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Art galleries

Melbourne is home to a thriving arts scene and boasts more than 100 galleries ranging from large public institutions to smaller commercial galleries and artist run initiatives (ARIs).

Both sides of the Yarra

Visit Federation Square, home to the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia – the world's first major public gallery dedicated to to Australian art. For cutting edge video art and new media see changing exhibits at ACMI, or head down St Kilda Road and explore the National Gallery of Victoria's international collection.

An independent point of view

Discover groundbreaking works by local and international artists in galleries and cooperatives all across the city, which houses one of the world's highest densities of commercial galleries. For those with a keen interest in indigenous art head to galleries in Flinders Lane.

Figures in the trees

For those looking for outdoor experiences and sculpture gardens visit the Linden Arts Centre, Heide Museum of Modern Art or Herring Island.

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Public art

Take in art from the City Circle tram, or walk through city streets, laneways and squares and along the Yarra River to see the city's public artworks.

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Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

Feel at home at this contemporary art gallery housed in a historic mansion, hosting visual arts and craft exhibitions, artist talks, workshops and events.

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Trocadero Art Space

Trocadero Art Space is an artist run initiative located in the heart of Footscray and only 10 minutes from Melbourne's city centre. Trocadero...

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West Space

West Space is an artist led contemporary art space. The programming foregrounds engaged artistic practice which is challenging, experimental,...

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fortyfivedownstairs

Head downstairs for independent, experimental and thought-provoking visual art, theatre and live music at this not-for-profit theatre and gallery space.

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Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

Venture into Fed Square and explore the world of film, television and digital media with year-round exhibitions, rare screenings and cultural events.

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QArt Gallery

Part of Endeavour Foundation, QArt studio and gallery provides employment, mentoring and training for a talented group of professional artists with a...

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The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

See superb collections of Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous art on permanent display as well as special exhibitions at The Ian Potter Centre.

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Koorie Heritage Trust

The Koorie Heritage Trust was founded to preserve and promote the living culture of south-eastern Australia's Indigenous people.

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Gasworks Arts Park

Gasworks Arts Park is a not for profit community arts facility located in Albert Park, that presents an annual program of events. This includes drama...

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NGV International

See one of the Southern Hemisphere's most impressive collections of European, Asian, Oceanic and American art at this iconic Melbourne gallery.

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Linden New Art

Enjoy the free exhibition program, public talks, workshops and events at this public contemporary art gallery. Don't miss the annual postcard show.

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MGA

Visit the home of Australian photography, housing more than 2000 photos and the only public gallery dedicated to collecting Australian photography.

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