the commission

Home 1 Melbourne Art Foundation funds an artist to create ambitious new work to be unveiled at Melbourne Art Fair.

The awards


Australia's preeminent awards for the visual arts were announced at a sumptuous gala dinner 15 September 2011.

"From obscure and emerging to more prominent and mainstream artists - there is a real wow factor to this event"

Lily Bragg, The Age, 48 Hours, The Critical Guide

Project Rooms


Emerging and independent artists and art spaces are supported in the presentation of innovative and experimental work.

MAF Lovers

IMG_8728_1345504144 - Copy

The Lovers program, established in 2003, acknowledges the vital role that collectors play in the development and advocacy of contemporary art and living artists, and offers collectors an opportunity to support the work of the Melbourne Art Foundation.

"The Foundation's commissioning of living artists is a significant initiative that has major benefits for both artists and the broader public"

Nick Mitzevitch, Director Art Gallery of South Australia

Art Week

Interior Image 2
A full program of activities during the week of Melbourne Art Fair.



A program to facilitate public discussion and develop new audiences for contemporary art during the Fair week.