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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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Homelessness Photography Exhibition

Homelessness Photography Exhibition

27 Jul - 2 Aug 2015

Melbourne

Concern Australia's Steps Outreach Service has been providing support to Melbourne's homeless youth for the last 30 years. This year, they held a...

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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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True Lies and Superfictions

True Lies and Superfictions

29 Jul - 15 Aug 2015

Melbourne

The year is 1989, the city is Amsterdam, and there has been yet another murder at an international art fair. A Tokyo gallery dealer has been poisoned...

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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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Masterpieces from the Hermitage

Masterpieces from the Hermitage

31 Jul - 28 Nov 2015

Southbank

The Masterpieces from the Hermitage exhibition features over 400 works from the personal collection of Catherine the Great. Catherine the Great’s...

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Introduction to Street Art for Kids & Teens

Introduction to Street Art for Kids & Teens

2 Aug 2015

Elsternwick

From $45 - $75

Accomplished street artist George Ironside will teach your kids & teens the basics of Street Art in this fun, colourful and dynamic workshop! Each...

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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

29 Jul - 2 Aug 2015, 5 - 8 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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Carlos Amorales: We'll See How All Reverberates

8 Aug - 8 Nov 2015

Southbank

Renowned Mexican artist Carlos Amorales will present a dynamic, interactive sculpture as part of the National Gallery of Victoria's ongoing series of...

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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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The Horse

14 Aug - 8 Nov 2015

Southbank

The Horse is a playful and enlightening exhibition celebrating the role this majestic animal has played in the development of human civilisation...

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Humans of Brimbank exhibition

1 - 5 Aug 2015, 8 - 12 Aug 2015, 15 - 16 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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Sunday Camp Meeting, Forest Creek, ST Gill, 1869

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

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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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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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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Modern Parlour Games

Modern Parlour Games

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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"Multiples" An Exhibition of Traditional Darkroom Photographic Prints

"Multiples" An Exhibition of Traditional Darkroom Photographic Prints

22 - 23 Aug 2015

South Melbourne

"Multiples" is an exhibition of traditional photographic prints, all made by hand in the darkroom or by using historical darkroom processes. The...

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ANJA #22

ANJA by Lilli Waters

12 - 15 Aug 2015, 17 - 22 Aug 2015, 24 - 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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MSFW: Shop the City

28 - 30 Aug 2015

Melbourne

For three days MSFW: Shop the City invites you to take advantage of exclusive offers and unique shopping experiences. For an extraordinary start,...

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MSFW: Emerging

30 Aug 2015

Melbourne

As spring flowers bloom and young leaves shoot, it's time we turn attention to what's up-and-coming in our city. Giving rise to the next generation...

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Echo Camber by Lucia Rossi

Echo Camber by Lucia Rossi

5 - 8 Aug 2015, 10 - 15 Aug 2015, 17 - 22 Aug 2015, 24 - 29 Aug 2015

St Kilda East

The French Revolution of 1789-1794 sprung from the Age of Enlightenment and a revolt against hierarchy, abuse of power, and poverty. In her...

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MSFW: Hub

31 Aug - 4 Sep 2015

Melbourne

Once again, the MSFW: Hub at City Square is the lively home of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. The perfect Melbourne experience, this temporary...

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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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John Wardle Architects: Ephemeral Architecture Commission

1 Sep 2015 - 1 Apr 2016

Southbank

The Ephemeral Architecture Commission is a new annual initiative offering the opportunity for emerging and established practitioners to design and...

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MSFW: Designer

1 - 4 Sep 2015

Melbourne

Embrace a charismatic new sunlit season that sparks a bold new direction in fashion and retail at MSFW: Designer. Presenting spring and summer...

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Pleasure and Reality

1 Sep 2015 - 1 Feb 2016

Melbourne

Pleasure and Reality brings together new and recent work by five leading Australian contemporary artists: Tony Garifalakis, Nathan Gray, Helen...

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MSFW: Mr

3 Sep 2015

Melbourne

Adventurous and bold, Mr presents spring/summer ready-to-wear collections featuring strong and sophisticated designs. Spend a night at the runway...

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David Bowie is: Strange Fascinations with Bruce Butler

3 Sep 2015

Melbourne

Bruce Butler has had a fascinating, interwoven history with David Bowie. Showcasing articles from his own personal collection, including Record...

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Karyn Taylor - Immaterial Alchemy

Karyn Taylor - Immaterial Alchemy

4 Sep - 3 Oct 2015

Melbourne

Karyn Taylor's work embodies the concept of potentiality. She explores the theory of a space where something can exist and not exist simultaneously -...

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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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Light the blue touchpaper and retire

Light The Blue Touchpaper and Retire

15 - 16 Aug 2015, 19 - 23 Aug 2015, 26 - 29 Aug 2015, 2 - 6 Sep 2015

Brighton

The Gallery @ Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre (BACC) presents Light the blue touchpaper and retire, the second of its biannual emerging artist...

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The Curious Life of Sir Thomas Bent Exhibition Floor Talk

27 Sep 2015

Brighton

Join curator, Elle Credlin, as she discusses the life and times of one of Bayside's most infamous former residents. Elle will take visitors on a...

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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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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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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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The Curious Life of Sir Thomas Bent 1838-1909

15 Aug 2015, 19 - 23 Aug 2015, 26 - 30 Aug 2015, 2 - 6 Sep 2015

Brighton

The Curious Life of Sir Thomas Bent and his journey from Moorabbin market gardener to Premier of Victoria remains one of Victoria's most intriguing...

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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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Lurid Beauty: Australian Surrealism and Its Echoes

9 Oct 2015 - 31 Jan 2016

Melbourne

Surrealism was one of the most influential artistic movements of the 20th century. Noted for their experimental and playful approaches, Surrealist...

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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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The Great Australians Gala Dinner

10 Oct 2015

Southbank

The Great Australians Gala Dinner raises awareness and funds for the charity initiative Growing Hope. This year, the event will see a host of Great...

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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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Open your mind - Tread softly: Georgina Campbell

Open Your Mind: Tread Softly - Georgina Campbell

3 - 4 Oct 2015, 7 - 11 Oct 2015, 14 - 18 Oct 2015, 21 - 25 Oct 2015

Brighton

The Gallery @ BACC is pleased to present Open Your Mind: Tread Softly, a collection of photographs taken in Iceland by Melbourne artist, Georgina...

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