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Visitor Information

Hours

Vernissage
Wednesday 1 August, 5.00pm to 8.00pm

General Admission
Thursday 2 August, 12.00pm to 5.00pm
Friday 3 August, 12.00pm to 9.00pm (Friday Up Late)
Saturday 4 August, 10.00am to 6.00pm
Sunday 5 August, 11.00am to 4.00pm

Venue

Southbank Arts Precinct 

Melbourne Art Fair relaunches in 2018 across two venues within the Southbank Arts Precinct; Vault Hall and Riding Hall, alongside ACCA and The University of Melbourne Southbank campus.

Vault Hall is a temporary structure built on the northern forecourt of the architectural icon, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. The 2,000 sq.m. marquee approaches 6m at its peak and is supplied by Harry the Hirer, the build specialist for Melbourne’s major events including Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix and the Victorian Racing Club Spring Racing Carnival.

Riding Hall (Martyn Myer Arena) is located directly opposite ACCA and is part of The University of Melbourne, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music. A project by acclaimed Kerstin Thompson Architects, the Martyn Myer Arena (Riding Hall) is a state of the art, light-filled performance and exhibition space that seamlessly integrates the old with the new to provide the perfect setting for one of Australia’s most important visual arts events.

The Southbank Arts Precinct is home to 20+ arts organisations, institutions and venues including Malthouse Theatre, Chunky Move, VCA, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Buxton Contemporary, Melbourne Recital Centre, MTC Southbank Theatre, NGV International, ACMI X, Hamer Hall and Arts Centre Melbourne.

Location

Melbourne Art Fair
Southbank Arts Precinct (alongside ACCA)
111 Sturt Street, Southbank VIC 3006 

The Southbank Arts Precinct is located south of Melbourne’s central business district and a 10-minute walk to the city’s leading restaurants, hotels, fashion boutiques and commercial galleries. 

Vernissage

The celebrated opening night, Vernissage, was the first chance for art lovers to view works by some of the region’s newest and most important contemporary artists.

Over 2,500 art lovers attended Vernissage this year, at the Fair’s new home on Southbank Arts Precinct.

Tickets

Art Fair General Admission

Adult: $30 (Door $32) / Concession: $28 (Door: $30)
Groups & Schools (10 people or more for advance bookings only): $24 

Visual Arts Awards + Art Party 
Saturday 4 August, 6.30pm to 10.00pm
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 111 Sturt Street, Southbank VIC 3006
Adult: $55 / Concession: $50
Ticket includes four drinks, live performance and DJ set.

Art Fair Ticket Packages

Art Collector 
Access to Vernissage, 5-Day Collector Program + unlimited Fair entry. 
Adult: $200 / Concession: $180

Art Collector + Visual Arts Awards 
Access to Vernissage, 5-Day Collector Program, Melbourne Art Foundation Visual Arts Awards + Art Party + unlimited Fair entry. 
Adult: $225 / Concession: $200

Admission is FREE for children* U14 (*must be accompanied by an adult).

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Getting There

Transport 

Train

Alight at Flinders Street, and walk across Princes Bridge, up St Kilda Road, turning right at Grant Street.

Tram

Route 1 travels from Flinders Street Station, along Sturt Street to Southbank Arts Precinct. Alight at stop 18.

Routes 3, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 and 72 all travel along St Kilda Road. Alight at stop 17 on the corner of-Grant St and St Kilda Road.

Parking 

Melbourne Art Fair encourages public transport. Limited parking available at the Victorian Arts Centre and the Australian Ballet Centre at the end of Sturt Street.