Art enthusiasts and culture aficionados, get ready to immerse yourselves in a vibrant tapestry of creativity as the highly anticipated Affordable Art Fair returns to Melbourne.

The world-renowned Affordable Art Fair (AAF) is set to make a grand comeback to the newly restored historic Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, offering an enriched experience for art enthusiasts. The UNESCO World Heritage site will be a vibrant backdrop for this highly anticipated event running from Thursday, August 31st to Sunday, September 3rd, 2023.

“What a delight it is to announce the Affordable Art Fair’s return to the city where it all began and as the new local Director. Back under the grandeur of the Royal Exhibition Building and its newly restored heritage dome, the Melbourne Fair promises to be a dynamic four-day event with show-stopping installations and thousands of bespoke artworks from established and emerging artists. Our gallerists, artists and team adore helping fairgoers fall in love with original and affordable contemporary art. Whether visitors are an experienced collector or a first-time art buyer, we look forward to helping everyone find their perfect piece when the doors open in August,” shared Georgia Huestis, the Melbourne Fair Director.

Affordable Art Fair Melbourne

Having debuted in Melbourne four years ago, AAF has solidified its place as a cornerstone event in the city’s thriving arts and culture scene. This year, the Fair will return to the iconic Royal Exhibition Building, presenting an array of over 50 boutique galleries from across Australia. The exhibition will feature thousands of original artworks, complemented by live painting sessions and captivating installations.

This year’s lineup of prominent galleries includes crowd favourites Salt Contemporary, Bluethumb, SOL Gallery, and Tits & Co. Additionally, international representation will be present, with Peru’s Diverso Art Gallery joining, alongside eleven debut exhibitors showcasing previously unseen pieces.

Affordable Art Fair Melbourne

AAF’s 2023 edition in Melbourne promises an unforgettable artistic experience, inviting art lovers to explore and purchase a diverse selection of contemporary designs. The Fair creates an engaging platform for both seasoned collectors and newcomers to interact directly with featured artists and gallery owners, fostering an atmosphere of collaboration and accessibility. 

Affordable Art Fair Melbourne

Beyond the captivating artworks, the Fair will host an array of interactive workshops and guided tours, leading visitors to develop in-depth understandings of the artistic process. TAFE Victoria will be hosting hands-on creative sessions throughout the event, inviting attendees to unleash their own creative potential. Additionally, AAF’s ‘Discover: Young Talent’ programme will spotlight emerging artists under 35, providing them a platform to showcase and sell their works.

Affordable Art Fair Melbourne guarantees an inclusive and enjoyable experience for art aficionados, both seasoned and new. The event’s relaxed ambiance, coupled with delectable offerings and a commitment to affordability, truly embodies an “affair of the arts.”

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Members of the Hive and The Cluster can enjoy complimentary tickets to the Fair; kindly contact your front-of-house team for further information.

For ticketing information and more details, visit

Affordable Art Fair Melbourne

Address: Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053


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