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

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Unmissable exhibitions

1 Nov - 30 Jun

THE LUME Melbourne

Immerse yourself in the work of Van Gogh at Australia's digital art gallery.

8 Nov - 12 Jun

A Miracle Constantly Repeated, by Patricia Piccinini

Flinders Street Station’s ballroom opens its doors for Australia’s pre-eminent visual artist.

30 Oct - 23 Jan

Disney: The Magic of Animation

Discover the creativity and innovation of almost 100 years of Disney Animation.

4 Dec - 25 Apr

Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto

A major exhibition focusing on the French couturière.

2 Dec - 30 Jan

Jurassic World by Brickman

Jurassic World by Brickman is an adventure 6 million LEGO bricks in the making.

14 Jan - 31 Mar

Kaleidosquare

This summer, prepare to see Fed Square through a different lens – a new colourful world to explore.

23 Sep - 1 Aug

Seeing the Invisible

An ambitious exhibition of artworks created with augmented reality (AR) technology.

29 Apr - 28 Feb

Flash Forward

Explore 40 city laneways that are being transformed by over 80 creatives.

Ending soon

2 Dec - 30 Jan

Happy Place Melbourne

Experience one-of-a-kind installations and multi-sensory immersive rooms.

25 Jun - 6 Feb

Maree Clarke: Ancestral Memories

The first major retrospective of the Melbourne-based artist.

12 Mar - 6 Feb

Big Weather

A timely exhibition that recognises Indigenous cultural knowledge of weather systems.

23 Jul - 26 Feb

Future U

An exhibition exploring what it means to be human during a time of technological acceleration.

20 Jan - 25 Jan

Australia International Watercolour Exhibition

The Australia international watercolour exhibition reflects on the year that was.

23 Feb - 12 Mar

Sacred Light: in the Shadows of the Land

A First Nations exhibition exploring the power of light and darkness.

20 Dec - 31 Jan

Masters of the Universe: Remastered

Immersive gallery experience with works by Travis Price and more.

12 Nov - 30 Jan

Imaginaria

An interactive dreamlike landscape where imagination meets futuristic play.

Family friendly

6 Dec - 28 Aug

NGV Architecture Commission: Pond[er]

An outdoor installation, complete with a pink pond.

17 Dec - 25 Apr

The Gecko and the Mermaid: Djerrkŋu Yunupiŋu and her Sister

A kids' exhibition that shares stories of Yolŋu artists from Northeast Arnhem Land.

1 Dec - 30 Jun

River Connections at Melbourne Museum

A journey which celebrates the life of Victoria’s river environments.

11 Feb - 31 Jan

The Story of the Moving Image

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

Coming soon

6 May - 7 May

We Take Back Our Mother Tongues: Famili

A spellbinding evening of queer Pasifika and First Nations music, installation and connection.

1 Feb - 12 Jun

Crowd Stance: Rafaella McDonald

Be swept up by this large scale installation rendered in striking colour and an irresistible style.

18 Mar - 7 Aug

Queer

Queer shines a light on the NGV Collection to examine the queer stories that artworks can tell.

21 Jan - 31 Mar

Urban Silo Art Trail

Walk through a homage to Victoria’s iconic Silo Art Trail – in miniature.

Last updated on Fri 14 Jan 2022

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6 Apr - 23 Apr

Evelyn Pohl and Yundi Wang: It's Raining, and I Miss You

A musical performance created together and apart, celebrating daily practice and the little things.

15 Oct - 31 Jul

Art of Science

An exhibition of mesmerising artworks created by medical researchers.

30 Apr - 26 Jun

Spectrum: An Exploration of Colour

An exhibition exploring colour in works drawn from the NGV.

29 Jun - 16 Jul

Nothing is Sacred: Methods for Destruction

A live performance score inviting the audience to be viewers of an entire creative process.