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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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Unset Typologies

30 Jan 2013 - 30 Dec 2015

Melbourne

Izabela Pluta has always been drawn to sites that invoke a longing for place, such as redundant urban landscapes and dilapidated or reused buildings...

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Raising the Rattler Pole – The Last of the Connies

28 Oct 2013 - 28 Oct 2018

Melbourne

Raising the Rattler Pole – The Last of the Connies, a public artwork by David Michael Bell, is a theatrical tribute to one of Melbourne’s iconic...

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Ten Dicta For Young Women Who Are Artists

14 Nov 2013 - 31 Dec 2015

Melbourne

Ten Dicta For Young Women Who Are Artists is a large-scale, monochromatic mural by Brisbane-based artist, Hazel Dooney. A departure from Hazel’s...

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Enlist in the Sportsmen's 1000

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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Federation Bells

22 Jan 2014 - 20 Nov 2016

Melbourne

Federation Bells are controlled by a computer which is programmed to play more than 30 compositions three times a day. Visit the ground-breaking...

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Records of War

Records of War

11 Nov 2014 - 11 Nov 2015

Melbourne

Since the First World War (1914–18), Australia has shown commitment and vision in collecting and preserving records to commemorate the service and...

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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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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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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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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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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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Indigenous Art: Moving backwards into the future

Indigenous Art: Moving Backwards into the Future

4 Apr - 16 Aug 2015

Southbank

Significant historical and contemporary Indigenous art works will sit side by side, exploring place and identity in this exhibition which will...

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The Art of Dr. Seuss

The Art of Dr. Seuss

8 Apr 2015 - 8 Apr 2016

Melbourne

Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery presents The Art of Dr. Seuss - an extensive range of Limited Edition Dr. Seuss artworks, all for sale. You will find...

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Writing the war: personal stories from WWI

9 Apr - 4 Oct 2015

Melbourne

Hear extraordinary stories of war in this moving exhibition about the Australian experience of World War One. Nurse, bank clerk, farmer, sports...

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Writing the War: Personal Stories from WWI

Writing the War: Personal Stories from WWI

9 Apr - 4 Oct 2015

Melbourne

Nurse, bank clerk, farmer, sports master, journalist, artist, activist – encounter seven ordinary Australians and hear their extraordinary stories of...

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John Wolseley – Heartlands and Headwaters

11 Apr - 16 Aug 2015

Melbourne

Over the past four years, John Wolseley has explored the waterways and wetlands of Australia in a major series of new works commissioned by Sir...

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After fire – spiny-cheeked honeyeaters at Lake Monibeong

John Wolseley: Heartlands and Headwaters

11 Apr - 16 Aug 2015

Melbourne

For four years, artist John Wolseley has roamed the coastal floodplains of the Northern Territory through to the glacial lakes of Tasmania, exploring...

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Battlefield Gallipoli:Landscape of War and Memory

The Anzac Battlefield: Landscape of War and Memory

14 Apr - 31 Aug 2015

Melbourne

The enduring fascination with Gallipoli is explored in this exclusive exhibition which presents some 100 items recovered from the Joint Historical...

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WW1 Centenary Exhibition

WW1 Centenary Exhibition

18 Apr - 16 Aug 2015

Carlton

From $20 - $90

The WW1 Centenary Exhibition is now on at Melbourne Museum and commemorates the Centenary of the First World War. This is the most historical and...

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Theatres of War

Theatres of War

18 Apr - 20 Sep 2015

Southbank

To commemorate the Anzac Centenary, Arts Centre Melbourne presents a fascinating exhibition examining the sometimes overlooked importance of theatre...

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Follow the Flag: Australian Artists at War 1914–45

24 Apr - 16 Aug 2015

Melbourne

Follow the Flag: Australian Artists at War 1914–45 is the NGV’s contribution to the rich and diverse cultural offerings being presented to the...

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Rallying the Spirits: Sport on the Home Front in WWI

25 Apr 2015 - 28 Feb 2016

East Melbourne

As Australians commemorate the 100th anniversary of Anzac Day, a new exhibition at the National Sports Museum explores the impact World War I had on...

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Gods, Heroes and Clowns:  Performance and Narrative in South and Southeast Asian Art

Gods, Heroes and Clowns: Performance and Narrative in South and Southeast Asian Art

1 May - 30 Aug 2015

Melbourne

For centuries past, the many countries, ethnic groups and religions of South and Southeast Asia have enjoyed rich storytelling traditions, using...

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Miss Fisher Exhibition

Miss Fisher Exhibition

1 May - 30 Sep 2015

Elsternwick

Step into Rippon Lea and enter the opulent 1920s world of the Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher and her crime fighting associates. Based on the novels of...

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Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition

1 May - 30 Sep 2015

Melbourne

The National Trust in association with Every Cloud Productions present Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition, a collection of costumes...

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Transporting Art

Transporting Art

2 May - 9 Oct 2015

North Melbourne

Transporting Art, showcasing tram art and history, is now showing at the Victorian Archives Centre in North Melbourne. Between 1978 and 1993 the...

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Transporting Art

Transporting Art

2 May - 10 Oct 2015

North Melbourne

Between 1978 and 1993, the Ministry for the Arts initiated the ‘Transporting Art’ project which asked famous Australian artists to paint Melbourne’s...

