Best of Melbourne Art Fair 2024

What to see at this year's Melbourne Art Fair, which features contributions from over 60 galleries.
Olsen Gallery Booth A4 at Melbourne Art Fair 2024 with works by Jacqui Stockdale. Photo: Supplied. A gallery booth with one walls revealing paintings inside and a sculpture of a puppet-like woman with four arms.

Wanapati Yunupiŋu is an artist that has been on this writer’s radar since the 2022 Melbourne Art Fair, and his works just seem to get better every time. The Yolŋu artist is instantly recognisable with meticulous etching designs from his Gumatj clan on found metal surfaces, such as road signs.

Yunupiŋu inherited ceremonial practices from his late father, Miniyawany Yunupiŋu, who is also an artist and spiritual leader.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. She took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs and was the project manager of ArtsHub’s diverse writers initiative, Amplify Collective. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne.