12 Nov - 5 Apr

MPavilion

MPavilion is Australia’s leading architecture and design event.

20 Nov - 31 Mar

Becoming You: An incomplete Guide

An exhibition of Australian coming-of-age stories.

12 Feb - 28 Feb

Lunar New Year at QV Melbourne

Welcome in The Year of the Ox with festive celebrations.

11 Jan - 31 Dec

Worlds Immersive Learning Lab

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

21 May - 23 May

GABS Festival

GABS is a weekend long craft beer and cider festival.

Melbourne's best events making a comeback in 2021

Celebrate as Melbourne’s favourite experiences return in 2021

22 Oct - 24 Oct

Melbourne Dog Lovers Show

Featuring over 1000 dogs, 120 breeds, unmissable attractions and exhibitors.

23 Feb - 28 Feb

The Ecstasy of People Watching – Mark Chu

Mark Chu exhibits 50 paintings in a major new show.

19 Dec - 18 Apr

NGV Triennial

Experience a large-scale exhibition of international contemporary art, design and architecture.

18 Feb - 7 Mar

PHOTO 2021

An international festival of photography across 40 cultural institutions.

2 Feb - 23 May

Imaginaria

An interactive dreamlike landscape where imagination meets futuristic play.

30 Nov - 19 Mar

You Are Cordially Invited: 150 years of Melbourne Town Hall

An exhibition exploring the history of an iconic Melbourne building.

15 Dec - 28 Feb

Uptown Art Exhibition

A free art exhibition transforming the top end of Bourke Street.

15 Dec - 14 Mar

Overlapping Magisteria

The ACCA galleries are transformed with major new works by contemporary artists.

The best summer events still happening in March

Markets, pop-up bars, special events and more. March is really just summer: the sequel.

20 Jan - 21 Mar

Me and UooUoo: The RCH150 Anniversary Art Trail

One hundred sculptures form walking trails across Melbourne.

What's free in Melbourne this month

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

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.

12 Dec - 30 May

Gung: Create, Make, Do, Love

A stunning new exhibition by Wergaia/Wemba Wemba artist Kelly Koumalatsos.

10 Feb - 4 Mar

Alexandra Copeland Exhibition

An exhibition of ceramics by Alexandra Copeland.

15 Apr - 18 Apr

Australasian Quilt Convention

See the best quilts around Australia, amazing international works and learn new techniques.

17 Feb - 28 Feb

The New North Melbourne Museum of Modern Art

An exhibition spanning painting, ceramics, photography and film.

15 Aug - 31 Jul

75th Anniversary of the End of World War II

Activities, stories and exhibitions reflecting on WWII.

15 Jan - 19 Mar

Milk in the Melbourne Pandemic

An exhibition of photos taken during the Melbourne lockdown - from a milk bottle's point of view.

4 Feb - 30 Apr

Satellite: Eight

Pascale Bardos's 'Eight' is now screening at Blindside as part of their Satellite program.

9 Sep - 11 Sep

Melbourne International Coffee Expo

Asia Pacific's largest dedicated coffee event.

9 Nov - 12 Mar

Skilled Hands, Shared Culture

A cross-continental online exhibition celebrating the Vietnam Creativity Festival.

1 May - 2 May

Pregnancy, Babies and Children's Expo

Discover all you need to know for your pregnancy or young child.

3 Jul - 4 Jul

Oz Comic-Con Melbourne

Oz Comic-Con welcomes fans of all ages, interests and pop-obsessions with an immersive experience.

18 Feb - 7 Mar

PHOTO 2021

Dive into a remarkable site-responsive exhibition at Melbourne Gardens.

10 Mar - 27 Mar

Amber-Rose Hulme – Static

Evocative, photo-realistic representations of the urban everyday.

19 Feb - 11 Apr

Tea Connoisseurs' Night

Enjoy a night as a tea connoisseur at the Chinese Museum.

6 Aug - 8 Aug

Drag Expo 2021

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

15 Jan - 31 Mar

Australian Music Vault

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

6 Apr - 25 Apr

March to Art: Place

March to Art is an exhibition showcasing veteran art in the heart of the city.

22 Feb - 27 Feb

Mike Reed - 3000 Streets

Mike Reed’s near and far wanderings in photographic form.

23 Nov - 25 Apr

Ivan Durrant: Barrier Draw

An exhibition by photorealist painter, sculptor, filmmaker and writer Ivan Durrant.

2 Mar - 20 Mar

Short Stories – Lisa Sewards

Lisa Sewards new body of artwork celebrates the short story genre in Australian literature.

20 Feb - 27 Feb

The Festival of the Photocopier Zine Fair

An online zine fair, with over 200 zine stalls represented.

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Street art

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

Persona

A billboard-sized outdoor artwork by Aylsa McHugh on the Hero Apartment Building.

Federation Bells

The Federation Bells are a set of 39 brass bells located in Birrarung Marr in central Melbourne.

Fruition

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