Melbourne Art Book Fair
29 Apr–1 May 2016

Melbourne Art Book Fair 2017
16–19 Mar


Leading international art book publishers and local practitioners converge at the NGV for the annual Melbourne Art Book Fair (MABF), featuring publisher stalls, a talks program, book launches and performances and after-hours events. In 2017 there will be an accompanying International Typography Symposium presented in conjunction with the RMIT Design Futures Lab. Drawing over 29,000 visitors to NGV International since its inaugural year in 2015, the Fair engages established and emerging publishers in a large-scale event. For MABF 2017, Sydney-based paper engineer Benja Harney will respond to the Great Hall venue with a colourful paper design commission.

Applications for publishers and artists to take part in the 2017 Melbourne Art Book Fair are now open and close 30 December 2016 at 5pm. Apply below.

Terms & conditions

Publishers, apply to exhibit:

Publishers, artists and designers whose practices focus on arts, architecture and design are encouraged to apply for the Melbourne Art Book Fair.

Submissions will be assessed for suitability.

Terms & conditions


The NGV gratefully acknowledges Event Partner ASAHI and Supporter City of Melbourne. The symposium is presented by the RMIT Design Futures Lab with the support of the Ian Potter Foundation and RMIT School of Media & Communication. The inclusion of Self Publish, Be Happy in the event is proudly supported by the NGV Friends of the Gallery Library.