Melbourne Art Fair 2018 Highlights

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 04:15 -- eyeline

Melbourne Art Fair is back this week showcasing 40 leading galleries, presenting works by contemporary artists from Australia, New Zealand and the region.

Beginning in 1988, Melbourne Art Fair was the first commercial fair of the Asia Pacific to establish a global network for collectors to connect and engage with the Australian art market.

Over its 30 year history, Melbourne Art Fair has been instrumental in stimulating critical and commercial attention for galleries and their artists, presenting and celebrating the rich and diverse cross-section of the region’s visual art scene.

The current issue of Eyeline will be available at the Reading Room as part of the Fair.

Melbourne Art Fair 2018 Highlights

TIME
A site-specific video program taking place across the city of Melbourne.
Includes new and recent works by Michaela Gleave, Jess Johnson with Simon Ward, Sriwhana Spong and Angela Tiatia (work pictured), TIME joins with a growing number of organisations focusing their resources on the activities of female practitioners. 

TIME is curated by Hannah Mathews (Senior Curator, Monash University Museum of Art) and Rachel Ciesla (Curator and Administrator, Galleries and Programs, Melbourne Art Foundation).
 
Project Rooms
The Project Rooms have always been a highlight of the Fair for anyone interested in contemporary art. This year check out Ryan Presley, ProsperityInstitute of Modern Art (Brisbane); Ayesha Green and Cushla Donaldson, (Un)conditional III, The Physics Room (Christchurch)Anxious Bodies for Unstable Environments; Gertrude Contemporary (Melbourne) and Native HandsBlak Dot Gallery (Melbourne).
 
Melbourne Art Week
500 artists, 50 events, and 30 venues. We love the fact that MAF is the main event of Melbourne Art Week. Melbourne Art Foundation has joined with over 50 Victorian cultural organisations, institutions, art spaces, satellite fairs and galleries to stage exhibitions, events, talks, performances and workshops as part of Melbourne Art Week.

Angela Tiatia, The Fall, 2017, High Definition video, 16:9, colour, no sound, 4 minutes, 58 seconds, Commissioned by the Australian War Memorial, 2017 (Represented by Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney).