Celebrating Geelong’s creatives | Geelong Independent

Celebrating Geelong’s creatives | Geelong Independent
Celebrating Geelong’s creatives | Geelong Independent

By Jena Carr

The Melbourne Art Book Fair (MABF) is coming to Geelong with events highlighting the regional community and its creatives.

Activities like the two-day May’d Arts Festival at CenterPoint Arcade will occur from Friday, May 31, to Saturday, June 1, under the MABF banner.

Regional program producer Isabella Farchione said the fair was in its 10th year, with it branching out to Geelong for the first time.

“We get to celebrate local talent, and that’s really important. We’ve got such a strong, beautiful and creative world down here,” she said.

“It’s so great to see such a vast range and diverse offering of a program this year and having it as a first-time hub in Geelong is so exciting.”

Creative Geelong operations manager Luisa La Fornara said the May’d Arts Festival was a great place to get a “unique gift and support local creatives” and thanked MABF for its support.

“It is a celebration of all our local makers with a combination of interactive activities and workshops kicking off on the Friday night,” she said.

“The great part about the event is it’s all undercover, free to attend, all the workshops are free, and we’ve also got some live music.

“This is the fourth year that we’ve run the May’d festival and it’s beautiful to watch it expand and watch collaborations that have been born out of people having connected within this space.”

MABF is run by the National Gallery of Victoria from May 23 to June 2 and is presented as part of Melbourne Design Week. Visit artbookfair.melbourne for the full program.

Source: geelongindy.com.au

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