16 Nov - 24 Dec

Myer Christmas Windows

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a trip to the Bourke Street Mall to see the iconic Myer windows.

27 Nov - 31 Jan

Imaginaria

Imaginaria is an interactive dreamlike landscape where imagination meets futuristic play.

12 Nov - 5 Apr

MPavilion

MPavilion is Australia’s leading architecture and design event.

20 Nov - 31 Mar

Becoming You: An incomplete Guide

Explore the surprising, real-life coming-of-age stories of well-known and everyday Australians.

6 Dec

The Craft Online Makers Market

Craft Victoria hosts an online marketplace promoting the work of talented Craft members.

Everything you need to do before the end of 2020

Markets, events, exhibitions and free fun to enjoy in Melbourne before the year is over.

3 Dec - 21 Dec

David Greybeard Art Project

A large scale artwork of the iconic chimpanzee located outside Hamer Hall.

4 Feb - 7 Feb

Melbourne Art Fair

Melbourne Art Fair presents iconic and new work from the region’s most respected galleries.

22 Oct - 24 Oct

Melbourne Dog Lovers Show

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

19 Dec - 18 Apr

NGV Triennial

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

15 Aug - 31 Jul

75th Anniversary of the End of World War II

Victorians are invited to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II on 15 August.

9 Sep - 11 Sep

Melbourne International Coffee Expo

Asia Pacific's largest dedicated coffee event.

9 Nov - 12 Mar

Skilled Hands, Shared Culture

View RMIT Gallery's cross-continental online exhibition celebrating the Vietnam Creativity Festival.

31 Jul - 31 Dec

An Embroidery of Old Maps and New

A video poetry project to connect migrants in isolation.

2 Nov - 13 Dec

Sukkah on Birrarung Marr

Sukkah is a vibrant pop-up celebrating community and togetherness.

Melbourne’s essential summer events

Markets, pop-up bars, special events and more. The city is set for a summer sensation.

2 Feb - 13 Feb

Seasons Ceramic Exhibition

An exhibition of ceramics exploring the concept of ‘seasons’: life experiences and seasonality.

12 Dec

Wonder Room for One

Wonder Room for One is a public art project celebrating Melbourne's rich protest histories.

8 Dec - 30 Jan

Hannah Quinlivan – Nocturne

Hannah Quinlivan creates ephemeral drawings that weave together time, longing and reflection.

28 Jul - 31 Dec

Drawn to Sound Mobile App

An augmented reality art app with VR drawings and 360 videos of performances in Melbourne locations.

6 Aug - 8 Aug

Drag Expo 2021

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

17 Aug - 31 Jan

Marking Time Virtual and Video Tours

Exploring markings on public surfaces across Indigenous Australia.

27 Sep - 31 Jan

Petrina Hicks: Bleached Gothic Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of the NGV's exhibition of the celebrated Australian photographer.

19 Dec

Outcry: A Performative Reading

Outcry is a performative reading by Alice Hayward, Megan Payne and Jacqui Shelton.

23 Nov - 25 Apr

Ivan Durrant: Barrier Draw

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

10 Nov - 30 Dec

RAAF in the Royal Exhibition Building

Stories of the men and women stationed at the Royal Exhibition Building during World War II.

21 May - 23 May

GABS Festival

GABS is a weekend long craft beer and cider festival.

1 Jul - 31 Dec

The Society of NanoBioSensing

The Society of NanoBioSensing is an art project and interactive virtual microscope.

10 Dec - 31 Mar

MSDx Summer

Visit MSDx Summer online for a glimpse of future design innovations in the built environment.

15 Dec - 28 Feb

Uptown Art Exhibition

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

27 Jun - 26 May

Wayward Women?

Meet some women who don't fit the stereotype of demure Victorian womanhood.

17 Nov - 5 Dec

William Breen – Wet Paint

William Breen’s latest exhibition presents a fresh series of his ever-popular urban landscapes.

13 Aug - 30 Jun

Unwelcome Visitant

Unwelcome Vistant explores what it means to read The Plague by Albert Camus during a real pandemic.

10 Jul - 31 Dec

Convergence The Art of Zhou Xiaoping in Aboriginal Australia

View an online collection of artworks from celebrated Chinese-Australian Artist, Zhou Xiaoping.

24 Nov - 6 Dec

Umbra – Kohl Tyler-Dunshea

An exhibition of artwork from New Zealand-born artist, Kohl Tyler-Dunshea.

17 Nov - 5 Dec

Jon Eiseman and Anne Conron – Into the Silent Sea

Jon Eiseman’s sculptures encompass notions of time, spirituality and emotion.

18 Feb - 7 Mar

PHOTO 2021

An international festival of photography across 40 cultural institutions.

8 Nov - 31 Dec

Honouring Warrior Woman – Lisa Bellear

This NAIDOC Week, visit Warrior Woman Lane to celebrate the life of Lisa Bellear.

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Street art

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

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.

Bridget McDonnell Gallery

A gallery exhibiting early and modern Australian art.