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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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Cowen Gallery Exhibition

The Library's elegant Cowen Gallery features one of Australia's most significant collections of Victorian artworks. Explore aspects of Victoria's...

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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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Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi

Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi represents contemporary indigenous artists with exhibitions ranging from painting to installation pieces and emerging talent.

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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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No Vacancy

There's always new art on offer at this artist run initiative. Ever-changing exhibitions appear at Melbourne's QV and Federation Square Atrium.

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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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The Dax Centre

The Dax Centre is a museum with an archive of 15,000 plus items of art made by people with lived experience of mental health or psychological trauma....

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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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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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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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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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Compound Interest Centre for Applied Arts

This Collingwood creative hub serves as a gallery, cafe, bar, speakeasy cinema and printing press, and houses a bespoke framer and independent bookshop.

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