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Melbourne Art Fair 2012


Melbourne Art Fair, Australia’s premier international visual arts event, returns this August to the World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building. 

Melbourne Art Fair 2012
Once again, the program for Melbourne Art Fair 2012 is not to be missed!

Over 70 leading Australian and international galleries, representing over 900 living artists, will gather at the 13th biennial Melbourne Art Fair, Australia’s leading Fair of contemporary art. Melbourne Art Fair 2012 will also feature project rooms showcasing the work of an exciting new generation of artists, presented in association with independent contemporary art spaces from across Australia and New Zealand.

There are numerous opportunities to further engage in contemporary art during Melbourne Art Week including Australia’s favourite ‘art party’ – the much anticipated Vernissage opening night, as well as the Lecture and Forum Program, Education Program, Art Tours and many other exciting and stimulating activities taking place as part of Melbourne Art Week 2012 from 30 July – 5 August.

Artist Commission
Whether it be an eight metre high inflatable rabbit by Michael Parekowhai or a full-sized, highly detailed rendition of a military Jeep by Peter Hennessey, one of the highlights of the Melbourne Art Fair is undoubtedly the unveiling of Melbourne Art Foundation’s Artist Commission.

The 2012 Artist Commission will continue the tradition of exhibiting an exciting, new, large-scale artwork by a renowned, contemporary artist. We look forward to announcing the commissioned artist closer to the event.

Exhibited at the Royal Exhibition Building throughout the Melbourne Art Fair, the Artist Commission is gifted to an Australian art institution at the conclusion of the Fair.

Supporting Partners: Leuver Design, Valiant Hire, State Library of Victoria, Indesign, Readings, Splitrock, Lindt & Sprüngli
Space, Artbank, Bruni Dunn

Project Room Partners: Art Guide Australia

Media Partners: Art Guide Australia

The Melbourne Art Fair is supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.

Media Contact: Penney & Logan
Carolyn Logan /  0400 441 025
Tilly Morris /  0418 582 812

Vernissage Wednesday 1 August 7:00pm – 10:30pm

Melbourne Art Fair 2012
Royal Exhibition Building
Carlton Gardens Melbourne Australia
Public Days
2 – 5 August 2012
Open Daily from 11am


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