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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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MGA

Visit the home of Australian photography, housing more than 2000 photos and the only public gallery dedicated to collecting Australian photography.

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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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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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Manningham Art Gallery

Manningham Art Gallery presents an eclectic program of contemporary art exhibitions that includes curated group exhibitions, shows by emerging and...

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Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA

The Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) is a contemporary art museum on Monash University’s Caulfield campus on Dandenong Road, Melbourne,...

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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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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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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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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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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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City Gallery

Delve into the past as the City Gallery presents a free, annual program of exhibitions that draw on the City of Melbourne's extensive art and heritage collection and archives.

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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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