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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 in art from the City Circle tram, or walk through city streets, laneways and squares and along the Yarra River to see the city's public artworks.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Blindside

Blindside is a not-for-profit, artist run arts space. It's located in the heart of Melbourne's CBD, nestled in the historic Nicholas Building. You'll...

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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

The Koorie Heritage Trust was founded to preserve and promote the living culture of south-eastern Australia’s Indigenous people.

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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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Will Dielenberg Melbourne

Will Dielenberg Galleries showcase the beautiful Fine Art Landscape Photography of Australian photographer, Will Dielenberg. Recently awarded the...

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200 Years of Fashion

Over 120 works from more than ninety designers are presented in this exhibition - the first major survey of Australian fashion to be undertaken in...

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Artists at Leisure: Albert Tucker Photographs

This exhibition shows artists from the Heide circle enjoying days at the beach, meals with friends, and other leisurely activities, through the eyes...

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Whistler's Mother

One of the world’s most iconic paintings, James McNeill Whistler’s Portrait of the artist’s mother, 1871, will travel to Australia for the first time...

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