Events In Melbourne

3/23/18 to 8/26/18

Vikings: Beyond the Legend

(Courtesy Museums Victoria)

“Vikings: Beyond the Legend” provides insights into Viking people, their domestic life, religion, death rituals, craftsmanship and raiding and trading culture. Combining the latest archaeological findings and over 500 original artefacts from the Swedish History Museum in Stockholm, the exhibition...
4/27/18 to 8/26/18

The Field Revisited

Janet Dawson, born Australia 1935, “Rollascape 2” 1968, synthetic polymer paint on composition board 150 x 275cm irreg. Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat. Purchased with the assistance of the Visual Arts/Craft Board, Australia Council, 1988 (1998.2). (Courtesy NGV)

“The Field” was the first ever National Gallery of Victoria exhibition at its new premises on St Kilda Road in 1968. Now, 50 years on, the NGV is recreating this iconic exhibition in “The Field Revisited” audiences at NGV Australia at Federation Square. “The Field” exhibition was the first...
5/25/18 to 10/28/18

Japonisme: Japan and the Birth of Modern Art

Installation view of "Japonisme: Japan and the Birth of Modern Art" at NGV International running from 25 May 2018 – 28 October 2018. Photo: Tom Ross.

Japanese art lovers won’t want to miss NGV’s new exhibition, “Japonisme: Japan and the Birth of Modern Art”. An influx of Japanese artworks into Europe in 1854 triggered an artistic revolution, known as Japonisme. This exhibit draws works from the National Gallery of Victoria’s collection to...
6/6/18 to 8/29/18

Winter Night Market

(Courtesy QVM)

Don't miss the annual Winter Night Market at the iconic Queen Victoria Market. Every Wednesday throughout winter you’ll find a wondrous lineup of winter comfort foods including bone broth, pasta straight from the cheese wheel and much, much more. Listen to live music, wander around the stalls, then...
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...
6/9/18 to 10/7/18

MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art

Exhibition image of "MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art", 2018 on display at NGV International from 9 June – 7 October. (©Tom Ross)

Artworks from New York’s iconic Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) are now on display at NGV International in the exhibition, “MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art”. It features more than 200 works from the likes of Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’...
6/15/18 to 10/5/18

NGV Friday Nights

Joe Chindamo (photo courtesy NGV)

The NGV comes alive after dark every Friday night for a special season of NGV Friday Nights. The late-night art and music series runs alongside the NGV’s latest exhibition “MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art”. The line-up includes: Friday 15 June – Cookin’ On 3 Burners with...
6/16/18 to 10/7/18

Mao’s Last Dancer the Exhibition: A Portrait of Li Cunxin

Li Cunxin in "Rite of Spring" 1988. (Photograph Jim Caldwell Courtesy of Houston Ballet).

Don’t miss this moving exhibition about the life of the internationally renowned ballet icon, Li Cunxin in “Mao’s Last Dancer the Exhibition: A Portrait of Li Cunxin”. Visitors can gain insight into Li Cunxin’s poverty-stricken childhood in rural China, his extraordinary journey to become an...
6/23/18 to 9/9/18

Into Light: 19th And 20th Century Paintings From The Musée De La Chartreuse, Douai

Alfred Sisley, "Meule sur les bords du Loing", 1890 (Courtesy Art Gallery of Ballarat)

The “Into Light: 19th And 20th Century Paintings From The Musée De La Chartreuse, Douai” exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat features paintings from the Musée de la Chartreuse, the regional gallery for Douai in northern France. The exhibition celebrates the use of light and colour in artworks...
6/30/18 to 10/7/18

Design For Life

Installation view
Design for Life: Grant and Mary Featherston
Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
Photograph: Christian Capurro.

The Heide Museum of Modern Art presents “Design for Life: Grant and Mary Featherston”, the first major exhibition dedicated to the iconic work of two of Australia’s most important designers. The exhibition brings together classic examples of the Featherstons’ work alongside rarely-seen designs and...