ABOUT MELBOURNE ART BOOK FAIR

Since its launch in 2015, the annual Melbourne Art Book Fair has attracted more than 50,000 visitors making it the most visited publishing event in the Asia-Pacific region.

The fourth Melbourne Art Book Fair in 2018 will bring together international and local publishers and practitioners in a weekend of free talks, book launches, performances, and stalls featuring art, design, architecture and photography publications from around the world.

The Cornish Family Prize for Art & Design Publishing

The National Gallery of Victoria expands on the success of the Melbourne Art Book Fair with a prestigious international book prize, The Cornish Family Prize for Art and Design Publishing. The Cornish Family Prize is the first of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region, and will award the winner with $15,000 AUD, with additional $1,000 AUD prizes for up to five finalists.

The NGV invites applications from publishers, artists, designers, writers, curators and organisations around the world whose publishing practice explores art, design, architecture and contemporary culture.

Titles must have a publish date of January 2017 – December 2017.

Applications are now open and close at 5pm on Tuesday 19 December 2017.

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2017 PRIZEWINNER & FINALISTS

Supporters

The NGV gratefully acknowledges the Cornish family for their support of The Cornish Family Prize for Art and Design Publishing. The Melbourne Art Book Fair program is supported by Event Partner Asahi Premium Beverages. The symposium is presented by the RMIT Design Futures Lab with the support of the RMIT School of Media and Communication.

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