Events In Melbourne

2/16/18 to 6/3/18

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Esther Hannaford as Carole King in “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” (©Joan Marcus)

“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” is an award-winning musical about the singer Carole King. King is regarded as one of the most successful female songwriters of the 20th century and the musical celebrates her rise to stardom. The musical covers her troubled relationship with husband and song-...
2/24/18 to 5/27/18

Beckler’s Botanical Bounty: The Flora of Menindie

Mali Moir, Maireana turbinata (detail), from the exhibition “Beckler’s Botanical Bounty: The Flora of Menindie” at the Art Gallery of Ballarat.

“Beckler’s Botanical Bounty: The Flora of Menindie” is an exhibition by 20 Melbourne-based botanical artists that was inspired by the 150th anniversary of the Victorian Exploring Expedition (VEE), better known as the Burke and Wills Expedition, and the work of pioneer botanical collector Dr Hermann...
3/3/18 to 6/11/18

Marimekko: Design Icon 1951 to 2018

Fabrics Pioni, Taivaankukat and Ibir, designed by Maija Isola in 1970, photographed in the archipelago of the gulf of Finland (foto: Arto Hallakorpi / Design Museum)

Bendigo Art Gallery is staging “Marimekko: Design Icon 1951 to 2018”. The large-scale exhibition highlights the history and relevance of the Marimekko brand. It traces the brand’s meteoric rise from the 1950s to the present and explores the dualities that define its aesthetic. Developed by Helsinki...
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...
4/5/18 to 7/15/18

Mahatma Gandhi: An Immigrant

(Courtesy Peace Truth Ahimsa)

Mahatma Gandhi’s years as a migrant in South Africa and the methods of non-violent resistance he developed during this time is the focus of a digital exhibition on at Melbourne’s Immigration Museum. “Mahatma Gandhi: An Immigrant” explores key events that served as turning points in Gandhi’s life...
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...
5/1/18 to 6/10/18

Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition

“Echidna” by Moz Moresi (©Craig Lawson)

This month don’t miss the 2018 Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition on from 1 May until 10 June. See up to 100 contemporary sculptural works in the shop windows and on the sidewalks of Toorak Road, Toorak Village. This is the 17th year of the exhibition and over 90 artists will display their works,...