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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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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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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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Giovanni Battista Piranesi's View of the Colosseum

Rome: Piranesi's vision

22 Feb - 22 Jun 2014

Melbourne

Marvel at unforgettable images of classical and baroque Rome in this free exhibition at the State Library of Victoria, with exquisite rare artworks...

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John Constable, R.A. A Boat passing a Lock, 1826, Oil on canvas,101.60 x 127.0 cm

Genius & Ambition: The Royal Academy of Arts, 1768-1918

2 Mar - 9 Jun 2014

Bendigo

Held at the Bendigo Art Gallery, this exhibition draws on the wealth of the Royal Academy's collection, from paintings and sculpture to works on...

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2014 Equine & WildArt Exhibition @ Old Post Office Seymour

2 Mar - 27 Apr 2014

Seymour

The Old Post Office Seymour Fine Art Gallery is internationally known for exhibiting Equine and Wildlife art. In 2014 the Annual WildArt show has...

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The World is Not a Foreign Land

The World is Not a Foreign Land

6 Mar - 6 Jul 2014

Melbourne

The world is not a foreign land brings together work by Timothy Cook, Djambawa Marawili, Ngarra, Rusty Peters, Freda Warlapinni and Nyapanyapa...

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Emily Floyd, Far Rainbow (2013), pigment print on paper, 35 x 36 cm

Emily Floyd: Far Rainbow

15 Mar - 13 Jul 2014

Bulleen

From $12 - $16

Taking its title from a Soviet science-fiction story set on the imaginary planet Rainbow, this exhibition is drawn from the past ten years of Emily...

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Art of Response

18 Mar - 15 Jun 2014

Lilydale

Art of Response asks visitors to consider how art and collecting have been used by individuals and institutions in response to the 2009 Black...

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Made in China, Australia

Made in China, Australia

20 Mar - 11 May 2014

Ararat

The migration and settlement of any large racial group in a new host country is complex. The complexity of the Chinese diaspora in Australia can be...

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Dark Horse Experiment

The Long and Short of Quick Time

20 Mar - 25 Apr 2014

Melbourne

The Long and Short of Quick Time draws on the practice of graffiti to explore the multiplicity of times embedded in fleeting urban interventions. In...

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The Sky's No Longer the Limit

20 Mar - 25 Apr 2014

Melbourne

In The Sky's No Longer the Limit, artist James Tunks reflects on the futuristic ideals that pervaded during the space race era and their subsequent...

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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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Top Designs

22 Mar - 13 Jul 2014

Carlton

Top Designs is an annual exhibition at the Melbourne Museum presenting work created by high achieving VCE students of Design and Technologies....

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The Banksias - Volume II

27 Mar - 25 May 2014

Fish Creek

Renowned botanical artist Celia Rosser is most celebrated for The Banksias, a three-volume series of exquisite watercolour paintings depicting every...

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A walk through french cinema

A walk through French cinema

1 Apr - 2 May 2014

St Kilda West

Come along to Alliance Francaise for a photo exhibition of French cinema's biggest icons. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Alliance...

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Wangaratta Woodworkers Exhibition

Wangaratta Woodworkers Exhibition

1 - 30 Apr 2014

Wangaratta

Make sure you make time to come along to the Wangaratta Woodworkers display of their wonderful work, these people are truly talented and manage to...

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Kill Me, Charlie by Matto Lucas

2 - 28 Apr 2014

Melbourne

For Youth Week, the Gallery and Projections at City Library play host to Matto Lucas' exhibition and projection, Kill Me, Charlie. Visual artist...

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Animal Art Studio

Animal Art Studio

2 - 27 Apr 2014

Ringwood

Eastland Shopping Centre is proud to announce that it will be the exclusive location for the Animal Art Studio Exhibition. The Animal Art Studio is...

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Change Art Exhibition

2 - 28 Apr 2014

Wangaratta

The Change Exhibition at Bainz Gallery will open on 2 April and artists are invited to play or perform at this event. Visitors are welcome to join...

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Dudproject

Dudproject #1

4 - 26 Apr 2014

Melbourne

After two years in literally the most awkward space in Melbourne, Dudspace breaks from its boundaries and takes over all three of Kings ARI's spaces...

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Watched

Veronica Young Watched Mosaic Exhibition

4 - 29 Apr 2014

Bairnsdale

Come down to the East Gippsland Art Gallery and see Watched; Veronica Young's latest art works in glass mosaics and her technique is exceptional. The...

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Marvellous Melbourne - Its Art and Soul Exhibition

4 Apr - 30 May 2014

Docklands

Melbourne is a great city, ranked number one in the list of the World's most liveable cities, Melbourne has a lot going for it. What makes Melbourne...

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Art Afterhours

Art Afterhours: Urbanised Humans

4 Apr - 30 May 2014

Melbourne

Friday 4pm: Too late for coffee. Too early to eat. Not enough time to get any real work done. What is your game plan? Avert personal crisis. Grab a...

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52nd Bright Autumn Art Show

5 Apr - 18 May 2014

Bright

The Bright Autumn Art show to be held at the revamped Bright Art Gallery, is an event not to be missed whether you are a keen art buyer or someone...

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Palimpsest: Minela Krupic

5 - 30 Apr 2014

Portsea

Award winning artist Minela Krupic is bringing her poignant and thought-provoking first solo exhibition Palimpsest to Point Nepean National Park. The...

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Zac St Clair and Natasha Madden Exhibition

9 - 26 Apr 2014

Melbourne

Natasha Madden and Zac St. Clair create a utopian model for comfortable living. By using materials that are both visually and physically comforting,...

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Aztecs

Aztecs

9 Apr - 10 Aug 2014

Carlton

From $8 - $60

Melbourne Museum hosts a fascinating exhibition on the Aztec Empire, featuring stunning artefacts never before seen in Australia. It's an incredible...

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DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition

Dreamworks Animation – The Exhibition

10 Apr - 5 Oct 2014

Melbourne

From $10 - $50

In a world premiere event, the studio that brought you animated classics Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda is offering unprecedented access to its...

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Benalla Nude 2014

11 Apr - 13 Jul 2014

Benalla

From $5 - $5

The human figure without clothes; it is each of us, at some point, every day. And so we celebrate this subject that is as old as art itself; be it in...

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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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3D: Sculptors from North East Victoria

12 Apr - 11 May 2014

Wangaratta

Six artists from across North East Victoria present a diverse range of materials and approaches to sculptural form and content at the Wangaratta Art...

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From Where? To Echuca

12 Apr - 26 May 2014

Echuca

From $1 - $5

As part of the National Trust Heritage Festival, The Echuca Historical Society Museum presents From Where? To Echuca, a photographic and written...

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