Melbourne Art Fair

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Time Out says

The postponed Melbourne Art Fair is giving audiences a virtual sneak peek of the major event

The biennial Melbourne Art Fair was due to take place this year, but certain global events forced it to be postponed until February 2021 (only nine months away!). In the meantime, audiences can get a virtual sneak peek of the fair by checking out the Melbourne Art Fair Viewing Rooms this winter.

The virtual viewing rooms will feature new works that were originally intended to be shown during the 2020 fair. The event is known for showcasing an impressive cohort of galleries from Australia and across the world. The viewing rooms will be no different, with the likes of Mizuma and Kip (New York/Tokyo), Anna Miles Gallery (Auckland), Neon Parc (Melbourne), The Drawing Room (Manila), Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery (Sydney), Michael Reid (Berlin/Sydney), Niagara Galleries (Melbourne), Despard Gallery (Hobart) and Yavuz Gallery (Singapore/Sydney) plus lots more. 

Melbourne Art Foundation CEO and Fair Director Maree Di Pasquale said: “Our goal with the Viewing Rooms is to keep the art community connected and provide a channel for art to continue to be a part of our lives until we can view and absorb it again via traditional methods at galleries and fairs.”

The Melbourne Art Fair Viewing rooms can be enjoyed online from June 1 to 7. During that week organisers will also host virtual studio visits, interviews with collectors and exhibition viewings. It’s free to view but you must register.

The Melbourne Art Fair will return February 4 to 7 2021.


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