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Art, art galleries and exhibitions in Melbourne

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Degas: A New Vision

The French painter is the subject of NGV’s next Winter Masterpieces exhibition

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Painting. More Painting

ACCA's first large-scale survey of contemporary Australian painting in over a decade

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Win a double pass to Friday Nights at NGV

Take in NGV's blockbuster Degas exhibition to the soothing sounds of Jess Ribeiro

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Five things that could only happen at Dark Mofo

“You demand it. The Tasmanian winter demands it.” Welcome to Dark Mofo, a time when all that is veiled, dark and mystifying is given room to emerge

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Art exhibitions to see in Melbourne

The best art in Melbourne

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The best art galleries in Melbourne

Take in blockbuster exhibitions, local shows and state-of-the-art installations at Melbourne's best galleries

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The best free art galleries in Melbourne

Because getting up close to world-class art shouldn't cut a healthy slice out of your salary

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Where to find the best street art in Melbourne

The street art hotspots that any self-respecting 'grammer should be snapping

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Time Out's guide to Aboriginal art

Many visitors want to take away a piece of Indigenous art as a souvenir, but it’s not quite that simple

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Bluffer's guide to contemporary art

From Duchamp and Warhol, contemporary art can take a fair bit of untangling

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What's on at

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NGV International

Victoria's premier art gallery features major blockbuster exhibitions. The permanent collection includes a Rembrandt, a Bonnard and a Tiepolo

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The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

See NGV's extensive collection of Australian artwork, ranging from the Colonial period through to contemporary art

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Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)

A not-for-profit gallery showcasing group exhibitions of sculpture, video, installation, photography, print and paint

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Heide Museum of Modern Art

A contemporary art gallery in a fantastic modernist house once owned by art collectors John and Sunday Reed

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Arts Centre Melbourne

Featuring temporary and permanent exhibitions from the Arts Centre's performing arts and public art collections

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Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

The place to go for major exhibitions and screenings relating to film, television and gaming culture 

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RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride – a rolling bike festival

Experience Victoria as you never have before at the RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride, where you'll ride through Victoria's beautiful scenery from the Grampians to the Great Ocean Road. The annual bike ride has been running for 30 years and is quite possibly the best-kept secret in local travel, for two unbeatable reasons: you can experience great scenery by day and a party atmosphere by night.  Riders can opt to do a three, five or nine-day ride across Victoria. The three-day option (188km) runs along the coast from Apollo Bay, Bellbrae, Queenscliff to Geelong from December 1-4. The five-day course (339km) runs from the historic town of Halls Gap and winds down to the coast past the Twelve Apostles to finish at Apollo Bay from November 26 to December 1. For riders who are in it for the long haul, there's the nine-day ride from Halls Gap to Geelong (527km) from November 26 to December 4. This event is open to riders of all ages (children included), though a reasonable level of fitness is expected. While the rides will cover plenty of distance, full support and service from the RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride will ensure no one gets left behind. Everything is included in the ticket price: the support team will provide three meals a day, toilets, hot showers at the campsites and luggage transfers. Don't have a tent? There are rental options available.  It's not all about the riding either – once you get off the saddle, the evenings will take on a festival atmosphere with live mu

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George's Bar

A quirky theme does not a great bar make – but at George's Bar in Fitzroy, you're guaranteed both.  Late last year, Fitzroy awoke to a huge George Costanza mural and a sign on the door instructing patrons to "BE MORE LIKE GEORGE". A flurry of media interest ensued (Jason Alexander himself even tweeted about it), but the real test was whether the Johnston Street bar would stand the test of time.  Thankfully, it has. George's Bar has built a following around its chilled-out attitude and lack of pretension from friendly bar staff. They'll happily make you a top-notch Old Fashioned or pour you a Little Creatures on tap. If you're hungry, don't go past the toasties: the classic Art Vandelay is a fat stack of double cheese, or if you're feeling adventurous, go for the Dealership: a combo of Twix, maple butter and pretzels.  George's Bar also does a great trivia night on Wednesdays and comedy night on Thursdays. Fridays and Saturdays are all about the local DJs. Naturally, photos of Costanza are placed around the walls – but whether you're a Seinfeld fan or not, George's Bar is the local you've been looking for.

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Starward Whisky presents: The Craft of Whisky

Starward Whisky is teaming up with Work-Shop and Time Out Melbourne for a night of whisky and craft workshops and demonstrations. Guests will be treated to a Starward whisky cocktail on arrival, while local jeweller and printmaker Cassandra Gill will showcase her stunning works in a hands-on interactive craft demonstration. Multi-disciplinary artist Nicole Black will also be putting on an intriguing live demonstration and workshop to showcase her mixed media work. if you want to see what the new age of crafting looks like, this is your chance.  Stick around for a nip of Starward whisky afterwards, made at the New World Whisky Distillery right here in Melbourne. Starward founder David Vitale will tell guests the fascinating story on how he set up a highly successful craft whisky label out of an airport hangar in Essendon.  

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