Showcasing the work of an exciting new generation of unrepresented artists in association with public and independent contemporary art spaces from around Australia and New Zealand, the Project Rooms create opportunities for developing artists to present innovative and experimental work within the context of a major international visual art event.
The Melbourne Art Fair and the selected Project Rooms highlight the diversity of current contemporary art practice by placing independent art spaces alongside a strong and vibrant gallery scene.
Artists, curators and art spaces selected for Melbourne Art Fair Project Rooms are provided with an exhibition space and a monetary grant from the Melbourne Art Foundation. Project Rooms provide emerging artists significant profile raising opportunities, in the critical early stages of their artistic careers.
The Project Rooms for Melbourne Art Fair 2012 are:
BUS Projects, Melbourne
c3 Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne
Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
Death Be Kind, Melbourne
Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney
Tully Arnot and Charles Dennington
Catherine or Kate
Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne
Next Wave, Melbourne
Physics Room, Christchurch