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Presented by the Melbourne Art Foundation, a not for profit organisation, Melbourne Art Fair is one of Australasia’s most celebrated contemporary art events, showcasing outstanding work from the region’s best galleries. For 28 years the Fair has stimulated critical and commercial attention for galleries and their artists by presenting a rich and diverse cross-section of the region’s visual art scene and directly contributing to the livelihood of living artists.

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The Fair is held within Carlton Gardens’ Royal Exhibition Building.
One of the world’s oldest exhibition pavilions, it symbolises the great international exhibition movement of the 19th century. With its meticulously restored and opulent interior, expansive galleries and soaring dome, the Great Hall is a magnificent setting for the Melbourne Art Fair.

The Melbourne Art Foundation recognises the pivotal role played by the Australian Commercial Galleries Association (ACGA) in establishing the Melbourne Art Fair since its inception in 1988.