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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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Diggers Wedding in Melbourne (detail), ST Gill, 1869

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

20 Jul - 25 Oct 2015

Melbourne

Take a guided tour of the exhibition Australian Sketchbook: Colonial Life and the Art of ST Gill. Australian sketchbook provides a window onto the...

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Nite Art 2015

Nite Art 2015

23 Jul 2015

Parkville

Nite Art is a one-night art event that powers connections between galleries, artists and audiences. Melbourne arts and city spaces will open up late...

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High School Dance Competition

High School Dance Competition

25 Jul 2015

East Melbourne

High School Dance Competition is a fun and great way to meet new friends and develop essential social skills through interaction with other students....

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Graeme Base - The other guests enjoyed a lively game of Blind Man's Bluff

Bunyips and Dragons: Australian Children's Book Illustrations

25 Jul - 4 Oct 2015

Melbourne

Enchanting large-scale works from more than 60 of Australia's best-loved book illustrators will feature in Bunyips and Dragons: Australian Children's...

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Open House Melbourne

Open House Melbourne

25 - 26 Jul 2015

Melbourne

Be treated to inside views of Melbourne's most significant buildings for just one weekend and discover secret rooftop gardens and sustainable design.

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Sibling

Sibling

2 - 4 Jul 2015, 6 - 11 Jul 2015, 13 - 18 Jul 2015, 20 - 25 Jul 2015

Melbourne

Sibling explores the role of siblingship in the creation of artworks. Working autonomously and collaboratively with their siblings, the artists...

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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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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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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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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

1 - 5 Jul 2015, 8 - 12 Jul 2015, 15 - 19 Jul 2015, 22 - 26 Jul 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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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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Sunday Camp Meeting, Forest Creek, ST Gill, 1869

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

17 Jul 2015, 19 Jul 2015, 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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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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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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Modern Parlour Games

Modern Parlour Games

16 Jul 2015, 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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