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Melbourne Art Fair 2022: Editor’s picks

Melbourne Art Fair 2022: Editor’s picks

Patsy Mudgedell, Untitled (Luurnpa), 2021, acrylic on linen, 2950x1800mm. Courtesy the artist and Warlayirti Artists, Balgo.

With the Melbourne Art Fair just days away, here’s a highlight reel of all the things you won’t want to miss.

The Habitus stand!

Pop down to visit us at stand MP1 in the Galleries, where we’ll be interviewing a series of different artists throughout the fair and sharing the stories on Habitus Living and on our Instagram channel.

Find out about the motivations and creative processes of artists from Sophie Gannon Gallery, LON Gallery, Yavuz Gallery and Sullivan + Strumpf.

Plus, join a series of tours alongside the fair ambassadors – including Pascale Gomes-McNabb, Jordan Gogos and Tamsin Johnson – to get the inside scoop, presented by Habitus.

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Tamsin Johnson

Indigenous Art Centre program

This year sees the launch of the Melbourne Art Fair Indigenous Art Centre Program, and you can join a curator-led tour of the five Indigenous-owned Art Centres presenting at the fair.

The tour includes: Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre (Yirrkala), Jilamara Arts & Crafts Association (Milikapiti), Warlayirti Artists (Balgo), Waringarri Aboriginal Arts (Kununurra) and Milingimbi Art (Milingimbi).

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Kaylene Whiskey in her studio, photo by Meg Hansen


Tune in for a virtual panel talk exploring the collision of public art and architecture. This panel brings together leading public art commissioners, curators, and artists to discuss the role of Public Art and Architecture in framing conceptions of place, perceptual orientation and social and cultural engagement. Expect questions like: Can public art and architecture shift and motivate social change? How can we most sensitively and effectively connect to Country while recognising our colonial and settler histories? And how can we best work to overcome limitations and constraints to the commissioning, design and shaping of our shared social spaces?

Moderated by Director, Monash University Museum of Art Charlotte Day in conversation with Founding Director, Denton Corker Marshall, John Denton; Curator and Advisor Barbara Flynn; Senior Principal, Urban Art Projects, Jamie Perrow; multi-media artist Judy Watson; and Broached Commissions Lou Weis.

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Glenfiddich bar

Designed in collaboration with Jordon Gogos, the Glenfiddich bar will be a place to congregate and enjoy a drink! We can’t wait to see what’s in store and throw back a tipple.

Jordan Gogos x Glenfiddich, photo by Harry Hayes

Lost Tablets by Jan van Schaik book launch

Bookshop by Uro presents Jan van Schaik’s Lost Tablets, a series of works that express a tension between a universally recognisable children’s toy and the grammar of architectural symbols.  

This event is part of the Precinct Night and will take place at Collingwood Yards – Saturday 19 February, 6–8pm.

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Wanting to see something new? Beyond is a new initiative launching at Melbourne Art Fair 2022 and sets to harness the monumental exhibition space at the convention centre to showcase six large-scale installations and spatial interventions, each responding to the theme djeembana/place. BEYOND is curated by independent curator and writer, Emily Cormack.

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Sean Meilak, ‘Into the night’

Melbourne Art Fair 2022, running from 17-20 February 2022, visit melbourneartfair.com.au for full program details and to book tickets.

Habitus is a proud media partner for Melbourne Art Fair – you can pop in and see us at the stand MP1 in the Galleries.


Aleesha Callahan is the editor of Habitus. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Aleesha seeks out the unique people, projects and products that define the Indo Pacific region. Aleesha was previously the editor of Indesignlive.com and has written and contributed to various publications and brands in her 10 years in the architecture and design industry, bringing intimate insight to her stories having first trained and practised as an interior designer. Her passion for mid-century design and architecture began while living and working in Berlin.