Melbourne is home to a thriving arts scene and is bursting with more than 100 galleries ranging from large public institutions to smaller commercial galleries and artist-run initiatives.
Renowned for its thriving arts scene, it’s not surprising that Melbourne is home to more than 100 galleries, ranging from large public institutions to smaller commercial galleries and artist-run initiatives. Often heralded as the cultural capital of Australia, you cannot complete a trip to Melbourne without a visit to one of their many striking and inspiring galleries.
Located in Federation Square is the world’s first major public gallery dedicated to Australian art – the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). Boasting close to 25,000 works of paintings, sculptures prints, photography and textiles, the NGV can’t be missed. Even the building itself is a work of art, with the slate exterior enveloped by cascading water. Also located in Federation Square is ACMI, one of the world’s leading moving image centres. Expect to see cutting-edge video art and creative uses of digital media.
You can also discover ground-breaking works by local and international artists in Melbourne’s commercial galleries. For a list of Melbourne’s commercial galleries, visit https://melbourne/Galleries/Commercial/