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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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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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DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition

Dreamworks Animation – The Exhibition

10 Apr - 26 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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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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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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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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Wedding dress worn by Kate Winslet in Sense and Sensibility

Love, Desire & Riches

1 Jul - 30 Sep 2014

Elsternwick

From $9 - $35

Stimulate your fashion senses and wear your heart on your sleeve by getting an exclusive look into significant fashion pieces of wedding couture from...

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Love, Desire and Riches: The Fashion of Weddings - Rippon Lea Estate

1 Jul - 30 Sep 2014

Elsternwick

"An exhibition that examines the intersection between film, historic fashion and the social narratives of weddings Love, Desire and Riches will help...

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Bushido: Way of the Samurai

4 Jul - 30 Nov 2014

Melbourne

Bushido explores the fascinating world of the samurai who were the warriors, rulers and aristocratic elite of Japanese society for more than 800...

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Centenary of the First World War (1914-19) - Shrine of Remembrance travelling exhibition

4 Jul - 18 Nov 2014

Melbourne

Through historical photographs and personal stories, this exhibition will present the chronology of the First World War (1914-18). It will provide...

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Walata Tyamateetj: Carry Knowledge

7 Jul - 31 Oct 2014

North Melbourne

This unique exhibition Walata Tyamateetj: Carry Knowledge at the Victoria Archives Centre Gallery showcases the extraordinary collection of maps,...

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Forgotten Chinese ANZACs Remembered

14 Jul - 19 Dec 2014

Melbourne

From $6 - $20

When World War One was declared in 1914, Australia rallied behind the Allied efforts. More than 330,000 mobilised personnel were called to action, of...

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An Englishman Abroad – At Home in British India

18 Jul - 21 Oct 2014

East Melbourne

The Johnston Collection house-museum, Fairhall, will be recreated as a British-style interior found in India in the 1830s. Presented as part of the...

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John Borrack

Reflections: Australian landscape and still life

18 Jul - 28 Sep 2014

Bundoora

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is delighted to present Reflections: Australian Landscape & Still Life curated from the Castlemaine Art Gallery and...

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Le Miserables

Victor Hugo: Les Misérables - From Page to Stage

18 Jul - 9 Nov 2014

Melbourne

Take a journey from the 19th-century Paris of Victor Hugo's novel, Les Misérables to today's blockbuster stage musical at the Sate Library of...

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Undressed: Corset

Undressed: 350 Years of Underwear in Fashion

19 Jul - 26 Oct 2014

Bendigo

Without proper foundations there can be no fashion Christian Dior, 1954 The international premiere of this most revealing exhibition is now on at...

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Basil Sellers Art Prize 4

22 Jul - 26 Oct 2014

Parkville

Sport and art come together again with 16 finalists competing in the fourth biennial Basil Sellers Art Prize. With $100,000 awarded to the winner,...

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Threaded Journey

Threaded Journey

24 Jul - 26 Sep 2014

Melbourne

The Threaded Journey exhibition, focusing on the importance of the string bag, brings together husband and wife team Naup Waup, Papua New Guinean...

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JEAN GALBRAITH

Jean Galbraith and Friends

26 Jul - 21 Sep 2014

Morwell

A loved resident of the Latrobe Valley, Jean Galbraith is also one of Australia's most influential writers on gardens, nature and plants. This...

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The Fabulous Shaw Bequest

The Fabulous Shaw Bequest: Revisited

31 Jul 2014 - 28 Feb 2015

Hamilton

General consensus was that the superb showing of a selection of works from the Shaw Bequest organised in 2013 was on for too short a time so we are...

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The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece

The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece

2 Aug - 9 Nov 2014

Bendigo

The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece is a visually stunning and thought-provoking exploration of the human condition seen through ancient Greek eyes;...

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2014 August Occasion - Agnes Szetey @ Old Post Office Seymour

3 Aug - 28 Sep 2014

Seymour

August Occasion is an Annual Art Exhibition held at the C1872 Old Post Office Seymour. Two world recognised solo artists alternate. Odd years Paul...

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Australia Will Be There

5 Aug - 12 Oct 2014

Melbourne

Through historical photographs and personal stories, this exhibition presents the chronology of the First World War (1914-19) with particular...

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Prints: Recent Gifts and Acquisitions

Prints: Recent Gifts and Acquisitions

6 Aug - 12 Oct 2014

Hamilton

The Hamilton Art Gallery holds over 1500 prints spanning from the 17th century onwards. They frequently come into the collection as the result of...

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Vanished Into Stitches

8 Aug - 9 Nov 2014

Geelong

These are not your usual animal skins! Australian artist Ruth Marshall has spent years researching museum collections and has transformed scientific...

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Conway Castle by John Glover

The Big Picture Show

9 Aug - 27 Sep 2014

Caulfield North

Lauraine Diggins Fine Art is pleased to announce their latest exhibition, The Big Picture Show. The exhibition includes works by George Baldessin,...

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Stitching Stories Quilt Exhibition

11 Aug - 24 Oct 2014

Docklands

Contemporary Art & Traditional Quilts featuring diverse quilting techniques & each with its own unique story to tell on display in this gorgeous...

