Melbourne Art Fair and Sydney Contemporary have joined forces to invest in the production of international-standard, reusable exhibition walling.
PICO, an international exhibition supplier with world-class art fair expertise, including as official show builder for Taipei Dangdai and the former ART HK (now known as Art Basel Hong Kong), will be producing the 3.6m high walls in Australia.
Melbourne Art Fair CEO and Fair Director, Maree Di Pasquale, says ‘This is an incredible win for Melbourne Art Fair and the sector. Sourcing high-quality, global walling has always been our priority, but we were also conscious to find a product that minimized our environmental impact. By joining with Sydney Contemporary, we have been able to achieve both these goals and create work locally. Australia will now have a premium, sustainable exhibition walling system available on its own shores.’
Tim Etchells, Founder of Sydney Contemporary, agrees ‘I’m delighted that we’ve achieved one of my long-standing goals to bring International Art Fair Walling to Australia. We’ve enjoyed working with Maree in developing the product and it shows that different businesses can be collaborative – we’ve got a “win win” that will benefit both the environment and our clients, the galleries.’
Melbourne Art Fair, Australasia’s progressive forum for contemporary art, will return 17-20 February 2022 in its new long-term home at the DCM designed Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Showcasing 50 leading Australasian galleries, the Fair will harness the monumental exhibition spaces to present works of scale and significance within solo presentations by new and iconic contemporary artists.
Partnering with Melbourne’s leading institutions, private museums and independent art spaces, the 16th edition will celebrate the vibrancy of Australia’s cultural landscape in what will be the first meeting of the Australasian artworld in 2022.