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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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Wandering Archive

Wandering Archive

29 Jul - 15 Aug 2015

Melbourne

Wandering Archive brings together work by four artists - Jessica Hood, Karla Marchesi, Clare Rae and Melanie Jayne Taylor. Across installation,...

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Wandering Archive

Wandering Archive

29 Jul - 15 Aug 2015

Melbourne

Wandering Archive brings together work by four artists - Jessica Hood, Karla Marchesi, Clare Rae and Melanie Jayne Taylor. Across installation,...

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Women in War: A Contemporary Opera

Women in War: A Contemporary Opera

30 Jul - 1 Aug 2015

Southbank

Women in War, a contemporary opera commemorating the ANZAC Centenary, will bring together an international cast of artists from Australia, Turkey and...

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Frans Snyders  Flemish 1579–1657  A concert of bird's 1630–40 oil on canvas 136.5 х 240.0 cm  The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg  Acquired from the collection of Sir Robert Walpole, 1779 (Inv. № ГЭ-607)

Masterpieces from the Hermitage

31 Jul - 8 Nov 2015

Southbank

From $10 - $65

Melbourne Winter Masterpieces: Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine The Great features over 400 works from the personal collection of Catherine The Great.

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Buwurr: Cloaks past and present by Lorraine Connelly Northey

Buwurr: Cloaks past and present by Lorraine Connelly Northey

1 Aug - 20 Sep 2015

Wangaratta

In a major exhibition, Wiradjuri artist Lorraine Connelly-Northey combines the crafts of her Indigenous mother and the collecting nature of her Irish...

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Australasian Young Designers Wool Awards Fashion Parade

Australasian Young Designers Wool Awards Fashion Parade

2 Aug 2015

Hamilton

Sheepvention introduced the Australasian Young Designer Wool Awards in 1991. This exciting competition is a wonderful opportunity for young designers...

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Benjamin Lichtenstein - Living in Oblivion

Benjamin Lichtenstein - Living in Oblivion

4 - 29 Aug 2015

Melbourne

Benjamin Lichtenstein does not simply take photographs - he creates them. For this young, upcoming artist, the process does not end at the camera,...

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Gian Manik - Umbrella

Gian Manik - Umbrella

4 - 29 Aug 2015

Melbourne

Gian Manik's work is highly conceptual and deeply rooted in materiality. His creative process stems from his artistic materials, which act as a...

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Percy Grainger: In The Company of Strangers

Percy Grainger: In The Company of Strangers

8 - 12 Jul 2015, 15 - 19 Jul 2015, 22 - 26 Jul 2015, 29 Jul - 2 Aug 2015

Brighton

Australian-born musician, Percy Grainger, was primarily known for his work as a composer and pianist, yet his lesser known arrangements and...

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Bendigo Writers Festival

Bendigo Writers Festival

7 - 9 Aug 2015

Bendigo

Bendigo's Writers Festival will this year give audiences even better access to some of the best writers in the country. More than 50 sessions will...

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Dean Kahan - The Glass Garden

Dean Kahan - The Glass Garden

8 Aug - 13 Sep 2015

Ballarat central

Dena Kahan's work is a meditation on desire and the gap that exists between fantasy and reality, imagination and execution. This exhibition draws...

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Victorian Indigenous Art Awards 2015

Victorian Indigenous Art Awards 2015

8 Aug - 20 Sep 2015

Ballarat central

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Victorian Indigenous Art Awards which celebrate the quality and diversity of art practice among...

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ANJA Exhibition

12 - 29 Aug 2015

Melbourne

ANJA is a diverse photographic series featuring everyday women, which seeks to represent both the real and redefined beauty of women in contemporary...

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Heide Museum of Modern Art and Garden Tour

12 Aug 2015

Alphington

From $27.50 - $27.50

Heide Museum of Modern Art and Garden Tour offers an inspiring and thought provoking experience of modern and contemporary art, architecture, garden...

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Antipodean Palette

Antipodean Palette 2015

13 - 23 Aug 2015

Carlton

Now in its fifth year, the Antipodean Palette art exhibition has become an annual highlight and an important forum to present and discuss works...

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Coleraine Art and Photography Show

14 - 16 Aug 2015

Coleraine

Coleraine Art and Photography exhibition is open to all. The Gala Opening is held on the Friday evening and winners will be announced. The exhibition...

