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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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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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Robert Jacks: Order & Variation

3 Oct 2014 - 15 Feb 2015

Melbourne

The Oder and Variation exhibition will represent the first large-scale retrospective of Robert Jacks who is one of Australia's most significant and...

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Stephen Wickham, From Stefan Weisz for Georg Weisz #1, 2000,

Element

11 Oct 2014 - 1 Feb 2015

Morwell

Element is a Latrobe Regional Gallery and Gippsland Art Gallery Collection Exhibition. Stephen Wickham's large brooding photographs of snow covered...

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The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier

17 Oct 2014 - 8 Feb 2015

Melbourne

From $10 - $60

Celebrate the unconventional and irreverent designs of the groundbreaking French couturier, Jean Paul Gaultier at an exclusive Australian exhibition.

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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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'Asylum' by 2013 Nikon–Walkley Press Photographer of the Year Kate Geraghty

Nikon - Walkley Press Photography

17 Oct 2014 - 8 Feb 2015

Melbourne

Take a look through the lenses of Australia's best press photographers in the Nikon-Walkley Press Photography exhibition, showcasing 89 works by...

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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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Christmas at the Johnston Collection

6 Nov 2014 - 24 Feb 2015

East Melbourne

Artists and makers from Victoria's Geelong and Surf Coast region come together to create a spectacular new arrangement for Christmas at the Johnston...

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Garden of Forking Paths

Garden of Forking Paths

8 Nov 2014 - 15 Feb 2015

Lilydale

Ever wanted to touch the artwork? Now you can. Play an original 1980s computer game, the world's first ever art game, on a historic Commodore 64...

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The Garden of Forking Paths

The Garden of Forking Paths

8 Nov 2014 - 15 Feb 2015

Lilydale

Sure to strike a chord with gamers from ages 8 to 88, The Garden of Forking Paths revisits examples of very earliest computer games running on the...

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Nicky Winmar

In Celebration of Photography of The Age Exhibition

11 Nov 2014 - 30 Jan 2015

Docklands

A collection of some of the famous and memorable photography of The Age, selected from the book of the same name by Kathleen Whelan, In Celebration...

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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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Slipping Away: New Works by Dorota Connellan

Slipping Away: New works by Dorota Connellan

14 Nov 2014 - 30 Jan 2015

Melbourne

Slipping Away will invite audiences to take a journey of reflection, to imagine and believe, to be inspired, to seek, to discover and choose. Dorota...

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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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David Shrigley: Life and Life Drawing

David Shrigley: Life and Life Drawing

14 Nov 2014 - 1 Mar 2015

Southbank

This summer, NGV presents David Shrigley: Life and Life Drawing, a comprehensive exhibition – his first major survey in Australia – of new and recent...

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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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Emily Floyd: The Dawn

Emily Floyd: The Dawn

21 Nov 2014 - 1 Mar 2015

Melbourne

Emily Floyd: The Dawn is a survey exhibition of the work of Melbourne based artist Emily Floyd. The exhibition will feature keynote works dating from...

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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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Summer Salon

29 Nov 2014 - 1 Feb 2015

Sale

The Summer Salon presents a cross-section of contemporary art making in Gippsland, from artists both emerging and established, and demonstrates the...

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