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Uncover the newest and most respected contemporary artists from Australia, New Zealand and the region.

Melbourne Art Fair returns 2-5 August [Vernissage, 1 August]. The 2018 edition will showcase 40 leading galleries presenting works by some of the newest and most respected contemporary artists from Australia, New Zealand and the region. 

As the main event of Melbourne Art Week, the Fair will take place across two venues within the Southbank Arts Precinct; Vault Hall and Riding Hall alongside the iconic Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA).

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New and established galleries exhibiting a diverse range of artists and curatorial themes through both solo shows and group presentations of closely related works.

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Be among the first to view and purchase the work of the region’s most exciting names at the opening night Vernissage on Wednesday, 1 August 2018. Enjoy a Melbourne winter evening of art, mulled wine and live performance in the Fair’s new, multi-venue home in the Southbank Arts Precinct, alongside ACCA. 

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Melbourne Art Week

Melbourne Art Fair has joined with over 50 cultural organisations, institutions, art spaces, fairs and galleries to stage Melbourne Art Week (30 July-5 August 2018); a dynamic program of exhibitions, events, talks, performances and workshops that will take place across the city of Melbourne.

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Visual Arts Awards

The Visual Arts Awards celebrate excellence in the Australian visual arts across three categories – Artist, Young Artist and Curator. The 2018 Awards will take place on Saturday, 4 August at ACCA, followed by the art party of the year with I AM GEORGE wine, a Four Pillars pop-up gin bar, Mountain Goat Beer and a DJ set by NO ZU.

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