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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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Kate Dehnert - Pony Yell

Kate Dehnert – Pony Yell

6 - 19 Apr 2015

Melbourne

Kate Dehnert returns to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with her new show, 'Pony Yell'. Bursting onto the scene in 2014 with her first...

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The Big Bubble Show

The Big Bubble Show

6 - 11 Apr 2015

Docklands

Visit Wonderland Fun Park during the April school holidays to see amazingly giant bubbles in The Big Bubble Show! Gone are the days of simple bubble...

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Rob Lloyd VS The Monsters

Rob Lloyd vs The Monsters

7 - 19 Apr 2015

Carlton

Rob Lloyd (The Science of Doctor Who & Who, Me) presents his all-new solo comedy show. Co-Devised by Scott McAteer with Gerard Van Dyck, Rob Lloyd vs...

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2015 Equine & WildArt  Exhibition @ Old Post Office Seymour

2015 Equine & WildArt Exhibition @ Old Post Office Seymour

1 - 5 Apr 2015, 8 - 12 Apr 2015

Seymour

The Old Post Office Seymour Fine Art Gallery is internationally known for exhibiting Equine and Wildlife. In 2014 the Annual WildArt show was...

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Expert insight: art, fashion and photography

Expert insight: art, fashion and photography

9 Apr - 2 Jun 2015

Melbourne

Delve into art, fashion or photography at the Library as you discover highlights from this incredible collection. These insightful sessions are...

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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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Indonesian Film Festival 2015

Indonesian Film Festival 2015

9 - 18 Apr 2015

Melbourne

Indonesian Film Festival 2015 will showcase ten specially selected Indonesian films that show the different sides of Indonesia's rich culture. Each...

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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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Opening Night

Kilmore Art Expo

10 - 12 Apr 2015

Kilmore

An annual exhibition featuring hundreds of quality paintings. Total awards are valued at close to $6,000 attracting artwork by experienced artists...

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Strings of teh Soul Tour

Strings of the Soul Tour

10 Apr 2015

Hamilton

Skyhigh Promotions presents teh inaugural Marigold Southey Signature Series 2015, Strings of the Soul Tour. Don't miss soloist Santiago Canon...

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The Story So Far.....

3 - 6 Apr 2015, 8 Apr 2015, 10 - 13 Apr 2015

Yarra Glen

Art at Linden Gate, Yarra Valley is pleased to present: The Story So Far by Helen White, Janicke Johansen and Rose Hainal. Helen White's paintings...

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Bonsai Exhibition of Australian Native Plants

Bonsai Exhibition of Australian Native Plants

11 - 12 Apr 2015

Melbourne

Visit a display of quality bonsai using Australian native trees in the picturesque Botanic Gardens. Bonsai have been grown in Melbourne since the...

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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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The Great Hall, NGV International, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Medieval Moderns: The Pre–Raphaelite Brotherhood

11 Apr - 12 Jul 2015

Southbank

The NGV's holdings of works by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and their close associates are world renowned. They are richly varied and represent all...

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White Noise

WHITE NOISE

11 - 12 Apr 2015

Melbourne

White Noise returns to Melbourne in 2015. On Saturday the 11th of April, the Railway Hotel in Brunswick will play host to one of this city’s finest...

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Eldorado Museum Open Day

Eldorado Museum Open Day

12 Apr 2015

Eldorado

Enjoy a day at the Eldorado Museum. The open day is from 11am - 4pm Demonstrations of potting, blacksmithing & maybe more Children's activities and...

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Victoria's Journey of Remembrance – Anzac Centenary Roadshow

Victoria's Journey of Remembrance – Anzac Centenary Roadshow

12 Apr 2015

Melbourne

August 2014 marked one hundred years since the commencement of the First World War (WWI). As part of the Victorian Government’s Anzac Centenary...

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Victoria's Journey of Remembrance – Anzac Centenary Roadshow

Victoria's Journey of Remembrance – Anzac Centenary Roadshow

12 Apr 2015

Melbourne

August 2014 marked one hundred years since the commencement of the First World War (WWI). As part of the Victorian Government's Anzac Centenary...

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Yarra Valley Bridal Expo

Yarra Valley Bridal Expo

12 Apr 2015

Melbourne

The Yarra Valley Bridal Expo More will showcase more than 120 local exhibitors presenting their best products and services to an expected 1000-bride...

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Shorts@45 – Conflict & Identity

Shorts@45 – Conflict & Identity

13 Apr 2015

Melbourne

Shorts@45 is a new series of readings by authors and actors held every two months, celebrating the best short story writing at home and from...

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Australasian Quilt Convention

Australasian Quilt Convention

16 - 19 Apr 2015

Melbourne

From $9 - $17

Australian event pieces together the world's best quilts. Hundreds of hours, thousands of stitches and a considerable dollop of dedication has helped...

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Deadly Funny National Final and Showcase

Deadly Funny National Final and Showcase

18 Apr 2015

Southbank

Cheeky and loud, black and proud, this national comedy competition unearths the freshest, fiercest and funniest new Indigenous talent. Heats and...

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ACN Nursing and Health Expo

ACN Nursing and Health Expo

18 Apr 2015

South Wharf

If you are a nurse, currently studying nursing or considering a career in the nursing or health professions, then this expo is for you. The ACN Expo...

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WW1 Centenary Exhibition

WW1 Centenary Exhibition

18 Apr - 18 Jul 2015

Carlton

From $20 - $90

The WW1 Centenary Exhibition coming only to Melbourne Museum, opens in April 2015 to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War. This is the...

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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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Open Studios

Dandenong Ranges Open Studios Weekend

18 - 19 Apr 2015

Upwey

The Dandenong Ranges Open Studios will take place on April 18 and 19 and is an opportunity for art lovers to take a behind-the-scenes look into the...

