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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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The changing face of Victoria

1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2016

Melbourne

Discover the people, places and events that have shaped Victoria. See Ned Kelly's original armour, read moving diaries and letters from World War...

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Sergeant Gordon Ayre guides his comrade, Private William Johnson, across Alan's Creek

The War on our Doorstep Australians in New Guinea 1943-45

11 Nov 2014 - 10 Nov 2015

Melbourne

Australian success in Papua, between July 1942 and January 1943, checked the Japanese southward advance; but the victories at Kokoda, Milne Bay and...

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Pierrot (Sabi) 2014 Lyndell Brown, Charles Green and Jon Cattapan

Voices From Afghanistan

11 Nov 2014 - 10 Nov 2015

Melbourne

This exhibition presents the perspectives of participants, of those affected by the war - both in Afghanistan and in Australia - and of eyewitnesses...

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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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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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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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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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Enchantment: Disney Exhibition

Enchantment: The Art of Disney and DreamWorks

20 Dec 2014 - 29 Mar 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

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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Sand Sculpting Australia - Friends, Foes and Super Heroes

Sand Sculpting Friends, Foes, Heroes

26 Dec 2014 - 26 Apr 2015

Frankston

From $10 - $40

Frankston's Waterfront is transformed as spectacular Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Starwars characters come to life in huge sand sculptures.

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La fin du monde, Fernand Léger, 1919

Mirror of the world: books and ideas

1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2016

Melbourne

Books have the power to spark the imagination and change the way people think. This exhibition showcases rare and significant works that trace the...

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Artists at work 2007

Herring Island Summer Arts Festival

17 Jan - 6 Apr 2015

South Yarra

Herring Island Summer Arts Festival began in 2006 as a collaboration between the exhibiting arts groups, Parks Victoria and the Friends of Herring...

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The Gippsland 14

2 Feb - 22 Apr 2015

Docklands

Multi-media artworks by 14 award-winning Gippsland Artists are front and centre of an exhibition featuring the wonders of Eastern Victoria. Oil,...

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British Modern

British Modern

4 Feb - 3 May 2015

Hamilton

The Gallery holds an extensive collection of prints from the late 1600s onwards but perhaps one of the most unique groups is the collection of prints...

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Cecelia Tyler: Twenty One for a Year

Cecelia Tyler: Twenty One for a Year

11 Feb - 30 Mar 2015

Wangaratta

A series of dynamic images by young emerging artist Cecelia Tyler, focusing on body and self. These portraits are selected from the photo journal in...

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Dunkunjaka (Bush Medicine)

Dunkunjaka (Bush Medicine)

12 Feb - 31 Mar 2015

East Melbourne

Dunkunjaka (bush medicine) is an exhibition by Joe Geia. Geia's painting style combines his Aboriginal heritage with a contemporary approach. Joe...

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At Dusk, Under the Clocks

At Dusk, Under the Clocks

12 Feb - 21 Apr 2015

Melbourne

From 1968 to 1971, high school teacher Angus O’Callaghan walked Melbourne in the evening in his spare time, photographing its streets, people and...

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James Gleeson: Microcosms and Macrocosms

James Gleeson: Microcosms and Macrocosms

14 Feb - 10 May 2015

Morwell

The paintings of James Gleeson reveal powerful and complex relationships between the human psyche and human experience - between myth and reality....

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Nordic Cool: Modernist Design

28 Feb - 31 Dec 2015

Southbank

For many, the streamlined aesthetic of Scandinavian design, with its functional but humanist qualities and truth to materials, epitomises...

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School Days - Education in Victoria

School Days - Education in Victoria

2 Mar - 2 Sep 2015

East Melbourne

School Days - Education in Victoria is a history of more than 150 years of schooling. Through a range of nostalgic displays be reminded of the days...

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Elvery Fine Art Gallery

2 Mar - 4 Apr 2015

Chiltern

The exhibition 4 on the Wall 2, is now showing at Elvery Fine Art Gallery. Showcasing work from four local artists Bärbel Ullrich, Janet Sutherland,...

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Lynne Bickhoff: Speaking Visually

Lynne Bickhoff: Speaking Visually

3 Mar - 2 Apr 2015

Warragul

This exhibition aims to provide a visual commentary on our unique Australian landscape. Resulting from her personal responses to the subject...

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Study For World Series- Jane O'Neill

5 - 28 Mar 2015

Melbourne

Study for World Series by Jane O'Neill is a set of text-based works made with blue adhesive vinyl and brown cardboard. The series forms part of an...

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Glee Club at Kindred Studios

Glee Club at Kindred Studios

5 Mar 2015 - 5 Mar 2016

Yarraville

Now in its 10th year, Glee Club is a choir where there is no commitment to come every week, no solos and no showponies - just a big group sing of...

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Study For World Series- Jane O'Neill

Study for World Series - Jane O'Neill

5 - 28 Mar 2015

Melbourne

Study for World Series by Jane O’Neill is a set of text-based works made with blue adhesive vinyl and brown cardboard. The series forms part of an...

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Shifting Gear: Design, Innovation and the Australian Car

6 Mar - 12 Jul 2015

Melbourne

In a first for an Australian art institution, the National Gallery of Victoria will host an exhibition of cars in 2015. Shifting Gear: Design,...

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Holden Hurricane coupe, concept car 1969

Shifting Gear: Design, Innovation and the Australian Car

6 Mar - 12 Jul 2015

Melbourne

From $15 - $15

From steam-powered horseless carriages and the classic Aussie ute to muscle cars, racy V8s and dazzling concept vehicles, Australia has a rich legacy...

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Performance, Private and the Political

Performance, Private and the Political

6 - 28 Mar 2015

Melbourne

Performance, Private and the Political is a group exhibition that covers seemingly diverse ground: the casino, reflective and conspiratorial; the...

