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Long weekend fun made a dent in your wallet? These awesome activations, pop-ups and exhibitions won't cost a cent.
Luke Jerram: Gaia
Luke Jerram's striking 'Gaia' installation is set to levitate in St Paul's Cathedral for over two months. Rotating once every four minutes, the artwork was created using images of the earth’s surface from NASA. Enter the cathedral during visiting hours to witness the 7-metre-wide sensation in all its glowing glory.
Melbourne Craft Fair
Find the city's best locally made buys at the limited run 'Craft* Wrk' pop-up market. Curated by the team behind the Rose St. Artists’ Market, you'll be able to find indie designers, local makers, creative artists and more under the iconic Queen Vic Market sheds. Better yet, entry is free!
Round out the month with another epic foodie festival at the Queen Vic Market. Try dishes from Ghana, South Africa, Senegal and Ethiopia. Bop along to the tune of traditional drummers and bring your little mates along for free kids activities.
Is that France or Melbourne? Claire Ropartz's photography exhibition captures the artisans and architecture of the Paris End of Melbourne. Take a peek inside the iconic local businesses around Collins Place and Flinders Lane. The exhibit stays open late for artsy night owls to peruse.
More free events
NGV Architecture Commission: Pond[er]
An outdoor installation, complete with a pink pond.
Express Book Chat
Pop in to the express book bar on Little Collins Street and join a monthly chat.
Victorian Law Week
Find answers to your legal questions during Victorian Law Week.
St Paul's Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts
Take a break and enjoy a lunchtime concert.
Tai Chi on the Deck at The Dock
Enjoy a tai chi and qigong class outdoors – it's the perfect mind and body exercise.
See contemporary, classic and documentary films on the big screen at Library at The Dock.
Free kids activities
Free art and exhibitions
Mental: Head Inside
Visit Science Gallery's inaugural exhibition around mental health.
From Mundane to Friday: The Art of Everyday Melbourne
An exhibition considering the ephemera of the everyday and what it reveals about us.
Photo 2022: International Festival of Photography
Experience spectacular photography at iconic sites and galleries across Melbourne.
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