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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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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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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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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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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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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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Compound Interest Centre for Applied Arts

This Collingwood creative hub serves as a gallery, cafe, bar, speakeasy cinema and printing press, and houses a bespoke framer and independent bookshop.

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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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Colony

Download a free app and play with light and sound emitting totems in this interactive installation.

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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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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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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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