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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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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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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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ArtSpace Wonthaggi

Located in the heart of Wonthaggi on the Bass Coast, ArtSpace Wonthaggi Community Gallery is the home of highest quality regional fine art and craft....

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Backwoods Gallery

The art is certainly not backwards at Backwoods, where intriguing international and local street art is brought inside by people who totally get it.

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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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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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