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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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Winslow’s Roller Skates and packaging, belonging to Ruby Beyer at the age of 22 months, 1889, Realia

The changing face of Victoria

18 Dec 2013 - 31 Dec 2014

Melbourne

The changing face of Victoria exhibition brings together historical artefacts, photographs, drawings, maps, letters and diaries to tell the stories...

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DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition

Dreamworks Animation – The Exhibition

10 Apr - 26 Oct 2014

Melbourne

From $10 - $50

Take the journey from sketch to screen and see rarely seen drawings, models, original artworks and more from DreamWorks' much-loved animated classics.

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Sleepy Beauty

Enchantment: The Art of Disney and DreamWorks

10 May - 28 Sep 2014

Armadale

From $10 - $10

From Mickey Mouse's debut appearance in Steam Boat Willie in 1928, Walt Disney's creations have bought laughter and joy to millions of people around...

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Mid–Century Modern: Australian Furniture Design

30 May - 19 Oct 2014

Melbourne

Mid-Century Modern: Australian Furniture Design is the first major exhibition dedicated to Australian furniture of the 1940s to the 1970s; a period...

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Sailing into Melbourne

2 Jun 2014 - 15 Feb 2015

East Melbourne

This winter, the Old Treasury Building will feature an impressive display of nautical history highlighting the extraordinary past of Melbourne's...

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Wedding dress worn by Kate Winslet in Sense and Sensibility

Love, Desire & Riches

1 Jul - 30 Sep 2014

Elsternwick

From $9 - $35

Stimulate your fashion senses and wear your heart on your sleeve by getting an exclusive look into significant fashion pieces of wedding couture from...

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Love, Desire and Riches: The Fashion of Weddings - Rippon Lea Estate

1 Jul - 30 Sep 2014

Elsternwick

"An exhibition that examines the intersection between film, historic fashion and the social narratives of weddings Love, Desire and Riches will help...

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Bushido: Way of the Samurai

4 Jul - 30 Nov 2014

Melbourne

Bushido explores the fascinating world of the samurai who were the warriors, rulers and aristocratic elite of Japanese society for more than 800...

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Centenary of the First World War (1914-19) - Shrine of Remembrance travelling exhibition

4 Jul - 18 Nov 2014

Melbourne

Through historical photographs and personal stories, this exhibition will present the chronology of the First World War (1914-18). It will provide...

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Lake Tyers Mission crica 1950s

Walata Tyamateetj: Carry Knowledge

7 Jul - 31 Oct 2014

North Melbourne

This unique exhibition Walata Tyamateetj: Carry Knowledge at the Victoria Archives Centre Gallery showcases the extraordinary collection of maps,...

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Forgotten Chinese ANZACs Remembered

14 Jul - 19 Dec 2014

Melbourne

From $6 - $20

When World War One was declared in 1914, Australia rallied behind the Allied efforts. More than 330,000 mobilised personnel were called to action, of...

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An Englishman Abroad – At Home in British India

18 Jul - 21 Oct 2014

East Melbourne

The Johnston Collection house-museum, Fairhall, will be recreated as a British-style interior found in India in the 1830s. Presented as part of the...

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Fiona Connor: Wallworks

18 Jul - 20 Sep 2014

Caulfield East

Presented across the entire museum, Wallworks is the first major solo exhibition in Australia by Los Angeles-based, New Zealand-born artist Fiona...

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John Borrack

Reflections: Australian landscape and still life

18 Jul - 28 Sep 2014

Bundoora

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is delighted to present Reflections: Australian Landscape & Still Life curated from the Castlemaine Art Gallery and...

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Le Miserables

Victor Hugo: Les Misérables - From Page to Stage

18 Jul - 9 Nov 2014

Melbourne

Take a journey from the 19th-century Paris of Victor Hugo's novel, Les Misérables to today's blockbuster stage musical at the Sate Library of...

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Basil

Basil Sellers Art Prize 4

22 Jul - 26 Oct 2014

Parkville

Sport and art come together again with 16 finalists competing in the fourth biennial Basil Sellers Art Prize. With $100,000 awarded to the winner,...

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Threaded Journey

Threaded Journey

24 Jul - 26 Sep 2014

Melbourne

The Threaded Journey exhibition, focusing on the importance of the string bag, brings together husband and wife team Naup Waup, Papua New Guinean...

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Australia Will Be There

5 Aug - 12 Oct 2014

Melbourne

Through historical photographs and personal stories, this exhibition presents the chronology of the First World War (1914-19) with particular...

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Conway Castle by John Glover

The Big Picture Show

9 Aug - 27 Sep 2014

Caulfield North

Lauraine Diggins Fine Art is pleased to announce their latest exhibition, The Big Picture Show. The exhibition includes works by George Baldessin,...

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Stitching Stories Quilt Exhibition

11 Aug - 24 Oct 2014

Docklands

Contemporary Art & Traditional Quilts featuring diverse quilting techniques & each with its own unique story to tell on display in this gorgeous...

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Stitching Stories Quilt Exhibition

11 Aug - 24 Oct 2014

Docklands

Contemporary Art and Traditional Quilts featuring diverse quilting techniques and each with its own unique story to tell on display in this gorgeous...

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Red Cross

The Australian Red Cross in the Great War

11 Aug - 12 Dec 2014

Melbourne

Celebrate 100 years of the Red Cross in Australia with this stunning photographic exhibition. Featured in the exhibition are striking images from the...

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Page Not Found exhibition

20 Aug - 20 Dec 2014

Melbourne

The famous Sands & McDougall Victorian Directory was the internet of its day, a vast web of information compiling the names of Melburnian...

