Exhibitions - City of Melbourne
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Melbourne has a thriving art scene, with artist-run spaces as well as large public museums and galleries. There are also fascinating exhibitions on history and the natural world.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​

Exhibition highlights

Our Great Southern Land
In this free exhibition, 42 photographers turn their lenses on our country to share their perspective of 'our Australia'.
Lucy McRae: Body Architect
An exhibition exploring how technology will transform the human body.
Kaws: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness
In an Australian first, this exhibition is a comprehensive survey of 25 years of the oeuvre of the New York artist known as Kaws.
Melbourne Cat Lovers Show
A chance to learn, be inspired by, and connect with fellow cat lovers.
Mind Body Spirit Festival
Australia's largest health, well-being and natural therapies event.
Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat
Opening in December, this exhibition at the NGV presents the work of two of the most significant and influential artists of the late 20th century.
Our Bodies, Our Voices, Our Marks - Immigration Museum
An exhibition at the Immigration Museum exploring the art of tattoo, alongside themes of identity, self-expression, culture and community.

Exhibitions by category

Image of Art exhibitions
Melbourne is an art city, bursting with art shows and exhibitions, at large museums as well as commercial and independent galleries.
Image of Nature exhibitions
Science, nature, flora and fauna - intriguing exhibitions are held at various Melbourne venues such as Melbourne Museum and the Royal Botanic Gardens
Image of Exhibitions for kids
Entertain the kids while helping them to develop their visual and cultural skills - these exhibitions and installations suitable for children will open their minds.
Image of Design & craft exhibitions
There's always a design or craft exhibition on somewhere in Melbourne - just take a look around.
Image of Expos & trade shows
Melbourne's Royal Exhibition Building and Docklands precinct often play host to key expos and trade shows – see innovative products at their best.
Image of All exhibitions
See all exhibitions on in Melbourne, from the blockbusters at the National Gallery to local works at artist-run spaces.
Image of History & heritage exhibitions
Melbourne museum, the Ian Potter Gallery and the State Library of Victoria, among others, offer interesting and absorbing exhibitions all year round.

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