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: 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
Date: 2 September 2017 25 February 2018 (extended) Location: Heide III: Albert & Barbara Tucker Gallery Curator/s: Sue Cramer Admission: Free with Museum Pass Admission info Members: Free entry Join now Albert Tucker began painting outba.. 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: Anna Taylor | Save Me
Anna Taylor | Save Me
Melbourne’s iconic gallery fortyfivedownstairs will host Save Me, an exhibition exploring the natural world and urgent climate issues. Artist Anna Taylor expands her fascination with landscape in these new paintings covering vast surface areas of ea.. More..
Gallery :Fortyfive Downstairs | 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
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: Candice Breitz | I’m Your Man (A Portrait of Leonard Cohen)
Candice Breitz | I’m Your Man (A Portrait of Leonard Cohen)
CANDICE BREITZ I’M YOUR MAN (A PORTRAIT OF LEONARD COHEN) 30 JANUARY, 2018 – 3 MARCH, 2018 I’m Your Man (A Portrait of Leonard Cohen), 2017 by acclaimed South African artist Candice Breitz is her first exhibition at Anna Schwartz Gallery Melb.. More..
Gallery :Anna Schwartz Gallery | Melbourne
View Event: Chloe Vallance | Lights
Chloe Vallance | Lights
DARK HORSE EXPERIMENT PRESENTS: 'Lights' By Chloe Vallance The Dark Horse Experiment celebrates the beginning of 2018 with Lights, an exhibition by emerging artist Chloe Vallance that gently explores the fluid interface of everyday interaction.. More..
Gallery :Dark Horse Experiment Art Gallery | Melbourne
View Event: Circus | Firestation Exhibition
Circus | Firestation Exhibition
Firestation Print Studio and gallery presents... 7 -24 February Circus 2018 Firestation Exhibition Program 7 -24 February Circus 26 February - 17 March Peter Jankowski .. More..
Gallery :Firestation Print Studio | Armadale
View Event: Claudia Moodoonuthi | Coya (Little One)
Claudia Moodoonuthi | Coya (Little One)
CLAUDIA MOODOONUTHI COYA – LITTLE ONE, 2017 FREE ENTRY NGV AUSTRALIA, FEDERATION SQUARE LEVEL 2 9 NOV – FEB 2018 OPEN 10AM–5PM DAILY ‘Coya’ (Little One) is the name Claudia Moodoonuthi’s Kaiadilt family on Bentinck Island have alwa.. More..
Gallery :The Ian Potter Centre | Ngv Australia | 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
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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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