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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 the City Circle tram or walk through city streets and laneways and along the Yarra River to see the city's street art and public artworks.

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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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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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Mailbox Art Space

Enter the foyer of 141 Flinders Lane to find one of the city's teeniest art galleries, where art is exhibited in a strip of restored mailboxes.

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Backwoods Gallery

The art is certainly not backwards at Backwoods, where intriguing international and local street art is brought inside by people who totally get it.

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Incinerator Gallery

The Incinerator Gallery is the City of Moonee Valley's centre for visual arts offering a curated program of contemporary art in a Walter Burley...

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Union Lane

Union Lane is something of an anomaly. There aren’t any of the usual bars, boutiques or cafes to entice visitors but they come nonetheless.

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Lamington Drive

Expect to see some eclectic art and design at this exceptional gallery space in Collingwood, run by the creative crew at the Jacky Winter Group.

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in.cube8r gallery

in. cube8r® is a fun, interactive hand-made gallery in the heart of Fitzroy, Melbourne. It are open to anyone who makes things by hand and for anyone...

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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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Kings Artist Run Initiative

Spanning disciplines including sound, performance art and lens-based work, Kings ARI is a not-for-profit artist-run initiative which seeks to promote the best in contemporary arts practice.

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ArtSpace Wonthaggi

Located in the heart of Wonthaggi on the Bass Coast, ArtSpace Wonthaggi Community Gallery is the home of highest quality regional fine art and craft....

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Blindside

Blindside is a not-for-profit, artist run arts space. It's located in the heart of Melbourne's CBD, nestled in the historic Nicholas Building. You'll...

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