Wednesday 1 August, 5.00pm to 8.00pm
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
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.
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.
The celebrated opening night, Vernissage, is the first chance for art lovers to view works by some of the region’s newest and 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.
Buy Now to secure entry as numbers are limited due to event capacity.
Vernissage (Wednesday 1 August, 5.00pm to 8.00pm)
Adult: $75 (Door: $80)
Includes drink on arrival.
Adult: $30 (Door $32) / Concession: $28 (Door: $30)
Groups & Schools (10 people or more for advance bookings only): $24
Visual Arts Awards (Saturday 4 August, 6.30pm to 10.00pm)
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 111 Sturt Street, Southbank VIC 3006
Adult: $55 / Concession: $50
Vernissage + 1 Day Fair
Entry to the celebrated Vernissage + one day entry to the Fair during general admission times. Vernissage includes drink on arrival.
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).
Alight at Flinders Street, and walk across Princes Bridge, up St Kilda Road, turning right at Grant Street.
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.
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.
Melbourne Art Fair
Open fair hours
Tantalize your taste buds with a carefully curated Italian inspired Winter menu featuring an array of cured meats, delectable cheeses and only the most appetising antipasto, complemented by St Hugo and Church Road wines.
University of Melbourne
Grant Street (alongside Riding Hall)
Open fair hours
In the heart of the Melbourne Art Fair venues, Lionel’s Café is an industrial space with an easy vibe. Stop by for great coffee, tea, organic chai plus house-made soups, tasty snacks and sweet goodies.
140 Southbank Blvd
8am to late Mon-Fri
Saturday – Melbourne Theatre Company hours
Sunday – closed
An Italian style bistro located in the heart of Melbourne’s arts precinct. Nestled between the award winning Southbank Theatre (Melbourne Theatre Company) and the critically acclaimed Melbourne Recital Centre, Script offers a sophisticated bistro, bar and sun-drenched terrace. Bookings recommended.
Corner Sturt Street & Southbank Boulevard
8am to late Mon-Sat
Sunday – Melbourne Recital Centre hours
Blondie, situated next to the Melbourne Recital Centre, offers an exciting menu inspired by Asian cuisine. Blondie provides an interesting mix of Cocktails, Craft Beer and Cider, Australian and European wines.