From giant interactive installations to pop-up galleries featuring internationally renowned art, these exhibitions cannot be missed.

Blockbuster exhibitions

THE LUME Melbourne

THE LUME Melbourne

Experience art, dining, wellness and more like never before across 3,000sqm of immersive space.

The Story of the Moving Image
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The Story of the Moving Image

An ongoing exhibition that journeys through the past, present and future of the moving image.

Leonardo Da Vinci
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Leonardo Da Vinci

Explore the life and legacy of the visionary artist, inventor, scientist and philosopher.

Pharaoh
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Pharaoh

A celebration of 3000 years of ancient Egyptian art and culture through more than 500 works.

Joy
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Joy

Experience an emotive adventure where creativity, colour and storytelling join forces.

Pop-up exhibitions and installations

Trenches to Runway: Military Influences on Popular Fashion
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Trenches to Runway: Military Influences on Popular Fashion

Explore the enduring influence of military design on popular fashion.

Memo Akten: Distributed Consciousness
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Memo Akten: Distributed Consciousness

A digital work merging human and non-human consciousness – via the AI musings of octopus critters.

Now or Never

Now or Never

The city's newest festival returns with digital art experiences, ground-breaking music and more.

Nocturnal: Museum After Dark
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Nocturnal: Museum After Dark

Step into a world of wonder at an after-hours Melbourne Museum experience just for adults.

Melbourne's best blockbuster events

Melbourne's best blockbuster events

The best major events on in Melbourne this year.

La Dolce Vita: Italian Light and Life by Anthony Bowles
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La Dolce Vita: Italian Light and Life by Anthony Bowles

An exhibition of watercolours and oils featuring Italian scenes.

Open House Melbourne Weekend

Open House Melbourne Weekend

Explore more than 150 buildings, places and spaces, and be inspired about the future of our city.

Silent Symphony

Silent Symphony

A sonic and visual interpretation of celestial patterns.

Slow Walker

Slow Walker

Walk alongside some of the most resilient creatures in the universe. Contemplate. Linger.

Melbourne's essential night-time events

Melbourne's essential night-time events

From hidden laneway markets to epic pop-ups, Melbourne gets lit once the lights go out.

What's free and what's open on the King's Birthday long weekend

What's free and what's open on the King's Birthday long weekend

Free events, winter markets, family-friendly activities and more.

Melbourne Craft Fair
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Melbourne Craft Fair

Enjoy a contemporary craft fair at Queen Victoria Market.

Constellations

Constellations

A celestial formation hovers above its own reflection on the Yarra River/Birrarung's surface.

kajoo yannaga

kajoo yannaga

Follow the Companion Sky Spirit through a virtual walk on Country.

What's free in Melbourne this month

What's free in Melbourne this month

Everything to see, do and enjoy in Melbourne for free this month.

The best free and cheap family activities

The best free and cheap family activities

Find family-friendly fun and free events in Melbourne.

Free things to do with kids in Melbourne

Free things to do with kids in Melbourne

Get the kids out and explore these free events and adventures for an awesome day of fun.

Present Shock II

Present Shock II

When we’re confronted with a cacophony of data on a daily basis, how do we decipher what’s true?

Ancient Egypt for Kids
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Ancient Egypt for Kids

A free exhibition for kids with objects, hands-on activities, and cinematic screenings.

Marielle Gonier: Première Rencontre

Marielle Gonier: Première Rencontre

The painting of a landscape, through the artist's initial encounter with the Australian bush.

Last updated on Thu 9 May 2024

Only In The City

Melbourne Fringe Festival

Melbourne Fringe Festival

Experience Victoria's largest independent arts festival.

Only in the City

Only in the City

There’s more to explore, only in the city. 

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Affordable Art Fair Melbourne

Affordable Art Fair Melbourne

Celebrating its global 25th anniversary, with thousands of never-before-seen artworks.

NGV Friday Nights: Pharaoh
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NGV Friday Nights: Pharaoh

NGV Friday Nights brings music, mystique and more with Pharaoh after hours this winter.

Angelina Mirabito: Elastic Heart
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Angelina Mirabito: Elastic Heart

A series of abstract paintings inspired by keywords in the lyrics to Sia's song Elastic Heart.

Josh Deane: Crackle of Cockatoos
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Josh Deane: Crackle of Cockatoos

An installation of paper mache cockatoos located in the window at Library at The Dock.