Melbourne Art Book Fair 2017

Melbourne Art Book Fair 2017

A never-ending book club, an international symposium on typography, an Australian zine showcase and a Wikipedia edit-a-thon are among the fifty events of the third annual Melbourne Art Book Fair, which will take place at NGV International from March 16-19, 2017.

Opening the program for the inaugural Melbourne Design Week, the 2017 Melbourne Art Book Fair will bring together established and emerging art publishers, artists, writers and designers for fifty diverse programs including free talks and discussions, workshops, book launches and performances. Sydney paper-engineer Benja Harney of Paperform has designed a large-scale installation for the NGV's iconic Great Hall, which will be the setting for more than 200 publishers presenting art, design, architecture and photography publications from around the world.

Featuring globally acclaimed local and international practitioners, the day-long International Symposium on Typography will explore contemporary developments in type design and typography. Presented with the RMIT Design Futures Lab, the symposium features keynote presentations by: Radim Peško, London; Sara De Bondt, Amsterdam; Mia Frostner and Robert Sollis of Europa, London; Vincent Chan, Melbourne; and Catherine Griffiths, Auckland.

"The Melbourne Art Book Fair has become a highly anticipated event for publishers and lovers of art books, and is the largest program of its kind in our region," said Tony Ellwood, Director, NGV. "This year we move in a new direction with a particular focus on art book publishing practices in contemporary photography, design and typography."

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