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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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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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Forgotten Chinese ANZACs Remembered

14 Jul 2014 - 31 Jul 2015

Melbourne

From $6 - $20

Come to the Chinese Museum to see a moving and fascinating exhibition called Forgotten Chinese ANZACs Remembered: Chinese-Australians and World War...

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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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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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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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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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Stephen Wickham, From Stefan Weisz for Georg Weisz #1, 2000,

Element

11 Oct 2014 - 1 Feb 2015

Morwell

Element is a Latrobe Regional Gallery and Gippsland Art Gallery Collection Exhibition. Stephen Wickham's large brooding photographs of snow covered...

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The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier

17 Oct 2014 - 8 Feb 2015

Melbourne

From $10 - $60

Celebrate the unconventional and irreverent designs of the groundbreaking French couturier, Jean Paul Gaultier at an exclusive Australian exhibition.

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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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'Asylum' by 2013 Nikon–Walkley Press Photographer of the Year Kate Geraghty

Nikon - Walkley Press Photography

17 Oct 2014 - 8 Feb 2015

Melbourne

Take a look through the lenses of Australia's best press photographers in the Nikon-Walkley Press Photography exhibition, showcasing 89 works by...

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William Hogarth - Characters and Caricatures

William Hogarth: Characters and Caricatures

22 Oct 2014 - 24 Jan 2015

Hamilton

William Hogarth was most famously known for his biting commentary on 18th century manners and morals. A controversial and individualistic character...

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Christmas at the Johnston Collection

6 Nov 2014 - 24 Feb 2015

East Melbourne

Artists and makers from Victoria's Geelong and Surf Coast region come together to create a spectacular new arrangement for Christmas at the Johnston...

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Garden of Forking Paths

Garden of Forking Paths

8 Nov 2014 - 15 Feb 2015

Lilydale

Ever wanted to touch the artwork? Now you can. Play an original 1980s computer game, the world's first ever art game, on a historic Commodore 64...

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The Garden of Forking Paths

The Garden of Forking Paths

8 Nov 2014 - 15 Feb 2015

Lilydale

Sure to strike a chord with gamers from ages 8 to 88, The Garden of Forking Paths revisits examples of very earliest computer games running on the...

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Nicky Winmar

In Celebration of Photography of The Age Exhibition

11 Nov 2014 - 30 Jan 2015

Docklands

A collection of some of the famous and memorable photography of The Age, selected from the book of the same name by Kathleen Whelan, In Celebration...

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Kiera Brown Untitled 2013 Linocut on paper

Dear Joy

13 Nov 2014 - 17 Jan 2015

Maffra

Dear Joy is an imaginary exchange between Joy Hester (1920-1960) and Gippsland artist Kiera Brown, whose preoccupation with the life and work of...

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ILLUMINATION: The art of Philip Wolfhagen

Illumination: The art of Philip Wolfhagen

13 Nov 2014 - 1 Feb 2015

Hamilton

This exhibition Illumination: The art of Philip Wolfhagen is the first major survey of this Tasmanian artist. A landscape artist, Wolfhagen is a...

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Slipping Away: New Works by Dorota Connellan

Slipping Away: New works by Dorota Connellan

14 Nov 2014 - 30 Jan 2015

Melbourne

Slipping Away will invite audiences to take a journey of reflection, to imagine and believe, to be inspired, to seek, to discover and choose. Dorota...

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Alex Prager

Alex Prager

14 Nov 2014 - 19 Apr 2015

Southbank

Alex Prager is an American photographer and film maker. In her elaborately conceived staged photographs, Prager openly references the aesthetics of...

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David Shrigley: Life and Life Drawing

David Shrigley: Life and Life Drawing

14 Nov 2014 - 1 Mar 2015

Southbank

This summer, NGV presents David Shrigley: Life and Life Drawing, a comprehensive exhibition – his first major survey in Australia – of new and recent...

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Flash!

Flash!

