19 Nov - 1 May

Bark Ladies

An exhibition that celebrates the NGV’s extraordinary collection of work by Yolngu women artists.

23 Jul - 23 Oct

Future U

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

24 Sep - 3 Oct

Jurassic World by Brickman

An adventure 6 million LEGO® bricks in the making.

27 Sep - 30 Sep

Melbourne International Coffee Expo

Asia Pacific's largest dedicated coffee event returns in 2022.

27 Nov - 28 Nov

Oz Comic-Con Melbourne

A fun event for fans of all ages, interests and pop-obsessions.

5 Dec - 25 Apr

Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto

This major exhibition focuses exclusively on French couturière Gabrielle Chanel.

23 Sep - 1 Aug

Seeing the Invisible

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

29 Oct - 7 Aug

2021 NGV Architecture Commission: Pond[er]

An outdoor installation, complete with a pink pond.

4 Jan - 31 Dec

Becoming You: An incomplete Guide

An exhibition of Australian coming-of-age stories.

19 Aug - 21 Nov

Jasmine Grace: Ebb and Flow

A new exhibition by Melbourne-based light artist Jasmine Grace.

29 Apr - 31 Oct

Flash Forward

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

21 Jan - 23 Jan

Drag Expo

The nation's best celebration of everything drag, kitsch and pop-culture is coming to Melbourne.

1 Sep - 31 Dec

She-Oak And Sunlight: Australian Impressionism Virtual Tour

Experience NGV's She-Oak and Sunlight: Australian Impressionism exhibition virtually.

4 Jun - 1 Oct

NGV Friday Nights

Stay up late at the French Impressionism exhibition, with music, bars and dining.

25 Jun - 3 Oct

Maree Clarke: Ancestral Memories

The first major retrospective of Melbourne-based artist and designer, Maree Clarke.

31 Aug - 31 Dec

Maree Clarke: Ancestral Memories – Virtual Tour

Explore NGV's Maree Clarke: Ancestral Memories exhibition virtually.

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.

9 Jan

Melbourne Harmony Festival

Presenting the shared music, art, and culture of the people of the Eastern Mediterranean.

14 Oct - 16 Oct

Dog Lovers Show

Australia’s favourite fur-festival has been rescheduled to 2022.

25 Jun - 3 Oct

French Impressionism from The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

An exhibition of over 100 masterworks of French Impressionism.

18 Oct - 6 Nov

Silent Dialogue / 沉默的对话

Silent Dialogue / 沉默的对话 is a group art exhibition and program of events about migration.

2 Dec - 12 Dec

The New North Melbourne Museum of Modern Art

An exhibition spanning painting, ceramics, photography and film.

15 Oct - 17 Oct

Boho Luxe Market and Glamping Festival

A weekend market celebrating glamping and boho style.

2 Feb - 24 Oct

Imaginaria

An interactive dreamlike landscape where imagination meets futuristic play.

18 Jun - 16 Jan

A Miracle Constantly Repeated, by Patricia Piccinini

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

13 May - 17 Oct

Disney: The Magic of Animation

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

10 Nov - 13 Nov

EQUITANA Melbourne

The biggest all-encompassing equestrian event in the southern hemisphere returns in 2022.

1 Sep - 24 Nov

THE LUME Melbourne

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

25 Jun - 31 Jan

Treasures of the Natural World

Melbourne Museum's newest exhibition from London's Natural History Museum.

12 Mar - 6 Feb

Big Weather

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

25 Jun - 24 Oct

Camille Henrot: Is Today Tomorrow

A survey exhibition featuring Camille Henrot's key works from the past decade.

17 May - 18 Feb

Dream Factory: GMH Design at Fishermans Bend 1964-2020

This exhibition celebrates the story of GMH design in Melbourne.

The best free and cheap online events

Try ballet, become a puppy carer and visit the theatre from your living room.

The best free and cheap events for families

Ideas for making lockdown school holidays fun and easy.

4 Aug - 31 Dec

Australian Music Vault

A celebration of Australian contemporary music – past, present and future.

11 Jan - 31 Dec

Worlds Immersive at Melbourne Museum

Art and science collide with mesmerising imagery and soundscapes in this 5-minute film.

What's free in Melbourne this month

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

15 Oct - 31 Oct

Mission to Seafarers Maritime Art Prize and Exhibition

The Mission to Seafarers' Maritime Art Prize and Exhibition returns as an online event in 2021.

Melbourne's essential night-time events

From hidden laneway markets to retro roller rinks, Melbourne gets lit once the lights go out.

9 Oct - 27 Feb

Transforming Worlds

An exhibition celebrating artistic traditions developed by communities across India.

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Street art

Melbourne laneways are filled with street art, stencils, paste-ups and mixed media.

Revitalise & Reconnect, Mandi Barton

Artist Mandi Barton has transformed three electrical boxes with her site-responsive artworks.

Fruition

A distinctive artwork by Matthew Harding, at the gateway to Royal Park.

Julian Opie's Australian Birds

A new public artwork by Julian Opie on St Kilda Rd for the NGV Triennial.