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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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Alaska

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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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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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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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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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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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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Warlayirti and Garnkiny

16 Sep - 8 Nov 2014

Melbourne

RMIT Gallery presents two important Aboriginal art exhibitions - Warlayirti: The Art of Balgo, and Garnkiny: Constellations of Meaning. Warlayirti:...

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Supercroc

19 Sep - 30 Nov 2014

Geelong

What eats dinosaurs for breakfast? Meet Sarchosuchus Imperator, 'flesh crocodile emperor,' the largest crocodilian to ever roam the earth. Supercroc...

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Time & Place 2

Time and Place 2

19 Sep - 4 Nov 2014

Bright

From $5 - $5

Bright Art Gallery looks forward to another spectacular exhibition of Aboriginal art never before seen in North East Victoria. Works have been...

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Hyper-Natural: Scent from Design to Art

25 Sep - 30 Nov 2014

Southbank

Anchored within the world of scent, Hyper-Natural explores how designers in the medium of scent select synthetic fragrances to put together...

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Vider Paris

Vider Paris

25 Sep - 25 Oct 2014

Melbourne

Vider Paris, an early work by renowned French artist Nicolas Moulin, is a software-based installation that presents a series of still images of...

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Faux Novel

26 Sep - 23 Oct 2014

Carlton

Faux Novel celebrates the shift between the material and the immaterial in contemporary art. By focusing on signs in images, Hill and Lacroix play on...

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'Moodscapes' Exhibition at The Convent Gallery

Moodscapes Exhibition at The Convent Gallery

28 Sep - 11 Nov 2014

Daylesford

The works in this exhibition explore the natural environment through a range of Moodscapes. These Moodscapes represent an alternative view of the...

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Maritime Art Exhibition

ANL Maritime Art Exhibition

3 - 31 Oct 2014

Docklands

Mission To Seafarers Victoria invites the public to attend Australia's leading maritime exhibition. Themed, 'The Relationship Between Humanity And...

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Clark Beaumont, Coexisting 2013

Art as a Verb

3 Oct - 16 Dec 2014

Caulfield East

Art as a Verb is a major thematic exhibition that takes as its starting point the concept of art as action, both inside the gallery and beyond....

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Nomad - Float

3 - 25 Oct 2014

Docklands

Nomad is a collaboration by Michele Donegan and Ara Dolatian, who install coloured woollen webs in galleries and public spaces. The work responds to...

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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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Gentle Ripple Adrft by Linda van Niekerk

Tasmanian Driftwood jewellery

3 - 31 Oct 2014

Collingwood

Bini Gallery will be featuring a new beautiful collection of driftwood jewellery pieces by Tasmania-based jewellery maker Linda van Niekerk. These...

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Archibald Prize 2014

Archibald Prize

4 Oct - 16 Nov 2014

Mornington

Visit the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery to see this year's contenders for Australia's most coveted portraiture prize. Book ahead online.

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Bruno Leti – Landscapes of the Soul

7 Oct - 23 Dec 2014

Carlton

The Museo Italiano hosts an exhibition of Bruno Leti's work revisiting some fifty years of art-making. Leti is represented in major Australian...

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Christina Thwaites – Body Transformations

Christina Thwaites – Body Transformations

7 Oct - 1 Nov 2014

Prahran

In a new body of work Christina Thwaites explores the female body and the transformations that it is able to undergo. In the past Thwaites has often...

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Hamish Carr – Perpetual Present

Hamish Carr – Perpetual Present

7 Oct - 1 Nov 2014

Prahran

Perpetual present is Hamish Carr's second solo exhibition with Anna Pappas Gallery. This recent body of work continues his interest in contemporary...

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Limbo

7 - 25 Oct 2014

Melbourne

Limbo is a continuation of Miik Green's Xylem series, paintings that combine unlike materials that are sealed within layers of resin. Green draws his...

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Archibald Callum

First View by Guy Morgan

8 - 25 Oct 2014

Collingwood

As the winner of the Cambridge Studio Gallery's Portrait Prize, Who is Looking at You, Guy Morgan's award is a solo exhibition, which will be his...

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Maria Hassabi, Intermission 2013. Courtesy the artist.

Framed Movements

10 Oct - 23 Nov 2014

Southbank

Presented by Melbourne Festival and Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Framed Movements investigates the potential that lies at the shifting...

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Grasslands

10 Oct - 23 Nov 2014

Melbourne

Grasslands is a living installation that gathers over 10,000 indigenous plants. This organic composition aims to recreate the vast grass plains that...

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Melbourne Festival

10 - 26 Oct 2014

Melbourne

Cram a year's worth of high art into two weeks and see the cream of Australian and international theatre, dance, visual arts, opera and music.

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Sunset Dreaming @ Brambuk

Sunset Dreaming @ Brambuk

11 - 31 Oct 2014

Halls Gap

From $40 - $40

Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre in Halls Gap is hosting an exhibition of original works by Mardgany man and Alice Springs artist Tommy Crow. The...

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Gawang II

Gawang II - Aboriginal Portrait Exhibition

11 Oct - 21 Nov 2014

Mornington

In conjunction with the Archibald Prize exhibition at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Baluk Arts presents Gawang II - an exhibition of...

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Imhoff: a life of grain & pixels

Imhoff: a life of grain & pixels

11 Oct - 7 Dec 2014

Ballarat

An exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat highlights the work of Robert Imhoff, an Australian photographer and filmmaker who not only built up a...

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Perception

15 Oct - 1 Nov 2014

North Melbourne

The deceptive interplay of memory and perception is the foundation of Kat Teede’s current exhibition, Perception. Through duplicitous portrait...

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Connected Art Exhibition

16 - 28 Oct 2014

Melbourne

More than 150 new and emerging artists with a disability or experience of mental illness will showcase their work in the 12th State Trustees...

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For King and Country

16 Oct - 11 Nov 2014

East Melbourne

East Melbourne Historical Society presents an exhibition commemorating the service of East Melbourne citizens in the First World War. Though only a...

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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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