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Stitching Stories Quilt Exhibition

11 Aug - 24 Oct 2014

Docklands

Contemporary Art and Traditional Quilts featuring diverse quilting techniques and each with its own unique story to tell on display in this gorgeous...

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Red Cross

The Australian Red Cross in the Great War

11 Aug - 12 Dec 2014

Melbourne

Celebrate 100 years of the Red Cross in Australia with this stunning photographic exhibition. Featured in the exhibition are striking images from the...

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TarraWarra Biennial

TarraWarra Biennial: Whisper in My Mask

16 Aug - 16 Nov 2014

Healesville

The TarraWarra Biennial was inaugurated in 2006 as a signature exhibition to identify new developments in contemporary Australian art practice under...

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Page Not Found exhibition

20 Aug - 20 Dec 2014

Melbourne

The famous Sands & McDougall Victorian Directory was the internet of its day, a vast web of information compiling the names of Melburnian...

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Exhibition

Wade Marynowsky: Autonomous Improvisation

23 Aug - 19 Oct 2014

Melbourne

In August 2014 NGV Studio will host an extraordinary exhibition where visitors will be greeted by a group of bizarre interactive human-like robots...

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Bloom

28 Aug - 11 Oct 2014

Melbourne

Internationally renowned architect Alisa Andrasek will be a special guest of Design Hub, in partnership with RMIT School of Architecture and Design....

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The Future is Here

28 Aug - 11 Oct 2014

Melbourne

The Future is Here is a touring exhibition created by the Design Museum, London, focusing on new techniques, technologies and relationships. When on...

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Delinquent Angel: John Perceval's Ceramic Angels

28 Aug - 23 Nov 2014

Shepparton

John Perceval AO is one of Australia's most celebrated artists renowned for his radicalism, expressiveness and prolific output, along with his...

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Fashion College Garment Exhibition

29 Aug - 7 Oct 2014

Southbank

Showcasing some of Melbourne's most promising up and coming designers, this exhibition will display the most outstanding garments from the brightest...

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The Wimmera and The Great War

29 Aug - 23 Nov 2014

Horsham

The Wimmera and The Great War is a museum style exhibition that commemorates the centenary of World War I. A small brown leather diary lies open,...

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Breath: Ok-Hean Chang at City Library

2 - 28 Sep 2014

Melbourne

This month the Gallery at City Library features Breath by Ok-Hean Chang. Ok-Hean explores the concept of Flow. Her images are often drawn from light...

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Breath: Ok-Hean Chang at City Library

2 - 28 Sep 2014

Melbourne

This month the Gallery at City Library features Breath by Ok-Hean Chang. Ok-Hean explores the concept of Flow. Her images are often drawn from light...

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Tom Evangelidis

Tom Evangelidis Façade Exhibition

3 - 27 Sep 2014

Melbourne

Façade by Sydney photographer Tom Evangelidis is an architectural photography exhibition shot in Prague, Bucharest, Hanoi, St Petersburg, Sofia,...

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Nature Through My Eyes - Photography Exhibition

Nature Through My Eyes - Photography Exhibition

3 Sep - 5 Oct 2014

Wheelers Hill

Monash Gallery of Art is delighted to present this exhibition of works by Peter Kinchington an award winning nature and scientific photographer. He...

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September Exhibitions at Craft

4 Sep - 18 Oct 2014

Melbourne

Craft's three September exhibitions by artists Carly Fischer, Ben Taranto and Christine Cholewa, make observations on our relationship and...

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ALPHABET SOUP: Simon Mee

Alphabet Soup: Simon Mee

4 Sep - 18 Oct 2014

Melbourne

Simon Mee is a mid-career artist based in Toowoomba, Queensland. He has exhibited regularly throughout Australia since 1995 and is currently employed...

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Mildura Revisited: Sculptures Exhibited 1961-1978

5 Sep 2014 - 26 Jan 2015

Mildura

Curated by Ken Scarlett, Mildura Revisited: Sculptures Exhibited 1961-1978 will focus attention on the Mildura Sculpture Triennials and the influence...

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Formal: Informal Exhibition

6 - 30 Sep 2014

Mildura

Formal : Informal is a joint exhibition between Jonathan Kimberley, Janet Burchill and Jennifer McCamley. Jonathan will present a new durational wall...

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Hamilton Quilters: Two Colour Harmony

Hamilton Quilters: Two Colour Harmony

8 Sep - 2 Nov 2014

Hamilton

There has been a renewed interest in craft and needlework in recent years as traditional arts and crafts enjoy a revival with a younger generation....

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Flyway Print Exchange

9 - 28 Sep 2014

Melbourne

The Flyway Print Exchange is a series of original prints created by artists who live along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway, the path flown by...

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Kraftwerk

Kraftwerk – Man Machine

10 - 27 Sep 2014

Melbourne

At a time of such diversity of artistic practice, Kraftwerk: Man Machine brings together four Melbourne-based artists who utilise traditional craft...

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