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Melbourne Art Foundation Melbourne Art Fair

Fair Program

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Galleries

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.

Accent

Emerging artists of any age for discovery by the Australasian art world with single projects only.

Lecture & Forum Program

Talks

The Melbourne Art Foundation and the University of Melbourne, Learning Partner of Melbourne Art Week, present Talks 2018. 

Talks promotes discussion, education and interest in contemporary art practice in Australia and the Asia Pacific region, and will include interviews, talks and panels with a range of speakers including artists, curators, collectors and critics covering topics and issues relevant to the global art market. Free to attend. 

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Keynote

The Melbourne Art Week Keynote will be delivered on Monday 30 July in the Melbourne CBD. Previous speakers include Ute Meta Bauer, Pearl Lam, Hou Hanru and David Elliott.

Details announced February 2018. Free to attend. RSVP essential. 

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Commissions

Since 2006, the Commissions program has provided a living Australian artist with a significant opportunity to realise a large-scale work for unveiling at the Melbourne Art Fair. Previous partners in the program include institutions NGV, QAGOMA, the University of Queensland Art Museum, MCA, Art Gallery of South Australia, and the National Gallery of Australia; and artists such as Michael Parekowhai, David Griggs, Peter Hennessey, Jon Campbell, Ian Burns, and Mika Dwyer.

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Project Rooms

Cutting-edge curators and art spaces present innovative and experimental work within the context of a major international visual arts event. Sponsored by Melbourne Art Foundation the Project Rooms were initiated in 2002 and form the curated non-commercial component of Melbourne Art Fair.

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Awards

The Melbourne Art Foundation Awards for the Visual Arts is a biennial event that, since 2005 celebrates excellence and outstanding contributions to the Australian visual arts sector. The Awards acknowledge contributions to the sector through three categories. 

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Collectors

The Melbourne Art Fair Collector network is engaged through an exclusive concierge service and a 5-day Collector Program to ensure a first-class cultural experience.

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