• Furniture Gallery
  • Alex Laurie
  • Victoria McAdam
  • Lucy Meyle
  • Sione Tuívailala Monū
  • Joseph Nerney
  • noLips
  • Parasite
  • play_station
  • Biljana Popovic
  • RM
  • Balamohan Shingade
  • Peter Simpson
  • Sosâge
  • Strange Goods
  • Nââwié Tutugoro
  • Amy Unkovich
  • George Watson & Tyson Campbell
  • Blaine Western
  • Wet Green

May Fair is a new alternative art fair presenting emerging and unrepresented artists from Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific.

By inviting a myriad of artists, independent curators, collectives and arts writers who largely sit outside of the commercial gallery context, May Fair reimagines the art fair model as a space to discover new contemporary artworks and as a site for dialogue between curators, artists and the public.

The 2020 online edition of May Fair presents 20 unique virtual booths and more than 30 of Aotearoa’s most exciting artists, utilising digital technologies to create dream-like presentations that go beyond what could be realised physically.

May Fair Online hosts booths by independent curators, artist run initiatives, and project spaces, as well as ten solo artist booths. Accompanying each of the presentations are diverse texts by arts writers which illuminate the presentations and provide depth and insight for the viewer.

Each Thursday during the month of the Fair four new booths will be released, available to view and with artworks available for purchase for one week only.

Events including film screenings, live discussions and readings, and artist performances will take place online each week.

Established in 2020 by Ophelia King, Becky Hemus, Eleanor Woodhouse and Nina Lloyd, May Fair offers an unmissable opportunity to experience the next generation of contemporary art in Aotearoa.

Online Exhibition

  • Thursday 30 July - Sunday 30 August