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

19 Nov - 1 May

Bark Ladies

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

9 Nov - 13 Nov

Alter State: Digital Launch

A celebration of disability, creativity and culture with performances and workshops.

1 Feb - 28 Feb

National Sustainable Living Festival

Showcasing sustainability and climate thought leaders.

1 Oct - 29 Oct

The Great Fed Square Heist

A virtual treasure hunt around Fed Square, with real prizes up for grabs.

23 Sep - 1 Aug

Seeing the Invisible

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

20 Nov - 28 Oct

NGV Architecture Commission: Pond[er]

An outdoor installation, complete with a pink pond.

19 Aug - 21 Nov

Jasmine Grace: Ebb and Flow

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

13 Nov - 14 Nov

Indian Mela

Warm up with Indian curries and Bollywood dancing at the market.

29 Apr - 31 Oct

Flash Forward

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

25 Jul - 28 Nov

Makers Market at The District

This dog-friendly market at Docklands features craft, gifts, fashion and food.

16 Apr - 31 Dec

Chinatown Melbourne Market

Enjoy hawker-style laneway dining in the heart of Melbourne.

21 Jul - 31 Oct

Animals at Home: Live Stream Melbourne Zoo

Stay connected with your favourite animal from home, work or anywhere.

INDU

A celebration of Southern Indian and Sri Lankan village culture, flavours and hospitality.

1 Sep - 31 Dec

She-Oak And Sunlight: Australian Impressionism Virtual Tour

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

Arbory Afloat Turquoise Coast

Melbourne’s largest outdoor floating bar and restaurant reopens this October.

18 Jul - 31 Dec

Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market

Discover wares by local makers and artisans at this weekly market.

10 Dec - 12 Dec

Arriba Melbourne Mexican Festival

Enjoy all things Mexican themed at this outdoor festival.

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.

Secret Garden at QT Melbourne

Brining all the Italianate garden vibes and celebrating the finest produce of the region.

1 Oct - 31 Oct

Craft Contemporary

A festival that explores how craft is evolving in the twenty-first century.

8 Jan

Melbourne Harmony Festival

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

12 Mar - 6 Feb

Big Weather

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

17 May - 18 Feb

Dream Factory: GMH Design at Fishermans Bend 1964-2020

This exhibition celebrates the story of GMH design in Melbourne.

4 Aug - 31 Dec

Australian Music Vault

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

13 Oct - 30 Nov

Goya: Drawings from the Prado Museum Virtual Tour

Explore this world-exclusive exhibition in a 3D virtual tour.

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