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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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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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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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Gasworks Arts Park

Gasworks Arts Park is a not for profit community arts facility located in Albert Park, that presents an annual program of events. This includes drama...

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Union Lane

Union Lane is something of an anomaly. There aren’t any of the usual bars, boutiques or cafes to entice visitors but they come nonetheless.

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West Space

West Space is an artist led contemporary art space. The programming foregrounds engaged artistic practice which is challenging, experimental,...

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Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

Get a fresh perspective. See works by the best international and Australian contemporary artists and attend inspiring workshops and public talks.

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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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QArt Gallery

Part of Endeavour Foundation, QArt studio and gallery provides employment, mentoring and training for a talented group of professional artists with a...

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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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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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Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery Melbourne

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

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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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