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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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Once upon a time: a world of children’s picture book art

21 Mar - 31 Aug 2014

Melbourne

Let your imagination run wild in this free exhibition celebrating the world of children's picture book art. See classic characters like Blinky Bill...

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Aztecs

Aztecs

9 Apr - 10 Aug 2014

Carlton

From $8 - $60

Immerse yourself in Melbourne Museum's fascinating exhibition on the rise and tragic fall of the Aztec Empire and the once great city of Tenochtitlan.

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DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition

Dreamworks Animation – The Exhibition

10 Apr - 5 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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For Auld Lang Syne

For Auld Lang Syne

11 Apr - 27 Jul 2014

Ballarat central

From $10 - $15

Celebrate the role played by Scots in the development of the Australian nation from the First Fleet to Federation, by coming to Ballarat to...

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Inge King

Inge King: Constellation

1 May - 31 Aug 2014

Melbourne

At the forefront of Australian abstract sculpture for more than six decades, the formidable career of Inge King AM will be celebrated with a major...

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David McDiarmid

David McDiarmid: When This You See Remember Me

9 May - 31 Aug 2014

Melbourne

Defying classification, the work of David McDiarmid encompasses the complex and interconnected histories of art, craft, fashion, music, sex, gay...

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Fashion Detective

Fashion Detective

9 May - 31 Aug 2014

Melbourne

More than 70 unattributed garments and accessories from the National Gallery of Victoria's world-class Fashion and Textiles Collection will be...

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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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Danie Mellor

Danie Mellor: Exotic Lies Sacred Ties

10 May - 27 Jul 2014

Healesville

From $5 - $7.50

This major survey focuses on the past decade of Danie Mellor's practice, and is the first exhibition to consider in depth the artist's contribution...

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Douglas Gordon, Through a Looking Glass, 1999. Installation view ACCA 2014 © Studio lost but found / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2014. Taxi Driver copyright 1976 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved Courtesy Columbia Pictures

The Only Way Out Is The Only Way In: Douglas Gordon

13 May - 3 Aug 2014

Southbank

Douglas Gordon appropriates images from popular culture and other sources to create his signature videos and photographic installations. He first...

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Stephen Bush

Stephen Bush – Steenhuffel

16 May - 26 Jul 2014

Parkville

This exhibition of Melbourne artist Stephen Bush's surreal sensibility showcases his paintings from the past 30 years. The exhibition, titled...

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Antonio Correggio, Italian c.1489–1534, Noli me tangere c.1525, oil on wood panel, transferred to canvas , 130.0 x 103.0 cm

Italian Masterpieces

16 May - 31 Aug 2014

Melbourne

From $10 - $65

The finest collection of Italian masterpieces ever to come to Australia will open at the National Gallery of Victoria on 16 May. Featuring some of...

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Paola

Paola Pivi – You Started It...I Finish It

28 May - 31 Aug 2014

Southbank

You Started It. . . I Finish It is an installation designed for Federation Court encompassing eight life-size sculptures of bears adorned with...

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Hello Yellow

28 May - 28 Jul 2014

Melbourne

An exhibition that explores the driver-passenger relationship within Melbourne's taxis in all of its richness, variety and colour. For some people...

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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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Douglas Gordon – The Only Way Out is the Only Way In

31 May - 3 Aug 2014

Southbank

ACCA presents the first major Australian survey of Turner Prize-winning Scottish artist Douglas Gordon. Douglas Gordon appropriates images from...

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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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Maxims of Behaviour

1 Jun - 31 Aug 2014

Melbourne

Maxims of Behaviour, by artist Alexander Knox, is a seasonal artwork for Melbourne, illuminating the cityscape, from dusk until late, during the...

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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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Suburban Geometric by Dianna Wells

3 Jun - 27 Jul 2014

Melbourne

Suburban Geometric is a series of large photographic images by Melbourne-based photographer Dianna Wells, in which she reflects on our relationship...

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Petite miniature textiles @ Wangaratta Art Gallery

Petite Miniature Textiles - Wangaratta Art Gallery

14 Jun - 27 Jul 2014

Wangaratta

Australian artists working in textile and fibre are invited to submit artwork for selection to be included in the exhibition petite miniature...

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Jungle by Pamela Conder

Nature...So Beautiful

15 Jun - 1 Aug 2014

Melbourne

Paintings, watercolours and prints highlighting the wondrous world around us now on show at the Media House Gallery through August. Five...

