To support and promote Australian contemporary artists

Through its flagship events, the Melbourne Art Fair and the Melbourne Art Foundation Awards for the Visual Arts, we bring together the commercial, social, cultural and environmental threads that underpin and sustain the vibrant Australian visual arts ecology.

Committed to servicing the needs of artists, galleries, collectors and visitors, we lead the way in building national and international audiences and markets for the work of Australia’s living contemporary artists.




The Melbourne Art Foundation Awards for
the Visual Arts is a biannual event that, since 2005, celebrates excellence and outstanding contributions to the Australian visual arts sector.

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The objective of the Melbourne Art Foundation Artist Commission is to provide a significant opportunity to a living artist to realise a large-scale artwork for the Melbourne Art Fair.

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Latest updates


MAF 2016 Lectures and Forums

The Melbourne Art Foundation proudly announces MAF 2016 Lectures and Forums. Presented in association with the Research Unit in Public Cultures (RUPC) – University of Melbourne and Liquid Architecture.

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Gallery: Awards for the visual arts 2015

Melbourne Art Foundation awards for the visual arts 2015

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Melbourne Art Fair Management Announcement

Management and commercial delivery of the Melbourne Art Fair will return to the Board of the Melbourne Art Foundation...

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And the winners are…

Congratulations John Kaldor AM, Bill Henson and Daniel Boyd

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