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Featuring some of the most creative emerging and established international and local publishers, artists and writers, Melbourne Art Book Fair 2018 presents a three-day program of ideas, discussions and book launches. Taking place at the National Gallery of Victoria on 16–18 March 2018.

The Cornish Family Prize for Art & Design Publishing

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The Cornish Family Prize for Art & Design Publishing

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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.

Winners will be announce as part of Melbourne Design Week on 16 March 2018.

Thu 15 Mar, 1.30pm

EXPERIMENTAL JETSET MABF SYMPOSIUM THE FUTURE LASTS ONLY A MOMENT

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16–18 Mar, 12pm

WORD ALERT! A FESTIVAL OF CROSSWORDS, SPELLING AND GRAMMAR PRESENTED BY THE GOOD COPY

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16–18 Mar, 12pm

WORD ALERT! A FESTIVAL OF CROSSWORDS, SPELLING AND GRAMMAR PRESENTED BY THE GOOD COPY

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Make the most of your Melbourne Art Book Fair experience with great food and drinks available all weekend to fuel you through three days of free talks, book launches and more.

Melbourne Art Book Fair is open

Thu 15 Mar: Symposium 1.30–5pm
Fri 16 Mar: 10am–5pm
Sat 17 Mar: 10am–7pm
Sun 18 Mar: 10am–5pm

Free entry at NGV International. Prices are noted for ticketed programs and events.

Visit the NGV design store stand for exclusive Melbourne Art Book Fair collaborations.

Drop by the Asahi Super Dry bar for a cold, crisp and refreshing beverage over the weekend.

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.

From March 16-18 2018 the Melbourne Art Book Fair brings together the most creative emerging and established international and local publishers, artists and writers for a program of ideas, discussions and book launches.

Highlights include Amsterdam-based graphic design studio Experimental Jetset as Melbourne Art Book Fair symposium guests; The New Institute Rotterdam; e-flux, Berlin and Casco Art Institute: Working For The Commons, Utrecht; exploring new narratives for publishing in a special event; and a three-day festival of crosswords, spelling and grammar presented by writing school The Good Copy.

The symposium is presented by the RMIT Design Futures Lab with the support of the RMIT School of Design.
The NGV Department of Contemporary Design and Architecture is generously supported by The Hugh D. T. Williamson Foundation.