The Foundation

Founded by a group of galleries in 1988, Melbourne Art Fair is today owned and operated by the Melbourne Art Foundation, an Australian non-profit arts organisation dedicated to the support of living artists.ย 

Since the foundation’s establishment in 2003, the Melbourne Art Fair has distributed $1M in artist and curator fees. With the endorsement of the Art Galleries Association of Australia (AGAA) the Fair continues to be a seminal fixture on the Australasian cultural calendar, stimulating critical and commercial attention for artists for over 35 years.

Melbourne Art Foundation produces the annual Melbourne Art Fair and, produced in partnership with the National Gallery of Victoria, the biennial Melbourne Design Fair.