Events In Melbourne

11/9/19 to 2/2/20

En Route at Heide MoMA

Installation view of Wona Bae and Charlie Lawler, "En Route", 2019. Courtesy: The artists. Photo: Sean Fennessy.

The lines between the built environment and the natural environment become blurred in the latest exhibition at Heide Museum of Modern Art. Pushing the parameters of traditional art curation, “En Route” literally takes over the museum’s gallery spaces with a tidal wave of botanical materials that...
11/14/19 to 3/22/20

MPavilion Returns to Melbourne

More than just a pop-up structure within Melbourne's Queen Victoria Gardens, the annual MPavilion—Australia's leading architecture commission—is a cultural laboratory. Each year, a different architecture practice is chosen from around the globe and invited to create an outstanding example of...
11/14/19 to 4/19/20

Shirin Neshat: Dreamers

Shirin Neshat, "Illusions & Mirrors", 2013 (still). Black and white, XX film. Courtesy: The artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels, © Shirin Neshat.

Since the early 1990s, Iranian-born artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat has been exploring the complex relationship of feminity to Islam through dreamy portraits and disquieting video works. The current "Dreamers" exhibition at Melbourne's NGV International brings together three video installations...
11/20/19 to 3/11/20

Summer Night Market at Queen Vic Market

Melbourne's original and favourite night market returns to Queen Vic Market for a huge summer season. Explore all the delicious street food stalls, great shopping and enjoy free live entertainment. This year, market-goers can indulge in street food from 55 food and beverage stalls, with returning...
11/28/19 to 2/28/20

Moonlight Cinema Melbourne

Melbourne's most spectacular cinema experience returns to the sprawling Central Lawn of Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. Back with a vengeance, the program this year features a huge cross-section of just-released blockbuster movies and classic films.
12/1/19 to 4/11/20

Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines at NGV

Keith Haring, "Prophets of rage", 1988. Acrylic on canvas, 304.8 x 457.2cm. The Keith Haring Foundation, New York © Keith Haring Foundation.

Each year over the Melbourne summer, the city’s most significant public gallery—National Gallery of Victoria—holds a “Summer Blockbuster” exhibition that brings the world’s most important artists through its doors and stages their work in radical new ways. This year, the exhibition is a collision...
12/2/19 to 2/29/20

Summer of Dance at Immigration Museum

Pacific Essence supplied by Amao Leota Lu. Photo: Bo Pousima Afeaki Inukihaangana.

Museums are usually associated with quiet and stillness. But as summer kicks into gear, so will Melbourne's Immigration Musueum, as it launches a comprehensive ode to dance and movement. The “Summer of Dance” program will see the museum’s galleries, courtyard and Long Yard turn into polyphonic...
12/10/19 to 12/10/20

Shrine of Remembrance

Sunday afternoons at Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance now have an added poignancy with the introduction of the weekly Last Post Service at 4.45pm. People exploring this beautiful monument can conclude their visit by joining this ceremony, which honours Victorian veterans. Each week reflects on...
12/14/19 to 2/21/20

Chicago The Musical

Image from the Sydney production of "Chicago". Photo: Jeff Busby.

Propelled by six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and thousands of standing ovations, Broadway icon “Chicago The Musical” makes its way to Arts Centre Melbourne with a cast comprised of national theatre darlings Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Casey Donovan and Alinta Chidzey. The universal tale of fame...
12/20/19 to 2/9/20

Hamlet in Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

One of Shakespeare’s most poignant tales of human nature, “Hamlet” is the story of a young prince haunted by the past and immobilised by the future—an internal struggle that takes place against a royal backdrop of deception, conspiracy, moral ambiguity and “murder most foul”. No ordinary production...