Featuring diverse emerging and established local and international publishers, artists and writers, Melbourne Art Book Fair 2019 presents a four-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.

The Cornish Family Prize for Art & Design Publishing

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.


PROGRAMS

We Were Told Sydney Architecture was Better than Melbourne

Presented by Guillermo Fernandez-Abascal, Urtzi Grau and Post-Post-

1pm, 16 Mar 19

Free entry

Book launch: An unreliable guidebook to jewellery by Lisa Walker, Edited by Kate Rhodes and Nella Themelios

1pm, 17 Mar 19

Free entry

Book Launch, Panel and Signing: Carve a Future, Devour Everything, Become Something by Maggie Finch and contributors

12.30pm, 17 Mar 19

Free entry

Book Launch and Panel Discussion: Looking to regions, art outside the urban

11.15am, 17 Mar 19

Free entry

Short Talk: Making Public: a podcast episode on contemporary publishing

2pm, 16 Mar 19

Free entry

Book Launch: ‘Ha Ha World’ by Regan Tamanui

3pm, 16 Mar 19

Free entry

Book Launch: Interior Futures by Suzie Attiwill

11.30am, 17 Mar 19

Free entry

Book Launch: It’s a world full of lying bastards’ by co-authors Aaron Beehre and Jon Campbell

12.30pm, 16 Mar 19

Free entry

Making Art Public | Kiosk

11am, 16 Mar 19

11am, 17 Mar 19

Free entry

Australian Zine Showcase by Sticky Institute

10am, 16 Mar 19

10am, 17 Mar 19

Free entry

Book Launch: House of Fashion: Haute Couture and the Modern Interior by Author Jess Berry

2pm, 17 Mar 19

Free entry

Panel Discussion: A Lens on Lenses: Publishing, A Current Landscape

12.30pm, 16 Mar 19

Free entry

Film: Endless Letterpress (Los Ultimos) Screening

1.15pm, 17 Mar 19

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Symposium: Graphic Fashion

11.30am, 14 Mar 19

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Panel Discussion: What is Critical About Critical Publishing?

11am, 16 Mar 19

Free entry

Panel Discussion: Expanding the Perceptual Space of Publication

2pm, 17 Mar 19

Free entry

Book Launch: Permission To Belong by Tammy Law

1pm, 16 Mar 19

Free entry

Book Launch: 19 Desires and One Belief by Angela Brennan

12.30pm, 17 Mar 19

Free entry

Workshop: P.S. Documents Attached by Publication Studio Rotterdam x Publication Studio Pearl River Delta

11am, 17 Mar 19

Free entry

Fair Exchange

5pm, 15 Mar 19

10am, 16 Mar 19

10am, 17 Mar 19

Free entry

Erieta Attali In Conversation and Book Launch

1pm, 16 Mar 19

Free entry

Reframing the Past Through Design

2pm, 15 Mar 19

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PARTICIPANTS

NGV design store Tunica Valiz Publication Studio Pearl River Delta Publication Studio Rotterdam Garage Museum of Contemporary Art / Russian Independent Press Girls Like Us De Player Rotterdam Sternberg Press The Good Copy Uro Publications Perimeter Books Books at Manic Idea Books MACK Art + Australia Thames & Hudson The Lifted Brow The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art Heide Museum of Modern Art The Baldessin Press & Studio The Institute of Modern Art Edizioni Corraini Distributed Art Publisher 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art Negative Press True Belief Bus Projects Momento Pro commune World Food Books Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison Arts Project Australia VAULT Aperture Foundation Bloom Publishing Silent Army Storeroom Bloomsbury Publishing Hardie Grant Books Ladies of Leisure Zine Perspektif Magazine Tara Books Knowledge Editions Surpllus Diane Incorporated Secret Envelope Rohan Hutchinson Assemble Papers Spooky Books Fireflies Ok Books A Published Event 5 Press F*EMS Lindsay Photography Studies College (Melbourne) INFLECTION Journal Melbourne School of Design The Melbourne Photobook Collective Yoko Georgiou MIND HEAD Keith Walsh She Shoots Film Intellect un Projects Gusher Magazine Melbourne Books Artlink Australia Australian Scholarly Publishing Centre for Contemporary Photography ENTERTAINMENT I'm Home Books Kate Disher-Quill Kids' own publishing Martin Bell Maybe Later Rim Books RMIT Communication Design Undergrad + Masters Studio Ruin Press Schwartz City The Queensland Photobook Consortia Thick Thongs University Art Museums Australia (UAMA) Gargouille Wuthipol Uj Matters Journal Molonglo

Supporters

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, managed by Equity Trustees.