Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Public galleries

Melbourne is home to a thriving arts scene and the city is littered with public galleries housing some of the country's finest collections.

Painting, sculpture and moving pictures
From the great Australian painters of the past two hundred years to photography, sculture and the moving image, Melbourne's public galleries continue to challenge and inspire.

ACMI

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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Bundoora Homestead

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

Feel at home at this contemporary art gallery housed in a historic mansion, hosting visual arts and craft exhibitions, artist talks, workshops and events.

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Centre for Contemporary Photography

Centre for Contemporary Photography

Focus your attention on a diverse range of contemporary photo-based art exhibitions from local and international, emerging and established artists.

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Sculptures

Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery

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

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Emily Floyd, Abstract Labour (2014)

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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Koorie Heritage Trust

Koorie Heritage Trust Gallery

See the Trust's unique collection of contemporary Koorie artworks and craft items including paintings, wooden artefacts, basketry and jewellery.

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Linden

Linden New Art

Enjoy the free exhibition program, public talks, workshops and events at this public contemporary art gallery. Don't miss the annual postcard show.

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Maroondah Art Gallery

Maroondah Art Gallery

Set in a tranquil garden setting the Maroondah Art Gallery aims to promote and inspire innovation, diversity and discussion in the visual arts...

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NGV

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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State Library of Victoria

State Library of Victoria

Leaf through tomes and browse exhibitions in the Domed Reading Room at this grand library and enjoy the great program of events for kids and adults.

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Dax centre

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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Looking towards the city of Melbourne through the mesh wall of the building

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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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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An Exhibition from 2012

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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Victorian Artists Society Building

Victorian Artists Society

The Victorian Artists' Society is for artists and art lovers. Since 1870 they have been actively contributing to the development of art in Australia....

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