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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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Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery Melbourne

See traditional and contemporary concepts of Eastern philosophy showcased through collections of paintings, sculpture, embroidery, antiques and more.

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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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The Ian Potter Museum of Art

Founded in 1972, the Ian Potter Museum of Art is the University of Melbourne's art museum. Housed in an award-winning building opened in 1998, the...

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Dark Horse Experiment

Anything goes at this Franklin Street gallery exhibiting contemporary, experimental art. Check out the projection space on the building's front windows.

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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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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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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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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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Heide Museum of Modern Art

Be inspired by three dedicated exhibition spaces, two historic kitchen gardens and a sculpture park, all located on 15 acres of beautiful landscape.

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Altair Fine Art Australia

Altair is a continuation of a 21-year-old Aboriginal family owned business called 'Koorie Connections' who were honoured in receiving a number of...

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Sutton Gallery

Admire photography, installation and paintings at this cool, clean contemporary space in Brunswick Street, one of the main stays of the art world.

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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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