Artists: Why Apply?

Recognised as the leading artist fair, The Other Art Fair is a pioneering platform for uncovering and nurturing new creative talent, allowing artists to forge direct relationships with potential buyers and gallerists. 


Applications are now open for the next edition of The Other Art Fair Melbourne. Apply Now!

Our 4th edition of the Fair will be returning to The Facility in May 2020. 

Any questions please contact:

Ashleigh Basa
Fair Assistant


The Other Art Fair prides itself on a comprehensive artist support package to champion individual exhibitors.

This includes:

  • Your own fully built stand at The Other Art Fair including spotlights and nameboard
  • A profile on
  • PR support
  • Exposure to a diverse audience of critics, gallerists, and collectors
  • Pre-fair workshop with advice on display, pricing and self-representation given by The Other Art Fair director, and fair alumni
  • Selection by a panel of esteemed experts. Past committee members include: Patricia Piccinini, Amanda Love, Ben Quilty, Roslyn Oxley, Leif Podhajsky, Paris Neilson, Dr Dick Quan, Mikala Dwyer, Virginia Wilson, Megan Robson      

This support is compounded by low stand prices, with the cost associated with exhibiting starting from $1,985 + GST                                            


The fair has received extensive press coverage, including highlight features on ABC Breakfast Show, Sydney Morning Herald, Broadsheet, and Concrete Playground.

The Other Art Fair Melbourne works with Lis Davies PR to generate the same far-reaching publicity to that in the UK.   

In addition, partners of The Other Art Fair have included; International New York Times, The Australian Film Radio and Television School, Mini Cooper, KIRIN, Derivan Stencil Art Studio, Aesthetica, The Conran Shop, Club Monaco, The May Fair Hotel, TOMS Shoes, Polaroid, Sipsmith, UBER and many more. 

The Other Art Fair invites you to be considered for this truly formative experience and exhibit your work at the Melbourne fair.

“This was an adventure, exceeded all my expectations! Lovely curated fair, professional team, highly qualified artists and relevant people coming to the fair. I talked to so many about my arts, and on top of that sold three big, original artworks. A must to come back!”

Marit Geraldine Bostad

“A welcoming, well organised and well publicised art fair which has opened up a number of opportunities for me with galleries and commissions on top of great sales. I'd definitely recommend it to any artist looking to take their work up to the next level.”

Kerry Eggleton

“I've really enjoyed exhibiting with The Other Art Fair. Sales are a good part of it, but more than that it's the meeting of strangers, people I would never have encountered if I hadn't been at the Fair. I would recommend it to anyone.”

Carla Moss

“Just to say a thank you for a terrific fair.  I had tons of interest – sold work and I am now busy following up gallery leads.  All the visitors I spoke to gave very good feedback and the friends and contacts I invited were impressed with the standard of work on show.  I shall definitely reapply for the fair." 

Caroline Hall

“Being part of The Other Art Fair was an incredible experience. Connecting with such a variety of talented artists as well as so many new collectors and getting feedback on my work directly from the public was an enriching experience.”

Catherine Hiller

“Absolutely fantastic. It brought exposure to such a huge audience over the four day art fair, as well as in the lead up and post fair. The fair enjoyed such a strong sense of community – it was so wonderful meeting the other artists and enjoying running our stands together. I had a great time getting to know the other artists. Everyone was so supportive of each other. The organizers were all so helpful, enthusiastic, professional, fun and motivating.”

Aleta Lederwasch

“Being part of The Other Art Fair was fantastic, because it gave me a profile and from showing the work in this event I was approached by a gallery (541 Art Space – Sydney) to have a solo exhibition.  So exciting!!”

Elefteria Vlavianos

“The Other Art Fair has been great for me and 2016 was my second year participating in the event. Each time I was able to surround myself with like-minded people and discuss art in a very open and friendly setting. The Other Art Fair is a huge supporter of emerging artists and really love seeing their participants succeed. Each year I have met gallery owners, buyers and art admirers who are always so encouraging and have helped me get access to a whole new audience”

Britt Dunbar

“It was a great privilege to be apart of broad group of artists. It was exciting to meet and network with so many like minded people that brought wonderful energy, advice and insight. The sales we’re great too!”

David Spencer