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At Art Melbourne (24–27 May) innovative modern art curators Coates and Scarry will be offering affordable art from artists they represent.
The works incorporate pagan imagery, street art, folk art, human and animal mixed manifestations, challenging sculptures and the shocking juxtaposed with the sublime. Coates and Scarry believe that all come together to represent what is ultimately beautiful and spiritual art.
Coates and Scarry represent a number of artists including Italian artist Marco Mazzoni, whose exquisitely detailed and macabrely romantic pencil drawings belie the delicacy and simplicity of the medium, and Angela Lizon, a Bristol artist renowned worldwide for abandoning her fine art background and undeniable talent to embrace painting extraordinarily kitsch cats and babies.
In the past Coates and Richard Scarry have collaborated with the Bristol City Museum on Art on the New World summer show in 2010 and the Modern Fabulists group show, highlight of the art calendar for Bristol in 2011 plus other international shows. They also have an established an international fan base following the diverse series of interviews they conduct with artists on the ‘Coates and Scarry’ blog.
Art Melbourne, Melbourne's Affordable Art Fair, attracts over 14,000 visitors annually. Featuring work that is both collectable and affordable, the show is one of the largest annual art fairs in Australia.
The formula is relatively simple: a relaxed, unstuffy environment and lots of good-quality original art. Melbourne's Affordable Art Fair offers something for every taste and budget with an extensive range available from local and international exhibitors. Educational art talks, printmaking demonstrations, live entertainment and a diverse range of galleries and artists on site, creates the perfect environment to discover the art world without feeling intimidated.
Art Melbourne is at the Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street , Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia