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: 50 Greatest Wildlife Photographs | FINAL WEEKS
50 Greatest Wildlife Photographs | FINAL WEEKS
The National Geographic 50 Greatest Wildlife Photographs at Melbourne Zoo Melbourne Zoo will be the first venue in the world to unveil a brand new outdoor exhibition curated by National Geographic. For 130 years, National Geographic has cham..
Gallery: Melbourne Zoo
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: Adrian Boddy: A Body of Work
Adrian Boddy: A Body of Work
A Body of Work - Photography by Adrian Boddy A collection of photographs charting a life's journey as seen through a lens.10 screens scrolling over 300 images of landscapes fauna and portraits fill the space with haunting beauty. A visit includ..
Gallery: Justin Art House Museum
View Event: Albert Tucker: Meditation on Bone
Albert Tucker: Meditation on Bone
MEDITATION ON A BONE - ALBERT TUCKER | BEYOND THE MODERN For this exhibition, artist and curator Glenn Barkley has mined Albert Tucker’s library and archive to explore how Tucker’s fascination with art of the past and other cultures informed..
Gallery: Heide | Museum Of Modern Art
View Event: Alicia Frankovich: Exoplanets
Alicia Frankovich: Exoplanets
6 October – 15 December 2018 Curator: Hannah Mathews Against the backdrop of new technologies, the critique of human actions in the Anthropocene epoch and the notion of a present that is increasingly determined by both the past and the future..
Gallery: Monash University Museum Of Art
View Event: Archibald Prize Exhibition 2018
Archibald Prize Exhibition 2018
2018 Archibald Prize 22 September 2018 to 18 November 2018 First awarded in 1921, the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Archibald Prize is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, ..
Gallery: Geelong Gallery
View Event: ArtVo | Trick Art - Open
ArtVo | Trick Art - Open
Open 7 days a week Sun-Thurs 10am-6pm | Fri-Sat 10am-11.30pm 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 ..
Gallery: Artvo | Trick Art Museum
View Event: Ashley Bird | Classical Heroes, Contemporary Hunters
Ashley Bird | Classical Heroes, Contemporary Hunters
Classical Heroes, Contemporary Hunters A solo exhibition by Ashley Bird Opening Night | Friday 2nd November 6pm-9pm Exhibition Runs 3rd November - 24th November Gallery Hours 12pm-5pm Wednesday-Saturday ‘Ashley Bird examines the trigger..
Gallery: Dark Horse Experiment Art Gallery
View Event: Baldessin | Whiteley
Baldessin | Whiteley
NGV AUSTRALIA, FEDERATION SQUARE GROUND LEVEL 31 AUG 18 - 28 JAN 19 OPEN 10AM-5PM DAILY George Baldessin and Brett Whiteley were born in the same year - 1939 - and in the 1960s and 1970s experienced meteoric success in their respective citie..
Gallery: The Ian Potter Centre | Ngv Australia
View Event: Blak to the Future
Blak to the Future
BLAK TO THE FUTURE FREE ENTRY NGV AUSTRALIA, FEDERATION SQUARE LEVEL 3, INDIGENOUS ART 3 NOV 18 – 14 JUL 19 OPEN 10AM–5PM DAILY Blak to the Future celebrates Indigenous art in Australia. It looks at major artists across time ..
Gallery: The Ian Potter Centre | Ngv Australia
View Event: Bowness Photography Prize 2018
Bowness Photography Prize 2018
William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize Monash Gallery of Art September 2018 - November 2018 Free Entry The Bowness Photography Prize creates a snapshot of contemporary photographic practice in Australia and continues to showcase excell..
Gallery: Monash Gallery Of Art
View Event: Brendan Huntley | Sky Light Mind
Brendan Huntley | Sky Light Mind
10 November 2018 - 15 December 2018 BRENDAN HUNTLEY Sky light mind Brendan Huntley’s new body of work, Sky Light Mind, is strongly influenced by, as Huntley puts it “the natural light and crazy vibrant colours of the West Coast” he exp..
Gallery: Tolarno Galleries
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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