Melbourne Art Fair

Thu 17th February, 2022 – Wed 20th July, 2022
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Place, South Wharf
More than 7000 square metres of contemporary art from 53 galleries and art centres will be on show when the event returns in 2022, touting itself as the first Australian art fair since the pandemic began.

Solo shows and works of grand scale and significance from established and emerging artists take centre stage at Melbourne Art Fair when it returns in summer 2022.

Over four days, the prestigious art fair will showcase works from 53 leading galleries and Indigenous-owned art centres. All in all, 7000 square metres of art will be displayed in the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Expect a broad range of contemporary art on display and for sale, with a program of discussions, special projects, commissions and performances. The theme is Djeembana/Place – djeembana is a Boonwurrung word meaning a gathering place for the community to share stories, knowledge and rituals.

Participating galleries include 1301SW, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Art Collective WA, Blackartprojects, Darren Knight Gallery, Gagprojects, Jan Murphy Gallery, Justin Miller Art, Mars Gallery, Moore Contemporary, Murray White Room, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, The Egg & Dart, Tolarno Galleries and Yavuz Gallery.

And 10 young galleries – all established after 2016 – are debuting at next year’s fair, including Antidote Projects, Coma, Discordia, Lon Gallery, Michael Bugelli Gallery, Readingroom and The Renshaws’. Five Indigenous-owned arts centres have also been invited: Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre, Jilamara Arts & Crafts Association, Warlayirti Artists, Waringarri Aboriginal Arts and Milingimbi Art.

Melbourne Art Fair Digital will take place in conjunction with the physical program, with an extended run until March 3 allowing audiences around the world to view the works.

The full program of exhibiting artists will be released in January 2022. First release tickets go on sale from October 5 to November 2, 2021.

Vernissage
Thursday February 17, 5pm–9.30pm

Hours:
Friday February 18, 12pm–9pm
Saturday February 19, 10am–6pm
Sunday February 20, 10am–5pm

More information here.