If you are going to be in Melbourne in August make sure you go to the Melbourne Art Fair. This fantastic event happens twice a year and it showcases more than 900 artists from all over Australia and the world. There are education programs, lectures and forums, music, food, parties and guided tours.
From Melbourne Art Fair:
Melbourne Art Foundation is a not for profit organisation established in 2003 to support living Australian artists.
The principal role of Melbourne Art Foundation is to produce the Melbourne Art Fair and the Melbourne Art Foundation Awards for the Visual Arts. The Foundation’s vision is to increasingly complement its work with additional year round activities in support of living artists, including in the areas of education, events, awards, scholarships and publishing.
Melbourne Art Fair is an exhibition of leading contemporary art, presented by over 80 selected national and international galleries. The biennial event features paintings, sculpture, photography, installations and multi media art works of over 900 artists and attracts up to 30,000 visitors.
More than 900 artists will be represented by over 80 leading national and international galleries. Melbourne Art Foundation attracts participation from Australian galleries from all States and Territories, as well as internationally, including from New Zealand, China, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Canada, America and Europe during the 4-day event.
Director: Bronwyn Johnson.