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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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One Man’s Journey Through Breast Cancer

22 - 26 Sep 2014

Melbourne

A male breast cancer survivor will bravely share his experience through a photographic exhibition designed to raise awareness that men get breast...

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Liquid Architecture – RGB Laser Show

24 Sep 2014

North Melbourne

From $15 - $15

Sound and light merge, surge and exhilarate in a phenomenal synaesthetic spectacle from pre-eminent Australian sound and light artist Robin Fox, to...

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Alexander Theatre, Monash University

Flashpoint theatre at the Library

25 Sep 2014

Melbourne

Listen to rehearsed excerpts from winning scripts from the 2013 R E Ross Trust Playwrights' Script Development Awards. The evening will feature the...

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Hyper-Natural: Scent from Design to Art

25 Sep - 30 Nov 2014

Southbank

Anchored within the world of scent, Hyper-Natural explores how designers in the medium of scent select synthetic fragrances to put together...

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Faux Novel

26 Sep - 23 Oct 2014

Carlton

Faux Novel celebrates the shift between the material and the immaterial in contemporary art. By focusing on signs in images, Hill and Lacroix play on...

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Feathers, Fur and Fins

Feathers, Fur and Fins

28 Sep 2014

Bulleen

Feathers, Fur and Fins is an exhibition of ceramic (and some copper) sculpture by Yow Yow Studio at the Bolin Bolin Gallery at Bulleen Art & Garden....

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Vin Ryan - Dirt World

Vin Ryan - Dirt World

22 - 27 Sep 2014, 29 Sep - 4 Oct 2014

Prahran

Vin Ryan has invited his family, friends and various acquaintances to sweep the floors of their houses, collect their sweepings; the discarded, dirt,...

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Charlie Pickering at Spleen

Comedy at Spleen

29 Sep 2014

Melbourne

Come on down to the city's free weekly comedy hotspot, featuring the hottest young acts in Melbourne town. Special guests every week.

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Untitled – Michael Prior and Benjamin Ducroz

1 - 18 Oct 2014

Melbourne

The work of Benjamin Ducroz and Michael Prior is united through a shared fascination with cycles, polyrhythms and the mechanics of film and sound....

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Maritime Art Exhibition

ANL Maritime Art Exhibition

3 - 31 Oct 2014

Docklands

Mission To Seafarers Victoria invites the public to attend Australia's leading maritime exhibition. Themed, 'The Relationship Between Humanity And...

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ANL Maritime Exhibition

3 - 31 Oct 2014

Docklands

Experience an artful celebration of the sea, sailing and everything nautical at Australia's largest maritime exhibition. Mission To Seafarers...

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Robert Jacks: Order & Variation

3 Oct 2014 - 15 Feb 2015

Melbourne

This exhibition will represent the first large-scale retrospective of Robert Jacks who is one of Australia's most significant and accomplished...

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Gentle Ripple Adrft by Linda van Niekerk

Tasmanian Driftwood jewellery

3 - 31 Oct 2014

Collingwood

Bini Gallery will be featuring a new beautiful collection of driftwood jewellery pieces by Tasmania-based jewellery maker Linda van Niekerk. These...

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Robert Jacks: Order & Variation

3 Oct 2014 - 15 Feb 2015

Melbourne

The Oder and Variation exhibition will represent the first large-scale retrospective of Robert Jacks who is one of Australia's most significant and...

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Clark Beaumont, Coexisting 2013

Art as a Verb

3 Oct - 16 Dec 2014

Caulfield East

Art as a Verb is a major thematic exhibition that takes as its starting point the concept of art as action, both inside the gallery and beyond....

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Christina Thwaites – Body Transformations

Christina Thwaites – Body Transformations

7 Oct - 1 Nov 2014

Prahran

In a new body of work Christina Thwaites explores the female body and the transformations that it is able to undergo. In the past Thwaites has often...

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Christina Thwaites – Body Transformations

Christina Thwaites – Body Transformations

7 Oct - 1 Nov 2014

Prahran

In a new body of work Christina Thwaites explores the female body and the transformations that it is able to undergo. In the past Thwaites has often...

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Hamish Carr – Perpetual Present

Hamish Carr – Perpetual Present

7 Oct - 1 Nov 2014

Prahran

Perpetual present is Hamish Carr's second solo exhibition with Anna Pappas Gallery. This recent body of work continues his interest in contemporary...

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First View by Guy Morgan

8 - 25 Oct 2014

Collingwood

As the winner of the Cambridge Studio Gallery's Portrait Prize, Who is Looking at You, Guy Morgan's award is a solo exhibition, which will be his...

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Melbourne Festival

10 - 26 Oct 2014

Melbourne

Cram a year's worth of high art into two weeks and see the cream of Australian and international theatre, dance, visual arts, opera and music.

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Perception

15 Oct - 1 Nov 2014

North Melbourne

The deceptive interplay of memory and perception is the foundation of Kat Teede’s current exhibition, Perception. Through duplicitous portrait...

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Limitless City Artist Talk

16 Oct 2014

Melbourne

Limitless city: abstraction, materiality and authenticity is a single, focused project within the KINGS ARI 2014 program, achieved through four parts...

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Connected Art Exhibition

16 - 28 Oct 2014

Melbourne

More than 150 new and emerging artists with a disability or experience of mental illness will showcase their work in the 12th State Trustees...

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The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

17 Oct 2014 - 8 Feb 2015

Melbourne

From $10 - $60

The unconventional and playfully irreverent designs of Jean Paul Gaultier will be celebrated in the first international exhibition dedicated to this...

