With over 60 booths presenting, this year’s Melbourne Art Fair doesn’t centre glitz or glam, but glimpses into sci-fi, realism, vibrant colour and Indigenous connections to land. Our editors have rounded up their top picks.
Nadine Christensen’s survey exhibition at Buxton Contemporary spans more than two decades of her practice, bringing together 80 works that explore the quotidian with substantial depth and humour.
With a current survey exhibition at Rockhampton Museum of Art chronicling 23 years of painting and photography, Julie Fragar talks about creative influences and what it’s like to observe a Supreme Court murder trial.
Now showing at Sullivan+Strumpf Melbourne, the second solo exhibition from Dhopiya Yuŋupingu draws on the shared histories between the Yolŋu and the Macassans.
With art fairs nationally posting record results in 2023, this week’s Melbourne Art Fair is now a yearly summer fixture. With over 60 galleries and Indigenous art centres hosting solo showings, this year’s theme is Ketherba/Together.
“It’s a relationship I’m speaking about, a relationship with environment, place, my grandmother and family,” says Christopher Bassi. With inspiration vested in a matrilineal connection to Queensland’s far north, the sea, and the tropics, Bassi practises from a light-filled studio in Brisbane’s West End.