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RMIT Lightscape Projects at Melbourne Central

RMIT Lightscape Projects at Melbourne Central

17 Jun - 31 Aug 2014

Melbourne

Working with RMIT's School of Art, Melbourne Central is transforming its well-known Knox Lane into an outdoor urban art gallery showcasing five...

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Years Before Me

Years Before Me - Lucinda Barnett

19 Jun - 26 Jul 2014

Melbourne

Lucinda Barnett is the first artist to exhibit in the annual Mailbox exhibition series POST dedicated to giving recent art graduates solo...

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Recent Linocuts by Anita Klein

Linocuts by Anita Klein

20 Jun - 3 Aug 2014

Yarra Glen

Anita Klein is Melbourne born printmaker, painter and sculptor based in England. She divides her time between studios in London and Italy, showing...

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Polly Borland: Wonky

27 Jun - 24 Aug 2014

Horsham

Polly Borland's series Wonky presents an idiosyncratic and touching meditation on love, juxtaposed with a unique selection of her documentary...

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ATO Virtual

ACO Virtual

28 Jun - 27 Jul 2014

Lilydale

Imagine standing on stage during a live performance by the Australian Chamber Orchestra; ACO Virctual takes you there. Fusing digital technologies...

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The Antipodean Steampunk Show

The Antipodean Steampunk Show

30 Jun - 8 Aug 2014

East Melbourne

From $5 - $10

Contemporary technology and Victorian styling will collide in spectacular fashion during The Antipodean Steampunk Show at Tasma Terrace! If today's...

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Jack Rowland, Remains (detail), 2014, oil on linen, 170 x 70cm

Jack Rowland - Illusive Reality

1 - 26 Jul 2014

Prahran

At Anna Pappas Gallery; through his hyper real and high key chromatic oil paintings, Jack Rowland aims to alter our perception of the natural world...

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Justin Williams, Dancing Monk, 2014, oil and pigment on canvas, 122 x 81cm

Justin Williams - Viridian

1 - 26 Jul 2014

Prahran

Although Justin Williams' works may appear to be a product of an active imagination, in recent years Williams has been living and working in...

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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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ANDREW J PEARSON - POST POP ART

Andrew J Pearson - Post Pop Art

1 - 27 Jul 2014

Albert Park

Andrew J Pearson's exhibition at Gasworks Arts Park is a retrospective containing pieces from bodies of work, executed since 2004, called Post Pop...

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Women of Feelings

1 - 31 Jul 2014

Melbourne

Women of Feelings features portraits of women created throughout the last year which have been painted in colours which reflect their personalities....

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Stockyard Gallery

Indigenous Art celebrating NAIDOC Week 2014

3 - 28 Jul 2014

Foster

Celebrate NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee) week with a visit to Foster's Stockyard Gallery where you can enjoy the...

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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 - 31 Jul 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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Heroes of July - The 100th Edition of the Tour de France

8 Jul - 1 Aug 2014

St Kilda

As the 2014 Tour de France will soon kickoff again, the Alliance Francaise de Melbourne is very delighted to announce its new upcoming exhibition by...

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Vital Signs

Vital Signs – Interpreting the Archives

9 - 26 Jul 2014

Melbourne

An exhibition interpreting the collection of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives (ALGA), featuring works by Marcus Bunyan, Penny Byrne, Ray Cook,...

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Interpreting The Archive

9 - 26 Jul 2014

Melbourne

An exhibition featuring contemporary work created in response to the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives (ALGA). Selected artists are invited to...

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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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Other Realitis

Other Realities

15 Jul - 2 Aug 2014

Melbourne

This exhibition of recent sculptural work by Jon Eiseman and related photographic collaborations with Anne Conron, frequently employs the image of a...

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Nature Mort

15 Jul - 2 Aug 2014

Melbourne

Michelle Molinari is a painter, printmaker and taxidermy artist whose work focuses on notions of death, memorialisation and observation. Creating her...

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Life in the Garden of Stone

16 Jul - 2 Aug 2014

Collingwood

The growth and destruction of the natural world. In his debut exhibition, Stuart Amos is exploring the relationship between human constructs and the...

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Artists Emerge at WTC

16 Jul - 24 Aug 2014

Melbourne

The Artists Emerge at WTC exhibition follows on from the success of the 2013 collaboration between WTC and MARS Gallery, 25 Sculptures at the WTC,...

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Skateboard Art Exhibition

17 - 26 Jul 2014

Prahran

Skateboarders have always been involved in various forms of art through the years. Pretty Polly Designs has a passion for street culture and street...

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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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