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Airing of The Quilts

Airing of The Quilts

19 Apr 2015

Tabor

The Tabor Lutheran Church plays host to a ‘quilt draping’ display. Participate in church ground & cemetery tours and entertainment. Entry via gold...

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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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Brent Harris (b.1956), ON BECOMING (YELLOW) #1, 1998, Colour screen print, Collection of Hamilton Art Gallery, Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

On Becoming: Brent Harris

25 Apr - 19 Jul 2015

Hamilton

Painter and printmaker Brent Harris is one of arts great individualists. Born in New Zealand and trained in Australia he is one of a group of...

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Forest. Paintings by Cynthia Boyle

Forest - Paintings by Cynthia Boyle

31 Mar - 4 Apr 2015, 7 - 11 Apr 2015, 14 - 18 Apr 2015, 21 - 25 Apr 2015

Bairnsdale

Forest is much more than just a number of trees close together. There are sudden bursts of sunlight, glimpses of birds, drifts of fog, gusts of wind,...

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Objects from Home - Adelaide Macpherson

Objects From Home - Adelaide Macpherson

31 Mar - 4 Apr 2015, 7 - 11 Apr 2015, 14 - 18 Apr 2015, 21 - 25 Apr 2015

Bairnsdale

Still Life is the subject matter of the paintings and works on paper within this exhibition, Objects From Home. Objects have been chosen for their...

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Kerry Warren

Creative Gippsland - Gippsland Arts Festival

1 - 31 May 2015

Warragul

The month-long festival has over 100 events throughout Gippsland, including exhibitions, markets, workshops, performances, festivals and open studios.

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Horsham Patchwork Quilters Exhibition

Horsham Patchwork Quilters Exhibition

1 - 3 May 2015

Horsham

From $5 - $5

A wonderful exhibition of quilts and smaller articles made by the members of Horsham Patchwork Quilters Association. Four traders from Portland,...

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Stitched Up Festival Workshops Promotion Exhibition

Stitched Up Festival Workshops Promotion Exhibition

1 - 31 May 2015

Wangaratta

The Stitched Up Textile Festival is a biennial celebration of all things textile which involves people of all ages and features a diverse range of...

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Clunes Booktown Festival

2 - 3 May 2015

Clunes

Indulge in a weekend of book browsing when Clunes becomes a European-styled Booktown, complete with collectable titles, writers talks, and workshops.

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Y.War?

Y.War?

1 - 4 Apr 2015, 6 - 11 Apr 2015, 13 - 18 Apr 2015, 20 - 25 Apr 2015

Wangaratta

Established in 1999, the Goulburn and North East Arts Alliance Inc. (GANEAA) is a regional arts group whose mission is to foster the arts in the...

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Is Three Really a Crowd? (Le Plus Heureux des Trois)

Is Three Really a Crowd? (Le Plus Heureux des Trois)

5 - 9 May 2015

Parkville

A moose head, lost love letters and a blackmailing cab driver create mayhem in this delightful romantic romp performed entirely in French, with...

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The Moment Something is Understood it Begins to be Forgotten

The Moment Something is Understood it Begins to be Forgotten

6 - 23 May 2015

Melbourne

Three Brisbane emerging artists - Bridie Gillman, Sarah Poulgrain, Kylie Spear - explore ways in which sensory experiences and memories can be...

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The Spiral

The Spiral

6 - 23 May 2015

Melbourne

Artists Chris Bond and Lynette Smith are interested in the gap between how things are and how things seem to be. The gap exists because agency...

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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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Ballarat Apron Festival

Ballarat Apron Festival

9 - 10 May 2015

Ballarat central

Experience the popular Ballarat Apron Festival with this year's special theme 'Make do and Mend', tying in with this year's ANZAC centenary...

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Melbourne International Design Week 2015

11 - 17 May 2015

Melbourne

Melbourne International Design Week is a celebration of design excellence. It has been created to highlight the best of design in the State of...

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Impressa

Impressa

11 - 23 May 2015

Melbourne

This exhibition by Melbourne contemporary jeweller Anna Davern extends Davern's continuing interest in Australiana and the role of the brooch in...

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Artist Speakeasy: Climarte: Arts for a safe climate

Artist Speakeasy: Climarte: Arts for a safe climate

12 May 2015

St Kilda

From $11 - $11

Hear about how creative thinking and action can help lead towards a sustainable future. Jen Rae, artist and researcher at RMIT University will share...

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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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Contemporary book design: panel discussion

Contemporary book design: panel discussion

13 May 2015

Melbourne

State Library Victoria's exhibition Inspiration by Design: Word and Image from the Victoria and Albert Museum explores some of the world's finest...

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Design Futures - Secondary School Careers Forum and Expo

Design Futures – Secondary School Careers Forum and Expo

14 May 2015

South Wharf

Design Futures is an informative and enthralling way for secondary school students to discover different design disciplines and choose a course that...

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agIdeas International Design Forum

agIdeas International Design Forum

14 May 2015

South Wharf

Since 1991, the agIdeas International Design Forum has been presenting international design leaders in Australia from across communication design,...

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Harp in the Gardens: Harp Meditations

Harp in the Gardens: Harp Meditations

19 Apr 2015, 17 May 2015

Melbourne

Deeply relaxing harp music, composed in the gardens by our resident harpist, Michael Johnson. This blissful experience is to aide mindfulness...

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Stand and Deliver

Stand and Deliver

27 May - 13 Jun 2015

Melbourne

Stand and Deliver is a performative installation by artist Rachael Haynes that incorporates elements of video, painting, and wall drawings within the...

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