The NGV is holding an art book fair this weekend (1–3 May) at NGV International. Several of the major events are already booked out but there are plenty of other talks, signings, rare book tours, readings and performances going on, as well the book fair to browse. It is free and open to the public but some events are ticketed so double check the event listing online.
About the Art Book Fair
Melbourne is a literary city, of readers and curious minds. Celebrating Melbourne’s diverse literary heritage and love of printed matter, and international recognition as one of only eleven worldwide UNESCO Cities of Literature, the NGV presents the Melbourne Art Book Fair in 2015.
A new project of its kind in Australia, the Melbourne Art Book Fair provides a unique art, architecture and design experience for visitors to the NGV.
The 2015 Melbourne Art Book Fair will be the first of a series of annual art book events developed by the NGV. From 1-3 May 2015, the inaugural Melbourne Art Book Fair brings together emerging and established publishers, artists, writers and designers. Stallholders at the Melbourne Art Book Fair will provide visitors with access to artists’ books, catalogues and monographs, periodicals and independent publications, showcasing new types of art publishing, in the one venue at NGV International.
As well as showcasing local and national publishers, the 2015 Melbourne Art Book Fair is proud to present special international guests Printed Matter (USA), making their Australian debut, and a curated focus on Japanese publishing.
The Melbourne Art Book Fair will also feature a dynamic program of free talks, forums and performances, as well as spaces to enjoy food and drinks and music, set within a uniquely designed experience by Melbourne Architecture firm Fold Theory.
See the full list of exhibitors and events on the NGV website: http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/whats-on/programs-events/art-book-fair/