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What's free in Melbourne this month

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

26 Jul - 29 Nov

Library Cinema

See contemporary, classic and documentary films on the big screen at Library at The Dock.

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 Jul - 1 Sep

Behind the Lines

An exhibition of political cartoons showing how we grappled with 2020.

17 May - 31 Aug

Dream Factory: GMH Design at Fishermans Bend 1964-2020

This exhibition celebrates the story of GMH design in Melbourne.

27 Aug - 5 Sep

Frenchy Weekends

Celebrate all things French this winter with live music, workshops, giveaways and French films.

29 Jul - 9 Aug

Shot in the Heart of Melbourne

Street photography captured within the centre of the city.

1 Sep - 1 Aug

Seeing the Invisible

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

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 - 6 Aug

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.

29 Oct - 31 Oct

Arriba - Melbourne Mexican Festival

Enjoy all things Mexican themed at this outdoor festival.

13 Aug - 21 Aug

Curious Creatures

Step deeper into a glowing world where things are never quite as they seem.

15 Sep - 16 Sep

European Market at Rialto

Grab a bite to eat, peruse the giftware stalls and enjoy the live music and maypole dancing.

25 Jun - 3 Oct

Maree Clarke: Ancestral Memories

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

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 Oct

Melbourne Harmony Festival

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

12 Aug - 30 Dec

Gaming Film Festival

Watch the highs and hilarious lows of gaming's greatest flicks.

18 Jul - 31 Dec

Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market

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

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 Jul - 5 Sep

The Knot

Become delightfully entangled in an art experience like no other.

12 Jul - 5 Sep

In Every Dream Home a Heart Ache

Check out a new work by artist Natty Solo as part of Flash Forward.

23 Aug - 4 Sep

Frenchy Fed Free Workshops

As part of Frenchy Weekends at Fed Square, immerse yourself in French culture with a free workshop.

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