Museums and art galleries

West Side Place Artcade

West Side Place Artcade is a public art collection celebrating the vibrancy of art and the city.

ArtVo

An interactive 3D art gallery with optical illusions that visitors can touch and explore.

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ACMI

Museum dedicated to the moving image through events, film screenings and exhibitions.

Arts House

Contemporary arts space presenting performance and interactive works.

College of Surgeons' Museum

An exhibition of surgical objects and memorabilia.

Children's Gallery Melbourne Museum

This is a wondrous place for young children to explore, play and learn.

ARC ONE Gallery

A commercial gallery in Flinders Lane showing contemporary Australian art.

Gallerysmith

A contemporary art gallery on the city fringe with a focus on solo exhibitions.

Kings Artist-Run Initiative

Space for contemporary art practice and gallery showcasing experimental projects.

SpACE@Collins

Gallery and exhibition space, with venues for corporate and private functions.

Immigration Museum

An exploration of the stories of people from all over the world who have migrated to Australia.

Science Gallery Melbourne

A free gallery where arts and science collide.

Neon Parc

Commercial art gallery exhibiting a diverse range of contemporary art throughout the year.

Grainger Museum

An autobiographical museum of acclaimed musician and composer Percy Grainger.

West End Art Space

A contemporary art gallery with a focus on living artists that strive for excellence.

Outre Gallery

Alternative art gallery specialising in lowbrow, pop surrealism and underground art.

Victorian Artists Society

Hosts exhibitions of national and international historic significance, art classes and workshops.

Mission to Seafarers

Melbourne's maritime history is on display in this heritage-listed building.

Anna Schwartz Gallery

The gallery represents over 30 established and emerging artists on individual projects.

Australian Sports Museum

Housing Australia’s largest sporting collection, including interactive zones and memorabilia.

NGV International

NGV International houses a whole world of international art.

Bridget McDonnell Gallery

A gallery exhibiting early and modern Australian art.

Koorie Heritage Trust

A centre dedicated to promoting Aboriginal culture, with an exhibition space and retail shop.

Mailbox Art Space

A series of restored mailboxes exhibiting new and experimental art.

No Vacancy

Gallery with a focus on promoting and exhibiting emerging artists, designers and curators.

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Meat Market

A performing arts and events space in a heritage-listed building.

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)

An art gallery presenting challenging and innovative contemporary work.

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Exhibitions

23 Jul - 26 Feb

Future U

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

23 Sep - 1 Aug

Seeing the Invisible

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

6 Dec - 28 Oct

NGV Architecture Commission: Pond[er]

An outdoor installation, complete with a pink pond.

2 Dec - 30 Jan

Jurassic World by Brickman

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