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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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Art Show at Warrantina Lavender Farm

11 - 19 Oct 2014

Seville

The annual Art Show at Warratina Lavender Farm is sure to impress. All types of paintings will be on show and for sale. There will be framed...

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Naturally Loddon - Boort Sculpture by the Lake

11 Oct 2014

Boort

From $10 - $20

Boort Sculpture by the Lake is a Metal Sculpture competition is in conjunction with the Annual Boort Show, held at Boort Park. All sculpture entries...

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Chameleon Arts Collective Night of Roving Music

Chameleon Arts Collective Night of Roving Music 2014

11 Oct 2014

Balmoral

An evening of Community Art and Music with the vibrant Balmoral Mural as a backdrop. The evening opens with a community drawing event and the...

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Leongatha Art and Photography Show

17 - 19 Oct 2014

Leongatha

From $5 - $20

Now in its 38th year, Arts Prom Country presents one of Gippsland's major art shows, the Annual Art and Photography Show. Entries come from all over...

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Naturally Loddon - Mulwarrie Studios Photographic Exhibition

17 - 19 Oct 2014

Bridgewater On Loddon

The weekend will highlight photographic works and sculptures, with exhibitions opened free to the public. The gardens will also be open, with tea and...

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Jean Paul

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

17 Oct 2014 - 8 Feb 2015

Melbourne

From $10 - $60

The unconventional and playfully irreverent designs of Jean Paul Gaultier will be celebrated in the first international exhibition dedicated to this...

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Discover Dunkeld - A Mosaic of Experiences

Discover Dunkeld 2014

18 Oct 2014

Dunkeld

Discover Dunkeld is an annual spring celebration for locals and visitors to the Southern Grampians showcasing the region's nature, culture, history,...

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Blindside Gallery

The Sculptor’s Photograph

22 Oct - 8 Nov 2014

Melbourne

The Sculptor's Photograph interrogates the relationship between sculpture and photography. Mimicking Brancusi's practice of photographing his own...

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The Art of Botanical Illustration

25 Oct - 9 Nov 2014

South Yarra

The Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne present the Twelfth Art of Botanical Illustration Exhibition, featuring over 150 works of Botanic...

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Pamela Gordon Art Exhibition

4 - 5 Oct 2014, 8 - 12 Oct 2014, 15 - 19 Oct 2014, 22 - 24 Oct 2014

Wandin North

This Exhibition at the Mont De Lancey Historic property in the Yarra Valley covers a diverse range of Pamela's work. She believes passionately that...

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Cuban Jazz Festival

26 Oct 2014

Coldstream

From $60 - $100

Don't miss the Cuban Jazz Festival, held at Rochford Winery in the Yarra Valley. The Cuban Jazz offers four vineyard entertainment arenas: - Main...

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Somers Arts Fair

Somers Arts Fair

26 Oct 2014

Somers

Located on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, the Somers Arts Fair is an annual event held to raise funds for the Somers Primary School. This has...

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Paynesville Art Show

31 Oct - 2 Nov 2014

Paynesville

From $2 - $2

Over the Melbourne Cup Weekend, come and enjoy artworks by Gippsland Artists in the Paynesville Art Show. All artworks are for sale and proceeds will...

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Friends Only: Opening of the Galleries of Remembrance

Friends Only: Opening of the Galleries of Remembrance

31 Oct 2014

Melbourne

This October, Friends of the Shrine are exclusively invited to preview the new Galleries of Remembrance before it opens to the public. Be among some...

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The Bloke Show

31 Oct - 20 Nov 2014

Melbourne

The Bloke Show brings together seven artists who explore masculinity from different perspectives, whether critiquing white male colonisation of...

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Mildura Jazz, Food & Wine Festival

Mildura Jazz, Food & Wine Festival

31 Oct - 4 Nov 2014

Mildura

From $10 - $10

Run annually, the weekend prior to Melbourne Cup, the Mildura Jazz, Food and Wine Festival is a well-established event that has attracted many locals...

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Creation sculpture by Ashika Ostapkowicz

Daylesford Macedon Ranges Open Studios

1 - 16 Nov 2014

Kyneton

Thirty-five artists from the beautiful Daylesford and Macedon Ranges region will open their studios for six days in November, giving the public a...

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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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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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Azimuth

13 - 21 Nov 2014

Melbourne

Azimuth makes reference to the 'points of view' from which people view, experience and create in the world. This exhibition is an exploration of the...

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Melbourne Ska Orchestra

Australasian Worldwide Music Expo

13 - 16 Nov 2014

Melbourne

The Australasian Worldwide Music Expo showcases the finest indigenous folk, roots, and world music, whilst providing delegates the opportunity to...

