NEWS:: Spring 1883: New Art Fair to Launch in Melbourne

Jul 15, 2014 4:23AM

Three young Australian gallerists will launch a new art fair in Melbourne this August, which will run concurrently to the long established Melbourne Art Fair (MAF).

Spring 1883 will be based in the historic Hotel Windsor, and organizers say the fair will be somewhere between a temporary exhibition and a re-examination of the established art-fair model. 

The brainchild of Melbourne-based Vasili Kaliman (Station Gallery), Geoff Newton (Neon Parc Gallery) and Vikki McInnes (Sarah Scout Presents), Spring 1883 will use the hotel-art-fair model, pioneered in New York in the 1990s, which now seems to have spread through Asia as a more financially reasonable alternative to mainstream fairs.