23 Jul - 26 Feb

Future U

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

27 Sep - 30 Sep

Melbourne International Coffee Expo

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

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.

21 Jan - 23 Jan

Drag Expo

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

2 Dec - 30 Jan

Jurassic World by Brickman

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

25 Jun - 6 Feb

Maree Clarke: Ancestral Memories

The first major retrospective of the Melbourne-based artist.

14 Oct - 16 Oct

Dog Lovers Show

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

2 Dec - 12 Dec

The New North Melbourne Museum of Modern Art

An exhibition spanning painting, ceramics, photography and film.

4 Dec - 25 Apr

Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto

A major exhibition focusing on the French couturière.

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26 Aug - 28 Aug

Boho Luxe Market and Glamping Festival

A weekend market celebrating glamping and boho style.

12 Nov - 30 Jan

Imaginaria

An interactive dreamlike landscape where imagination meets futuristic play.

1 Nov - 1 May

THE LUME Melbourne

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

8 Nov - 12 Jun

A Miracle Constantly Repeated, by Patricia Piccinini

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

8 Jan

Melbourne Harmony Festival

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

10 Nov - 13 Nov

EQUITANA Melbourne

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

30 Oct - 23 Jan

Disney: The Magic of Animation

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

10 Nov - 28 Feb

Xplore Melbourne

Xplore Melbourne is an augmented reality treasure hunt which brings Melbourne city to life.

22 Dec - 25 Apr

Bark Ladies

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

25 Jun - 31 Jan

Treasures of the Natural World

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

11 Dec - 12 Dec

Oz Comic-Con Melbourne

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

12 Mar - 6 Feb

Big Weather

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

29 Apr - 28 Feb

Flash Forward

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

Melbourne's essential night-time events

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

17 May - 18 Feb

Dream Factory: GMH Design at Fishermans Bend 1964-2020

This exhibition celebrates the story of GMH design in Melbourne.

30 Apr - 26 Jun

Spectrum: An Exploration of Colour

An exhibition exploring colour in works drawn from the NGV.

5 Nov - 9 Jan

Leica Oskar Barnack Award

An exhibition of photographs from the Leica Oskar Barnack Award.

11 Dec - 12 Dec

One Fine Baby Expo Melbourne

A free two-day baby expo with more than 100 brands and vendors on display.

7 Dec - 18 Dec

Michael Wedd: Entering the Subconscious The Covid Works

A series of ink paintings that began at the start of Covid-19 and continued during lockdowns.

23 Sep - 18 Dec

Louise Marson: Breath

An online exhibition that examines isolation, connection and healing.

13 Jan - 29 May

Islands

Escape to a surreal desert island in this new interactive exhibition.

4 Dec - 5 Dec

Neo Ceramics Open Studio Sale

An exhibition and celebration of local pottery.

18 Mar - 7 Aug

Queer

Queer shines a light on the NGV Collection to examine the queer stories that artworks can tell.

4 Oct - 31 Dec

French Impressionism Virtual Tour

Take an online tour of the Winter Masterpieces exhibition.

4 Jan - 31 Dec

Becoming You: An Incomplete Guide

An exhibition of Australian coming-of-age stories.

3 Dec - 15 Dec

Better Live

Art exhibition touching on the longing of interaction between art and viewer in physical space.

1 Dec - 31 Dec

River Connections at Melbourne Museum

A journey which celebrates the life of Victoria’s river environments.

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