The Other Art Fair 2019

Thu 2nd May, 2019 – Sun 5th May, 2019
The Facility
Rear of 2 Chelmsford Street, Kensington
Price: $15–$25
If you're hunting for the art world's next big thing, you'll find them here. The 2019 line-up features 120 up-and-coming artists, live tattooing and more.

Showcasing the work of 120 emerging artists from Australia and abroad, The Other Art Fair is the perfect place to discover new talent.

The four-day fair launched in London eight years ago, with the goal of connecting relatively unknown artists to an audience eager for fresh art. This is the third edition to be held in Melbourne.

A panel of experts selected the contributing artists, which include visual artists Sun Haas and Emma Itzstein, photographer Jon Setter and floral artist Renee Tsironis.

As part of the fair's Upcycle Art initiative, for $100, distinguished Australian contemporary artists will inject new life into attendees own artworks. And Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett is launching her global Tell Me How You Really Feel installation, created in conjunction with her latest album.

Plus, renowned British visual artist David Shrigley, known for his dark sense of humour, has created a limited-edition drinking cup for the occasion, and Lily Gloria will be offering intricate hand-poked tattoos on-site. Gloria has created a range of new designs exclusively for the fair that start from $100.

There's also glassblowing and paper embroidery workshops; Italian snacks from Saluministi; and beer and wine to drink.

Tickets for opening night, on Thursday May 2, are $25; and general-admission tickets are $20 pre-sale or $30 at the door.

More information here.

Opening hours:
Thu May 2, 6pm–10pm
Fri May 3, 2pm–10pm
Sat May 4, 11am–7pm
Sun May 5, 10am–5pm