Summer in Australia means beaches, balmy evenings and ice cream; but in Melbourne, it also means mind-blowing cultural experiences. This summer, Melburnians are spoiled for choice with blockbuster exhibitions, world-class theatre and quirky installations in unexpected locations. So why not be a part of it? For an arty getaway to remember, follow our guide to all the unmissable art adventures to be had over summer in Melbourne. We've also included suggestions on where to eat and drink while you're here – because what's a trip to the country's culinary capital without a visit to at least one great restaurant?
To plan your ultimate Melbourne getaway, visit our Time Out Guru to get tailored recommendations on where to stay, what to eat and all the best things to do.