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The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier

17 Oct 2014 - 8 Feb 2015

Melbourne

From $10 - $60

The unconventional and playfully irreverent designs of Jean Paul Gaultier will be celebrated in the first international exhibition dedicated to this...

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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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Opening Weekend of The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier

18 - 19 Oct 2014

Southbank

Curators and industry experts celebrate the opening weekend of The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, with a...

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Blindside Gallery

The Sculptor’s Photograph

22 Oct - 8 Nov 2014

Melbourne

The Sculptor's Photograph interrogates the relationship between sculpture and photography. Mimicking Brancusi's practice of photographing his own...

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The Art of Botanical Illustration

25 Oct - 9 Nov 2014

South Yarra

The Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne present the Twelfth Art of Botanical Illustration Exhibition, featuring over 150 works of Botanic...

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Friends Only: Opening of the Galleries of Remembrance

Friends Only: Opening of the Galleries of Remembrance

31 Oct 2014

Melbourne

This October, Friends of the Shrine are exclusively invited to preview the new Galleries of Remembrance before it opens to the public. Be among some...

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The Bloke Show

31 Oct - 20 Nov 2014

Melbourne

The Bloke Show brings together seven artists who explore masculinity from different perspectives, whether critiquing white male colonisation of...

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Old PO Roses

Studio Artists Show @ Old Post Office Seymour

1 - 16 Nov 2014

Seymour

The Old Post Office Seymour is holding an exhibition of work by a group of Studio Artists. These professional artists have studios they open at...

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Christmas at the Johnston Collection

6 Nov 2014 - 24 Feb 2015

East Melbourne

Artists and makers from Victoria's Geelong and Surf Coast region come together to create a spectacular new arrangement for Christmas at the Johnston...

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Maiden, Mother, Crone

12 - 29 Nov 2014

Melbourne

Maiden, Mother, Crone expands Aldhan's research in contemporary feminist studies and alternative spiritualities, responding to the modern-female...

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Time Lapse

Time Lapse

12 - 29 Nov 2014

Melbourne

Christopher Handran is a Brisbane-based artist whose practice explores the mediation of experience by technologies and seeks to foreground the...

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Melbourne Ska Orchestra

Australasian Worldwide Music Expo

13 - 16 Nov 2014

Melbourne

The Australasian Worldwide Music Expo showcases the finest indigenous folk, roots, and world music, whilst providing delegates the opportunity to...

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Azimuth

13 - 21 Nov 2014

Melbourne

Azimuth makes reference to the 'points of view' from which people view, experience and create in the world. This exhibition is an exploration of the...

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The People's Weather Report

21 - 23 Nov 2014

Melbourne

Now more than ever, climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing our planet. It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude and...

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Spirit of the Square

1 - 25 Dec 2014

Melbourne

Merriment, music, films, video games, family portraits and secret picnic places – Fed Square does Christmas a little bit differently! With its array...

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Australian DanceSport Championship

5 - 7 Dec 2014

Melbourne

The Australian Dancing Society invites you to join us for the 68th Australian DanceSport Championship. A celebration of Australian and International...

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Pottery Expo

Pottery Expo AT Federation Square

7 Dec 2014

Melbourne

The Pottery Expo project was created in 2001 by Jane Annois, an internationally exhibited Australian ceramic artist and teacher. The project aims to...

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Poetry at Fed Square

18 Oct 2014, 15 Nov 2014, 20 Dec 2014

Melbourne

Each month different poets present their new works in a public setting to an ever-changing audience. It is an opportunity to hear new words and...

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Herring Island Summer Arts Festival

17 Jan - 6 Apr 2015 (dates to be confirmed)

South Yarra

Herring Island Summer Arts Festival began in 2006 as a collaboration between the exhibiting arts groups, Parks Victoria and the Friends of Herring...

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Supergraph

Supergraph 2015

13 - 15 Feb 2015

Carlton

Supergraph is Australia's Contemporary Graphic Art Fair that celebrates design, print and illustration. More than just an art fair Supergraph is a...

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Pottery Expo @ Warrandyte

Pottery Expo - Warrandyte

21 - 22 Feb 2015

Warrandyte

Pottery Expo in Warrandyte is an annual event held in the last weekend of February on the banks of the beautiful Yarra River in the heart of...

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VAMFF

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival

16 - 22 Mar 2015 (dates to be confirmed)

Docklands

Step out with the seriously stylish at Australia's biggest fashion event featuring fabulous entertainment, runway shows and workshops.

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Melbourne International Design Week

31 Mar - 3 Apr 2015 (dates to be confirmed)

Melbourne

A festival of curated events devised to inspire, educate and innovate, showcasing the best of design Excellence, here and overseas. Held in...

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The WW1 Centenary Exhibition

The WW1 Centenary Exhibition

17 Apr - 4 Oct 2015

Carlton North

In a world-first, over 350 of the most significant historical artifacts from the acclaimed WW1 collections of Imperial War Museums in London will...

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The Light in Winter

The Light in Winter

1 - 30 Jun 2015

Melbourne

See the light and a nightly program of free events, performances and exhibitions at Federation Square, and celebrate the arrival of the winter solstice.

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Suade

Melbourne Cabaret Festival

18 - 28 Jun 2015

Prahran

Life is a cabaret festival. Live it up with jazz hands and tapping toes at some of the thirty hand-picked shows at six of Melbourne's cabaret venues.

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