AFFORDABLE ART FAIR: Returns to Melbourne for 2024

The Affordable Art Fair is set to make its triumphant return to Melbourne this winter, marking a significant milestone as it celebrates its 5th anniversary in the city that launched its Australian journey. Scheduled to run from August 29 to September 1, 2024, the fair will transform the historic Royal Exhibition Building into a vibrant marketplace for contemporary art, showcasing thousands of new artworks from over 55 boutique galleries across the country.

With prices ranging from $100 to $10,000, the fair aims to make art accessible to a wide audience, demystifying the traditional art buying experience through transparent pricing and a relaxed atmosphere. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to interact directly with gallerists and artists, fostering a more personal connection to the works on display.

Georgia Huestis, Melbourne Director of the Fair, expressed her excitement about returning to the city, noting the event's impressive growth to three fairs across Australia's east coast over the past five years. "We can't wait to return to the city that launched Affordable Art Fair's Australian journey back in 2019," she said, highlighting the fair's evolving offerings and special celebrations planned for the global brand's 25th anniversary.

The event will feature a diverse lineup of galleries from across Australia, including both regional and metropolitan areas. Notable returnees include Warlukurlangu Artists, one of the longest-running Aboriginal-owned art centers, serving as the Fair's Access Partner to support First Nations artists.

Enhancing the visitor experience, the fair will host an interactive Artists in Action program, featuring live demonstrations and installations. Additionally, the Discover: Young Talent program will spotlight emerging artists under 35, while a dedicated Children's Art Studio will offer creative activities for younger visitors.

Now in its 25th year globally, the Affordable Art Fair has become a cornerstone event in Melbourne's cultural calendar since its 2019 debut. It continues to support its mission of making contemporary art accessible to a broad audience, reflecting a growing demand for affordable, quality artwork in the Australian market.

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