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...
8/31/18 to 1/28/19

‘Baldessin/Whiteley: Parallel Visions’ at the National Gallery of Victoria

Installation view of Brett Whiteley The American Dream, 1968−69, at Baldessin/Whiteley: Parallel Visions on display at NGV Australia from 31 August 2018 – 28 January 2019
© Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Photo: Amelia Stanwix

The works of two major Australian artists come together in a new exhibition at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. “Baldessin/Whiteley: Parallel Visions” surveys the careers of George Baldessin and Brett Whiteley. Both artists were born in the same year, 1939, and achieved great success in the...
9/22/18 to 11/18/18

2018 Archibald Prize at Geelong Gallery 

Yvette Coppersmith, 'Self-portrait, after George Lambert', oil and acrylic on linen, 132 x 112 cm, © the artist, Photo: AGNSW, Jenni Carter.

Geelong Gallery is the exclusive Victorian venue for the 2018 Archibald Prize exhibition. 57 portraits are exhibited in this year’s exhibition including 2018 Archibald Prize winner Yvette Coppersmith’s self-portrait and Anne Middleton’s portrait of actor Guy Pearce, who was born and schooled in...
9/22/18 to 3/3/19

Mandela My Life: The Official Exhibition

Boxing Glove - Signed by Muhammad Ali, Nelson Mandela Foundation. photo: Jon Augier/Museums Victoria.

The much-anticipated “Mandela My Life: The Official Exhibition” is on at Melbourne Museum from 22 September. The 800m² exhibition includes outstanding artworks, original artefacts and genuine replications of rare content from the Nelson Mandela archives, including manuscripts from his writings in...
10/6/18 to 11/25/18


"Bird" by Josh Muir (detail).

“JOSH X MUIR” is a solo exhibition by artist Josh Muir at the Koorie Heritage Trust located at Federation Square. Muir is a contemporary artist known for his brightly coloured and multi-layered works. Inspired by hip-hop and street art culture, the exhibition explores his personal story through...
10/27/18 to 12/16/18

Louise Saxton: The Linen Project

Detail, Louise Saxton (Courtesy Louise Saxton)

Melbourne artist Louise Saxton has been collecting domestic linens since 1988 and has been extracting and reconstructing the embroidery and lace from the linen for more than a decade to build several major bodies of work. This new installation, created with the support of an artist in residence at...
11/1/18 to 2/1/19

School of Rock The Musical

(Courtesy School of Rock)

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway and West End Smash hit rock musical, "School of Rock" is now playing in Melbourne. Based on the hit film, this Australian Premiere production features Brent Hill as music teacher and wannabe rock star Dewey Finn, and Amy Lehpamer as headmistress Rosalie Mullins,...
11/8/18 to 11/25/18

Night Noodle Markets at Birrarung Marr

(Courtesy Good Food Month)

The Night Noodle Markets return to transform Birrarung Marr into a pumping extravaganza of food, DJs and live music. Over twenty sizzling hawker-style stalls will be serving up the goods. Try something new and innovative or stick with the classics at stores such as Puffle, Red Spice Road, Son in...
11/15/18 to 11/25/18

Circus Oz: Rock Bang

(©Andrew Wuttke)

Explosive Rock Concert? Side-splitting comedy? Acrobatic punk anarchy? Try all three. “Rock Bang” is an original rock’n’roll circus opera bursting with laughs. Otto & Astrid, of Die Roten Punkte, will try to tell their ridiculous life story through pounding drums, soaring guitars and earworm...
11/21/18 to 3/20/19

The Summer Night Market at Queen Victoria Market

(Courtesy Queen Victoria Market)

The Summer Night Market returns to Queen Victoria Market this November with over 60 global street food stalls, more than 130 specialty shopping stalls, festival bars, and a rotating line-up of live music and entertainment. Grab your family and friends and join us at Melbourne’s favourite mid-week...