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This Used to Be The Future

This Used to Be The Future

11 - 28 Mar 2015

Melbourne

Artist Kirsty Lillico’s work explores Modernism’s promise to transform everyday life through order and reason. In ‘This Used to be the Future’, a...

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Towards (dis)satsifaction

Towards (dis)satsifaction

11 - 28 Mar 2015

Melbourne

Artist Anastasia Booth playfully interrogates representations of gender and sexuality through specific cultural groups in her exhibition Towards...

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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra on Tour Photographic Exhibition

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra on Tour Photographic Exhibition

11 Mar - 30 Apr 2015

Melbourne

As one of this city's great cultural icons, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is the focus of a stunning photographic exhibition at Sofitel Melbourne...

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La Passeggiata Trequanda, Oil on Canvas

Momenti Catturati...Captured Moments...

11 - 30 Mar 2015

Mildura

Brian Reberger's artworks are inspired by his travels and are centred around capturing frozen moments in time. Moments that are intimate observations...

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Watercolour Expressions on Rice Paper

Watercolour Expressions on Rice Paper

13 Mar - 14 Apr 2015

Warburton

Experience modern Chinese painting with Western painting techniques performed on handmade rice paper as Ying Tang explores the perennial theme of an...

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Studio Art

Studio Art

14 Mar - 12 Apr 2015

Wangaratta

'Studio Art' is an exhibition by members of the Wangaratta Artists' Society inspired by works they have created in their shared studio. Paintings,...

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NEW15

NEW15

14 Mar - 17 May 2015

Southbank

ACCA's annual commissions exhibition for rising Australian contemporary artists. This year curated by Matt Hinkley, artists include George...

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ANZAC Centenary Exhibition

ANZAC Centenary Exhibition

18 Mar - 17 Apr 2015

Broadford

Mitchell Shire Council has partnered with the Broadford Returned and Services League (RSL) to present an exhibition of artifacts from World War I...

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Gelibolu: A Turkish–Australian Perspective of Gallipoli

Gelibolu: A Turkish–Australian Perspective on Gallipoli

18 Mar - 25 Apr 2015

Melbourne

Ahead of the centenary Anzac Day, the City of Melbourne invites you to Gelibolu, a contemporary art exhibition that explores the Turkish–Australian...

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The Ice Cream Seller

Shot in the Heart of Melbourne - SITHOM

19 - 30 Mar 2015

East Melbourne

The popular SITHOM (Shot in the Heart of Melbourne) street photography exhibition, now in its fourth year, is returning with new works for 2015....

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StArt Up: Top Arts 2015

19 Mar - 28 Jun 2015

Melbourne

For over 21 years, this popular exhibition has presented outstanding work by students who have completed Art or Studio Arts studies in the Victorian...

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Yohji Yamamoto womenswear catalogue 1986

Inspiration by Design

20 Mar - 14 Jun 2015

Melbourne

See stunning art, graphics, photography and illustration from the renowned Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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Memory: Remediation

20 Mar - 23 Apr 2015

Melbourne

Memory:remediation is a performance involving the body as the active agent within a ritual associated with creation, intimacy and personal...

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The Kaleidoscopic Turn

20 Mar - 23 Aug 2015

Melbourne

Continuing the NGV’s representation of current tendencies in contemporary art, The Kaleidoscopic Turn brings together works by artists working with...

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Inspiration by Design

Inspiration by Design

20 Mar - 14 Jun 2015

Melbourne

Premiering at State Library Victoria, this free exhibition showcases some of the world's finest book art, graphics, photography and illustration....

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Inspiration by Design exhibition floor talks

Inspiration by Design exhibition floor talks

20 Mar - 17 May 2015

Melbourne

Premiering at the State Library from 20 March, Inspiration by Design: Word and Image from the Victoria and Albert Museum showcases some of the...

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Creswick Natural Fibres Beechworth Exhibition

Creswick Natural Fibres Beechworth Exhibition - A Very Fine Yarn

21 Mar - 30 Apr 2015

Wangaratta

Creswick Natural Fibres Beechworth Exhibits “A Very Fine Yarn” at Wangaratta Visitor Centre from 21st March – 30th April The Creswick Mill is...

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Kim Westcott: It's all intertwined

Kim Westcott: It's all intertwined

21 Mar - 3 May 2015

Wangaratta

Kim Westcott is a leading Australian artist who has achieved high acclaim through major awards as well as being nationally and internationally...

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Impromptunes: The Completely Improvised Musical

Impromptunes: The Completely Improvised Musical

26 Mar - 19 Apr 2015

Carlton

Following sell-out shows at the 2014 Melbourne Comedy Festival and Fringe World 2015, Impromptunes is back! Impromptunes is a show unlike any other,...

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Small is Beautiful - A Tiny House Documentary Premiere

Small is Beautiful - A Tiny House Documentary Premiere

26 - 29 Mar 2015

Melbourne

From $20 - $25

Sometimes you have to think small to think big, and this is exactly what Jeremy Beasley has done in his new documentary Small is Beautiful. The...

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A Golden Age of China: Qianlong Emperor (1736-1795)

A Golden Age of China: Qianlong Emperor (1736-1795)

27 Mar - 21 Jun 2015

Melbourne

Hidden treasures from Beijing's Palace Museum in the Forbidden City will come to Melbourne for the first time, in an Australian exclusive exhibition....

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Adam Cullen

Imagining Ned

28 Mar - 28 Jun 2015

Bendigo

From $8 - $10

Ned Kelly remains a highly mythologised character in Australian history. Some say he was a murderous villain and outlaw, while others proclaim him a...

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