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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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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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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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Australian Tapestry Workshop

The Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) enjoys an international reputation as a leader in the creation of contemporary tapestry. Established in 1976,...

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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 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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RMIT Gallery

Experience a changing program of Australian and international exhibitions, including design, craft, architecture, technology, new media and fine art.

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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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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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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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Edmund Pearce

Linger a while in Edmund Pearce's contemporary space to understand and appreciate photography as an art form, or just ogle the stunning photos.

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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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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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