Galleries, the main show sector, will present new and established galleries exhibiting a diverse range of artists and curatorial themes through both solo shows and group presentations of closely related works.
Accent presents emerging artists of any age for discovery by the Australasian art world with single projects only.
Exhibiting artists have not been included in a solo or group exhibition within a major institution.
Time, a new proposal-based exhibition platform, will showcase five works of time-based media, including moving image, sound and performance art, presented across five locations around the city and the Southbank Arts Precinct, the new home of Melbourne Art Fair.
Curated by Hannah Mathews, Senior Curator at Monash University Museum of Art, and Rachel Ciesla, Curator and Administrator Galleries and Programs at Melbourne Art Foundation.
Senior Curator, Monash University Museum of Art
Hannah is an experienced curator who has worked with contemporary art organisations such as the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) and the Sydney Biennale, as well as working prolifically as an independent project initiator and director. She has an impressive track record of ambitious projects including The Humours, Monash University Museum of Art, 2017; Painting More Painting, ACCA, 2016; Framed Movements, ACCA, 2014; Action/Response, Dance Massive Festival, 2013; Power to the People: Contemporary Conceptualism and the Object in Art, ACCA, 2011; NEW 11, ACCA, 2011 and Primavera 2008 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.
Administrator, Galleries and Programs, Melbourne Art Foundation
Rachel has worked in the contemporary arts sector across a variety of curatorial, marketing and administrative roles. With an interest in critically-engaged practices that address issues of identity and community, she has delivered a broad range of exhibitions, public artworks and public programs, working as a consulting coordinator for Artsource (Perth) and as General Manager of ARI, Paper Mountain (Perth). Rachel is undertaking a MA Curatorship at the University of Melbourne and holds a BA in Art History from the University of Western Australia.
Alcaston Gallery (Melbourne)
Andrew Baker Art Dealer (Brisbane)
Anna Pappas Gallery (Melbourne)
Anna Schwartz Gallery (Melbourne)
Arts Project Australia (Melbourne)
Australian Galleries (Melbourne)
Bartley + Company (Wellington)
Bowerbank Ninow (Auckland)
Charles Nodrum Gallery (Melbourne)
Darren Knight Gallery (Sydney)
Dominik Mersch Gallery (Sydney)
Fine Arts Sydney (Sydney)
GALLERY 9 (Sydney)
Hugo Michell Gallery (Adelaide)
Jan Murphy Gallery (Brisbane)
Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art (Melbourne)
Martin Browne Contemporary (Sydney)
Michael Lett (Auckland)
Michael Reid Sydney + Berlin (Sydney / Berlin)
Neon Parc (Melbourne)
Niagara Galleries (Melbourne)
Nicholas Thompson Gallery (Melbourne)
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery (Sydney)
Sanderson Contemporary (Auckland)
Sarah Cottier Gallery (Sydney)
Scott Livesey Galleries (Melbourne)
Sophie Gannon Gallery (Melbourne)
Sutton Gallery (Melbourne)
The Commercial (Sydney)
The Drawing Room (Manila)
TIM MELVILLE (Auckland)
Tolarno Galleries (Melbourne)
Tristian Koenig (Melbourne)
Two Rooms (Auckland)
Vivien Anderson Gallery (Melbourne)
William Mora Galleries (Melbourne)