Melbourne Art

Art in Melbourne


Home to Chloe, Heidelberg, Street Art and Yellow Peril

World renowned names synonymous with art: Sidney Nolan, John Brack, Arthur Streeton, Walter Withers, Tom Roberts, Frederick McCubbin and Charles Conder.
 
Melbourne is home to iconic art: Street Art, Collins Street 5 pm, HOTEL, Cow Up a Tree, Heide, Vault and Melbourne International Gateway.

This rich tradition continues with exhibitions of local artists, while Melbourne's street art and laneway art attracts visitors from around the world.
 
Melbourne is home to a thriving arts scene, boasting over 100 galleries ranging from large public institutions to small independent galleries and artist cooperatives.
 
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See below for Featured Art exhibitions in Melbourne

FEATURED EXHIBITIONS


View Event: A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness
A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness
7 July - 16 September 2018 Australian Centre for Contemporary Art Curated by Hannah Presley, A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness will celebrate the significance of family, community and humour in contemporary Aboriginal life. ..
Gallery: Australian Centre For Contemporary Art
Melbourne
View Event: A Nation Divided: The Great War and Conscription
A Nation Divided: The Great War and Conscription
The debate over conscription during the darkest years of the Great War has been described by some historians as the most bitter, divisive and violent ever to consume the nation. From 1916-1917 thousands of impassioned speeches were made, endless ..
Gallery: Old Treasury Building
Melbourne
View Event: Adrian Doyle | You are all the same
Adrian Doyle | You are all the same
Dark Horse Experiments presents ‘YOU ARE ALL THE SAME!’, a solo exhibition from Adrian Doyle, a PHD candidate at the University of Victoria. Opening night: Friday, 6 JULY 2018 Exhibition: 6 JUL - 4 AUG 2018 In this exhibition Doyle comb..
Gallery: Dark Horse Experiment Art Gallery
Melbourne
View Event: After Dark: Nocturnes from the Heide Collection
After Dark: Nocturnes from the Heide Collection
AFTER DARK NOCTURNES FROM THE HEIDE COLLECTION Date: 3 March 26 August 2018 Location: Heide III: Albert & Barbara Tucker Gallery Curator/s: Kendrah Morgan Admission: Included with Museum Pass Members: Free entry Join now This exhibition..
Gallery: Heide | Museum Of Modern Art
Melbourne
View Event: Anne Chibnall and Tim Sedgwick: Wow and Look at that
Anne Chibnall and Tim Sedgwick: Wow and Look at that
ANNE CHIBNALL AND TIM SEDGWICK: WOW - LOOK AT THAT! Sat 12 May to Sun 22 Jul “Wow!” And “Look at that!” - excited statements that express the joy that rings out when artists Anne Chibnall and Tim Sedgwick are making art with mentors Sarah..
Gallery: Art Gallery Of Ballarat
Melbourne
View Event: ArtVo | Trick Art - Open
ArtVo | Trick Art - Open
Priceless photos. Unbelievable scenarios. Explore the interactive gallery over 11 themed zones touch the art and have fun! Entry Adult $25 Child (5 to 15 years) $15 Senior / Concession / Student $15 FAMILY Family A (1 Adult & 2 Children..
Gallery: Artvo | Trick Art Museum
Melbourne
View Event: Ballarat in Pictures: a city is born
Ballarat in Pictures: a city is born
Ballarat in Pictures: a city is born Minnie Williamson and Helen Macpherson Smith Trust galleries Admission: Free entry See Ballarat as the first generation of white settlers knew it - the apparently idyllic bushland of the Wadawurrung, which wa..
Gallery: Art Gallery Of Ballarat
Melbourne
View Event: Benjamin Armstrong | Invisible Stories: Meditations on Port Essington
Benjamin Armstrong | Invisible Stories: Meditations on Port Essington
12 July 2018 - 18 August 2018 BENJAMIN ARMSTRONG Invisible Stories: Meditations on Port Essington In his first solo exhibition since 2012, Benjamin Armstrong will present a series of linocut prints relating to Mark McKenna’s 2016 book From..
Gallery: Tolarno Galleries
Melbourne
View Event: Beverley Spiller - Soliloquy
Beverley Spiller - Soliloquy
EXHIBITION: BEVERLEY SPILLER - SOLILOQUY “An utterance of a person who is talking to themselves who is oblivious of any hearer present”. So lost in the wonderful medium of wax I was excited by the surprises I had as I went with the moment ..
Gallery: Montsalvat
Melbourne
View Event: Christabel Wigley: The Tudors
Christabel Wigley: The Tudors
GROUNDS EXHIBITION: CHRISTABEL WIGLEY - THE TUDORS Following a diverse career which has taken the artist across the globe, Christabel has settled in Australia on the Mornington Peninsula. A fundraising function organised by the local Primary ..
Gallery: Montsalvat
Melbourne
View Event: Collection @ Benalla Art Gallery
Collection @ Benalla Art Gallery
The Gallery presents a permanent collection which includes elements of the region's history and recounting an Australian-European settlement story. The collection continues to develop with recent acquisitions including outstanding Indigenous and ..
Gallery: Benalla Art Gallery
Melbourne
View Event: Colony: Frontier Wars
Colony: Frontier Wars
COLONY: FRONTIER WARS FREE ENTRY NGV AUSTRALIA, FEDERATION SQUARE LEVEL 3, INDIGENOUS ART 15 MAR 18 - 2 SEP 18 OPEN 10AM-5PM DAILY NGV Australia hosts two complementary exhibitions that explore Australia's complex colonial past and the..
Gallery: The Ian Potter Centre | Ngv Australia
Melbourne
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NGV INTERNATIONAL


National Gallery of Victoria is one of 2 public art galleries within one magnificent arts precinct on St Kilda Road, the other being The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia (next).

NGV International houses one of the world's finest international art collections of art, paintings, pottery and sculpture.

180 St Kilda Road, Southbank | NGV International | What's Showing


THE IAN POTTER CENTRE


NGV AUSTRALIA


The Ian Potter Centre located in the magnificent Federation Square in the heart of Melbourne's CBD houses Australian art including paintings, pottery and sculpture.

Corner Flinders Street and Swanston Street, Melbourne | Federation Square

The Ian Potter Centre | What's Showing

ACCA


Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

Heide is one of Australia's leading public art museums open daily. Celebrated for its award-winning architecture and breathtaking gardens, Heide has a rich and colourful social history and art heritage.

111 Sturt St, Southbank
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art | What's Showing

HEIDI


Museum of Modern Art

The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art is Melbourne’s leading contemporary art gallery presenting the most challenging, innovative and creative visual art of our time.

7 Templestowe Rd, Bulleen
Heidi | Museum of Modern Art | What's Showing

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