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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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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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The Gallery at Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre

Bayside has long been associated with the arts and has a rich cultural heritage. The Gallery at Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, located in the...

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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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The Joel Gallery

The Joel Gallery is a new contemporary exhibition space designed to provide a quality yet affordable opportunity for professional and community...

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Signal

Incorporating studio and performance spaces, Signal is designed for young artists and hosts a wide variety of one-off workshops ranging from slam poetry to sound editing.

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Edmund Pearce

Linger a while in Edmund Pearce's contemporary space to understand and appreciate photography as an art form, or just ogle the stunning photos.

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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 Terrence John Hadler Gallery

Permeated by the ethos of "I love a Sunburnt Country" Terrence John Hadler's painted tributes to Australia's vast and diverse land/sea/desert scapes...

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Australian Tapestry Workshop

The Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) enjoys an international reputation as a leader in the creation of contemporary tapestry. Established in 1976,...

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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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Colony

Download a free app and play with light and sound emitting totems in this interactive installation.

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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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