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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 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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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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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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The Story of Our Planet Unfolds

1 Jul - 21 Sep 2015

Docklands

Since 2007 photographer Michael Hall has been working to document human civilisation's response to the risks and opportunities of climate change....

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Japanese Quilt Exhbition @ Kyabram Town Hall

Japanese Quilt Exhbition at Kyabram Town Hall

1 Jul - 29 Aug 2015

Kyabram

From $5 - $5

The Kyabram Town Hall is a recently renovated space that is community managed and home to art, history and visitor information. Enjoy three...

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Feathering the Nest: Richard Nylon Meets William Johnston

7 Jul - 20 Oct 2015

East Melbourne

Renowned Melbourne-based milliner, Richard Nylon, is the guest curator of Fairhall House Museum at the Johnston Collection as part of the continuing...

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Nitet Yapeneyepuk: Gather Together

10 Jul - 8 Nov 2015

Carlton

From $12 - $12

An exhibition highlighting award winning artists from Gallery Kaiela Shepparton exploring through art and photography the strength of a Koorie...

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Nail Can to Knighthood – Sir Macpherson Robertson

Nail Can to Knighthood – Sir Macpherson Robertson

15 Jul - 18 Dec 2015

Melbourne

Melburnians are invited to celebrate the life of the man who brought you Freddo Frog and Cherry Ripe, as the Royal Historical Society of Victoria...

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David Bowie is

David Bowie is

16 Jul - 1 Nov 2015

Melbourne

From $15 - $40

Put on your red shoes and immerse yourself in a celebration 50 years of one of the era's most influential artists in rock, pop, fashion and performance.

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‘There are no Words’  - Michelle Hamer

‘There are no Words’ - Michelle Hamer

17 Jul - 30 Aug 2015

Ararat

Michelle Hamer's There are no Words project explores the gaps between what words mean, how language is used and the ways in which this both...

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'Writhe' - Laura Woodward

'Writhe' - Laura Woodward

17 Jul - 30 Aug 2015

Ararat

Writhe is a major kinetic installation by Ballarat-born, Melbourne-based artist Laura Woodward. Developed specifically for Ararat Regional Art...

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Marianne Gibson Quilt

Marianne Gibson Quilt

17 Jul - 9 Aug 2015

Wangaratta

A very rare opportunity to view the historic Marianne Gibson quilt created in 1864. The crazy patchwork quilt is culturally significant and a superb...

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ST Gill, The Australian Sketchbook by S.T.G. (detail), 1864–65, Hamel & Ferguson

Australian Sketchbook: Colonial Life and the Art of ST Gill

17 Jul - 25 Oct 2015

Melbourne

Step back in time to colonial Australia in this stunning free exhibition. Premiering 17 July, Australian sketchbook: Colonial life and the art of ST...

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Australian Sketchbook: Colonial Life and the Art of ST Gill

Australian Sketchbook: Colonial Life and the Art of ST Gill

17 Jul - 25 Oct 2015

Melbourne

Step back in time to colonial Australia in this stunning free exhibition. 'Australian Sketchbook: Colonial Life and the Art of S. T. Gill' provides a...

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Diggers Wedding in Melbourne (detail), ST Gill, 1869

Australian Sketchbook: Colonial Life and the Art of ST Gill - Guided Tour

20 Jul - 25 Oct 2015

Melbourne

Take a guided tour of the exhibition Australian Sketchbook: Colonial Life and the Art of ST Gill. Australian sketchbook provides a window onto the...

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Never Forget to Remember by Adrian Doyle

23 Jul - 13 Aug 2015

Melbourne

It's been three years since controversial artist Adrian Doyle's last exhibition. That's a long time for an artist who has had over 20 solo shows, but...

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Light Speculation Exhibition

23 Jul - 8 Sep 2015

Carlton

Light Speculation communicates the wonderment of light as a phenomenon, and explores play as a source of discovery and innovation. Bubbles,...

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Graeme Base - The other guests enjoyed a lively game of Blind Man's Bluff

Bunyips and Dragons: Australian Children's Book Illustrations

25 Jul - 4 Oct 2015

Melbourne

Enchanting large-scale works from more than 60 of Australia's best-loved book illustrators will feature in Bunyips and Dragons: Australian Children's...

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