WestSpace, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Image: Matthew Stanton
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Art & exhibitions

Victoria is a state in love with art and celebrates it everywhere, from big city galleries and renowned regional exhibition spaces to community festivals and local artists' studios. Travel the length and breadth of Victoria, taking in creativity at every turn. See the country's finest works and acclaimed international exhibitions at the National Gallery of Victoria, head to openings at contemporary galleries hidden in Melbourne's labyrinthine laneways, and attend travelling exhibitions at famous regional galleries in Castlemaine, Benalla, Ballarat and along the Mornington Peninsula.

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trouble is my business

Trouble is my Business

11 Sep 2013 - 5 Sep 2014

Docklands

Tracing the very first time forensic techniques such as blood pattern analysis were used by maverick detectives in the 1920s to the creation of...

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Winslow’s Roller Skates and packaging, belonging to Ruby Beyer at the age of 22 months, 1889, Realia

The changing face of Victoria

18 Dec 2013 - 31 Dec 2014

Melbourne

The changing face of Victoria exhibition brings together historical artefacts, photographs, drawings, maps, letters and diaries to tell the stories...

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Illustration of boy riding gorilla

Once upon a time: a world of children’s picture book art

21 Mar - 31 Aug 2014

Melbourne

Let your imagination run wild in this free exhibition celebrating the world of children's picture book art. See classic characters like Blinky Bill...

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Aztecs

Aztecs

9 Apr - 10 Aug 2014

Carlton

From $8 - $60

Immerse yourself in Melbourne Museum's fascinating exhibition on the rise and tragic fall of the Aztec Empire and the once great city of Tenochtitlan.

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DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition

Dreamworks Animation – The Exhibition

10 Apr - 5 Oct 2014

Melbourne

From $10 - $50

Take the journey from sketch to screen and see rarely seen drawings, models, original artworks and more from DreamWorks' much-loved animated classics.

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Inge King

Inge King: Constellation

1 May - 31 Aug 2014

Melbourne

At the forefront of Australian abstract sculpture for more than six decades, the formidable career of Inge King AM will be celebrated with a major...

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David McDiarmid

David McDiarmid: When This You See Remember Me

9 May - 31 Aug 2014

Melbourne

Defying classification, the work of David McDiarmid encompasses the complex and interconnected histories of art, craft, fashion, music, sex, gay...

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Fashion Detective

Fashion Detective

9 May - 31 Aug 2014

Melbourne

More than 70 unattributed garments and accessories from the National Gallery of Victoria's world-class Fashion and Textiles Collection will be...

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Sleepy Beauty

Enchantment: The Art of Disney and DreamWorks

10 May - 28 Sep 2014

Armadale

From $10 - $10

From Mickey Mouse's debut appearance in Steam Boat Willie in 1928, Walt Disney's creations have bought laughter and joy to millions of people around...

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Douglas Gordon, Through a Looking Glass, 1999. Installation view ACCA 2014 © Studio lost but found / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2014. Taxi Driver copyright 1976 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved Courtesy Columbia Pictures

The Only Way Out Is The Only Way In: Douglas Gordon

13 May - 3 Aug 2014

Southbank

Douglas Gordon appropriates images from popular culture and other sources to create his signature videos and photographic installations. He first...

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Antonio Correggio, Italian c.1489–1534, Noli me tangere c.1525, oil on wood panel, transferred to canvas , 130.0 x 103.0 cm

Italian Masterpieces

16 May - 31 Aug 2014

Melbourne

From $10 - $65

The finest collection of Italian masterpieces ever to come to Australia will open at the National Gallery of Victoria on 16 May. Featuring some of...

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Paola

Paola Pivi – You Started It...I Finish It

28 May - 31 Aug 2014

Southbank

You Started It. . . I Finish It is an installation designed for Federation Court encompassing eight life-size sculptures of bears adorned with...

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Mid–Century Modern: Australian Furniture Design

30 May - 19 Oct 2014

Melbourne

Mid-Century Modern: Australian Furniture Design is the first major exhibition dedicated to Australian furniture of the 1940s to the 1970s; a period...

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BOYD Emma - Landscape with Wattle

Dawn to Dusk

31 May - 16 Nov 2014

Morwell

Dawn to Dusk; Landscapes from the CBus collection of Australian Art. Representations of Australian landscape by non-indigenous artists could be...

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Douglas Gordon – The Only Way Out is the Only Way In

31 May - 3 Aug 2014

Southbank

ACCA presents the first major Australian survey of Turner Prize-winning Scottish artist Douglas Gordon. Douglas Gordon appropriates images from...

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Maxims of Behaviour

1 Jun - 31 Aug 2014

Melbourne

Maxims of Behaviour, by artist Alexander Knox, is a seasonal artwork for Melbourne, illuminating the cityscape, from dusk until late, during the...

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Sailing into Melbourne

2 Jun 2014 - 15 Feb 2015

East Melbourne

This winter, the Old Treasury Building will feature an impressive display of nautical history highlighting the extraordinary past of Melbourne's...

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RMIT Lightscape Projects at Melbourne Central

RMIT Lightscape Projects at Melbourne Central

17 Jun - 31 Aug 2014

Melbourne

Working with RMIT's School of Art, Melbourne Central is transforming its well-known Knox Lane into an outdoor urban art gallery showcasing five...

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Recent Linocuts by Anita Klein

Linocuts by Anita Klein

20 Jun - 3 Aug 2014

Yarra Glen

Anita Klein is Melbourne born printmaker, painter and sculptor based in England. She divides her time between studios in London and Italy, showing...

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arc Yinnar

Mid Winter Wool & Wood

21 Jun - 23 Aug 2014

Yinnar

Arc Yinnar are holding an open entry exhibition where members and others will exhibit their warm winter stuff; anything that looks lusciously warm,...

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