Melbourne Art Book Fair
29 Apr–1 May 2016

Melbourne Art Book Fair 2017
16-19 March


The Cornish Family Prize for Art & Design Publishing

The National Gallery of Victoria further expands on the success of the Melbourne Art Book Fair with the introduction of 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 Dec 2015 – Dec 2016.

Applications are now open and close 17 February at 5pm. Apply below.

About the Melbourne Art Book Fair

The inaugural Melbourne Art Book Fair took place in 2015 and the annual event has since attracted more than 29,000 visitors, making it the most well-attended publishing event in the Asia-Pacific region. The third Melbourne Art Book Fair in 2017 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.

Terms & conditions

The Cornish Family Prize for Art & Design Publishing


Terms & conditions


The NGV gratefully acknowledges the Cornish family for their support of The Cornish Family Prize for Art and Design Publishing.

The NGV gratefully acknowledges The Centenary Foundation, managed by Perpetual, for their support of the 2017 Melbourne Art Book Fair.

The Melbourne Art Book Fair program is supported by Partner City of Melbourne, the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund and Event Partner ASAHI. 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.