Australasia’s progressive forum for contemporary art returns in 2020 to present iconic and new work by artists from over 50 of the region’s most respected galleries.

Melbourne Art Fair is a seminal fixture on the Australasian cultural calendar, stimulating critical and commercial attention for galleries and their artists for over 30 years. Held within the world-class Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre 18 – 21 June, the fair facilitates the exhibition and sale of important and ambitious work to new and established collectors from Australasia and beyond.

Melbourne Art Fair welcomes applications from galleries representing living artists and holding regular public exhibitions. Applications for Round 2 are now open and close 7th February 2020. Selection is determined by an independent selection committee, based on the strength of the gallery exhibition program and the proposal submitted. 

Successful applicants will be notified by mid February 2020 and the exhibitior manual distributed to all exhibiting galleries.

Co-timed with DENFAIR in 2020, Australia’s leading destination for contemporary design, Melbourne Art Fair will build on its long-standing success and reputation, as well as leverage this established audience of architects and interior designers.


Exhibition sectors, Galleries and Accent, showcase new and iconic works through solo shows and curated projects.


The region’s most significant galleries present new and iconic works from leading artists, through solo shows and curated projects. Galleries at the forefront of the contemporary art market with a rotating program of the region’s most exciting artists have been hand-selected to participate by our notable industry panel.


Accent provides a thought-provoking platform for emerging artists with specially conceived projects from ten of the region’s most progressive young galleries. Discover artists with a new perspective that are shifting the global conversation around contemporary art.

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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