Spring1883 Is Back

The contemporary art fair’s eighth edition will be held at The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne.

Words: Erin Irwin

Australia’s alternative art fair Spring1883 has announced its line-up for 2023, to be hosted this year by The Hotel Windsor in Melbourne. Established in 2014 at the same venue, the fair exchanges white gallery walls for a more cosy hotel environment, presenting the best art from Australia and abroad.

This year’s line-up includes many big names from the Melbourne art scene, including 1301SW, Alpha60, Arts Project Australia, Blackartprojects, Caves, FUTURES, Haydens, Jacob Hoerner Galleries, Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art, Lennox St. Gallery, LON Gallery, MARS Gallery, Murray White Room, Neon Parc, Niagara Galleries, Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Sarah Scout Presents, THIS IS NO FANTASY, and Void_Melbourne. Victorian locals NAP Contemporary will also be making an appearance.

Notable Sydneysiders will also be in attendance, such as CHALK HORSE, Darren Knight Gallery, LAILA and OLSEN Gallery. Egg & Dart will also be heading down from Wollongong. Visitors should also keep their eye out for the Kiwi galleries Jonathan Smart Gallery, Michael Lett and {Suite} Gallery.

Checking out art in its natural habitat – hanging above beds and hiding in hallways – is the key appeal of an art fair of this nature. See art in luxurious style from 9 – 12 August.

For more information, find the fair’s website here.

This article was posted 22 May 2023.

Image: The Hotel Windsor, 111 Spring Street, Melbourne. Courtesy: Spring1883.


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