15 Nov 2014 - 29 Mar 2015

Southbank

From arrivals and rehearsals to backstage and performance, Flash! is a fascinating snapshot of Australia's performing arts history, captured through...

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Summer Art @ Old Post Office Seymour

16 Nov 2014 - 11 Jan 2015

Seymour

Held at the Old Post Office Seymour, Summer Art is a group exhibition. In the Main Gallery a selected artist holds a solo show for the first five...

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Emily Floyd: The Dawn

Emily Floyd: The Dawn

21 Nov 2014 - 1 Mar 2015

Melbourne

Emily Floyd: The Dawn is a survey exhibition of the work of Melbourne based artist Emily Floyd. The exhibition will feature keynote works dating from...

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Protest, Peace and Progress

Protest, Peace and Progress

28 Nov 2014 - 29 May 2015

Docklands

The 1960s was a period when Australians were questioning society, politics and the law in ways that would have a lasting impact. What would you do if...

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Bill Henson: Dark Desire

29 Nov 2014 - 1 Feb 2015

Sale

Created specifically for Gippsland Art Gallery, Bill Henson: Dark Desire presents a selection of recent works from Australia's pre-eminent...

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Susan Purdy

Long Black Veil: Susan Purdy

29 Nov 2014 - 25 Jan 2015

Morwell

Susan Purdy's photographic practice is a passionate response to serious current environmental events, while being deeply engaged with the history of...

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Gingerbread Village

Gingerbread Village

1 - 24 Dec 2014

Melbourne

Can you smell that sweet, gingery scent in the air? It's the Gingerbread Village, on display at Melbourne Town Hall. Epicure's Executive Pastry Chef...

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China Up Close

2 Dec 2014 - 15 Mar 2015

Melbourne

China has the world's fastest growing economy which has triggered a dramatic transformation within Chinese society. China Up Close explores how this...

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TRANSCENDENCE: photographs by David Stephenson

Transcendence: Photographs by David Stephenson

3 Dec 2014 - 1 Feb 2015

Hamilton

David Stephenson has photographed a range of subjects in countries around the world, including landscapes, skyscapes, cityscapes and cathedral...

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Christopher Jewitt, "Scissors", 2014, Ink on rabbit skin glue on canvas.

Christopher Jewitt: The Workers

4 Dec 2014 - 10 Jan 2015

Melbourne

Christopher Jewitt presents The Workers. In his series of artworks presented at Mailbox Art Space, Christopher Jewitt draws attention to maintenance...

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Fine Art for Fine Presents

Fine Art for Fine Presents

5 - 23 Dec 2014

Bairnsdale

This eagerly anticipated annual group exhibition highlights the exceptional talents of East Gippsland artists. It also offers a wonderful opportunity...

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Takahiro Iwasaki: Itsukushima Reflection Model

5 Dec 2014 - 6 Apr 2015

Southbank

Takahiro Iwasaki, recognized as one of Japan's new generation of emerging young artists, creates intricately detailed models that reinterpret...

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SCULPTURES AT LUCINDA

Sculptures at Lucinda Estate Winery

6 Dec 2014 - 31 Jan 2015

Leongatha

Come and sample superb wines, whilst viewing the amazing talents of Gippsland's leading sculptors at Lucinda Estate Winery. Featured sculptors and...

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Fabulous Fibre Friday Exhibition

Fabulous Fibre Friday Exhibition

7 Dec 2014 - 31 Jan 2015

Yarragon

You are invited to the inaugural exhibition opening of the Fabulous Fibre Friday Exhibition at the Yarragon Station Gallery, presented by the Baw Baw...

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Undercoat Seasonal Collection: 2014 Launch

Undercoat Seasonal Collection: 2014 Launch

10 - 24 Dec 2014

Melbourne

Undercoat is a community dedicated to collecting and sharing the most beautiful, inspiring and innovative content from creative students and...

