Melbourne Art Gallery

Art Galleries

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Alcaston Gallery

The Alcaston Gallery specials in contemporary Australian Indigenous art with changing exhibitions. 11 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy (03 9418 3065)

Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

ACMI is dedicated to the moving image in all its forms, it began as the State Film Centre in 1946, and has evolved over the past 60 years to become what it is today. Originally it was designed as a collection based institution but has changed and reinvented itself to become the globally recognised hub for screening, education and industry networking that it has become today.

Throughout the year, ACMI hosts a vibrant collection of award-winning exhibitions from artists local and international as well as festivals, live shows, workshops, educational programs and film screenings. For the young and old ACMI creates programs based around film appreciation, exploration and education that are sure to entertain, 200-310 examenlighten and excite anyone who appreciates the moving image in all its forms.

ACMI has a wonderful Lounge that offers its guests great food at a great price. A place to catch a quick meal before a screening or a place to relax with friends and sip on cocktails and great finger food, the lounge offers something for everyone; it even serves late breakfast on the weekends.

Address: Federation Square Flinders St Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: 03 8663 2200

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

This distinctive landmark on Southbank is a rust red steel structure that houses contemporary art exhibitions. The ACCA prides itself on displaying innovative exhibitions by International and Australian artists.

City Gallery

Changing exhibitions using the City of Melbourne’s Art and Heritage collection. Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston Street (03 9658 9658).

Heide Museum of Modern Art

An interesting mix of art, design and landscape and often labelled at the incubator for Australian modernism. 7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen (03 9850 1500)

The Ian Potter Museum of Art

Known as The Potter, this is the University of Melbourne’s Art Museum. It houses and exhibits the University of Melbourne Art Collection as well as staging temporary exhibitions ranging from classic to contemporary.SY0-401 exam

Located up the top of Melbourne’s CBD area, the Ian Potter Museum of Art is the venue to see many exhibitions and collections. The current building was opened in 1998 and draws on the vast art collection that the University of Melbourne has been assembling since 1853.

There are sixteen exhibitions at the venue each year. Previous exhibitions include The Shilo project, Greek vases and Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack: Bauhaus artist and innovator.

The collection at the Ian Potter Museum of Art includes sculptures and paintings from international and Australian artists.

Closed Mondays, the museum is free to view on other days. The address is 800 Swanston St, Carlton, at the University of Melbourne, between Faraday Street and Elgin street. A tram stops close to the museum, while it is within walking distance of most areas of central Melbourne.

Swanston Street, Parkville ( 03 8344 5148). Catch the tram from city to University of Melbourne.

Melbourne Art Rooms (MARS)

MARS is located in Port Melbourne, it was originally an old dairy but, opened as a gallery in 2005. It has a reputation for not being bound to traditional formats and its gallery space is state of the art. MARS hosts exhibitions by local, national and international artists as well as exhibiting works by un represented and emerging artists. Bay Street, Port Melbourne ( 03 9681 8425). Tram from city to North Port stop.

Monash Gallery of Art

Some of the best Australian photographs and a perfumed Impressions garden and sculpture park. 860 Femtree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill (03 9562 1569)

National Gallery of Victoria

Melbourne is known as the heart of culture in Australia, and right in its centre is the heart of Melbourne, the National Gallery of Victoria. Comprising of two spectacular galleries located a short stroll apart the NGV is the place to go if you are looking for an afternoon of art, culture and history. Both galleries boast beautiful permanent collections of artworks from around the world which are free for guests to browse and enjoy at any time. With over 70,000 pieces of art the NGV’s collections is one of the most eclectic and impressive in the Southern Hemisphere with collections of American, European, Asian and Oceanic art from many different eras.

The NGV has been displaying one of Australia’s wealthiest and impressive art collections since 1861. The continuing growing collection out grew its home in St Kilda Road, and in 2002 was split in two. The Australian works are now displayed in the new Ian Potter Centre across the road at Federation Square. The international works are still displayed at the National Gallery of Victoria next to the the Melbourne arts centre.

The building stands on St Kilda road and has become an icon of the city. A gallery designed in such a way that just walking through the architecture itself you feel like you are within a masterpiece. Large airy rooms and lots of glass allow the art to speak for itself.

The NGV has more Australian artwork on display than any other gallery internationally and offers guests a journey through Australia’s artistic history. Indigenous and non-indigenous art forms stand side by side from the Colonial period to the present day ��� a truly wonderful reminder of Australia’s culture, history and promise for the future.

With exhibitions from local and international artists, a diverse program of events and activities and a spectacular restaurant and gift shop, the NGV is a wonderful place to bring children of any age to enjoy holidays, weekends and excursions.

Address: 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004
Phone: 03 8620 2222

Post Master Gallery

This gallery is home to the National Philatelic Collection, Australia’s most significant collection of Philatelic heritage and artwork. The gallery displays nine decades of Australian stamps. 321 Exhibition Street, Melbourne (03 9204 5021) City circle tram.

RMIT Gallery

Changing exhibitions in the Storey Hall. 344 Swanston Street, Melbourne (03 9925 1717)

State Library of Victoria

Regular exhibitions held in the Keith Murdoch Gallery, Cowne Gallery and Dome Galleries. 328 Swanston Street, (03 8664 7000).