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MELBOURNE ART FAIR 2014

Australasia’s leading contemporary art fair!

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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The 2014 Melbourne Art Fair promises to push boundaries and impress, with a program that confirms the Fair’s status in the contemporary art world.

This year, more than 70 leading contemporary galleries will represent over 300 artists working across a diversity of media, including painting, sculpture, photography, video and installation.

Participating galleries are also invited to apply for MAF Video, the Fair’s curated sector dedicated to new media and moving-image artwork.

The Melbourne Art Fair is presented by the Melbourne Art Foundation, a not for profit organisation benefiting living artists.

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MAF Vernissage

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A CELEBRATION OF LIVING ARTISTS

This year the Melbourne Art Foundation invites Australasia’s leading artists to attend the Vernissage as Guests of Honour, making it a truly inclusive celebration of contemporary art under one roof.

Wednesday 13 August 6-10pm

All proceeds of the Vernissage benefit living artists through the Melbourne Art Foundation.

Tickets go on sale on 30 May.

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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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Dig ahole, bury yourself

New Galleries Sector

MAF Platform

For the very first time applications are open for the NEW young galleries sector at the Melbourne Art Fair.

(Image: Parick Doherty, Dig a hole, bury yourself, 2012, oil on canvas, 157 x 153 cm, courtesy of Venn Gallery, MAF Platform 2014)

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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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Micheal Parekowhai's Cosmo 2006 @ Melbourne Art Fair 2006

MELBOURNE ART FOUNDATION COMMISSION

Each year the Melbourne Art Foundation commissions an artist to create ambitious new work to be unveiled at the Melbourne Art Fair. The 2014 commission will be announced closer to the Fair.

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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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Melbourne Art Fair 2012

Meet the team

Barry Keldoulis, Director

Barry Keldoulis has more than three decades experience in the world of contemporary art, in Australia and abroad.  Barry started his career in New York where he worked as the Private Secretary and Chief of Staff for the Honorable Henry Geldzahler, Commissioner of Cultural Affairs for the City of New York, and the first Curator of 20th Century Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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