patricia Forsythe, Executive Director of the Sydney Business Chamber said, “The Sydney International Art Series 2015-2016 would see two world recognised exhibitions hosted at the Gallery of New South Wales and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA). 
“Works by great artists such as Titian, Monet, Rembrandt, Gauguin and Cézanne are rarely exhibited in the Asia Pacific and the opportunity is a great coupe for Sydney.
“Sydney’s capacity to grow its visitor economy requires inspiring exhibitions that will anchor a visit to Sydney and NSW.
“The benefit of the two galleries offering complementary exhibitions gives visitors a reason to extend their stay.
Mrs Forsythe said, “For businesses such as hotels, January was once a quiet month in Sydney due to the drop in normal business travel but the commitment to major events and festivals has lifted the summer-time visitation which has strong economic benefits within the broader economy.
“The exhibition from the National Galleries of Scotland as well as the works of British contemporary artist, Grayson Perry should deliver for Sydney an art blockbuster that has been missing from the summer calendar for the past few seasons.
“Sydney shines in summer and along with the Sydney Festival its cultural offering for 2015-16 should ensure that Sydney’s reputation as a cultural city will continue to be enhanced.”
Media contact: Patricia Forsythe 0418 165 466 or Kate Bryant 0424 186 367

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