Melbourne Art Book Fair

Fri 15th March, 2019 – Sun 17th March, 2019
NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Price: Free
Industry talks, book launches, and a marketplace to browse and buy the best in art, design, architecture and fashion publishing.

For three days in March, NGV International’s Great Hall will become a bustling marketplace for book lovers when Melbourne Art Book Fair returns.

The annual fair heralds the start of the 11-day Melbourne Design Week, and brings with it an array of international and Australian publishing industry leaders for talks, workshops and a one-day symposium.

The NGV is the largest art and design publisher in the Southern Hemisphere and prides itself on being a global hub for others to celebrate the dynamic industry.

The fair’s 2019 symposium, co-presented by RMIT School of Design, is themed Graphic Fashion and considers the intersection of fashion and graphic design, both on the margins and in mainstream consciousness. It will feature talented practitioners successfully blending the two, and highlight those reaping the benefits of hybrid practice across publishing, contemporary art and music.

The marketplace will feature bookstalls and art displays from global and local art, design, architecture and fashion publishers. And international publishing network Publication Studio – which has 11 studios in four countries – will make its Australian debut as workshop hosts, sharing its insights on fostering global publishing communities.

Melbourne Art Book Fair runs March 15 to 17, 2019 at NGV International as part of Melbourne Design Week. Entry is free from 10am to 5pm daily.

The symposium is held on Thursday March 14 from 11am to 5pm and tickets are $45 to $55.

Find the full program here.

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