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Humans of Brimbank exhibition

22 Jul 2015, 25 - 29 Jul 2015, 1 - 5 Aug 2015, 8 - 12 Aug 2015

Sunshine North

Humans of Brimbank exhibition features the work of local photographer Mehak Sheikh. Ms Sheikh's photographs have made headlines for their ability to...

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2015 August Occasion - Paul Margocsy @ Old Post Office Seymour

16 Aug - 18 Oct 2015

Seymour

August Occasion is an Annual Art Exhibition held at the C1872 Old Post Office Seymour. Two world recognised solo artists alternate. Odd years Paul...

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Sunday Camp Meeting, Forest Creek, ST Gill, 1869

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

17 Jul 2015, 19 Jul 2015, 6 Aug 2015, 18 Aug 2015

Melbourne

Australian Sketchbook: Colonial Life and the Art of ST Gill - Curator Tour provides a window onto the world of colonial Australia, showcasing a...

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Claire Bridge Solo Exhibition

Claire Bridge Solo Exhibition

4 - 8 Aug 2015, 11 - 15 Aug 2015, 18 - 22 Aug 2015

Melbourne

Claire Bridge has always masterfully executed the models who have graced her canvases. In her solo exhibition she has painstakingly elevated them...

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Treasures of the Australian Print Collection

Treasures of the Australian Print Collection

19 Aug - 15 Nov 2015

Hamilton

Australian prints occupy the largest group within the Gallery's print collection and they span from early views of Australia through to modern...

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Sub Rosa Enclosure

Sub Rosa Enclosure

19 Aug - 5 Sep 2015

Melbourne

Sub Rosa Enclosure is a new site-specific work which sits within the framework of the two doorways leading to Gallery 2 at Blindside. Extending to...

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OK Poetics

Republic of the Authentic Image

19 Aug - 5 Sep 2015

Melbourne

Republic of the Authentic Image aims to generate absurdist readings of the banal. In doing so, the project's conceptual aims focus on creating a...

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Modern Parlour Games

Modern Parlour Games

16 Jul 2015, 20 Aug 2015

Carlton

From $13 - $13

Each month on the third Thursday, Pop Up Playground will be bringing you the wildest, strangest and best new games, along with some old favourites....

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Melbourne Writers Festival

Melbourne Writers Festival

20 - 30 Aug 2015

Melbourne

From $19 - $22

Prepare for larger-than-life characters and stories that leap off your page as talented writers descend on Melbourne to celebrate the written word.

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Mining Exchange

Ballarat International Foto Biennale

22 Aug - 20 Sep 2015

Ballarat central

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale grew out of two similar events as the Daylesford Foto Biennale in 2005 and 2007, moving to Ballarat in 2009,...

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Art Exhibition @ Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead

Art Exhibition at Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead

2 Aug 2015, 5 - 9 Aug 2015, 12 - 16 Aug 2015, 19 - 23 Aug 2015

Wandin North

The Mont De Lancey Annual Art Exhibition showcases and encourages talented local artists from the Yarra Valley. It is held within the beautiful...

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ANJA #22

ANJA by Lilli Waters

12 - 15 Aug 2015, 19 - 22 Aug 2015, 26 - 29 Aug 2015

Fitzroy North

ANJA is a diverse photographic series featuring everyday women, which seeks to represent both the real and redefined beauty of women in contemporary...

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Tutini Pukamani

Tiwi Ochre

10 - 13 Jul 2015, 17 - 20 Jul 2015, 24 - 27 Jul 2015, 31 Jul - 3 Aug 2015

Yarra Glen

This special exhibition of indigenous art comes directly from the Tiwi communities on Melville Island, NT. Works on canvas, paper, bark, ironwood...

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Oil Paint and Ochre

29 Aug - 22 Nov 2015

Lilydale

Yarra Ranges Regional Museum is examining the relationship between Wurundjeri leader William Barak and local wine making pioneers, the de Pury family...

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Impermanence – Ruby Aitchison and Thomas O’Hara

Impermanence – Ruby Aitchison and Thomas O’Hara

1 - 6 Sep 2015

Melbourne

Ruby and Thomas create tactile jewellery and small objects, with an emphasis on the material and its expression. Both artists use materials with an...

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'Australia Will Be There': Victorians in the First World War (1914-19)

'Australia Will Be There': Victorians in the First World War (1914-19)

4 Sep - 18 Oct 2015

Ararat

Australia Will Be There: Victorians in the First World War (1914-19), honouring the centenary of the First World War, will present a chronology of...

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Wood Working Wonders Expo

Wood Working Wonders Expo

5 - 20 Sep 2015

Wandin North

From $2 - $2

An exhibition of hand crafted wood work by local artisans. There will be items ranging from chopping boards to clocks, barometers, lamps, chess sets,...

