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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 with a split footprint across two venues within the Southbank Arts Precinct; Vault Hall and Riding Hall.

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 is a newly converted heritage space directly opposite the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) and part of the VCA’s School of Art. A project by acclaimed Kerstin Thompson Architects, the 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 provides art lovers with the first chance to access work from some of the region’s most important contemporary artists. Tickets include drink on arrival and live performance art, as well as access to partner Southbank Arts Precinct venues and exhibitions.

Tickets are strictly limited due to venue capacity. 

 

Tickets

Melbourne Art Fair tickets are now on sale. 

Tickets are limited due to venue capacity. Buy Tickets now to ensure entry to the new Melbourne Art Fair. 

Vernissage (Wednesday 1 August, 5.00pm to 8.00pm) 
Adult: $75 (Door: $80) 
Includes drink on arrival. 

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

Visual Arts Awards (Saturday 2 August, 6.30pm to 10.00pm)
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 111 Sturt Street, Southbank VIC 3006
Adult: $55 / Concession: $50

Ticket Packages

Vernissage + 1 Day Fair 
Entry to the celebrated Vernissage + one day entry to the Fair during general admission times. Vernissage includes drink on arrival. 
Adult: $95

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

Art Collector + Visual Arts Awards 
Access to Vernissage, 5-Day Collector Program, Melbourne Art Foundation Visual Arts Awards + unlimited Fair admission. 
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.