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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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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For Auld Lang Syne

For Auld Lang Syne

11 Apr - 27 Jul 2014

Ballarat central

From $10 - $15

Celebrate the role played by Scots in the development of the Australian nation from the First Fleet to Federation, by coming to Ballarat to...

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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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Danie Mellor

Danie Mellor: Exotic Lies Sacred Ties

10 May - 27 Jul 2014

Healesville

From $5 - $7.50

This major survey focuses on the past decade of Danie Mellor's practice, and is the first exhibition to consider in depth the artist's contribution...

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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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Stephen Bush

Stephen Bush – Steenhuffel

16 May - 26 Jul 2014

Parkville

This exhibition of Melbourne artist Stephen Bush's surreal sensibility showcases his paintings from the past 30 years. The exhibition, titled...

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Hello Yellow

28 May - 28 Jul 2014

Melbourne

An exhibition that explores the driver-passenger relationship within Melbourne's taxis in all of its richness, variety and colour. For some people...

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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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