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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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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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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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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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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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Red Cross

The Australian Red Cross in the Great War

11 Aug - 12 Dec 2014

Melbourne

Celebrate 100 years of the Red Cross in Australia with this stunning photographic exhibition. Featured in the exhibition are striking images from the...

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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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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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The Wimmera and The Great War

29 Aug - 23 Nov 2014

Horsham

The Wimmera and The Great War is a museum style exhibition that commemorates the centenary of World War I. A small brown leather diary lies open,...

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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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Supercroc

19 Sep - 30 Nov 2014

Geelong

What eats dinosaurs for breakfast? Meet Sarchosuchus Imperator, 'flesh crocodile emperor,' the largest crocodilian to ever roam the earth. Supercroc...

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Hyper-Natural: Scent from Design to Art

25 Sep - 30 Nov 2014

Southbank

Anchored within the world of scent, Hyper-Natural explores how designers in the medium of scent select synthetic fragrances to put together...

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Clark Beaumont, Coexisting 2013

Art as a Verb

3 Oct - 16 Dec 2014

Caulfield East

Art as a Verb is a major thematic exhibition that takes as its starting point the concept of art as action, both inside the gallery and beyond....

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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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Maria Hassabi, Intermission 2013. Courtesy the artist.

Framed Movements

10 Oct - 23 Nov 2014

Southbank

Presented by Melbourne Festival and Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Framed Movements investigates the potential that lies at the shifting...

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Grasslands

10 Oct - 23 Nov 2014

Melbourne

Grasslands is a living installation that gathers over 10,000 indigenous plants. This organic composition aims to recreate the vast grass plains that...

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Grommets, grinds and gnarly dudes

Grommets, grinds and gnarly dudes

10 Oct - 23 Nov 2014

Brighton

The Gallery at Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre proudly presents Grommets, grinds and gnarly dudes. In this exhibition, contemporary artists Phillip...

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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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Imhoff: a life of grain & pixels

Imhoff: a life of grain & pixels

11 Oct - 7 Dec 2014

Ballarat

An exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat highlights the work of Robert Imhoff, an Australian photographer and filmmaker who not only built up a...

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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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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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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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…every yard of earth had been ploughed up by shells and trenches and the only way to get over this country was along the duckboard tracks… - Major Donald Dunbar Coutts Western Front, Belgium 22 October 1917

Australia Will Be There: Victorians In the First World War (1914 – 1919)

23 Oct - 2 Dec 2014

Bairnsdale

Australia Will Be There, honouring the centenary of the First World War, will present, through historical photographs and personal stories, a...

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Rohan Wealleans, Freyja, 2011, colour photograph, 143 x 117 cm

Rohan Wealleans: In Space No One Can Hear You Collect Rocks

23 Oct - 29 Nov 2014

Melbourne

New Zealand artist Rohan Wealleans creates paintings and sculptures comprised of multitudinous layers of house paint that are then incised to reveal...

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Percy Masters: A bonafide Gippsland Treasure

25 Oct - 23 Nov 2014

Sale

The paintings of Percy Masters (1893- 1998) are greatly admired for their charm as much as their historical value. Born in Walhalla in 1893, Masters...

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Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts

Linden Postcard Show

25 Oct - 6 Dec 2014

St Kilda South

The Linden Postcard Show is a unique open entry competition that sees hundreds of small format contemporary artworks adorn the gallery walls at...

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'Till Death by Julia deVille

'Till Death by Julia deVille

27 Oct - 23 Nov 2014

Melbourne

'Till Death is an exhibition of new precious stone rings by acclaimed artist and taxidermist Julia deVille, presented by e. g. etal, contemporary...

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Marise Maas – Trying Not To Worry

Marise Maas – Trying Not To Worry

28 Oct - 22 Nov 2014

Melbourne

Examining Marise Maas' paintings is like peering into a series of little precarious worlds - each bearing the trace of some implicit, destabilising...

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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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Hamilton TOPS 2014

Hamilton Tops 2014

8 - 30 Nov 2014

Hamilton

Now in its twelfth year, Hamilton Tops 2014 features work created by local VCE students undertaking studies in Studio Arts and Visual Communication...

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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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Ronnie Woods Art Exhibition

8 Nov - 14 Dec 2014

Armadale

From $5 - $10

To celebrate the Rolling Stones current Australian tour, Silver K Gallery is delighted to present a beautiful collection of artwork from the famous...

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North: Excerpts and Essays

North: Excerpts and Essays

11 - 22 Nov 2014

Melbourne

North excerpts and essays meander the wide-ranging north Queensland landscape from Julie Poulsen's home town of Cairns to the Atherton Tablelands...

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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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Jeremy Blincoe: Chimera of Control

12 - 30 Nov 2014

Fitzroy

When was the last time you went on a bush trek or hiked a mountain just to see the view? Melbourne's answer to Jon Krakauer, artist Jeremy Blincoe,...

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Maiden, Mother, Crone

12 - 29 Nov 2014

Melbourne

Maiden, Mother, Crone expands Aldhan's research in contemporary feminist studies and alternative spiritualities, responding to the modern-female...

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Time Lapse

Time Lapse

12 - 29 Nov 2014

Melbourne

Christopher Handran is a Brisbane-based artist whose practice explores the mediation of experience by technologies and seeks to foreground the...

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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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Divine Agencies

Divine Agencies

13 - 27 Nov 2014

Melbourne

Throughout the ages, different religions have had visions of messengers of the gods. This exhibition explores the different concepts called angels,...

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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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Synesthesia

14 - 23 Nov 2014

Melbourne

As part of their debut partnership with Melbourne Music Week, Clear Design, a brand design and brand strategy studio based in Fitzroy, coordinates...

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'Evoke II' - Celine Donegan Exhibition

Evoke II - Celine Donegan Exhibition

15 Nov 2014 - 13 Jan 2015

Daylesford

Evoke II is a Celine Donegan exhibition that will be held in The Convent Gallery in Daylesford. Celine Donegan is an expressionist style painter,...

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GOTAFE EXIT '13

EXIT 2014

15 - 30 Nov 2014

Wangaratta

Wangaratta Art Gallery is a small Gallery located in an old church in the centre of the Wangaratta Cultural Precinct. The Gallery has a variety of...

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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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The Alcove Art Shop Christmas A'Fair Exhibition

The Alcove Art Shop Christmas A'Fair Exhibition

17 - 29 Nov 2014

Box Hill

The annual Alcove Art Shop Christmas A'fair will bring together a wonderful array of beautifully hand-crafted items by their artisans. The artists...

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