Six hottest booths at Melbourne Art Fair

From booths that are worth a linger to those which present First Nations pride, here are ArtsHub’s handpicked spotlights of MAF 2022.

The Melbourne Art Fair (MAF) makes a physical comeback from 17 – 20 February, presented at Melbourne’s Convention and Exhibition Centre and featuring 59 gallery booths, six works in its Beyond section, and a dedicated platform of video works from international and local representatives.

In addition, MAF’s 2022 Indigenous Art Centre Program sees leading First Nations galleries exhibiting at the fair for the first time, including Buku-Larrnggay Mulka (Yirrkala, NT), Jilamara Arts & Crafts Association (Milikapiti, Tiwi), Warlayirti Artists (Balgo, WA), Waringarri Aboriginal Art (Kununurra, WA) and Milingimbi Art (Milingimbi, NT).

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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_