Words - J Forsyth

Yes, yes The Melbourne Art Fair is on and we love it but this weekend is not just about the big events. Melbourne Art Fair is spreading across the city: Spring 1883 opening for the first year, Notfair showcasing killer works as well as a number of smaller boom-tastic openings around the place.

When Monday comes tell your boss you Wrecked Yo'Self and need a day off to relax your eye balls and calm your senses. Going to work will make you feel dead inside, so just don't bother.

NHG process4Image courtesy of Juddy Roller


Melbourne Art Fair is open Saturday 16 August 10am – 6pm, Sunday 17 August 10am – 5pm.  Tickets HERE

Spring 1883 is taking over the Windsor Hotel to present Melbourne's newest art fair.  Admission is free and open to the public.  Saturday 12pm - 6pm and Sunday 12pm - 4pm.

NOT FAIR opened last night at The Grace Darling in Collingwood.  The Fair is open Saturday 11am - 6pm and Sunday 11am - 5pm.  2pm Saturday is artist in conversation with Ashley Crawford.

Yarra City Arts Festival ART THIS WAY runs from 15 until the 17 August ART THIS WAY encourages getting out, touring and exploring the local galleries and other art spaces around the city of Yarra.  Check out the website for a map, or the Facebook page for updates.

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Image courtesy of NotFair and Dan McCabe, All the Time in the World, photographic print on lycra


Fawn Gallery is holding an open call-out exhibition 'Small Works'.  Entries accepted until 5 September with $800 in prizes up for grabs.  Julia and I will be helping with the judging and can't faaarrrking wait to see what y'all have thrown our way.


SMugImage courtesy of Juddy Roller, Heist.

New Hunting Ground and Juddy Roller presents HEIST.  Coinciding with The Melbourne Art Fair, this exhibition brings together some of the most infamous street artists under one warehouse roof.

Off The Kerb opens a new round of shows from 6pm - 9pm.

The 2014 Substation Contemporary Art Prize (SCAP) opens from 6pm in Newport.

Brunswick Street Gallery has a second opening drinks for Small works to coincide with 'Art This Wayfrom 6pm.

The Brick House opens Mixed Matter by Damien Matter from 6pm.

Allpress Studio is hosting Unorthodox new works by Jimmy James Kouratoras.

DSC01696Image Courtesy of Jimmy James Kouratoras


The TarraWarra Biennial 2014: Whisper in My Mask, curated by Natalie King and Djon Mundine is open to the public and presented as part of the Melbourne Art Fair.  if the amount of stuff in the city this weekend is too much, leg it to Healesville for the day.

IMG_0034 Melbourne Art Fair Vernissage. photo - J Forsyth


Encryption Exhibition opens at the Donkey Wheel House with cheap drinks and a lot of great photography presented by CATC Design School (Melbourne Campus) and featuring Elise Arumets, a Melbourne Arts Club Photographer.

IMG_9746-2Quest at Melbourne Art Fair, photo - J Forsyth