2022 Melbourne Art Fair will feature 50 galleries in one space


By Lucas Radbourne

The Melbourne Art Fair will bring together the best works from 50 leading galleries in a Melbourne space in February.

The Melbourne Art Fair will bring works from 53 leading native-owned galleries and art centers to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center this summer.

With a focus on contemporary art and the work of many galleries that feature large-scale installations and dizzying video projections, it’s likely to pack a punch.

From February 17 to 20, the Contemporary Art and Ideas Forum will present a program of conversations, special projects, commissions and performances, all with the aim of supporting the exhibition and sale of contemporary art.

It will also be Australia’s most sustainable art fair, pledging to offset 300 tonnes of carbon for the organization of the event.

What would you like to know

  • The Melbourne Art Fair will be back from February 17 to 20, 2022
  • It will showcase works from 53 prominent and emerging galleries
  • Work, projects and forums will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center

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The works will be on display over 7,000 square meters at the convention center, while a Melbourne Arts Fair Virtual side program runs from February 17 to March 3, connecting the fair to galleries and audiences around the world.

Melbourne Art Foundation CEO and fair director Maree Di Pasquale said the fair promises to kick off the city’s cultural calendar, revitalizing Melbourne after the pandemic.

“Set to be Australia’s first art fair since the start of the pandemic and the first major event on the cultural calendar for 2022, Melbourne Art Fair is delighted to once again connect galleries and their artists with collectors and the amateur public. art, and to resume its important role as a meeting place for the art world, ”she says.

“We are proud of the resilience and digital innovation of the Fair which has been accelerated by the global pandemic, but there is no real substitute for seeing art and people physically.

“The return of Melbourne Art Fair brings a renewed sense of celebration and optimism to the art world. Our list of galleries includes well-known and emerging art centers, as well as guest Indigenous art centers, representing the most comprehensive overview of the Australian art market at any art fair.

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The Melbourne Art Fair will showcase works from a wide range of major Melbourne galleries, such as Anna Schwartz Gallery, Tolarno Galleries and Vivien Anderson Gallery. It will also feature boundary-pushing project spaces with likes from Gertrude Contemporary and LAST Collective.

There will also be works on display in prominent spaces in Australia and New Zealand: Highlights will include works from the Olsen Gallery and The Commercial in Sydney, and Art Collective WA from Perth.

The fair will also feature five indigenous-owned art centers, with works from the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Center (Yirrkala), Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association (Milikapiti), Warlayirti artists (Balgo) , indigenous arts of Waringarri (Kununurra) and Milingimbi art (Milingimbi).

For more information, visit the Melbourne Art Fair website here.

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