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ArtAbility 2014 Transitional Spaces

10 - 21 Dec 2014

Melbourne

Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities' ArtAbility program is holding its tenth annual exhibition 'Transitional Spaces' in Melbourne's...

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Title: 'Galahs Tjuta' – 2012 Artist:Cora Meruntja Medium: Hand stitched felt beanie with needle and emu feathers Dimensions: 13 x 20 x 20cm

Colours of the Country Three The Alice Springs Beanie Festival

12 Dec 2014 - 22 Feb 2015

Bundoora

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is pleased to present COLOURS OF THE COUNTRY III: The Alice Springs Beanie Festival, running from 12 December 2014 to...

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Liz Ham, 'Vali Myers in her studio in the Nicholas Building', Melbourne (detail), 1997.

Bohemian Melbourne

12 Dec 2014 - 22 Feb 2015

Melbourne

Artist, rebel, hippie, hipster? Revealing Melbourne's enduring counter-cultures, Bohemian Melbourne celebrates a who's who of creative free spirits...

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

16 Dec 2014 - 1 Mar 2015

Geelong

Now in its 50th year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that...

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The Non–Blended Impressionists

The Non–Blended Impressionists

19 - 21 Dec 2014

Melbourne

With the advent of image reproduction mechanising the creative process, Andy Warhol was able to redefine the understanding of art through screen...

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Enchantment: Disney Exhibition

Enchantment: Disney Exhibition at Silver K Gallery

20 Dec 2014 - 22 Feb 2015

Armadale

From $5 - $10

The Art of Walt Disney and Dreamworks at Silver K Gallery. From Mickey Mouse's debut appearance in Steam Boat Willie in 1928, Walt Disney's creations...

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McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award 2014

McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award 2014

23 Nov - 24 Dec 2014, 26 Dec 2014 - 19 Jul 2015

Langwarrin

Since its inception in 2003, the McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award has emerged as the most important biennial outdoor sculpture exhibition in...

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Yang Fudong: Filmscapes

Yang Fudong: Filmscapes

4 - 24 Dec 2014, 26 Dec 2014 - 15 Feb 2015

Melbourne

Filmscapes is Australia's largest-ever survey of China's pre-eminent moving-image artist, Yang Fudong, showing at the Australian Centre for the...

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Ben Quilty

12 - 24 Dec 2014, 26 Dec 2014 - 1 Mar 2015

Bendigo

Works from Ben Quilty's recent solo exhibition at London's Saatchi Gallery will feature in a new exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery. One of...

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Pfeiffer Wines Art Show

Pfeiffer Wines Art Show

27 Dec 2014 - 26 Jan 2015

Wahgunyah

The Pfeiffer Wines Art Show celebrates the work of local artists who have painted, drawn, sketched or photographed a distinctive winery or wine...

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EIKON: Icons of the Orthodox Christian World

EIKON: Icons of the Orthodox Christian World

18 Oct - 24 Dec 2014, 27 Dec 2014 - 26 Jan 2015

Ballarat

From $7.50 - $15

The rich tradition of Eastern Christian spirituality and imagery will be celebrated with the special exhibition EIKON: Icons of the Orthodox...

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Dressed by Jean Paul Gaultier Movie Marathon

Dressed by Jean Paul Gaultier Movie Marathon

28 Dec 2014

Southbank

Dive into this marathon of movie selected by Jean Paul Gaultier and showcasing his innovative designs. 11am-1pm: Kika (1993, 114 mins, unrated) Kika...

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25th International Estonian Arts and Culture Festival

28 - 31 Dec 2014

Fitzroy

The tiny Northern European nation of Estonia, on the doorsteps of Finland and Russia, is set to celebrate its 25th International Arts and Culture...

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Welcome 2015 at Platform One

Welcome 2015 at Platform One

31 Dec 2014

Melbourne

The Welcome 2015 New Year's Eve party at Platform One will feature a huge line-up of top DJs on a lit-up dance floor, fantastic fireworks (being just...

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