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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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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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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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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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Windswept

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Women of Empire 1914-1918 Exhibition

Women of Empire 1914-1918 Exhibition

31 Mar - 16 Apr 2015

Bendigo

From $12 - $12

A unique international exhibition that pays tribute to the lives of over thirty women from Australia and New Zealand in the First World War. Using...

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Wangaratta Artists Society - Unframed Easter Sale

Wangaratta Artists Society - Unframed Easter Sale

1 - 8 Apr 2015

Wangaratta

The Annual Wangaratta Artists Society - Unframed Easter Sale allows local artists to show their new works. Super Saturday sale is where members bring...

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Batmania

Batmania

1 - 28 Apr 2015

Melbourne

Commissioned by Fed Square's Creative Program, Batmania was inspired by artist Kathy Holowko's fascination with the fruit bat – the unique wild urban...

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Art 4 CFA

Art 4 CFA

2 - 6 Apr 2015

Tallarook

From $2 - $2

Art 4 CFA is a collaborative event of Tallarook CFA and local artists. Featuring new and exciting works from the region's best artists, with proceeds...

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Exquisite Threads: English Embroidery 1600–1900s

2 Apr - 12 Jul 2015

Southbank

Exquisite Threads displays nearly 60 works through the themes of education, fashion and the home, each representing important aspects of embroidery's...

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The Law Revue 2015 – No Regerts

The Law Revue 2015: No Regerts

2 - 4 Apr 2015

Carlton

Following sold-out shows and rave reviews in 2013 and 2014, BottledSnail is back in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with No Regerts: The...

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Walhalla Easter Art Show

Walhalla Easter Art Show

3 - 6 Apr 2015

Walhalla

From $5 - $5

The third annual Walhalla Easter Art Show presented by the Walhalla Heritage and Development League will be on again in 2015. This event is proudly...

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Mount Beauty Art Exhibition

Mount Beauty Art Exhibition

3 - 6 Apr 2015

Mount Beauty

Come along to visit this exciting exhibition which displays a number of art works in various mediums and styles. Artworks are both framed and...

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Melbourne Latin Festival

7th Annual Melbourne Latin Festival

3 - 5 Apr 2015

North Melbourne

From $35 - $270

Latin America is taking over Melbourne once again in a three-day dancing festival of performances, workshops and parties. For the first time ever,...

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Radicals, slayers and villains: Prints from the Baillieu Library

Radicals, slayers and villains: Prints from the Baillieu Library

11 Mar - 2 Apr 2015, 4 - 12 Apr 2015

Hamilton

Radicals, slayers and villains shows controversial figures from history that have challenged the status-quo and helped shape our world. The striking...

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Live Music @ Gracebrook

Live Music @ Gracebrook

4 - 5 Apr 2015

King Valley

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at Gracebrook Vineyards tasting some of their wonderful wines. Have a beautiful lunch of local produce on the deck or a...

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Artrageous Art Exhibition at Oscars

Easter Artrageous Art Exhibition at Oscars

4 - 25 Apr 2015

Warburton

The inaugural Easter Artrageous Art Exhibition at Oscars will showcase local art by the very talented Artrageous painters of the Yarra Valley. Visit...

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