Melbourne Art Fair 2024

Thu 22nd February, 2024 – Sun 25th February, 2024
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 2A Clarendon St, South Wharf VIC 3006
Price: $10–$160 (general admission $32)
Sixty of Australia’s leading galleries take over the Convention and Exhibition Centre for four days of art, ideas, performance and conversation.

Over four days in February, Melbourne Art Fair returns to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre to showcase contemporary art and ideas from 60 of the country’s leading galleries and Indigenous art centres. Spanning 7,500 square metres, this year’s fair focuses on solo shows and works of scale and significance.

Expect a huge range of contemporary art for sale, with a program bursting with major commissions, large-scale installations, video art, live performance and thought-provoking panel discussions.

The opening night Vernissage takes place on Thursday February 22, from 5pm to 9pm, giving attendees the opportunity to join the artworld in celebrating and be amongst the first to view and purchase works.

Galleries on the line-up this year include Neon Parc, Gertrude, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, MARS Gallery, Arts Project Australia, Blackartprojects, Daine Singer, Sullivan+Strumpf, Tolarno Galleries, Yavuz Gallery and many more. Participating Indigenous art centres include the Tiwi Islands’ Munupi Arts and Crafts Association, the Northern Territory’s Papunya Tjupi Arts, Wik & Kugu Arts Centre from the Cape York Peninsula and Moa Arts from Moa Island, Torres Strait.

This year’s prestigious $100,000 Melbourne Art Foundation Commission was awarded to artist Julie Rrap, represented by Sydney’s Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery presenting a major new sculptural work entitled SOMOS (Standing On My Own Shoulders). After the fair, this towering bronze work will take up home at its permamanet location at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Also on the program this year are four large-scale installations by Dane Mitchell, Sanné Mestrom, Louise Paramor and Jazz Money, each responding to this year’s theme of ‘ketherba’ (meaning ‘together’ in the Boon Wurrung language). There is also a range of commissions from emerging Melbourne artists, a dedicated video program, a series of performances and multimedia works and a full program of panels, featuring discussions from leading artists, gallerists, curators, collectors, architects, critics, scholars and more.

Browse the full program and book tickets.

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