It’s that time of the year again (and it’s fortunately been like this since 2008): I am about to hop on a plane and head to the United States for walk to art New York.
So this is time to re-search artists, studios and art spaces, and read cultural online newsletters. Friends have emailed new places and must go bars… and I’m trying to catch up with the latest eateries and coffee shops. All of this needs to go into the little black book before I leave Melbourne!
If you are not joining our group this year (I hope you can make it in 2014), but would like to go overseas to enjoy art, how about Asia? If I were not going to NYC my destination would be the Hong Kong International Art Fair, between 23 and 26 May. This is the first edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong.
There will be a number of Australian galleries there and it is a fabulous way to engage in the international art scene – you can get an an overview of what’s happening around the world in just 3 days! Art fairs are interesting not only because significant galleries are invited to participate, but also local galleries tend to curate strong exhibits to attract the art lovers in town.
If you have no plans to travel, why not be a traveller in your own city? These are great shows to see in Melbourne:
Anna Finlayson – Shhh (The Hexagon Trip)
Sarah Scout Presents
Level 1, 1a Crossley Street, Melbourne (view location on Google Maps)
Thursday and Friday, 11am to 5pm; Saturday, 12pm to 5pm
Until 18 May