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Snowcatchers, waiting for winter by David Doyle

Jindivick @ Narkoojee Sculpture Show 2015

9 May - 27 Sep 2015

Jindivick

The 2015 Jindivick and Narkoojee Sculpture Show features three acquisition awards, with a total prize pool of $8500. This makes it one of the largest...

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Views of Windsor: PAUL SANDBY

Views of Windsor: PAUL SANDBY

13 May - 9 Aug 2015

Hamilton

Paul Sandby frequently returned to Windsor Castle as subject matter for his prints and arguably his finest works were his aquatints depicting Windsor...

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Seymour & District Art Society Inc Annual Exhibition

Seymour & District Art Society Inc Annual Exhibition

14 May - 4 Aug 2015

Seymour

The Seymour & District Art Society showcases the Annual Exhibition of works from almost all members. Works are of very high quality and demonstrate...

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John Immig

Transmission: Legacies of the Television Age

15 May - 13 Sep 2015

Melbourne

Beamed directly into living rooms across the globe, television has had an undeniable impact upon contemporary culture. A new NGV exhibition,...

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Ryan Trecartin: Re’Search Wait’S

Ryan Trecartin: Re’Search Wait’S

15 May - 13 Sep 2015

Southbank

American video and multimedia artist Ryan Trecartin presents his first major Australian exhibition at the NGV. From being a highlight of the 2013...

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Open House: Tromarama for Kids

Open House: Tromarama for Kids

23 May - 18 Oct 2015

Melbourne

A wondrous and immersive house of fun has been built in the gallery, where furniture hangs from the ceiling, pink flamingos talk and cheeky garden...

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Australia Will Be There

Australia Will Be There

30 May - 23 Aug 2015

Lilydale

Through historical photographs and personal stories, drawn from major collections and from the families of those who served, this Shrine of...

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Braving Bonegilla: A Photographic Exhibition

Braving Bonegilla: A Photographic Exhibition

3 Jun - 14 Aug 2015

Carlton

The Bonegilla Migrant Reception and Training Centre was the first and largest of 23 such centres in Australia. Originally an army camp, it was...

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Ryan Gander, Porthole to Culturefield Revisited 2010

Ryan Gander: READ ONLY

4 Jun - 2 Aug 2015

Southbank

One of Britain's most prolific artists, Gander is known for creating playful, engaging works in a range of mediums, from installation, sculptures and...

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The Baillieu Library, University Of Melbourne

Radicals, Slayers & Villains

6 Jun - 9 Aug 2015

Morwell

Radicals, Slayers & Villains contains prints from The Baillieu Library, University Of Melbourne. Radicals, Slayers and Villains is an exhibition...

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New Glass

New Glass

10 Jun - 4 Oct 2015

Hamilton

The Gallery holds an extensive collection of glass and continues to develop this part of the collection. In the past few years groups of glass from...

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Punuku Tjukurpa

Punuku Tjukurpa

12 Jun - 13 Sep 2015

Carlton

Punuku Tjukurpa is the first touring exhibition of artworks from the Maruku Arts archive, based at Mutitjulu, near Uluru in the Northern Territory....

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Shipwrecked! The fabulous tale of Louis de Rougemont

Shipwrecked! The Fabulous Tale of Louis de Rougemont

13 Jun - 16 Aug 2015

Ballarat central

In 1898, British audiences were thrilled to read in the Wide World Magazine of the adventures of the explorer Louis de Rougemont and the thirty-five...

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The inimitable Mr Meek: rediscovering a lost art

The inimitable Mr Meek: rediscovering a lost art

13 Jun - 9 Aug 2015

Ballarat central

James McKain Meek was a pioneer of the Ballarat gold fields, where he ran a store and soda water factory, and lived subsequently at Warrnambool and...

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Array Unveils Archibald Entry

Array Unveils Archibald Entry

21 Jun - 31 Jul 2015

Docklands

It's one of the most prestigious art prizes in Australia and this month, artist Demian Gibbins will unveil his entry into the renowned Archibald...

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Prevaricated Frequencies

Prevaricated Frequencies

25 Jun - 5 Sep 2015

Melbourne

Formerly known as Platform Gallery, the twelve glass display cases in the commuter underpass of Campbell Arcade have been renamed The Dirty Dozen....

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Pfeiffer Wines Photographic Exhibition

Pfeiffer Wines Photographic Exhibition

1 - 31 Jul 2015

Wahgunyah

Celebrate the works of some of the finest photographers in our region when they showcase their fabulous photographic pieces within our historic...

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Pfeiffer Wines Photographic Event

Pfeiffer Wines Photographic Event

1 - 31 Jul 2015

Wahgunyah

Celebrate the works of some of the finest photographers in the region when they showcase their fabulous photographic pieces within the historic...

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Melania - Sisters reunited after 17 years

The Right to Know: 100 Years of the Australian Red Cross International Tracing Service

1 Jul - 25 Oct 2015

Melbourne

From $12 - $12

In 2015, the Australian Red Cross International Tracing Service celebrates 100 years of reconnecting family members or clarifying the fate of those...

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Art exhibition by Jim van Geet at Michelini Wines

Art exhibition by Jim van Geet at Michelini Wines

1 Jul - 31 Aug 2015

Myrtleford

Throughout July and August, Michelini Wines will host an exhibition by talented local artist Jim van Geet at the cellar door. Jim is a multi-award...

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The Right to Know

1 Jul - 25 Oct 2015

Melbourne

At the centre of these centenary celebrations is The Right to Know: 100 Years of the Australian Red Cross International Tracing Service, a special...

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