MELBOURNE ART FAIR 17-20 FEB'22

VIDEOS

THE PORTRAIT SERIES | PRESENTED BY RATIONALE

Viewing art as inseparable from the function of daily life and culture, RATIONALE believe in the intrinsic value of artmaking and the paths of connection it forms across our lives. Melbourne Art Fair is thrilled to share The Portrait Series – Presented by RATIONALE. Each video work is an in-depth look into the work and practice of four artists exhibiting at the 2022 Fair: Grant Stevens, Sullivan+Strumpf; Sally Smart, Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert; Jenna Lee, MARS Gallery; and Alexander Knox, Murray White Room.

INDIGENOUS ART CENTRE PROGRAM (iacp) | ARTIST PORTRAIT SERIES

Through the committed work of the 2022 Indigenous Art Centre Program, Melbourne Art Fair and Agency Projects spotlight the five artists whose work was presented within the inaugural program, exploring the mechanisms of their practice, the stories they seek to tell, and the symbolism intertwined throughout their work. Discover the practice of Wanapati Yunupiŋu, Tolarno Galleries & Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka; Ben Ward, Waringarri Aboriginal Arts; Helen Ganalmirriwuy, Milingimbi Art and Culture; Jonathon Bush, Jilimara Arts & Crafts Association; and Patsy Mudgedell, Warlayirti Artists.

MELBOURNE ART FOUNDATION 2022 COMMISSION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ACMI | KAYLENE WHISKEY 'NGURA PUKULPA - HAPPY PLACE'

Discover the making of Kaylene Whiskey‘s ‘Ngura Pukulpa – Happy Place’, the Melbourne Art Foundation 2022 Commission in partnership with ACMI. Brought to life with Whiskey’s ongoing study and celebration of the iconography of popular culture, the new video work is imbued with joyful storytelling told in strikingly contemporary stylings. Melbourne Art Foundation and ACMI went behind the scenes to see Whiskey creating the live-action dreamscape with her community, from her happy place on Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands. Kaylene Whiskey is represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the place now called Victoria, and all First Peoples living and working on this land. We recognise and celebrate the cultural heritage, creative contributions, and stories of the First Peoples of Victoria. We pay respect to Elders of today, emerging Elders of tomorrow and Elders of the past.

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