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Super-craft your way to love this Valentine's weekend
Supergraph is Australia's contemporary graphic art fair that celebrates design, print and illustration.
Super graphic art fair taking place from 13th-15th February 2015
More than just an art fair, Supergraph is a three-day fiesta of graphic art and design. Supergraph will be held at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton from 13th – 15th February 2015.
The fair features leading graphic artists alongside our brightest emerging talent ensuring there are original and limited edition artworks available for every taste and budget. Prices start from just $30. The artworks can be viewed in the online gallery.
All artworks are for sale - this is A La Mode by Carla Marino
As well as the opportunity to view and purchase some inspiring contemporary works, Supergraph offers a range of creative workshops, artist led masterclasses, and family events.
Some of the fun things that are happening include:
• Masterclass – Craft Singles: Nothing planned for Valentine's Day? Don't despair, Supergraph has the solution! 8 men and 8 women will participate in each craft session, conducted by the Work-Shop crew, involving dating fun and games over the Valentine's weekend. Speed-craft your way to love! The cost is $40, including entry to Supergraph and a free tote. Check the website for times.
• Blind Speed Drawing with illustrator Sarah Beetson: learn to draw with colour and spontaneity using the blind contour drawing technique. This class is a 'fitness workout' for your creativity and will help you build drawing confidence. The cost is $35, which includes your entry to Supergraph and a free tote.
• So you think you can draw?: Every hour on the hour there will be a drawing 'throw down'. Pit yourself against friends, family and maybe even a famous illustrator, and see who comes out on top. Free event.
For more information about these and other events taking place during Supergraph, please go to the website.
Another artwork from Supergraph - Burnt Down House by Claudia Gleave
If you get hungry, visit the Truck Stop Garden, where you'll find Melbourne's best food trucks offering a range of goodies.
Don't miss the opening night party, from 6-10pm on Friday 13th February. Hear a live DJ set from Yo Mafia and get the first opportunity to view and purchase from the gallery.
Supergraph will be open from 10.00am to 6.00pm on Saturday and Sunday 14th-15th February.
Entry for any day is just $8 ($5 concession, free for children under 12). Tickets are available at the door.
If you're driving to Supergraph, car parking is available at the nearby Melbourne Museum carpark, which is open daily. Otherwise, consider catching a number 86 or 96 tram to the corner of Nicholson and Gertrude Streets.