Explore a mixture of emerging and established artists from 40 Australian galleries at Affordable Art Fair this March. 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. There will also be a series of interactive workshops to try during the fair. Check it out from Thursday September 1 to Sunday September 4.
Affordable Art Fair
Browse a wide range of art, try out an interactive workshop, watch live demonstrations and listen to educational talks at Affordable Art Fair. Registered art lovers will also have the chance to join a guided tour of the fair, learning the Director’s top picks for every budget.
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, four unrepresented Victorian artists were handpicked to showcase their work. All of these artists are under the age of 35. Artists Mark Chu and Liam O’Neil are showcasing their work at the fair for the first time. Meanwhile, Alice Oehr and James Mulcahy are returning to headline the Fair’s Evolve platform, which allows previously featured artists to showcase new work.
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, and all sales will go towards supporting the charity.
Affordable Art Fair began 22 years ago. It currently operates in London, Brussels, New York, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Singapore, Hong Kong and Melbourne. It debuted in Melbourne in 2019 and welcomed over 10 thousand visitors. Over one thousand artworks were taken home, and almost two million dollars in art sales went towards supporting galleries and helping artists make a living.
Dates: September 1 to 4
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
For more information about Affordable Art Fair, see their website.