Past Fair Program



EXHIBITING ARTISTS

Showcasing work by 100 talented artists, all of whom have been specially selected by an expert-led selection committee, each edition of The Other Art Fair provides art lovers with the opportunity to discover and buy art directly from the very best emerging and unrepresented artists - your chance to invest in the maker!

See Our Full Exhibiting Artist List Here

GUEST ARTIST: Dina Broadhurst

We are so excited to welcome Dina Broadhurst as our 2018 Guest Artist! Dina is both an artist and collector, and has worked with a number of iconic Australian brands. Exclusively for the fair she has created a limited-edition poster, all hand-signed and numbered.

Past Guest Artists internationally have included; Abdul Abdullah, Martin Parr, Tracey Emin, Sarah Contos and Polly Morgan. 

FREE SAATCHI ART TOURS

Saatchi Art curator Victoria Kennedy is travelling to Australia for the fair, and will be taking free guided tours for visitors. The tours will highlight exceptional works with investment potential, share insights into featured artists' bodies of work, and offer tips on hanging, framing, and buying on a budget. Perfect for both first-time buyers and seasoned collectors, tours will be limited to intimate groups of no more than 15. Book your free tour when purchasing tickets.

Friday 3 August
3PM - 4PM 

Saturday 4 August
2PM - 3PM
4PM - 5PM 

Sunday 5 August 
11PM - 12PM
1PM - 2PM

FREE TALKS PROGRAM

Panel Discussion: Art Across Cultures
From the local to the international - collaboration and exchanges
SATURDAY 4 AUGUST
12.30pm – 1.30pm

Speakers:
Dr. Rachel Marsden (Curator and Lecturer, The University of Melbourne)
Tess Maunder (Curator and Writer)
Kade Mcdonald (Executive Director of Durrmu Arts Aboriginal Corporation)
Andy Butler (Writer, Curator and Artist)
Ripple Root - Liquan Liew & Estella Ng (Artist collective)

The panel brings together artists, curators and cultural producers from across Australia to discuss their approaches to curating in the Asia-Pacific. In today’s era of boundaries and borderlands, migration and mobility, what does it mean to create, curate and encounter contemporary art? This event is supported by ACP PROJECTS (Art Curatorship Partnership Projects) at the University of Melbourne.

FRANCES CANNON

Frances Cannon is a painter and illustrator based in Melbourne. Her work explores themes of body love, mental health and mental illness, love and sexuality, all based on personal experience and through an intersectional feminist lens.

Frances Cannon will be selling prints and original paintings at the Fair, as well as offering a unique opportunity for visitors to get their portrait drawn in her signature style.

ZINES & ZINE-MAKING WITH F*EMS

F*EMS (Females* for Equality Making Stuff) is a Melbourne-based art collective who self-publish a triannual zine, made up of submissions from female and female-aligned people. Meet the F*EMS on site and learn the tricks of the trade when it comes to making your very own zine ​ in a FREE workshop.



THE OTHERS LIVE

Enjoy a curated music program that promises to get the party started! Our partners at Musicland have booked in some of the best selectors and musical minds in the Melbourne scene. Don't miss your favourite local talent, check out the DJ sets below:

Thursday 2 August

5pm - 8pm DJ Shio Otani
8pm - 10pm DJ Emma Peters

Friday 3 August

7pm - 10pm DJ David Horne 

Saturday 4 August

2:30 - 3:30pm - Tanya George (live)

AUGMENTED REALITY

Head over to stand 086 and experience art in a different way. Fair artist Charles Clapshaw has worked with a number of other exhibiting fair artists to bring you a truly unique showcase. Just make sure you have your smartphones ready!

RYOKO KOSE - JUST KEEP GOING

Melbourne-based and Japanese-born artist Ryoko Kose uses crochet hemp yarn in her 3D line drawing performance Just Keep Going, which takes over the Fair entrance, and can be spotted throughout the fair venue. It represents the way humans live and connect to their daily lives and the universe, reminding viewers that they are part of something bigger.

FOOD & BEVERAGE

Treat yourself to a variety of delicious food and beverage from some of Melbourne's best; DOC Gastronomia Italiana, Hey Tiger, Industry Beans, Maker and Monger and Taylors Wines!

GEORGIA BANKS - HELLO BOYS 

At Art Fairs, everything’s for sale. But Georgia Banks doesn’t have anything to
sell - except herself.

Join Banks online for her new performance Hello Boys: inside the fishbowl of
the webcam, where female sexuality is scanned and measured, she’s on
display from every angle. Visitors to The Other Art Fair can comment
anonymously as the performance unfolds on the screen. But who’s really being
seen here? And are you buying it?

Hello Boys is happening live one night only, as part of this year’s opening,
August 2 nd from 5 pm – 6 pm , 7 pm – 8 pm , and 9 pm – 10 pm . Video documentation of the
performance will be displayed for the remainder of the fair.

SKUNK CONTROL - FRACTURED ALTAR

Skunk Control are engaged in creating immersive experiences and physical spaces that provide audiences opportunities to make discoveries, ask questions and seek out answers. Incorporating light, sound, and kinetic movement, Fractured Altar invites further inspection of a seemingly transparent and derelict landscape. Don't miss it at the fair!

KIDS ACTIVITIES

We've got a specially created newspaper for younger vistors to roam the fair as creative explorers! Make sure to grab a Little Art Pages activity booklet at the front desk. 

The fair offers free entry to children under 16. 

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