Commercial galleries & ARIs
It's no secret Melbourne loves its art. From big-name galleries down to the smallest artist-run initiatives (ARIs), check out the work of some of the country's most famous artists and discover the talents of young upstarts.
Find a work to take home in the city's key commercial gallery precinct, housing a large concentration of commercial galleries. Walk along this famous lane and see exhibitions of indigenous art from around Australia, and visit the studios of Melbourne's most exciting contemporary artists.
The independent way
Head upstairs, down laneways and in basements across the city to see the work of the next generation of Melbourne's creative elite. These ARIs proudly make space and give voice to the city's newest painters, sculptors, video artists and photographers.
Head further afield and discover renowned galleries in Armadale, Port Melbourne and Fitzroy.