Melbourne Art

Art in Melbourne


Home of Chloe, Heidelberg, NGV and Yellow Peril


 

MELBOURNE features names including Sidney Nolan, John Brack, Arthur Streeton, Walter Withers, Tom Roberts, Frederick McCubbin and Charles Conder.

 

Melbourne is home to iconic art including Laneways, Collins Street 5 pm, Cow Up a Tree, HOTEL (EastLink) and Heide Museum of Modern Art (Heidelberg School), world renowned names synonymous with art.


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 and boasts 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.

 


GALLERIES


See below for Featured Art exhibitions in Melbourne

FEATURED EXHIBITIONS


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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
Melbourne
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
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
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
Melbourne
View Event: Amelia Dowling & Helani Laisk | Exhibition
Amelia Dowling & Helani Laisk | Exhibition
She absorbed and endured an infinity of small rebuffs is an exhibition by Melbourne-based artists Amelia Dowling and Helani Laisk opening Friday 17 November at 6pm. The exhibition presents the idea of women at work: working working out working it.. More..
Gallery :Soma Gallery | Brunswick
Melbourne
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
Melbourne
View Event: Archibald Prize Exhibition 2017
Archibald Prize Exhibition 2017
Archibald Prize 2017 Geelong Gallery 28 October to 10 December 2017 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 portra.. More..
Gallery :Geelong Gallery | Geelong
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.. More..
Gallery :Artvo | Trick Art Museum | Docklands
Melbourne
View Event: Brickography
Brickography
A Lego Fan event with a difference. Come and see amazing photography from toy photographers around the world alongside brick built creations by some of Melbourne's best brick-artists. There'll be much more too, including prizes for guests, a L.. More..
Gallery :Artboy Gallery | Prahran
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
Melbourne
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
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
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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