Dex Fernandez, Heartache.jpg series 2018, Silkscreen print on paper, 60.96 x 60.96 cm. Courtesy the artist and The Drawing Room (Manila)
Sam Jinks, Reunion 2016, Silicone, pigment, resin, human. Courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf (Sydney)
Sally Gabori, Thundi 2010 (detail), Synthetic polymer paint on linen, 196 x 300 cm. Courtesy the artist and Alcaston Gallery (Melbourne)
Dwelling Poetically, Mexico City, a case study exhibition opening 2018, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne. Photograph Jacqui Shelton
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).
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.
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.
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.
21 Jun, 2018
Our friends at I Am George will be hosting a bar in the ACCA courtyard during Melbourne Art Fair. I Am George pays homage to the spirit of George Wyndham, an English aristocrat who braved the voyage to Australia to start a new life, planting the first commercial Shiraz vineyards in Australia in 1832. Storms... Read More
21 Jun, 2018
Melbourne Art Fair Project Rooms, Anxious Bodies for Unstable Environments, presented by Gertrude Contemporary
Gertrude Contemporary is Australia’s leading incubator of contemporary art. Respected nationally and internationally, Gertrude has for over 30 years shaped the careers of Australia’s most celebrated artists. 85% of artists who have represented Australia at the Venice Biennale, or have been curated into the Biennale, since Gertrude’s founding in 1985 are Gertrude studio and exhibition alumni. As... Read More
21 Jun, 2018
Taking place for the first time in the Southbank Arts Precinct and alongside ACCA, Melbourne Art Fair will enliven the cultural heart of the city with Up Late on Friday, 3 August. Our friends at Four Pillars Gin are bringing their signature Rare Dry G&T with orange to Friday Up Late and James Irvine, Four Pillars ‘Director... Read More