Melbourne's artistic inclination makes the city an attractive destination for some of the world's best travelling exhibitions and artworks, as well as a breeding ground for exciting new talent. See it all at Melbourne's best galleries.
The NGV is a grand modernist building where major blockbuster shows are held. The permanent collection includes a Rembrandt, a Bonnard and a Tiepolo.
The Ian Potter Centre houses NGV's extensive collection of Australian artwork, ranging from the Colonial period through to contemporary art.
This high profile non-for-profit gallery – one of the most recognisable buildings in Melbourne thanks to its red-rust facade – showcases local and international artists across all mediums.
Major film-related exhibitions and surveys of moving image artists happen here, as well as contemporary and cinematheque screenings in two cinemas. The permanent exhibits take in gaming, virtual reality and the history of cinema in Australia.
This torch bearer for Australian modernism is comprised of three core buildings – Heide I, II and III – as well as extensive gardens and a sculpture park.
Linden New Art is a unique not for profit contemporary art gallery located in the heart of St Kilda.
The imposing Anna Schwartz opened her Flinders Lane gallery in 1986. She has represented some of the country's most respected contemporary artists.
A contemporary art space, showcasing established and emerging artists.
The name says it all. Set up in the mid-80s as a not-for-profit exhibition and resource centre, the CCP still holds photography courses for beginners and those wanting to further their skills. See a range of works from emerging and established photographers.
This public art and design gallery features regularly changing exhibitions that explore interesting aspects of Austalian and international visual culture.
Art without an entrance fee?
Getting up close to world-class art shouldn't cut a healthy slice out of your salary. We know that, and thankfully, so do many of Melbourne's best art galleries. From small commercial galleries to the big players, we've rounded up our favourites spots for looking at art when the wallet is thin.