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Wade Marynowsky: Autonomous Improvisation

23 Aug - 19 Oct 2014

Melbourne

In August 2014 NGV Studio will host an extraordinary exhibition where visitors will be greeted by a group of bizarre interactive human-like robots...

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Bloom

28 Aug - 11 Oct 2014

Melbourne

Internationally renowned architect Alisa Andrasek will be a special guest of Design Hub, in partnership with RMIT School of Architecture and Design....

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The Future is Here

28 Aug - 11 Oct 2014

Melbourne

The Future is Here is a touring exhibition created by the Design Museum, London, focusing on new techniques, technologies and relationships. When on...

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Fashion College Garment Exhibition

29 Aug - 7 Oct 2014

Southbank

Showcasing some of Melbourne's most promising up and coming designers, this exhibition will display the most outstanding garments from the brightest...

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Breath: Ok-Hean Chang at City Library

2 - 28 Sep 2014

Melbourne

This month the Gallery at City Library features Breath by Ok-Hean Chang. Ok-Hean explores the concept of Flow. Her images are often drawn from light...

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Breath: Ok-Hean Chang at City Library

2 - 28 Sep 2014

Melbourne

This month the Gallery at City Library features Breath by Ok-Hean Chang. Ok-Hean explores the concept of Flow. Her images are often drawn from light...

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Tom Evangelidis

Tom Evangelidis Façade Exhibition

3 - 27 Sep 2014

Melbourne

Façade by Sydney photographer Tom Evangelidis is an architectural photography exhibition shot in Prague, Bucharest, Hanoi, St Petersburg, Sofia,...

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Nature Through My Eyes - Photography Exhibition

Nature Through My Eyes - Photography Exhibition

3 Sep - 5 Oct 2014

Wheelers Hill

Monash Gallery of Art is delighted to present this exhibition of works by Peter Kinchington an award winning nature and scientific photographer. He...

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September Exhibitions at Craft

4 Sep - 18 Oct 2014

Melbourne

Craft's three September exhibitions by artists Carly Fischer, Ben Taranto and Christine Cholewa, make observations on our relationship and...

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ALPHABET SOUP: Simon Mee

Alphabet Soup: Simon Mee

4 Sep - 18 Oct 2014

Melbourne

Simon Mee is a mid-career artist based in Toowoomba, Queensland. He has exhibited regularly throughout Australia since 1995 and is currently employed...

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desires and guilt

Boxed Desires and Guilt

5 - 20 Sep 2014

Melbourne

Boxed Desires and Guilt is artist Ryan Foote's latest body of artwork and also one of his longest in the making, with one piece taking over eight...

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Flyway Print Exchange

9 - 28 Sep 2014

Melbourne

The Flyway Print Exchange is a series of original prints created by artists who live along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway, the path flown by...

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Kraftwerk

Kraftwerk – Man Machine

10 - 27 Sep 2014

Melbourne

At a time of such diversity of artistic practice, Kraftwerk: Man Machine brings together four Melbourne-based artists who utilise traditional craft...

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Smash Your Head on the Punk Rock

Smash Your Head on the Punk Rock

10 - 27 Sep 2014

Melbourne

Smash Your Head On The Punk Rock involves the deconstruction and reconstruction of various relationships between conceptualised and physical...

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Flame On Glass

11 Sep - 12 Oct 2014

Melbourne

Kirra Galleries presents the exhibition Flame On Glass, their annual overview of contemporary flame-formed glass. The exhibition features 29...

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all that glitters...Art Exhibition

all that glitters...Art Exhibition

13 - 21 Sep 2014

Carlton South

Brian Reberger, Melbourne Artist, presents his solo exhibition of his recent Art works. The exhibition is titled: all that glitters. . . . ....

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Craft Pop Up Shop!

14 Sep - 11 Oct 2014

Melbourne

Craft is thrilled to announce its first Pop Up Shop at the Melbourne Town Hall. A breathtaking emporium, showcasing the very best in ceramics,...

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Warlayirti and Garnkiny

16 Sep - 8 Nov 2014

Melbourne

RMIT Gallery presents two important Aboriginal art exhibitions - Warlayirti: The Art of Balgo, and Garnkiny: Constellations of Meaning. Warlayirti:...

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Art of the Cuff

16 Sep - 4 Oct 2014

Melbourne

Back for a third year Art of the Cuff is an in-store exhibition of French cuffs which have been painted, plastered, drawn upon, deconstructed and...

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Uncommon Places

17 Sep - 5 Oct 2014

Melbourne

In 2014, Melbourne Fringe has commissioned emerging artists to create visionary site-specific work in City of Melbourne for the festival’s Creative...

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Melbourne Fringe Media Launch 2013

Melbourne Fringe Festival

17 Sep - 5 Oct 2014

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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Rafaella McDonald's Uncommon Places

17 Sep - 5 Oct 2014

Carlton

This Melbourne Fringe, visual artist Rafaella McDonald will transform Readings’ laneway wall, creating a mural and sound piece that celebrates...

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Kurbet Exhibition

17 Sep - 1 Oct 2014

Melbourne

Explore the story of Victoria's Albanian community with a photographic exhibition at Fed Square. First shown at the Immigration Museum 2007, this...

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bronze artwork by Lucy McEachern

Wild Awards 2014

18 - 30 Sep 2014

Carlton

Held at Victorian Artists Society Galleries the Wildlife Art Society of Australasia invites you to the 40th anniversary celebrations of the Society...

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