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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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The changing face of Victoria

1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2016

Melbourne

Discover the people, places and events that have shaped Victoria. See Ned Kelly's original armour, read moving diaries and letters from World War...

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Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales, Romance was Born, 2013

Express Yourself: Romance was Born for Kids

17 Oct 2014 - 22 Mar 2015

Southbank

Commissioned for the new dedicated children's gallery, Express Yourself: Romance Was Born for Kids is an interactive exhibition for children...

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John Perceval, Goblets c. 1960, glazed ceramic various dimensions

Murrumbeena Pottery at Heide

25 Oct 2014 - 22 Mar 2015

Bulleen

From $12 - $16

Painters Arthur Boyd and John Perceval together with potter and philosopher Peter Herbst founded the Arthur Merric Boyd Pottery in 1944 in Melbourne...

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Pierrot (Sabi) 2014 Lyndell Brown, Charles Green and Jon Cattapan

Voices From Afghanistan

11 Nov 2014 - 10 Nov 2015

Melbourne

This exhibition presents the perspectives of participants, of those affected by the war - both in Afghanistan and in Australia - and of eyewitnesses...

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Sergeant Gordon Ayre guides his comrade, Private William Johnson, across Alan's Creek

The War on our Doorstep Australians in New Guinea 1943-45

11 Nov 2014 - 10 Nov 2015

Melbourne

Australian success in Papua, between July 1942 and January 1943, checked the Japanese southward advance; but the victories at Kokoda, Milne Bay and...

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Alex Prager

Alex Prager

14 Nov 2014 - 19 Apr 2015

Southbank

Alex Prager is an American photographer and film maker. In her elaborately conceived staged photographs, Prager openly references the aesthetics of...

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Flash!

Flash!

15 Nov 2014 - 29 Mar 2015

Southbank

From arrivals and rehearsals to backstage and performance, Flash! is a fascinating snapshot of Australia's performing arts history, captured through...

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Protest, Peace and Progress

Protest, Peace and Progress

28 Nov 2014 - 29 May 2015

Docklands

The 1960s was a period when Australians were questioning society, politics and the law in ways that would have a lasting impact. What would you do if...

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China Up Close

2 Dec 2014 - 15 Mar 2015

Melbourne

China has the world's fastest growing economy which has triggered a dramatic transformation within Chinese society. China Up Close explores how this...

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Takahiro Iwasaki: Itsukushima Reflection Model

5 Dec 2014 - 6 Apr 2015

Southbank

Takahiro Iwasaki, recognized as one of Japan's new generation of emerging young artists, creates intricately detailed models that reinterpret...

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McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award 2014

McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award 2014

26 Dec 2014 - 19 Jul 2015

Langwarrin

Since its inception in 2003, the McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award has emerged as the most important biennial outdoor sculpture exhibition in...

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Sand Sculpting Australia - Friends, Foes and Super Heroes

Sand Sculpting Friends, Foes, Heroes

26 Dec 2014 - 26 Apr 2015

Frankston

From $10 - $40

Frankston's Waterfront is transformed as spectacular Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Starwars characters come to life in huge sand sculptures.

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Artists at work 2007

Herring Island Summer Arts Festival

17 Jan - 6 Apr 2015

South Yarra

Herring Island Summer Arts Festival began in 2006 as a collaboration between the exhibiting arts groups, Parks Victoria and the Friends of Herring...

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Vignettes

Vignettes

2 Feb - 15 Mar 2015

Ballarat

Botanical art and natural history illustration will take pride of place in Vignettes at the Art Gallery of Ballarat, with works by Amanda Ahmed,...

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British Modern

British Modern

4 Feb - 3 May 2015

Hamilton

The Gallery holds an extensive collection of prints from the late 1600s onwards but perhaps one of the most unique groups is the collection of prints...

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Synthetica

Synthetica

7 Feb - 15 Mar 2015

Wangaratta

Immerse yourself in a fantastical world with Synthetica, presenting sumptuous experimental works by seven of Victoria's most cutting edge...

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Cecelia Tyler: Twenty One for a Year

Cecelia Tyler: Twenty One for a Year

11 Feb - 30 Mar 2015

Wangaratta

A series of dynamic images by young emerging artist Cecelia Tyler, focusing on body and self. These portraits are selected from the photo journal in...

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At Dusk, Under the Clocks

At Dusk, Under the Clocks

12 Feb - 21 Apr 2015

Melbourne

From 1968 to 1971, high school teacher Angus O’Callaghan walked Melbourne in the evening in his spare time, photographing its streets, people and...

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Dunkunjaka (Bush Medicine)

Dunkunjaka (Bush Medicine)

12 Feb - 31 Mar 2015

East Melbourne

Dunkunjaka (bush medicine) is an exhibition by Joe Geia. Geia's painting style combines his Aboriginal heritage with a contemporary approach. Joe...

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The Dreamers Photographic reflections on life and death

The Dreamers Photographic Reflections On Life and Death

14 Feb - 15 Mar 2015

Morwell

The La Trobe Regional Gallery will open a unique exhibition exploring themes of life, death and dreams by visual artist Pippa Wischer. The Dreamers...

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