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MELBOURNE ART FAIR 2014

The Melbourne Art Fair is one of Australasia’s leading contemporary art events, showcasing outstanding work from the region’s best galleries.

During its 25 year history, the Fair has helped stimulate critical and commercial attention for prominent galleries and their artists, presenting a rich and diverse cross-section of the region’s visual art scene and directly contributing to the livelihood of living artists.

The 2014 Melbourne Art Fair offers everything for seasoned collectors, art enthusiasts and first time buyers alike.

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Tickets to the Melbourne Art Fair are now on sale. Tickets are limited and booking are essential.

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A CELEBRATION OF LIVING ARTISTS

Join collectors, art enthusiasts and artists for the most anticipated event on Melbourne’s visual arts calendar.

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EXHIBITING GALLERIES

The Melbourne Art Fair is proud to announce 70+ leading galleries from Australia, the Asia Pacific and beyond, participating in the Fair this August.  Some of the most respected names in contemporary art will showcase the work of over 300 artists working across a range of media.

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Collector Program

The Collector Program delivers exclusive access to Melbourne’s thriving contemporary art scene and the 2014 edition promises to impress!

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Keynote Address with Pearl Lam

Monday 11 August
6:30pm-8:30pm
National Gallery of Victoria’s Clemenger Auditorium

Melbourne Art Foundation will kick-off the 2014 Melbourne Art Week program with the Melbourne Art Foundation Key Note Address featuring Pearl Lam from Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore.

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The Angry Penguin

The Angry Penguin, is the Fair’s first a pop-up restaurant by The European’s Ian Curley and Bay Leaf Catering’s Head Chef, Derek Boath, located in the exclusive Collectors Lounge.

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Exhibition Sectors

Five exhibition sectors present a diverse collection of artworks by established and emerging artists as well as curated projects. For an introduction into each sector:

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MAF VIDEO presents a curated group exhibition of new media and moving image artwork by artists at the forefront of their field.

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Melbourne Art Week

Lectures and forums, free children’s workshops, citywide events

Melbourne Art Week is integral to the ambition, artistry and reputation of the Fair. Seven days of exhibitions, free educational programming, satellite events and projects will complement the attractions of the Fair to make August the most dynamic month in the city’s visual arts calendar.

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MAF LECTURES AND FORUMS

Going Public, curated by Nikos Papastergiadis will cover a range of topics including art in the urban environment and Asian perspectives on contemporary art. Listen to Key industry professionals from Australia and abroad discuss these topics at the Melbourne Museum

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MAF Creative Space

Kids can experience a psychedelic explosion of colour, music and 60s and 70s imagery by collage artist Minna Gilligan in the MAF Creative Space.

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Art Talks and Walks

Art, Talks and Walks

Art Talks and Walks gives visitors the opportunity to tour the Fair with industry leaders and listen to artists discuss their work. The tours cater for collectors, art enthusiasts and those who want to find out more.

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Art After Hours

Once the Fair closes Melbourne Art Week will continue the festivities after hours with free public events, performances and installations throughout different Melbourne precincts. 

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MAF Edge

MAF EDGE

MAF Edge presents “Social Capital”, an exhibition curated by Jacqueline Doughty showcasing performative and socially engaged practices that blur the boundary between artist and audience.

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MAF Ambassadors

10 inspiring professionals working across arts, culture, science and design are our MAF Ambassadors

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Melbourne Art Foundation Awards for the Visual Arts

National awards acknowledging Artists and Visionaries

Melbourne Art Foundation Awards for the Visual Arts celebrate innovation and excellence in the Australian visual arts sector.

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MAF BLOG

Keep up to date with MAF by following the Melbourne Art Fair Blog, featuring interviews and behind the scenes exclusives in the lead up to the August event.

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