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: 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: Andrew Wurster: Spotswood & Surrounds
Andrew Wurster: Spotswood & Surrounds
Spotswood & Surrounds - Photography of Andrew Wurter Andrew Wurster Photography Exhibition June 1st- June 30th 2018 Thursday 4-9 Friday 12-11 Saturday 12-11 Sunday 12-9 I'm a Melbourne based photographer with an eye for composition. For ov..
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
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: Ben Landau and Lucile Sciallano | Ornament Is Fine
Ben Landau and Lucile Sciallano | Ornament Is Fine
ORNAMENT IS FINE FREE ENTRY NGV AUSTRALIA, FEDERATION SQUARE LEVEL 2 UNTIL JUL OPEN 10AM-5PM DAILY This exhibition of ceramic objects by Melbourne-based designers Ben Landau and Lucile Sciallano explores a new perspective on the relations..
Gallery: The Ian Potter Centre | Ngv Australia
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
View Event: Brian Cheung - DREICH
Brian Cheung - DREICH
DREICH is the culmination of a recent string of artist residencies in Norway, Shetland and Finland. These residencies were undertaken for the most part in quiet isolation in remote studios on islands and lighthouses where the element of water was..
Gallery: Off The Kerb Gallery
View Event: Brodie Ellis | The Crystal World
Brodie Ellis | The Crystal World
31 May – 23 June 2018 Brodie Ellis is based in Castlemaine, Victoria, and her work often attends to contemporary ecological issues between science and ethics. The Crystal World 2016 incorporates open source found footage from the internet of..
Gallery: Melbourne Art Rooms | Mars Gallery
View Event: Cigdem Aydemir - Whirl
Cigdem Aydemir - Whirl
08 June – 15 July 2018 Cigdem Aydemir Whirl Whirl centres on spirituality as a force that exists both in its own right, and as something that can be (mechanically) produced—like a simulacral spirituality. As the artist, I position m..
Gallery: Centre For Contemporary Photography
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
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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