Melbourne Art Foundation is a systemically significant, non-profit Australian arts organisation dedicated to the support of living artists and designers. Established in 2003, Melbourne Art Foundation is committed to bringing artists, designers, galleries, collectors, and visitors together, leading the way in building audiences and a market for contemporary art and design in Australia.

Melbourne Art Foundation produces the biennial Melbourne Art Fair and, produced in partnership with the National Gallery of Victoria, the annual Melbourne Design Fair.

Melbourne Art Foundation is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and Creative Victoria.

Melbourne Art Fair

Australasia’s most progressive forum for contemporary art and ideas, the biennial Melbourne Art Fair presents work by new and iconic artists from Australasia’s most esteemed galleries. With a focus on solo shows and works of scale and significance, the fair is instrumental in shaping the future of art in the region.

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
22-25 February 2024


Curated by the National Gallery of Victoria and delivered in collaboration with the Melbourne Art Foundation, Melbourne Design Fair is an annual platform for designers, commercial galleries, design agencies and organisations to come-together under one roof to promote and sell the best collectible design from Australia and the world.

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
18-21 May 2023