Monday, May 28, 2012
Melbourne Art Fair
I popped along to Art Melbourne (aka Melbourne's 'Affordable Art Fair') at the Exhibition Building where many galleries, as well as unrepresented artists, showcased their work. It was fantastic to see such a huge variety of styles in one place. It was complete sensory overload but I felt very inspired and excited by some of the things I saw. The highlights for me were:
Jackie Case - beautiful, fine, detailed pencil drawings.
James Bonnici - very impressive hyper-realist style.
Jessie Breakwell - dynamic, colourful, vibrant and fun work. She also has a very interesting background as the one-time nanny for the Osbourne family!
It was my first ever visit to the annual show after hearing about it for many years. I will definitely make the effort to go again next year. I think the coolest part about it was getting to talk to the actual artists who were right there at their stalls. Awesome.