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Melbourne Art Foundation Melbourne Art Fair

Uncover the newest and most respected artists from Australia, New Zealand and the region

Australasia’s most established art fair returns, taking place for the first time in Southbank, the nation’s largest and most diverse arts precinct. 

The flagship event of Melbourne Art Week, Melbourne Art Fair takes place 2-5 August 2018 [Vernissage, 1 August] in a temporary structure alongside the iconic Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA).


University of Melbourne, Learning Partner of Melbourne Art Week, presents Talks 2018. 

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Gallery list announced 15 February

Discover contemporary galleries from Australasia and beyond, exhibiting a diverse range of artists and curatorial themes through both solo shows and group presentations of closely related works.

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Sibling Architecture

Sibling Architecture appointed Official Fair Architect to transform the Melbourne Art Fair 2018 venue. 

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Commission announced 15 February

The Commissions program provides a living Australian artist with a significant opportunity to realise a large-scale work for unveiling at the Melbourne Art Fair. The 2018 Commission will be announced 15 February. 

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Southbank Arts Precinct is the new home of Melbourne Art Fair

Melbourne Art Fair takes place for the first time within a temporary structure in the Southbank Arts Precinct, alongside one of Melbourne’s best loved architectural icons, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA).

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Fair Ambassador Ben Quilty

Melbourne Art Fair 2018 Ambassador Ben Quilty, takes a moment to share why the return of Australasia's most established fair is so important, and why the artist should be at the core.

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Awards for the Visual Arts

The Awards for the Visual Arts is a biennial event that, since 2005 celebrates excellence and outstanding contributions to the Australian visual arts sector.

Nominations open February 2018

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Melbourne Art Week

The week surrounding this seminal art fair is known as Melbourne Art Week when more than 50+ cultural organisations, institutions, art spaces, satellite fairs and galleries contribute programming for the 20,000+ art loving crowd that descends on Melbourne during the first week of August. 

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