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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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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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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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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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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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Lake Tyers Mission crica 1950s

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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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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Fiona Connor: Wallworks

18 Jul - 20 Sep 2014

Caulfield East

Presented across the entire museum, Wallworks is the first major solo exhibition in Australia by Los Angeles-based, New Zealand-born artist Fiona...

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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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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

Undressed: 350 Years of Underwear in Fashion

19 Jul - 26 Oct 2014

Bendigo

Undressed: 350 Years of Underwear in Fashion at the Bendigo Art Gallery features highlights from the V&A's extensive collection of underwear, this...

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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 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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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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Grassroots democracy

Grassroots Democracy: An Exploration into the Battle for Tecoma

13 Aug - 14 Sep 2014

Ballarat

From $8 - $35

This time last year, a mass rally in the streets of Tecoma was just one of the tactics the local community used to fight the construction of a...

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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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Detective Special

21 Aug - 13 Sep 2014

Melbourne

In her new series, Detective Special, artist Prudence Murphy builds upon her photographic inquiry into domestic rituals and the gestural acts of...

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I Wish I Could Keep Liking This

21 Aug - 6 Sep 2014

Melbourne

Troy Mendham's practice as a painter encompasses that of the avid instagrammer and online content creator, who uploads imagery for online exchange,...

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Ines Hochgerner

22 Aug - 18 Sep 2014

Carlton

In this exhibition at RMIT Project Spce, Hochgerner's works put the relationship between human beings and common technological devices under...

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Streetworks

22 Aug - 18 Sep 2014

Melbourne

Streetworks explores ways that art connect with audiences in real life situations and how spontaneous interactions on the street can animate public...

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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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Annual and Awards Exhibition

25 Aug - 12 Sep 2014

Melbourne

Come to the ASV Annual and Awards Exhibition, a showcase of works by a group of sculptors, from aspiring to professional, who share a passion for...

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Stockroom Selection- August

27 Aug - 13 Sep 2014

Collingwood

From August this year Cambridge Studio Gallery is starting the first of their new stockroom exhibitions. Artists are more than painters, they...

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Blindside Festival – Meet the Public

27 Aug - 6 Sep 2014

Melbourne

This event features a series of Commissions by four Australian artists and art collectives, who explore the parameters for artist and audience...

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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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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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Adornment

29 Aug - 14 Sep 2014

Melbourne

Adornment, 'the act or process of making someone or something attractive by decorating', is the theme for the latest collection on display at Lord...

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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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MSFW: Hub

30 Aug - 7 Sep 2014

Melbourne

Once more glorious City Square blooms with spring's green embrace and takes the name MSFW: Hub – the home of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. The...

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Continents

New Hypothetical Continents

30 Aug - 10 Sep 2014

Docklands

Melbourne-based artist Lucas Maddock will be exhibiting a sculptural installation over two weeks. New Hypothetical Continents maps the limits and...

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Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2014

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week

30 Aug - 7 Sep 2014

Melbourne

Get ready for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week: an event showcasing the diversity of fashion, design and culture that is uniquely Melbourne. With a vast...

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Bunjil Mithidha Nanyuk – Bunjil’s Cave Myth and Legend

2 - 9 Sep 2014

Carlton

Bunjil Mithidha: nanyuk (Bunjil's cave: myth & legend) is a solo art installation by Lee Darroch, Yorta Yorta, Mutti Mutti, Boon Wurrung artist. This...

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MSFW: Designer

2 - 5 Sep 2014

Melbourne

Be enchanted by the romance, poetry, culture and rhythm of fashion at MSFW: Designer - where spring lights up the runway through dreamlike couture,...

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Art

Wear Art Thou

3 - 14 Sep 2014

Melbourne

No Vacancy Gallery will host a unique exhibition featuring over 50 new designs by Illustrators Australia members. Wear Art Thou will be the...

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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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