Explore a mixture of emerging and established artists from over 40 Australian and international galleries at Affordable Art Fair this September. After a successful debut in 2019, this art fair is returning to Melbourne and setting up shop at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Browse a wide range of art, including paintings, sculptures, installations, photography and limited-edition prints. Check it out from Thursday September 1 to Sunday September 4.
Affordable Art Fair
This fair aims to make the art buying experience more accessible and less mysterious, with highly visible pricing and something to suit all budgets. Prices will start at $100 and cap at $10, 000. When something is sold, the works will be rotated, so there’s always something new and fresh to discover.
“Our artists have been busy in their studios, and we have thousands of artworks ready to find happy homes,” said Stephanie Kelly Gordine, Affordable Art Fair’s Regional Managing Director Asia Pacific. “Now more than ever, we need to support our art ecosystem and the events industry to create those magical moments when people fall in love with art.”
As part of the Young Talent Victoria initiative, five local artists were handpicked to showcase their work. All of these artists are under the age of 35. Artists Mark Chu, Liam O’Neil, Tegan Iversen and Miranda Smith are showcasing their work at the fair for the first time. Meanwhile, Alice Oehr is returning for a second year, following her successful debut in 2019.
See Artists in Action at the Creative Hub. Watch a collection of artists showcase their technique with live painting sessions. Head to a life-size ATM and purchase a five-minute sketch from artist Jackie Case. Let your kids unleash their creativity in the Children’s Art Studio. And see a collection of virtual dances in an augmented reality project.
This year, The Torch will be the fair’s official charity partner. The Torch provides support to Indigenous inmates in Victoria, through its Indigenous Arts in Prisons and Community program. The Torch will display its artists work at Affordable Art Fair for the first time, and all sales will go towards supporting the charity.