In collaboration with the Melbourne Art Foundation, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) has launched the inaugural Melbourne Design Fair. Presented from 16 – 20 March 2022, the Fair brings together local designers, both emerging and established, to celebrate innovation and investment in quality, collectible design.
Crafted in response to the growing demand for contemporary collectible design within the Australian industry, the Melbourne Design Fair provides the public with the rare opportunity to access exclusive and limited-edition pieces. Supported by the Victorian Government, the event celebrates the legacy of design and its position within the creative culture of Australia.
Housed in Abbotsford’s Warehouse 16, the showcase features two exhibitions, PRESENT and SELECT.
Housed in Abbotsford’s Warehouse 16, the showcase features two exhibitions, PRESENT and SELECT. Curated by NGV, PRESENT encompasses works from Modern Times, Design Tasmania, Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert, Sophie Gannon Gallery, Studio Roland Snooks, Sullivan+Strumpf, Agency Projects, C. Gallery, Christopher Boots, Craft, JamFactory, Local Design and Broached Commissions. SELECT is comprised of over 35 Australian designers curated by Simone LeAmon, NGV’s Hugh Williamson Curator of Contemporary Design and Architecture, with the opportunity to not only view but also purchase the selected works.
Bringing together influential designers, collectors, curators, makers and artists, Melbourne Design Fair aims to cultivate a commercial market for rare and collectable design within Australia. The inaugural exhibition is currently open, encouraging both participation and the sale of pieces of some of the most reputable designers in the country.