For its ninth consecutive year, Art Melbourne will open its doors at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton. Organisers this year are excited about its contemporary twist and fresh new look that will inspire over 14,000 visitors set to flock to the event. The art fair showcases thousands of quality, original artwork under $5,000 in an encouraging environment, highlighting the demand for quality artwork at affordable prices.
Fair Director, Tasmin Roberts says, “The Art Melbourne model lends itself to the current economic climate. Now more than ever people want good quality, original work without the high-end price tag. Art Melbourne delivers this to buyers and creates a new market for galleries.”
Exhibitors have been encouraged to be creative with what they show for under $5,000. Galleries may choose to commission special, editioned work from some of their more established artists, show a strong collection of works on paper, or promote their up and comers with a solo presentation in the New Gen sector.
New at Art Melbourne in 2012:
- Art Asia
A selective group of galleries from the broader Asia Pacific region and Australian galleries representing Asian artists. The feature is sponsored by the Australia China Art Foundation (ACAF).
- Street, Urban, and Graphic Art
A representation of the highly popular artistic movement that is somewhat of a phenomenon in Melbourne laneways and broader Australia.
- Ausin Tung Gallery
Ausin Tung Gallery will be exhibiting and will work with Art Melbourne in the creation of an education program covering topics such as ‘The Asian market, how relevant is it to Australia?’, ‘Collecting work under $5000’, and, ‘What to look for in an art work’.
For more information visit Art Melbourne.