YOUNG TALENT VICTORIA
The emerging artist scene in Melbourne is one of the most exciting of any creative city, their oeuvre and techniques still being refined, leading to an enormous sense of exploration and freedom in their work. It’s no wonder that our Young Talent exhibitions around the world are some of the most popular features of our fairs and present some of the most ground breaking works.
We’re delighted to announce for our 2021 Young Talent Exhibition we’ll be showcasing new bodies of work from artists under 35 Mark Chu, Liam O’Neil and Tegan Iversen. In addition, we’ll be introducing our Evolve platform to revisit two of our 2019 Young Talent artists, Alice Oehr and James Mulcahy.
There’s something for everyone at our Creative Hub with workshops, artists in action as well as colouring for the children.
Join artist Phillip Edwards for a two-hour watercolour workshop at Affordable Art Fair Melbourne. Phillip will guide you through the process of creating your very own watercolour painting from sketching through to the finished product. Along the way he will show you techniques such as masking, pooling, and mark making.
From Daylesford in regional Victoria, Phillip graduated from The Victorian College of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Art Painting. Since then, he’s had a 16-year-long career as a secondary art teacher and was the recipient of the 2018 Wynne Prize Trustees Watercolour Prize at Art Gallery of NSW. Phillip is a member of the Australian Watercolour Institute. Spots are limited so book now.
Artists in Action
Throughout the fair exhibiting artists will demonstrate techniques in live painting sessions for you to watch and enjoy. Artists include watercolour painter Philip Edwards, Archibald Finalist Hong Fu, award-winning artist David Hinchcliffe as well as acrylic painter Andria Beighton.
In addition, artist Joi Muragavell will be running a fun and quirky sculpture studio for people to enter and watch her create. These sculptures will be an extension of her paintings – it’ll be as if the shapes and characters have leapt out of the canvases and become 3D characters! Joi will be in the centre creating the sculptures from bright cardboard shapes, adding pompoms, eyes and drawing details as inspiration takes her.
Jackie Case ATM
A returning favourite, internationally renowned artist Jackie Case launched her ATM project at our first 2019 fair. She’ll be returning for Affordable Art Fair Melbourne 2021, cleverly hidden within the custom-built ATM where you can purchase a five-minute sketch for $35. Simply purchase yourself a limited release novelty-sized credit card at the nearby cashier and insert. Jackie will be waiting to generate your ‘withdrawal’, a unique sketch which she creates. You have the opportunity to request a subject.
We don’t want to give away everything just yet, come and discover our large-scale art installations for yourself!
SUSTAIN YOUR ART SEARCH
There will be food and drink available at the fair, so no need to worry about feeling famished as you browse all the incredible art. Whether you’re after a coffee or something more substantial – we’ve got you covered!