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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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Paper Arts Exhibition @ Mont De Lancey

Paper Arts Exhibition @ Mont De Lancey

1 - 2 Nov 2014, 5 - 9 Nov 2014, 12 - 16 Nov 2014, 19 - 23 Nov 2014

Wandin North

The Paper Arts exhibition is the collection of art forms employing paper as the primary artistic medium. It lends itself to a wide range of...

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The People's Weather Report

21 - 23 Nov 2014

Melbourne

Now more than ever, climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing our planet. It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude and...

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Spirit of the Square

1 - 25 Dec 2014

Melbourne

Merriment, music, films, video games, family portraits and secret picnic places – Fed Square does Christmas a little bit differently! With its array...

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Australian DanceSport Championship

5 - 7 Dec 2014

Melbourne

The Australian Dancing Society invites you to join us for the 68th Australian DanceSport Championship. A celebration of Australian and International...

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Pottery Expo

Pottery Expo AT Federation Square

7 Dec 2014

Melbourne

The Pottery Expo project was created in 2001 by Jane Annois, an internationally exhibited Australian ceramic artist and teacher. The project aims to...

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Poetry at Fed Square

20 Sep 2014, 18 Oct 2014, 15 Nov 2014, 20 Dec 2014

Melbourne

Each month different poets present their new works in a public setting to an ever-changing audience. It is an opportunity to hear new words and...

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Pfeiffer Wines Art Show

Pfeiffer Wines Art Show

27 Dec 2014 - 26 Jan 2015

Wahgunyah

The Pfeiffer Wines Art Show celebrates the work of artists who have visited the winery and have painted, drawn, sketched or photographed a...

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Herring Island Summer Arts Festival

17 Jan - 6 Apr 2015 (dates to be confirmed)

South Yarra

Herring Island Summer Arts Festival began in 2006 as a collaboration between the exhibiting arts groups, Parks Victoria and the Friends of Herring...

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Supergraph

Supergraph 2015

13 - 15 Feb 2015

Carlton

Supergraph is Australia's Contemporary Graphic Art Fair that celebrates design, print and illustration. More than just an art fair Supergraph is a...

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Pottery Expo @ Warrandyte

Pottery Expo - Warrandyte

21 - 22 Feb 2015

Warrandyte

Pottery Expo in Warrandyte is an annual event held in the last weekend of February on the banks of the beautiful Yarra River in the heart of...

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Feast Street Party

Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival

6 - 15 Mar 2015

Mildura South

From $10 - $10

The Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival is one of Australia's leading regional arts festivals, offering a rich and vibrant program in March each year....

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Opening Night 2011

Castlemaine State Festival

13 - 22 Mar 2015

Castlemaine

The Castlemaine State Festival is a ten day explosion of the arts, as the town's streets, parks and historic buildings come alive with the sights and...

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VAMFF

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival

16 - 22 Mar 2015 (dates to be confirmed)

Docklands

Step out with the seriously stylish at Australia's biggest fashion event featuring fabulous entertainment, runway shows and workshops.

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Hamilton Botanic

Hamilton Botanic Art Group

16 Sep 2014, 21 Oct 2014, 18 Nov 2014, 17 Feb 2015

Hamilton

Do you enjoy working in a peaceful and picturesque surrounding? The Hamilton Botanic Art group has a strong focus on watercolour painting, however,...

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Melbourne International Design Week

31 Mar - 3 Apr 2015 (dates to be confirmed)

Melbourne

A festival of curated events devised to inspire, educate and innovate, showcasing the best of design Excellence, here and overseas. Held in...

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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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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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Ballarat Apron Festival

Apron Festival

9 - 10 May 2015

Ballarat central

Welcome to the inaugural showcase of all things apron! The Apron Festival will include a competition, workshops, vintage apron display, afternoon tea...

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The Light in Winter

The Light in Winter

1 - 30 Jun 2015

Melbourne

See the light and a nightly program of free events, performances and exhibitions at Federation Square, and celebrate the arrival of the winter solstice.

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Suade

Melbourne Cabaret Festival

18 - 28 Jun 2015

Prahran

Life is a cabaret festival. Live it up with jazz hands and tapping toes at some of the thirty hand-picked shows at six of Melbourne's cabaret venues.

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Mildura Writers Festival

Mildura Writers Festival

16 - 19 Jul 2015

Mildura

From $10 - $10

The Mildura Writers Festival brings together some of Australia's best writers in an intimate, winter program of workshops, lectures and discussion...

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Erika Diettes Installation

Foto Biennale

22 Aug - 20 Sep 2015

Ballarat

Say cheese and wander around Ballarat's historic venues to take in an exciting and eclectic range of the best photography from Australia and beyond.

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Art Exhibition and Sale

Pyrenees Art Exhibition and Sale

5 - 8 Jun 2015, 10 - 13 Jun 2016

Beaufort

The Pyrenees Art Exhibition and Sale is on in Beaufort over the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend in June each year. The four-day annual event is an...

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