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Be Blown Away By Spectacular Works Of Art At The Melbourne Art Fair in 2022

Nicole de Souza Nicole de Souza - Staff Writer

Be Blown Away By Spectacular Works Of Art At The Melbourne Art Fair in 2022

Check out 53 art galleries in the one space at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

53 leading galleries from around Australasia are coming together for the Melbourne Art Fair in 2022. This fair will stretch over seven thousand square metres and feature a range of contemporary art and special projects. Explore the massive range of artwork at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on February 17 to 20 in 2022. Meanwhile, there will also be a virtual art fair from February 17 to March 3.

Melbourne Art Fair

This will be the 16th edition of the Melbourne Art Fair. It will feature the work of emerging and iconic artists. The theme this year is ‘Djeembana/Place’. The word Djeembana, from the Boon Wurrung, is a place for community and a meeting point to exchange knowledge, stories and rituals. Similarly, this fair will become a meeting place for the art world.

According to Maree Di Pasquale, director of the fair and CEO of the Melbourne Art Foundation, this will be the first Australian art fair since the start of the pandemic.

“We are proud of the Fair’s resilience and digital innovation that was accelerated by the global pandemic, but there is no real substitute for seeing art and people physically,” said Di Pasquale.

“The return of Melbourne Art Fair brings a renewed sense of celebration and optimism in the artworld. Our gallery list encompasses the well-known and the emerging, as well as invited Indigenous-owned art centres, representing the most comprehensive overview of the Australian art market at any art fair,” she added.

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At the fair, you can expect contemporary art from 53 leading galleries. Think large-scale installations, experimentation, sound art, critical discourse and more.

In addition, this will also be Australasia’s most sustainable art fair. They’ve partnered with BetaCarbon to offset at least 300 tonnes of carbon. That’s roughly the same amount of carbon captured by 18 thousand trees in ten years.

Key info:

The Melbourne Art Fair will take place February 17-20.

Purchase your tickets from Tuesday October 5 at 9am. First release ticket prices are available until November 2.

View the full range of participating galleries here.

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