There’s no denying it, Melbourne Art Fair is back with a bang! After cancelling its 2021 program due to the pandemic, the four-day-long event makes its return with 63 participating galleries. Amongst these, 20 First Nations artists are featured– most notably, seven groundbreaking women practitioners who bring fresh perspectives, new styles and subject matter to the event.
There’s the politically charged landscapes of Butchulla painter Mia Boe and Arrernte/Kalkadoon portrait artist Thea Anamara Perkins (both of whom have featured on TDF before!); there’s the passionate, activism-fuelled performance work of Wiradyuri artist Amala Groom; the masterful monochrome pieces of Galiwin’ku painter and weaver Helen Ganalmirriwuy. Gulumerridjin, Wardaman and KarraJarri Saltwater woman Jenna Lee will also be present with her contemporary sculptural and video works, as well as APY Lands painter Rhoda Tjitayi.
And of course, there’s multidisciplinary artist Maree Clarke – a Mutti Mutti, Yorta Yorta, Wamba Wamba, Boonwurrung woman from Mildura in northwest Victoria whose combination of historical research has brought new angles and technologies to ancestral material traditions.
See the works of these incredible First Nations artists at Melbourne Art Fair this February!
Melbourne Art Fair
17th – 20th February
Tickets are on sale now here.