What to See at Not Fair Melbourne

‘Not Fair’ a small but evocative festival of contemporary art will open next month with new curators, new venues and a host of 41 exciting artists from 8 to 13 December 2023.

Artists Darren Tanny Tan and Linsey Gosper are curating the art fair, after founders Sam Leach, Tony Lloyd and Ash Crawford have stepped aside. The founders created the event in 2010, ‘as a satellite event to the Melbourne Art Fair in order to showcase independent artists who often do not fit the commercial mould and are overlooked and under-recognized.’

The core exhibition of NotFair will be Alchemy, on view at 333 Malvern Road South Yarra a space which was built in the grand Gothic style.

Victorian College of the Arts staff, Brie Trenerry, Amanda Morgan and Kieran Boland will also curate a show. Titled Das Kapital and featuring video and new media art this companion exhibition will take place in a former bank building, at 236 Chapel Street, Prahran.

Participating artists include; Alexandra Nemaric; Ali McCann; Barry William Hale; Bon Mott; Chas Glover; Chelsea Lehmann; Chloe Tizzard; Christopher Koller; Claybia Ceramics (Molly O’Shaughnessy and Cassandra Chilton); Clinton Hayden; Dominic Kavanagh; George Goodnow; Jamie Edward; Jarrad Martyn; Jemima Lucas; Jo Lane; Jonathan McBurnie; Katie Breckon; Kia Zand; Kohl Tyler; Kylie Lydia Blackley; Lily Palmer; Lucia Canuto; Mattia Cicoli; Melody Spangaro; Melody Woodnutt; Michelle Hamer; Mike Singe; Noah Thompson; Olivia Mròz; Pimpisa Tinpalit; Rowan Cassidy; Ruby Knight; Ryan Andrew Lee; Sis Cowie; Sorcha Mackenzie; Stef Kam; Tajette O’Halloran; Teva Cosic; Tom Dunn and Zac Chester.

You can attend the VIP Preview Party on Thursday 7 December with tickets here.