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.

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See below for Featured Art exhibitions in Melbourne

FEATURED EXHIBITIONS


View Event: A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness
A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness
7 July - 16 September 2018 Australian Centre for Contemporary Art Curated by Hannah Presley, A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness will celebrate the significance of family, community and humour in contemporary Aboriginal life. ..
Gallery: Australian Centre For Contemporary Art
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
Melbourne
View Event: A1 Darebin Art Salon 2018
A1 Darebin Art Salon 2018
August 4, 2018 - September 16, 2018 The A1 Darebin Art Salon celebrates art, expression and creativity within our community. Artists who live, work or study in the City of Darebin have been invited to present a new artwork in this exhibition...
Gallery: Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
Melbourne
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
Melbourne
View Event: Alex Walker + Nick James Archer | The space beyond the space
Alex Walker + Nick James Archer | The space beyond the space
THE SPACE BEYOND THE SPACE 1 - 18 Aug 2018 Opening Night | Thursday 2 Aug, 6pm-8pm Alex Walker + Nick James Archer The space beyond the space and simultaneously within. BLINDSIDE Artist Run Initiative operates within a functional buildi..
Gallery: Blindside Gallery
Melbourne
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
Melbourne
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
Melbourne
View Event: Benjamin Armstrong | Invisible Stories: Meditations on Port Essington
Benjamin Armstrong | Invisible Stories: Meditations on Port Essington
12 July 2018 - 18 August 2018 BENJAMIN ARMSTRONG Invisible Stories: Meditations on Port Essington In his first solo exhibition since 2012, Benjamin Armstrong will present a series of linocut prints relating to Mark McKenna's 2016 book From t..
Gallery: Tolarno Galleries
Melbourne
View Event: c3 Exhibition 105
c3 Exhibition 105
c3 Exhibition 105 Opening: Wednesday 15th August 2018 Exhibition runs from Wednesday 15th August- 9th September 2018 c3 Contemporary Art Space Abbotsford Convent GALLERY 1 LIGHT BODIES VITTORIA DI STEFANO Vittoria Di Stefano’s re..
Gallery: C3 Contemporary Art Space
Melbourne
View Event: Caroline Rannersberger | Oblivion's Flow
Caroline Rannersberger | Oblivion's Flow
14th August 2018 - 1st September 2018 Tasmanian based painter and printmaker Caroline Rannersberger opens up new ways of seeing the landscape through an acknowledgment that, rather than there being one fixed viewpoint, landscape contains multiple..
Gallery: Flinders Lane Gallery
Melbourne
View Event: Christabel Wigley: The Tudors
Christabel Wigley: The Tudors
GROUNDS EXHIBITION: CHRISTABEL WIGLEY - THE TUDORS Following a diverse career which has taken the artist across the globe, Christabel has settled in Australia on the Mornington Peninsula. A fundraising function organised by the local Primary ..
Gallery: Montsalvat
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 ..
Gallery: Benalla Art Gallery
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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