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Melbourne Art Fair

Aspiring artist?

Or simply an art appreciator who loves to witness or collect unique works of art?

Then you should consider checking out the Melbourne Art Fair.

It will inspire you with many different works from the contemporary visual art from the Asia-Pacific region.

Currently, the Melbourne Art Fair is one of the most significant exhibitions of contemporary visual art in Australia.

Scheduling and Venue Information of Melbourne Art Fair

Name:Melbourne Art Fair
Date:4 - 8 August, 2010
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The Melbourne Art Fair will be held in the Royal Exhibition Building. The Royal Exhibition Building can be found at Nicholson St. at Carlton, Victoria.

History and Art Coverage of the Melbourne Art Fair

It all started in 1988 where the first Melbourne Art Fair kicked off in the location that is still being used today as the venue: the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne. Since its opening, it remained focused on contemporary visual arts coming from the Asia Pacific region. It is an event held biennially due to the freight costs involved and conflicts with other Melbourne events. This explains why there is no exhibit this year.

Things started to pick up back in 2006 where the Melbourne Art Fair hit a major milestone by having 26,000 visitors through the 4.5 day period with over 86 galleries representing several Asian and European countries in addition to local Australian artworks.

The latest Melbourne Art Fair held last 2008 had the most art coverage out of all of them so far. It featured national galleries from all parts of Australia and many international galleries coming from Auckland, Beijing, Dublin, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Lucerne, New Delhi, Osaka, Seoul, and Wellington. The total number of galleries featured was well over 80 making it the most dynamic art event to date. It is expected for 2010's event to showcase even more galleries covering more styles and cultures.

Melbourne Art Fair Highlights

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The Melbourne Art Fair kicks off the opening night's Vernissage which means start of an art exhibition in French. Emerging artists can check out the Melbourne Art Fair for inspiration and visit several project rooms to tone up their skills. International collector programs are also featured in the fair along with a line-up of free public forums for discussion. Tourists get a fair share of the action too with guided tours, public lectures, and travel packages to come along with it.

Just about all forms of visual arts are covered in the gallery ranging from unique paintings to various rooms filled with sculptures, ceramics, pots, and other crafts giving it more of a museum experience.

With its great variety, attending the Melbourne Art Fair is a remarkable experience that should be checked out every time it is on.

When you take your time to admire all the different art works you may not even witness all the galleries in a single day.

So, if you are up for it, make sure you go a second day to see everything properly.

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What's On In Melbourne
September: Melbourne Fringe Festival
October: Mornington Peninsula Pinot Week | Heathcote Wine and Food Festival | Bendigo Heritage Uncorked | Wangaratta Festival of Jazz | Toast to the Coast (Geelong) | Hepburn Springs Swiss Italian Festa | Melbourne International Arts Festival
March: Port Fairy Folk Festival | Apollo Bay Music Festival | Melbourne Food and Wine Festival | Australian International Airshow
April: Yarra Valley Grape Grazing Festival | Melbourne International Comedy Festival
May: Grampians Grape Escape | Warrnambool May Racing Carnival
June: Melbourne Good Food and Wine Show
August: Melbourne Writers Festival | Melbourne Art Fair | Melbourne International Film Festival



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