Melbourne Art Fair to run annually and 2024 galleries announced

Based on the Boon Wurrung word 'ketherba' (together) as its theme, the 2024 Melbourne Art Fair will welcome 60 galleries and Indigenous art centres.
Melbourne Art Fair 2022. Photo: Marie-Luise Skibbe. Photo of two people sitting on a bench speaking about artworks on the walls in front of them.

Founded by a group of galleries in 1988, the Melbourne Art Fair will depart from its biennial model with the fair returning in 2024, and running annually from then on.

Melbourne Art Foundation CEO and Fair Director Maree Di Pasquale said in a media release, ‘Melbourne Art Fair continues to hold an essential role in growing the Australian art market, representing the most comprehensive and considered overview of the region’s thriving contemporary art scene for 35 years.

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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. Instagram @lleizy_