About Melbourne Art Book Fair

Melbourne Art Book Fair returns for its fifth year in 2019. Since the event began, the publishing and broader creative landscape has undergone many shifts. MABF 2019 asks: what is publishing now? What is encompassed by the term and how can publishing bring about positive change on multiple fronts?

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. Guests ask the question: what can books do? How might the form change? How might publishing provoke and influence other creative and social phenomena such as fashion diffusion lines, capsule collections, event spaces, activist movements and community development?

Applications are now closed.

Melbourne Design Week

Melbourne Design Week is Australia’s leading annual international design event.

We link creativity with business and community, providing a platform for the Australian design industry to express, question, propose and test ideas.

In 2019 the theme Design Experiments asks Melbourne Design Week participants to experiment with ideas, materials, places, and processes to respond to the central question ‘How can design shape the future?’.

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Supporters

The symposium is presented with the support of the RMIT School of Design and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands. The NGV Department of Contemporary Design and Architecture is generously supported by The Hugh D. T. Williamson Foundation, managed by Equity Trustees. Melbourne Art Book Fair is proudly supported by Design Partner RMIT University, Event Partner Asahi Super Dry and Partner City of Melbourne.