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Melbourne Fringe 2014

Melbourne Fringe Festival

16 Sep - 4 Oct 2015

Melbourne

Have an art attack – new theatre, comedy, dance, circus, music and cabaret, visual art, live art, digital and video art – at the fringe festival.

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Stream: A Room For the Conscious Mind

Stream: A Room For the Conscious Mind

23 - 29 Sep 2015

Melbourne

Thoughts, perceptions and sensations, fleeting images from moments past, recollections and daydreams inspiring and shaping our imagination; this...

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Essence of the Wild

Essence of the Wild

29 Sep - 11 Oct 2015

Camberwell

The Wildlife Art Society of Australasia's 2015 exhibition is in Camberwell this year. Essence of the Wild is at AGRA Galleries. Come along to be...

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Deep Hollow

Deep Hollow

30 Sep - 17 Oct 2015

Melbourne

Deep Hollow applies the trope of the cave to the gallery space, relating the installation experience to a ritualised inter-dimensional portal to a...

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Tristan and Isolde – The Best of Part One

Tristan and Isolde – The Best of Part One

30 Sep - 17 Oct 2015

Melbourne

Tristan and Isolde –The Best of Part One is a performance work in which artist Travis John melodically and rhythmically transcribes, memorises and...

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Mildura Palimpsest #10

Mildura Palimpsest #10

1 - 5 Oct 2015

Mildura

Mildura Palimpsest Biennale #10, 2015 : 'everywhere all at once . . . here' is committed to exploring experimental new areas of contemporary art...

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Archibald Prize 2015

Archibald Prize 2015

3 Oct - 8 Nov 2015

Ballarat central

From $5 - $10

See the Archies in Ballarat in 2015. The Archibald Prize is an extraordinary art event, bringing together images of some of the country's leading...

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35th Annual Hamilton Rotary Art Show - 2015

35th Annual Hamilton Rotary Art Show - 2015

8 - 11 Oct 2015

Hamilton

The 35th Annual Rotary Art Show commences on Thursday evening with a gala opening when the category winners and sponsorship prize money awards are...

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TANDERRUM, 2014 Melbourne Festival

Melbourne Festival

8 - 25 Oct 2015

Melbourne

Melbourne Festival is one of Australia's flagship international arts festivals and one of the major multi-arts festivals of the world, in terms of...

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reFraming Nature - Natural History Art Exhibition

ReFraming Nature – Natural History Art Exhibition

10 - 25 Oct 2015

Melbourne

ReFraming Nature is a natural history art exhibition, which promises to veer away from traditional botanical painting. Subjects to be depicted will...

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Art Show at Warratina Lavender Farm

10 - 18 Oct 2015

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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Ceramics & Metalwork: recent gifts and acquisitions

Ceramics & Metalwork: recent gifts and acquisitions

14 Oct 2015 - 7 Jan 2016

Hamilton

As glass has been covered in the previous exhibition this display will consist of ceramics and metalwork that has been added to the Gallery's...

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Arts Prom Country, Leongatha Art and Photography Show

Arts Prom Country, Leongatha Art and Photography Show

16 - 18 Oct 2015

Leongatha

From $5 - $5

In its 39th year, the annual Arts Prom Country, Leongatha Art and Photography Show is produced by Leongatha Rotary Club. It attracts entries from...

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Discover Dunkeld - A Mosaic of Experiences

Three Peaks Festival

17 Oct 2015

Dunkeld

The 3 Peaks Festival on the third weekend in October will offer a fresh take on the well known market in Memorial Park, offering an indoor/outdoor...

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Shrine of Remembrance, First World War Gallery

Curator Tour: Galleries of Remembrance

18 Oct 2015

Melbourne

Join the Shrine's Director of Exhibitions and Collections, Jean McAuslan, and her team for a curator's talk and tour of the new Galleries of...

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reFraming Nature - Natural History Art Exhibition

reFraming Nature - Natural History Art Exhibition

10 - 17 Oct 2015, 19 - 25 Oct 2015

Melbourne

reFraming Nature promises to be a very exciting exhibition veering away from traditional botanical painting. Subjects that will be depicted include...

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Quarter Acre

Quarter Acre

21 Oct - 7 Nov 2015

Melbourne

The exhibition Quarter Acre explores these Australian mythologies through concepts of the home and the suburb. Artists Eva Abbinga, Adrian Doyle,...

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