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Melbourne Art Fair

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  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf
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Time Out says

The forum for contemporary art and ideas has announced it will now run annually

A seminal fixture on the Australasian cultural calendar, the Melbourne Art Fair (MAF) returns next year to orbit around the unifying theme of ‘ketherba’ – a Boonwurrung word used to express togetherness.

The progressive fair – which will now run annually – will braid together 60 of the region’s leading galleries and Indigenous art centres, spanning 7,500sqm at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Running from February 22 until 25, 2024, MAF will spotlight gallery presentations alongside a broader program of large-scale installations, video works, performances, conversations, and the 2024 Melbourne Art Foundation Commission, awarded to contemporary artist Julie Rrap. 

A snapshot of the participating galleries includes 1301SW/Starkwhite, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Blackartprojects, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Darren Knight Gallery, Fox Jensen, Jan Murphy Gallery, Martin Browne Contemporary, Olsen Gallery, Sullivan+Strumpf, Tolarno Galleries, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Wagner Contemporary and many, many more.

MAF will also present 11 young galleries established after 2016 as well as four Indigenous art centres. You can discover more about which galleries on the website here. The complete program with exhibiting artists will be announced in January 2024. 

Tickets to MAF are now on sale, with first release ticket prices available until midnight on October 31. General admission is $32, with VIP art passes from $160. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the MAF website here.

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Saffron Swire
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Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Pl
South Wharf
Nearby stations: Flinders Street; Southern Cross
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