Melbourne Art Fair co-locates with country’s leading design show

Melbourne Art Fair, Australasia’s most progressive forum for contemporary art returns in 2020 (18 – 21 June) 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. With this global creative city as a backdrop, the fair returns for its 16th edition to take up residence at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, continuing its lead role in the region for fostering the development of new audiences for contemporary art.

Co-located with DENFAIR, Australia’s leading architecture and design trade show, the 16th edition of Melbourne Art Fair will build on its long-standing success and reputation, as well as tailor an offering to welcome an established audience of architects and interior designers.

DENFAIR’s 2020 program is set to showcase again an impressive array of products and designs from local and international brands and designers. This will be complemented by a series of creative installations by leading Australian design firms and a series of forward thinking conversations curated by DENFAIR’s very own Editor, Sandra Tan.

Melbourne Art Foundation Chair Charles Justin says, Committed to bringing artists, galleries, collectors, and visitors together, the Foundation leads the way in building audiences and markets for contemporary art. The alignment with DENFAIR demonstrates our commitment to expanding and enriching the visitor experience, to broaden the awareness and global movement of coupling art and collectable design, whilst providing an exciting destination for the connoisseur and art loving public alike.”

Melbourne Art Fair joins the raft of international art fairs that take place in convention and exhibition venues around the world. Charles continues, “The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre designed by architecture heavyweights Denton Corker Marshall is the ideal, long-term home for Melbourne Art Fair. With world-class exhibition facilities, central CBD access and proximity to the Melbourne Arts Precinct, it provides the best possible setting for an art fair of international standards.”


Melbourne Art Fair: 18 – 21 June 2020, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre