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.



Melburnian's love their sport but really have a passion for art.



See below for Featured Art exhibitions in Melbourne


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View Event: 100 Paintings for Peace | Exhibition
100 Paintings for Peace | Exhibition
12th December - 2nd February 2018 100 Paintings for Peace | Exhibition Space2b Gallery | Balaclava As 2017 comes to a close and 2018 begins let's come together to help spread the message of Peace, Acceptance and Respect. .. More..
Gallery :Space2b Gallery | Balaclava
View Event: 80/80. Eighty Years of SAM. The Collection
80/80. Eighty Years of SAM. The Collection
In 2016, SAM reaches a milestone, celebrating 80 years since the early beginnings of the Collection in 1936. To mark this significant point, SAM is rehanging its permanent collection in the Museum’s downstairs galleries. This enables us to showca.. More..
Gallery :Shepparton Art Museum | Shepparton
View Event: a Bit na Ta
a Bit na Ta
Forged by friendship, a Bit na Ta (Source of the Sea) is a multimedia installation of transformative impressions of the Tolai people of Papua New Guinea’s East New Britain province. For over a century (1875 – 1975) the Tolai community’s strength and .. More..
Gallery :Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre | Carlton
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 .. More..
Gallery :Old Treasury Building | East Melbourne
View Event: Akio Makigawa: Spirit and Memory
Akio Makigawa: Spirit and Memory
AKIO MAKIGAWA SPIRIT AND MEMORY FREE ENTRY NGV AUSTRALIA, FEDERATION SQUARE GROUND LEVEL. LEVEL 2 & LEVEL 3, FOYER 25 AUG – FEB OPEN 10AM–5PM DAILY Akio Makigawa is remembered for his contemplative Zen-like works constructed from p.. More..
Gallery :The Ian Potter Centre | Ngv Australia | Melbourne
View Event: Albert Tucker | Australian Stories
Albert Tucker | Australian Stories
ALBERT TUCKER AUSTRALIAN STORIES Date: 2 September 2017 6 February 2018 Location: Heide III: Albert & Barbara Tucker Gallery Curator/s: Sue Cramer Admission: Free with Museum Pass Admission info Members: Free entry Join now Albert Tuc.. More..
Gallery :Heide | Museum Of Modern Art | Bulleen
View Event: Angela Brennan: Forms of life
Angela Brennan: Forms of life
Tuesday 5 Sep 2017 to Sunday 25 Feb 2018 Forms of life is a response by Melbourne-based artist Angela Brennan to the University of Melbourne’s collection of Greek and Cypriot artefacts. Featuring a newly-commissioned body of work, Brennan’s c.. More..
Gallery :Ian Potter Museum Of Art | Parkville
View Event: Anything Goes XI | Exit
Anything Goes XI | Exit
Anything Goes XI - "Exit" is an exciting exhibition largely depicting the Age of the Megafauna in the Lancefield area through to the Florals of Summer. MAD Gallery is open 7 days, 10am to 5pm. .. More..
Gallery :Mad Gallery | Lancefield
View Event: Australia India: water + wisdom
Australia India: water + wisdom
water + wisdom Australia India - 1st December 2017 - 10th March 2018. Opening night - Thursday 30th November. Drawing on extensive research by experts from India and Australia, water + wisdom Australia India presents a poetic dimension on ancie.. More..
Gallery :Rmit Gallery | 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 .. More..
Gallery :Benalla Art Gallery | Benalla
View Event: Cowen Gallery Exhibition
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 rich history in scenes of European settlement, early Melbourne streetscapes and portraits of some of.. More..
Gallery :State Library Of Victoria | Melbourne
View Event: Darebin Art Prize 2017
Darebin Art Prize 2017
DAREBIN ART PRIZE | 2017 October 28, 2017 - March 4, 2018 Artists from across Australia are presented in this major exhibition which includes a $10,000 acquisitive prize and $1,000 People’s Choice Award. The Darebin Art Prize is a biennial .. More..
Gallery :Bundoora Homestead | Bundoora
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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 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



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



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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Yellow Peril (Vault)


Chloe | Jules-Joseph Lefebvre

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