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Melbourne Art Book Fair 2020

When: 13–15 March
Where: NGV, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
How much: Free and ticketed - see website for details
More info: Melbourne Art Book Fair website

If leafing through the crisp pages of endless art books sounds like your thing, be sure to pencil the weekend of 13 March into your calendar – the date the sixth edition of the Melbourne Art Book Fair takes over the Great Hall at NGV.

Over three action-packed days, the Great Hall will be transformed into a hive of activity as more than 100 publishers showcase books, magazines and zines, and an extensive public program of lectures, workshops and performances is rolled out to celebrate art and design publishing on a global scale. For the first time Pirate Radio will broadcast live across the weekend from the NGV’s St Kilda Road Forecourt hosting talks, performances and interviews designed to stimulate conversation about the publishing sector. Live streaming of the event will be available via the NGV website, beginning on Friday night with an experimental sound broadcast from our friends at Liquid Architecture and De Player.

[Image: Friendship Speed Dating, Ladies of Leisure, photo by Bri Hammond]