Commission

A major drawcard of the fair is the Melbourne Art Foundation Commission. The program provides a living artist with a rare opportunity to realise a large-scale work for unveiling at Melbourne Art Fair, which is later gifted to a prominent Australian institution. Previous partners in the program include the Bendigo Art Gallery, NGV, QAGOMA, the University of Queensland Art Museum, MCA, Art Gallery of South Australia, National Gallery of Australia; and artists Ronnie van Hout, Michael Parekowhai, David Griggs, Peter Hennessey, Jon Campbell, Ian Burns, and Mikala Dwyer.

Ronnie van Hout, Surrender, 2018 (Commission by Bendigo Art Gallery in partnership with the Melbourne Art Foundation and supported by Artwork Transport) Installation view, Melbourne Art Fair 2018

Melbourne Art Fair acknowledges the Boonwurrung and Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of Melbourne and pays respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of lands and waters across Australia and recognise that Indigenous sovereignty has never been ceded.

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