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A Free Virtual Art Fair Is Coming!

29th May, 2020

Melbourne Art Fair unveils a digital program of free exhibitions, studio tours + panel events!

Like most large-scale events and public art institutions, Melbourne Art Fair has taken the challenges of our current moment as an opportunity to innovate its own traditions. The biennial event has been postponed until February 2021, but has launched a digital program of free events and exhibitions in its place for 2020. 

Titled Viewing Rooms, the virtual event will showcase a program of new and curated works that were intended to run during this year’s fair. The digital platform will offer virtual access to local galleries, artist studio tours, collector interviews and exhibition viewings from June 1-7.

Also among its range of digital experiences, TDF’s own Lucy Feagins will feature in a panel discussion on art and design, alongside artist Sally Ross, Architect Roger Nelson and interior designer Pascale Gomes-McNabb.

Viewing Rooms
A virtual art fair of free digital events presented by Melbourne Art Fair
Monday, June 1st – Sunday, June 7th

Public access to Viewing Rooms is open from June 3rd – 7th. Register here for early VIP access from June 1st – 2nd, and the free Digital Conversation Series.

Register here for the Art + Design panel at 1pm on Wednesday June 3rd with Lucy Feagins!

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