Melbourne International Fine Art Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Commercial galleries & ARIs

It's no secret Melbourne loves its art. From big-name galleries down to the smallest artist-run initiatives (ARIs), check out the work of some of the country's most famous artists and discover the talents of young upstarts.

Flinders Lane
Find a work to take home in the city's key commercial gallery precinct, housing a large concentration of commercial galleries. Walk along this famous lane and see exhibitions of indigenous art from around Australia, and visit the studios of Melbourne's most exciting contemporary artists.

The independent way
Head upstairs, down laneways and in basements across the city to see the work of the next generation of Melbourne's creative elite. These ARIs proudly make space and give voice to the city's newest painters, sculptors, video artists and photographers.

Off centre
Head further afield and discover renowned galleries in Armadale, Port Melbourne and Fitzroy.

Culture Secrets - Kings Artist Run Initiative, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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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Compound Interest Centre for Applied Arts, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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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Platform Artists Group, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Platform Artists Group

The pink tiled interior of the Degraves Street Subway and the glass display cases outside the Majorca Building are surprising spots for art, but the...

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Joel Gallery

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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Blindside Gallery, Nicholas Building, Melbourne


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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Melbourne painting

Port Art

Port Art is a contemporary art facility, stocking art by mid-career artists whose works fit at varying levels into the highly sought after affordable...

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Culture Secrets - No Vacancy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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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Culture Secrets - Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi

Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi represents contemporary indigenous artists with exhibitions ranging from painting to installation pieces and highlighting less-recognised talent, as well as prominent artists.

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Sculpture Garden

Duldig Studio museum + sculpture garden

Inspiring creative journeys, the Duldig Studio museum + sculpture garden is an historic house museum and gallery located in East Malvern. View...

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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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Panoply Gallery

Panoply Gallery

Panoply Gallery showcases an eclectic mix of original, contemporary, visual art works by local artists at affordable prices. Panoply present...

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