MAF participating galleries
Melbourne Art Fair returns to Melbourne in June.
Words: Camilla Wagstaff
A lot has changed about the Melbourne Art Fair since its return last August. MAF 2020 boasts new June dates, a new home at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) and a new relationship with Australian contemporary design fair DENFAIR (taking place at the MCEC in the same week).
Twice the footprint of the previous fair, the 16th edition presents work from more than 40 regional and international galleries, continuing its focus on solo shows and large-scale installations.
Returning galleries include: Alcaston Gallery (Melbourne), Anna Schwartz Gallery (Melbourne), Arts Project Australia (Melbourne), Bartley + Company Art (Wellington), Bowerbank Ninow (Auckland), GAGPROJECTS | Greenaway Art Gallery (Adelaide), Hugo Michell Gallery (Adelaide), Jan Murphy Gallery (Brisbane), Martin Browne Contemporary (Sydney), Michael Reid (Sydney/Berlin), Murray White Room (Melbourne), Neon Parc (Melbourne), Niagara Galleries (Melbourne), Nicholas Thompson Gallery (Melbourne), Olsen Gallery (Sydney/New York), Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery (Sydney), Sophie Gannon Gallery (Melbourne), STATION (Melbourne/Sydney), Sullivan + Strumpf (Sydney/Singapore), Sutton Gallery (Melbourne), The Commercial (Sydney), The Drawing Room (Manila), Tolarno Galleries (Melbourne) and Vivien Anderson Gallery (Melbourne).
New galleries partaking in the fair for the first time and others returning from a multi-year break are Anna Miles Gallery (Auckland), Arthouse Gallery (Sydney), Chalk Horse (Sydney), Daine Singer (Melbourne), Despard Gallery (Hobart), Finkelstein Gallery (Melbourne), Flinders Lane Gallery (Melbourne), Jacob Hoerner Galleries (Melbourne), James Makin Gallery (Melbourne), Justin Miller Art (Sydney), kleinerfelt (Melbourne), Michael Bugelli Gallery (Hobart), Mizuma & Kips (New York/Tokyo), Nanda\Hobbs (Sydney), Saint Cloche (Sydney), The Egg & Dart (Sydney) and Yavuz Gallery (Singapore/Sydney).
Gallery exhibitions will be complimented by a new sector called ‘Beyond’, which sees six galleries present large-scale installations throughout the spaces of the MCEC. Galleries and artists participating in Beyond include Garawan Waṉambi and Manini Gumana represented by Hugo Michell Gallery (Adelaide) and presented in collaboration with the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka, Christian Thompson represented by Michael Reid (Sydney/Berlin), Taree MacKenzie represented by Neon Parc (Melbourne), David Rosetzky represented by Sutton Gallery (Melbourne), Archie Moore represented by The Commercial (Sydney) and Constanze Zikos represented by Murray White Room (Melbourne).
Melbourne Art Fair runs from 18–21 June 2020. Tickets are on sale now with early bird ticket prices available until 24 March.
Image: Installation view of Taree MacKenzie’s Pepper’s ghost, Wind turners, blue and yellow, Neon Parc, Melbourne, 2018.