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


See below for Featured Art exhibitions in 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
View Event: Accession: Darebin Art Collection
Accession: Darebin Art Collection
March 10, 2018 - May 13, 2018 Accession presents recent acquisitions to the Darebin Art Collection representative of a cross-section of Australian contemporary art practices. Including several new commissions specific to the Darebin municipali..
Gallery: Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
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
View Event: Animalia Australis
Animalia Australis
ANIMALIA AUSTRALIS Timken Gallery 3 Mar – 6 May This exhibition, selected from the Gallery’s extensive collection, celebrates the first encounters between white explorers, scientists and settlers with the animals of the Southern Continent an..
Gallery: Art Gallery Of Ballarat
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
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
View Event: Bec Armstrong - Flesh, Bone and Weakness
Bec Armstrong - Flesh, Bone and Weakness
In the culture of the West there is a strong effort to deny that we as humans go through the same processes of life and death as a bird, an animal, an insect or a plant. Nature reflects our mortality. Death can create space for contemplation; how..
Gallery: Off The Kerb Gallery
View Event: Beckler's Botanical Bounty
Beckler's Botanical Bounty
BECKLER’S BOTANICAL BOUNTY: THE FLORA OF MENINDIE 24 Feb to 27 May This exhibition by twenty Melbourne-based botanical artists was inspired by the 150th anniversary of the Victorian Exploring Expedition (VEE), better known as the Burke and Will..
Gallery: Art Gallery Of Ballarat
View Event: Celebrating Mother Earth
Celebrating Mother Earth
It's Our Rubbish Mother: Celebrating Mother Earth Cube 37 - Cube Gallery 26 April - 19 May Opening Event: Thursday 26 April, 6pm to 8pm RSVP: 03 9784 1060 A collection of artworks from local female artists and unique interpretation's..
Gallery: Frankston Arts Centre Galleries
View Event: Chaos and Order: 120 Years of Collecting at RMIT
Chaos and Order: 120 Years of Collecting at RMIT
Presenting the work of over 80 artists, Australian and international, created throughout the last century or more, Chaos & Order is RMIT Gallery's ambitious inaugural survey of the University art collection. It is both a showcase for some the mos..
Gallery: Rmit Gallery
View Event: Christine McFetridge - Citizens of the park
Christine McFetridge - Citizens of the park
23.03.2018—06.05.2018 GALLERY 4 CHRISTINE MCFETRIDGE CITIZENS OF THE PARK Inner city parks have complex lives. These hard-won public spaces are sites of multiple uses and values: from children playing, dog walking and community exercise t..
Gallery: Centre For Contemporary Photography
View Event: Claude Cahun + Clare Rae - Entre Nous
Claude Cahun + Clare Rae - Entre Nous
Centre for Contemporary Photography 23.03.2018—06.05.2018 ENTRE NOUS: CLAUDE CAHUN AND CLARE RAE Entre Nous brings together the photographic works of Claude Cahun (1894-1954) and Clare Rae, presenting a conversation between two performative..
Gallery: Centre For Contemporary Photography
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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