Discover thousands of original works from over 50 Australian galleries at the Affordable Art Fair. After a successful debut in 2019, this art fair is returning to Melbourne and setting up shop at the stunning Royal Exhibition Building. Browse through a wide range of art from emerging and established artists, then check out live painting sessions, interactive workshops and gorgeous installations. Whether you’re a first-timer buyer or a seasoned collector, you’re sure to have a great time. Affordable Art Fair will run from Thursday August 31 to Sunday September 3.
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. See what’s available in advance by checking out the catalogue online, or stroll on in and discover something in person. All of the artworks are under $10,000.
This year, 22 galleries from around Australia are making their debut at the Fair. Newcomers include Outre Gallery, Martine Gallery, Ubu Deco and more. Meanwhile, favourites like Salt Contemporary, Bluethumb, Tits & Co and more will make a return this year. One of the longest-running Aboriginal-owned galleries will join the line-up as the Fair’s Access Partner. Based in the Northern Territory, Warlukurlangu Artists will present a series of works, and all of the sales will go back to the organisation.
Affordable Art Fair will also have an exciting program of interactive workshops and live demonstrations, so that you can have a deeper appreciation for the artistic process. Take part in a still life drawing workshop, hosted by Alice Oehr, and watch masterpieces created in real time by artists Ben Liney and Robert Delves.
The Discover: Young Talent program will make a return this year. Five emerging artists under the age of 35 will showcase and sell their artworks at the Fair. Young artist Liv McCarten will also perform live art for the first time.
VIP Preview (by invitation only) – Thursday August 31, 12pm to 5pm
- Thursday August 31, 5pm to 9pm
- Friday September 1, 10am to 8pm
- Saturday September 2, 10am to 5pm
- Sunday September 3, 10am to 5pm