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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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Acoustic Night

2 Aug 2013 - 29 May 2014

Melbourne

Head to Bluestone Downstairs every Friday night to hear great local acoustic guitarists such as Glenn McDonald. Australian-born Glenn loves the bar...

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To the Point Where We Can See Nothing...

7 Aug 2013 - 7 Aug 2014

Parkville

Does more information necessarily equal greater clarity of understanding or, conversely, greater confusion? Fabricated from neon in the six colours...

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The Last Laugh at The Comedy Club

6 Sep 2013 - 19 Dec 2015

Melbourne

The Last Laugh at the Comedy Club has been thriving in Melbourne for 40 years. Every Friday and Saturday night three professional comedians take to...

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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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Bomber Command

Bomber Command

4 Oct 2013 - 1 May 2014

Melbourne

Bomber Command is a Shrine of Remembrance temporary exhibition dedicated to the stories of the men, tasked with a grim duty, who risked their lives...

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Faith, Fashion, Fusion – Muslim Women's Style in Australia

10 Oct 2013 - 9 Jun 2014

Melbourne

From $10 - $10

Australian Muslim women dress in diverse styles and are increasingly choosing to engage with global fashion trends while also expressing their faith....

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Melbourne Tram Art

Melbourne Art Trams

13 Oct 2013 - 30 Apr 2014

Melbourne

Have you seen one of Melbourne's moving artworks? For six months from the Festival opening, eight trams running along different routes have become...

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Raising the Rattler Pole – The Last of the Connies

28 Oct 2013 - 28 Oct 2018

Melbourne

Raising the Rattler Pole - The Last of the Connies, a public artwork by David Michael Bell, is a theatrical tribute to one of Melbourne's iconic...

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 Bill Sutton Talk at Electricity: Watts the Story

Electricity: Watts the Story

1 Nov 2013 - 30 Apr 2014

Mount Beauty

In collaboration with Bogong Centre for Sound Culture, the Kiewa Valley Historical Society's Exhibition "Electricity: Watts the Story" is being held...

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Ten Dicta For Young Women Who Are Artists

14 Nov 2013 - 31 Dec 2015

Melbourne

Ten Dicta For Young Women Who Are Artists is a large-scale, monochromatic mural by Brisbane-based artist, Hazel Dooney. A departure from Hazel’s...

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Streets of Melbourne

Streets of Melbourne

25 Nov 2013 - 18 May 2014

East Melbourne

Streets of Melbourne provides a unique opportunity for Melbournians to explore the stories behind their city. Visitors will be able to put a face to...

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Charlie Pickering at Spleen

Comedy at Spleen

25 Nov 2013 - 8 Dec 2014

Melbourne

Come on down to the city's free weekly comedy hotspot, featuring the hottest young acts in Melbourne town. Special guests every week.

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Three Perfections

Three Perfections

6 Dec 2013 - 9 Jun 2014

Southbank

Three Perfections explores the interconnections between poetry, calligraphy and painting. In traditional China, scholars and scholar-officials were...

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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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Imaginarium: Works by Adam Knapper

8 Jan - 16 May 2014

Melbourne

Adam Knapper challenges the convention of categorisation both as an artist and in relation to his history of mental illness. Imaginarium gives...

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Federation Bells

22 Jan 2014 - 20 Nov 2016

Melbourne

Federation Bells are controlled by a computer which is programmed to play more than 30 compositions three times a day. Visit the ground-breaking...

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Guerra e Amore

31 Jan - 15 Jun 2014

Melbourne

See a display of two large-scale print works by artist Angela Cavalieri, inspired by the architectural drawings and prints of Piranesi at the State...

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Nicholas Jones

A conspiracy of cartographers: a series of book sculptures

31 Jan - 4 May 2014

Melbourne

Leading book sculptor Nicholas Jones created a fantastic new body of sculptural works inspired by the groundbreaking atlas Terrarum Orbis Theatrum by...

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Artist in Residence 2014 - Chris Beaumont

4 Feb - 27 May 2014

Melbourne

Artist Chris Beaumont is the second artist to take up residence in the studio which is attached to fortyfivedownstairs' large gallery space. It's...

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The Piranesi Effect

20 Feb - 25 May 2014

Melbourne

What is the Piranesi effect? The Russian film-maker Sergei Eisentein found it by mapping what would happen if an image from Piranesi's Carceri series...

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