The photographic life of Olive Cotton and Max Dupain comes to the Ian Potter Museum of Art

20 May

The Ian Potter Museum of Art at the University of Melbourne will be the first Victorian gallery to host Max and Olive: The photographic life of Olive Cotton and Max Dupain. The touring exhibition, from the National Gallery of Australia, brings together a substantial group of works by these famed Australian photographers for the first […]

Town Hall Gallery artists imagine new worlds for winter exhibition

17 May

Town Hall Gallery presents Imagined Worlds, a new group exhibition that blurs the boundary between what is real and what is imagined. Showing from 25 June until 21 August, Imagined Worlds features the works of nine Australian artists who challenge traditional representations of landscape in their work, allowing the viewer to imagine life in a […]

Ballarat International Foto Biennale Announces New Festival Director

16 May

The Board of Ballarat International Foto Biennale is proud to announce the appointment of Fiona Sweet as its new Festival Director. Sweet is a lifelong advocate for the arts and former head of Sweet Creative, a Melbourne-based design agency that has worked with many of Victoria’s leading arts organisations. Sweet has also served on the […]

CLIMARTE Poster Project Takes to the Streets

12 May

The streets of Melbourne are now plastered with 500 new posters that promote action on climate change as part of the CLIMARTE Poster Project 2016. The public is encouraged to spot the posters at sites around town, and to share the message by capturing in-situ photographs of the posters and posting to social media channels […]

Linden New Art collaborates with Arts Project Australia to produce Wild Lands

15 April

Linden New Art is proud to unveil its latest exhibition, Wild Lands, running from Friday 6 May until Sunday 17 July. Wild Lands is a group exhibition with a selection of emerging and mid-career artists from Arts Project Australia. The exhibition will showcase paper and ceramic works of exotic and wild animals from around the […]

Art Town 2016 Exhibition and Award Announcement April 26 Chapel Off Chapel

14 April

The Art Town 2016 live art weekends are finished but the event continues with official Art Town exhibition of completed artworks at Chapel Off Chapel, and the announcement of the winner of Art Town 2016 with prize money of $8000. The Art Town Exhibition will show big works, such as the GLAD Rappers who knitted […]

LUSK (LightUpStKilda), formerly Acland Street Projection Festival, back in 2016

14 April

Acland Street Projection Festival is back this year after the successful inaugural festival in 2015 with a new name, LUSK – LightUpStKilda. From Friday 9th to Sunday 17th September 2016, and linked to Melbourne Fringe Festival, the LUSK curatorial program will feature established and emerging artists from diverse practice. Minister for Creative Industries and Member […]

Leith Maguire puts nature on paper in Heads or Tails?

14 April

Linden New Art presents Heads or Tails?, a solo exhibition by Leith Maguire from 6 May to 17 July. The Melbourne-based artist captures the beauty and grittiness of nature in her seemingly effortless ink-on-paper drawings. Unlike many artists, Maguire’s primary practice sees her immersed in nature, initially drawing from life, allowing her to capture the […]

CLIMARTE Poster Project sticks up for climate change action

7 April

CLIMARTE presents the CLIMARTE Poster Project 2016, taking place on the streets of Melbourne this May. Eleven Australian artists have been commissioned by CLIMARTE to design posters that engage the community on climate change action, with 500 A0-sized posters to be displayed on poster sites around town. The commissioned artists are Angela Brennan, Chris Bond, […]

Experience Art Town 2016 through an intimate ArtWalk

1 April

Join ArtWalk Melbourne in unearthing artists, designers and spaces during Art Town 2016 on one of their popular guided tours. Taking place on Sunday 3 April from 11am until 12:45pm, participants will discover urban artists at work as they bring galleries, walls and spaces alive with their vibrant artistic creations during Art Town 2016. Participants […]