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Melbourne has so much going on, and there are always plenty of events that are free. You may still need to book, however, so check individual events for details.
Gareth Sansom: Transformer
15 Sep 2017 - 28 Jan 2018, Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
This ambitious exhibition will surprise, with works engaging with pop culture, art history, Australian vernacular, religion, mortality and gender.
Akio Makigawa: Spirit and Memory
25 Aug 2017 - 1 Feb 2018, Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
The exhibition, located in the foyer of NGV Australia, presents a selection of works by Akio, some of which have never been exhibited publicly before.
Del Kathryn Barton: The Highway is a Disco
17 Nov 2017 - 12 Mar 2018, Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
This exhibition highlights Del Kathryn Barton's distinct use of line and colour to represent exuberant and psychedelic imagination.
10 Mar 2017 - 23 Aug 2017, NGV International
An exhibition of recent photographs by Bill Henson, selected by the artist, and encompassing themes including portraits, interiors and landscapes.
I See You Like This
29 Jul 2017 - 10 Sep 2017, ArtPlay
A strange and beautiful exhibition of professional photo portraits art directed by children.
2 Aug 2017 - 24 Aug 2017, ArtPlay
Drop in for some artful play! There will be all sorts of inspiring materials on hand for you to create artwork or build a play space together.
World’s Most Liveable City?
18 Aug 2017, Federation Square
Melbourne has ranked as the ‘world’s most liveable city’ for six consecutive years, but will it keep the top spot?
Rosie Weiss: The Trees are Falling into the Sea
22 Aug 2017 - 2 Sep 2017, Fortyfivedownstairs Inc
An exhibition of watercolours documenting the effects of climate change along Melbourne coastlines.
Janita Ryan: Imaging the Filmic Gloriana
25 Jul 2017 - 5 Aug 2017, Fortyfivedownstairs Inc
The purse-sized gouache miniature portraits of Queen Elizabeth I in this exhibition are a meditation on regaining authorship of one’s own story.
Growing Old Gracefully
4 Aug 2017, Royal Melbourne Hospital
Professor Andrea Maier talks on the cellular basis of ageing and how to change the script.
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