The NGV recognises the importance of publishing as a key cultural practice and is delighted to be an integral part of Melbourne’s art book community.

The Melbourne Art Book Fair welcomed over 21,500 visitors during the event from Friday 16 – Sunday 19 March 2017. This is the highest attendance since the Fair commenced in 2015. The Melbourne Art Book Fair has demonstrated its ongoing value for the creative sector and has facilitated a number of significant outputs for the publishing industry.

As part of a major expansion of the NGV’s annual Book Fair activities, the Cornish Family Prize for Art and Design Publishing acknowledges the importance of art and design publishing and is the first of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region.