Melbourne is home to a thriving arts scene and boasts more than 100 galleries ranging from large public institutions to smaller commercial galleries and artist cooperatives.
Both sides of the Yarra
Visit Federation Square, home to the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia – the world's first major public gallery dedicated to to Australian art. For cutting edge video art and new media see changing exhibits at ACMI, or head down St Kilda Road and explore the National Gallery of Victoria's international collection.
An independent point of view
Discover groundbreaking works by local and international artists in galleries and cooperatives all across the city, which houses one of the world's highest densities of commercial galleries. For those with a keen interest in indigenous art head to galleries in Flinders Lane.
Figures in the trees
For those looking for outdoor experiences and sculpture gardens visit the Linden Arts Centre, Heide Museum of Modern Art or Herring Island.
Make it a habit to pop into Melbourne's stunning and diverse public art galleries and become acquainted with some of Australia's finest collections.
Discover the talents of young upstarts and see originals by famous artists in Melbourne's thriving commercial galleries and artist-run initiatives.
Take in art from the City Circle tram, or walk through city streets, laneways and squares and along the Yarra River to see the city's public artworks.