Neighbourhood to New York: two moves making waves

Two Melbourne arts organisations are upscaling – one to New York and another focusing on grassroots impact.

Galleries, libraries and readings rooms are part of the fabric of our metropolitan landscape. For them, location is everything when it comes to easy audience access. So to upscale, and get that location right, can be key.

Two Melbourne-based arts venues are doing just that.

As Melbourne wraps up Melbourne Art Book Week, Melbourne Art Library (MAL) has announced that it is moving to the Queen Victoria Market precinct, with a new reading room.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina