Featuring diverse emerging and established local and international publishers, artists and writers, Melbourne Art Book Fair 2019 presents a three-day program of ideas, discussions and book launches at the National Gallery of Victoria. The 2019 program explores ideas around experimental and discursive publishing, challenging how we think about the publishing field.

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The Cornish Family Prize for Art & Design Publishing

Van Zoetendaal Publishers have been named the winners of The Cornish Family Prize for Art and Design Publishing for their book STUFF – Catalogue Archaeological Finds Amsterdam’s North/South Metro Line, by Jerzy Gawronski & Peter Kranendonk.

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.

Prize announced 14 March 2019.


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Girls Like Us is supported by Wallonie-Bruxelles International.
The NGV Department of Contemporary Design and Architecture is generously supported by The Hugh D. T. Williamson Foundation.