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.

The Fair took place at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton from  the 13 – 17 August.

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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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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

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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TOMS SHOE ART PROJECT

Kirra Jamison, Julian Meagher, Joan Ross and Mark Whalen have painted and decorated Toms shoes to raise money for Red Dust. Bid on the shoes to win a bespoke artwork that you can wear!

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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 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 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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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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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 Ambassadors

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

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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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