Events In Melbourne

6/8/18 to 5/26/19

Gold Rush: 20 Objects, 20 Stories 

The "Gold Rush: 20 Objects, 20 Stories" exhibition at the Old Treasury Building.

The "Gold Rush: 20 Objects, 20 Stories" exhibition at the Old Treasury Building looks at Victoria’s gold rush period through 20 stories of 20 objects. From tiny manuscript diaries kept by men and women on the goldfields, to a replica of the largest nugget found in the world at the time, this...
1/19/19 to 12/1/19

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Original London company. Photo: Manuel Harlan

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Childˮ, showing at Melbourne's Princess Theatre, is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. In the play, Harry Potter has grown up and wrestles with his career, as well as being a dad and a husband...
2/12/19 to 12/14/19

Queen Victoria Market's Ultimate Foodie Tour

Queen Victoria Market's Ultimate Foodie Tour. Photo: Simon Shiff.

One of the best ways to experience Melbourne's Queen Victoria Market is to take the Ultimate Foodie Tour, a gourmet walking tour for food lovers. Taste the freshest produce, discover unique ingredients, learn tips and tricks for shopping and cooking, and discover the Market's history. The two-hour...
3/1/19 to 6/30/19

Darren Sylvester: Carve a Future, Devour Everything, Become Something

Darren Sylvester, "Who You Are Or How I Meet You, I Don't Know", 2007. Digital C Type Print, 90 x 120cm. Collection of the artist, Melbourne.

Desirability, authenticity and mortality are themes that contemporary Melbourne-based artist Darren Sylvester has been exploring for more than 20 years. In “Darren Sylvester: Carve a Future, Devour Everything, Become Something”, decades of practice come together in a mesmerising, if not slightly...
3/2/19 to 5/26/19

Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series

Sidney Nolan, "Ned Kelly" 1946, From the "Ned Kelly series" 1946–47, enamel paint on composition board, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Gift of Sunday Reed 1977.

The National Gallery of Australia’s collection of Sidney Nolanʼs “Ned Kelly” paintings will be on display at the Geelong Gallery as part of an extensive national tour. Take this rare opportunity to see some of the most famous and poignant masterpieces of 20th-century Australian art up close. From...
4/19/19 to 9/29/19

In the Land of Drought

Julian Rosefeldt, In the Land of Drought 2015–17 (still) National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Purchased with support of the 2017 NGV Curatorial Tour donors, 2018. © Julian Rosefeldt. Image courtesy of the artist and KÖNIG GALERIE.

German artist and filmmaker Julian Rosefeldt is known for dancing on the edge of darkness and beauty. In his solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, “In the Land of Drought”, he turns his meticulous cinematic eye to the devastating effects of human-generated climate change, summoning...
4/27/19 to 6/8/19

Barnum — The Circus Musical

One of Broadway’s most treasured musicals, “Barnum­—The Circus Musical” is a colourful, dazzling spectacle. Aussie’s own greatest showman, Todd McKenney, has scored the role as P.T. Barnum, America’s legendary circus impresario. The musical is full of daring circus feats, magic tricks, tap-along...
4/30/19 to 6/8/19

Così by Louis Nowra

Louis Nowra's "Così", co-produced by Melbourne Theatre Company and Sydney Theatre Company

Lewis, a young director, puts it upon himself to mount a production of Mozart's musical epic, “Così Fan Tutte”, inside the burnt-out theatre of a mental institution in 1971. This is the premise of “Così”, a beloved Australian play written by (and based on the life of) Louis Nowra. An operatic and...
5/1/19 to 5/31/19

Rocky Road Festival

Rocky Road Festival, Gorci.

Running throughout the month of May, the Rocky Road Festival is pure chocolate indulgence just outside of Melbourne. The festival, hosted by Great Ocean Road chocolaterie Gorci, will see an amazing range of scrumptious goods on offer, from rocky road blocks, bars, truffles and ice creams. You will...
5/6/19 to 8/25/19

Revolutions: Records + Rebels

Revolutions: Records + Rebels, Melbourne Museum

The 1960's was a moment in history that changed everything. In “Revolutions: Records + Rebels” at Melbourne Museum, visitors are taken on an immersive ride through the events, voices and technologies that shook the world—from swinging London fashion to anti-Vietnam war protests. Developed by the...