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From the art-lined laneways and renowned city galleries to the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Melbourne is a veritable mecca for art-lovers. With exhibitions, openings and festivals taking place every week, check the local papers and websites for details on what's coming up. See the latest works by local artists in independent galleries, catch revolving exhibitions showcasing video, multimedia and animated works, and pick up collectable artworks at Indigenous galleries around the city.

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The changing face of Victoria

1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2016

Melbourne

Discover the people, places and events that have shaped Victoria. See Ned Kelly's original armour, read moving diaries and letters from World War...

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Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales, Romance was Born, 2013

Express Yourself: Romance was Born for Kids

17 Oct 2014 - 22 Mar 2015

Southbank

Commissioned for the new dedicated children's gallery, Express Yourself: Romance Was Born for Kids is an interactive exhibition for children...

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John Perceval, Goblets c. 1960, glazed ceramic various dimensions

Murrumbeena Pottery at Heide

25 Oct 2014 - 22 Mar 2015

Bulleen

From $12 - $16

Painters Arthur Boyd and John Perceval together with potter and philosopher Peter Herbst founded the Arthur Merric Boyd Pottery in 1944 in Melbourne...

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Pierrot (Sabi) 2014 Lyndell Brown, Charles Green and Jon Cattapan

Voices From Afghanistan

11 Nov 2014 - 10 Nov 2015

Melbourne

This exhibition presents the perspectives of participants, of those affected by the war - both in Afghanistan and in Australia - and of eyewitnesses...

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Sergeant Gordon Ayre guides his comrade, Private William Johnson, across Alan's Creek

The War on our Doorstep Australians in New Guinea 1943-45

11 Nov 2014 - 10 Nov 2015

Melbourne

Australian success in Papua, between July 1942 and January 1943, checked the Japanese southward advance; but the victories at Kokoda, Milne Bay and...

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Alex Prager

Alex Prager

14 Nov 2014 - 19 Apr 2015

Southbank

Alex Prager is an American photographer and film maker. In her elaborately conceived staged photographs, Prager openly references the aesthetics of...

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David Shrigley: Life and Life Drawing

David Shrigley: Life and Life Drawing

14 Nov 2014 - 1 Mar 2015

Southbank

This summer, NGV presents David Shrigley: Life and Life Drawing, a comprehensive exhibition – his first major survey in Australia – of new and recent...

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Flash!

Flash!

15 Nov 2014 - 29 Mar 2015

Southbank

From arrivals and rehearsals to backstage and performance, Flash! is a fascinating snapshot of Australia's performing arts history, captured through...

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Emily Floyd: The Dawn

Emily Floyd: The Dawn

21 Nov 2014 - 1 Mar 2015

Melbourne

Emily Floyd: The Dawn is a survey exhibition of the work of Melbourne based artist Emily Floyd. The exhibition will feature keynote works dating from...

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Protest, Peace and Progress

Protest, Peace and Progress

28 Nov 2014 - 29 May 2015

Docklands

The 1960s was a period when Australians were questioning society, politics and the law in ways that would have a lasting impact. What would you do if...

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