Swap art galleries for natural shelters in the Grampians and see Aboriginal rock paintings telling dreaming stories. Horsham, Hamilton and Ararat also hold their own when it comes to regional collections thanks to contemporary Australian photography, marvellous textiles and a history of rich bequests.
Discover the Angry Penguin movement in Warrnambool and see scintillating ceramics in Shepparton. The Benalla Art Gallery's striking modernist building by the lake is an artwork in its own right.
You'll find a thriving art and culture scene across Gippsland, and there's a diverse community of artists consistently turning out exceptional furniture, wearable art and colourful works in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges. The eight galleries of the breathtaking Convent Gallery are a major drawcard.