Melbourne Art Fair 2024 Media Kit

Australasia's progressive forum for contemporary art and ideas.

Melbourne Art Fair is a seminal fixture on the annual Australasian cultural calendar, stimulating critical and commercial attention for galleries and their artists for over 35 years. The Fair supports and promotes living artists through the staging of a world-class platform for contemporary art, showcasing iconic and new works by artists from the region’s most respected galleries.

Melbourne Art Fair is owned and operated by the Melbourne Art Foundation, a systemically significant, non-profit Australian arts organisation dedicated to the support of living artists.

Melbourne Art Foundation is committed to bringing artists, galleries, collectors, and visitors together, leading the way in building audiences and a market for contemporary art in Australia. Since the foundation’s establishment in 2003, the Melbourne Art Fair has distributed $1M in artist and curator fees.

MELBOURNE ART FAIR 2024 | 17th EDITION

With a focus on solo shows and works of scale and significance, Melbourne Art Fair presents work by new and iconic artists. Presented over 7,500sqm at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, the Fair provides a platform for collectors, industry and the art-loving public alike to explore and collect contemporary art from 60 leading galleries and Indigenous art centres.

Gallery presentations will be complemented by a broader program of immersive large-scale installations, live performances, international video art, engaging conversations and more, in what is the Fair’s most ambitious artistic program in its rich 35-year history.

22-25 February 2024
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
2A Clarendon St South Wharf VIC 3006

60

Galleries and Indigenous art centres

100+

Artists

7,500

sqm

6

Performances

4

Large-scale installations

2

Major commissions

PRESS IMAGES

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Melbourne Art Fair 2022. Photo: Marie-Luise Skibb.
Melbourne Art Fair 2022. Photo: Marie-Luise Skibb.
Melbourne Art Fair 2022. Photo: Marie-Luise Skibb.
Melbourne Art Fair 2022. Photo: Marie-Luise Skibb.
Bill Henson, Untitled, 2000 – 01, JPC SH141 N32A Type C Photograph, 127 x 180 cm. Courtesy of the artist and STARKWHITE (Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland & Tahuna/Queenstown)
Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, The Chapter, 2022, Carved wood, jelutong, plywood, stained pdf and paint, 17 x 31 x 23 cm. Courtesy of the artist and MOORE CONTEMPORARY (Boorloo/Perth)
Jonny Niesche, Lava cloud (Strawberry dreams), 2023, Voile, powder coated aluminium, mirror polished steel, 236 x 176 x 3.5 cm. Courtesy of the artist, 1301SW (Naarm/Melbourne) and STARKWHITE (Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland & Tahuna/Queenstown)
Tiger Yaltangki, ACDC 2021, (AK23211) Synthetic polymer paint on digital print and paper, 122 x 76 cm. Courtesy of the artist, Iwantja Arts, (Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, South Australia) and Alcaston Gallery (Naarm/Melbourne)
Amber Boardman, Wall of Mirrors, 2022, oil on canvas, 152.4 x 182.9 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Sophie Gannon Gallery (Naarm/Melbourne)
Shan Turner-Carroll, Edge of the Garden, Nigel 2, 2020, archival digital ink jet print, 108 x 71.5 cm (unframed) edition of 6. Courtesy of the artist and COMA Gallery (Gadigal Country/Sydney)
Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, Dibirdibi Country, 2011, (AK16812) Synthetic polymer paint on linen, 198 x 455 cm. Courtesy of The Estate of Sally Gabori and Alcaston Gallery (Naarm/Melbourne)
Tim Bučković, Crescent, 2023, Oil on linen, 26 x 51.5 cm. Courtesy of the artist and 1301SW (Naarm/Melbourne)
Dale Frank, Morrie was a semi retired 67 year old Backhoe driver with 48 years experience, and while others who knew him joked he knew where the local bodies were buried, it was more about where his three missing Filipino wives were that was a concern to his seven children, 2023, Translucent dyes in pigment in epoxyglass, epoxyglass, on Perspex, 200 x 200cm. Courtesy of the artist and Neon Parc (Naarm/Melbourne)
Zoë Croggon, Shadow, 2023, collage of found images and glue on paper, Perspex frame, 47.6 x 36.7 x 7 cm (framed). Courtesy of the artist and Daine Singer (Naarm/Melbourne)
Abdul Abdullah, The wind at your back, 2023, oil on linen, 198.1 x 162 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Yavuz Gallery (Gadigal Country/Sydney & Singapore)
Tom Polo, slow ghost (blend in or disappear), 2022, acrylic Flashe and wax pastel on canvas, 213 x 198 cm. Courtesy the artist and STATION (Naarm/Melbourne & Gadigal Country/Sydney)
Edwina McLennan, Chequered Dreams, 2022, acrylic and sublimation dye print on velvet and sequins, thread, interfacing. 120 x 177 cm. Courtesy of the artist and The Renshaws’ (Meanjin/Brisbane)
Gregory Hodge, Grove, 2023, acrylic on canvas, 160 x 230 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf (Gadigal Country/Sydney, Naarm/Melbourne & Singapore)
Wanapati Yunupiŋu, Gumatj fire Gurtha Wanapati metal, 2023, Mixed media, 91 x 60.5 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Tolarno Galleries (Naarm/Melbourne)
Ali Tahayori, We Are Many (diptych), 2022-23, hand-cut mirrors and plaster on aluminium di-bond (framed). Courtesy of the artist and THIS IS NO FANTASY (Naarm/Melbourne)
Julia Trybala, Cupid, 2023, oil on canvas, 92.0 x 76.5 cm. Courtesy of the artist and STATION (Naarm/Melbourne & Gadigal Country/Sydney)
Mark Maurangi Carrol, Lux Market, 2023, oil enamel, permanent marker on linen, 102 x 92cm. Courtesy of the artist and Nasha (Gadigal Country/Sydney)
Dane Lovett, Today’s Air, oil and acrylic on canvas, 30.5 x 35.5 cm. Courtesy of the artist and STATION (Naarm/Melbourne & Gadigal Country/Sydney)
Maggie Brink, Gary, 2020, oil on aluminium, 30 x 38 cm. Courtesy Maggie Brink and ReadingRoom (Naarm / Melbourne)
Jess Johnson, Electric Citizen, 2023, pen, fibre tipped markers, acrylic paint, and gouache on paper, 105.5 x 75cm (paper size), 111.8 x 75cm (framed). Courtesy of the artist and Darren Knight Gallery (Gadigal Country/Sydney)
Gordon Bennett, Thin Lines #29, 2004, acrylic on paper, 121 x 80 cm. Courtesy of artist and Sutton Gallery (Naarm/Melbourne)
Tammy Kanat, Bronze Weave (Blue), 2023, bronze, 26 x 22 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert (Gadigal Country/Sydney)
Candy Nelson Nakamarra, Kalipinypa (176-23), 2023, synthetic polymer on linen, 183x152 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Papunya Tjupi Arts (Papunya)

PRESS CONTACTS

Jadan Carroll
Common State
jadan@commonstate.co
+61 405 818 120

Leigh-Anne Ramirez
Common State
leigh-anne@commonstate.co
+61 439 353 407

Melbourne Art Fair 2022. Photo: Marie-Luise Skibb.