Events In Melbourne

1/19/19 to 12/1/19

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Original London company. Photo: Manuel Harlan

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Childˮ, showing at Melbourne's Princess Theatre, is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. In the play, Harry Potter has grown up and wrestles with his career, as well as being a dad and a husband...
2/12/19 to 12/14/19

Queen Victoria Market's Ultimate Foodie Tour

Queen Victoria Market's Ultimate Foodie Tour. Photo: Simon Shiff.

One of the best ways to experience Melbourne's Queen Victoria Market is to take the Ultimate Foodie Tour, a gourmet walking tour for food lovers. Taste the freshest produce, discover unique ingredients, learn tips and tricks for shopping and cooking, and discover the Market's history. The two-hour...
4/19/19 to 9/29/19

In the Land of Drought

Julian Rosefeldt, In the Land of Drought 2015–17 (still) National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Purchased with support of the 2017 NGV Curatorial Tour donors, 2018. © Julian Rosefeldt. Image courtesy of the artist and KÖNIG GALERIE.

German artist and filmmaker Julian Rosefeldt is known for dancing on the edge of darkness and beauty. In his solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, “In the Land of Drought”, he turns his meticulous cinematic eye to the devastating effects of human-generated climate change, summoning...
5/1/19 to 9/1/19

Winter Village Federation Square

The Winter Village, Federation Square

Go ice skating, visit a hot chocolate stand or even book a private igloo at Federation Square in Melbourne, which has been turned into a European-style wonderland for The Winter Village pop-up.
5/6/19 to 8/25/19

Revolutions: Records + Rebels

Revolutions: Records + Rebels, Melbourne Museum

The 1960's was a moment in history that changed everything. In “Revolutions: Records + Rebels” at Melbourne Museum, visitors are taken on an immersive ride through the events, voices and technologies that shook the world—from swinging London fashion to anti-Vietnam war protests. Developed by the...
5/24/19 to 10/13/19

NGV Winter Masterpieces 2019

Cai Guo-Qiang, "Pulse Mountain". Photo: Tobias Titz.

The past, present and future of Chinese art collide at the 2019 iteration of National Gallery of Victoriaʼs “Winter Masterpieces” exhibition series. Building on showstopping past winter exhibitions that have included Vincent van Gogh, Edgar Degas and The Hermitage collection, this year the gallery...
6/24/19 to 6/1/20

Wayward Women? at Old Treasury Building

Portrait of Beatrice Phillips as part of the "Wayward Women?" exhibition at Old Treasury Building

In the late 19th to early 20th centuries, women who transgressed societal mores were judged harshly. While some prospered, many of them paid dearly for their actions—but not all for nothing. The “Wayward Women?” exhibition at Melbourne's Old Treasury Building follows the stories of 10 women from...
7/27/19 to 10/20/19

An Idea Needing to be Made

Pippa Drysdale, "Splendour at Black Rock, East Kimberley" (detail), 2018-19. Porcelain, dimensions variable. Courtesy: the artist and Adrian Sassoon, London; Joanna Bird, London; Sabbia Gallery, Sydney; and Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge MA. Photo: Robert Frith—acorn photo.

Artisans have been making ceramics since time immemorial, but today the medium is often not given the attention it deserves as a serious contemporary artform. The current exhibition at Melbourne's Heide Museum of Modern Art, "An Idea Needing to Be Made: Contemporary Ceramics", gives the form an...
8/1/19 to 8/18/19

Melbourne International Film Festival

"Animals". Courtesy: Melbourne International Film Festival

One of the most important events on Melbourneʼs arts calendar, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), returns to theatres across Melbourne in August 2019—including the newly refurbished Capitol Theatre. As usual, the opening night film is one not to miss. MIFF 2019 will kick off with the...
8/4/19 to 8/31/19

Forest Therapy at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Forest Bathing at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. Image courtesy: RBGV.

The idea of forest therapy (also known as forest bathing) began in Japan, where it's known as 'shinrin-yoku'. The concept is pretty simple: that wellbeing can be improved by being present in nature. This month, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is inviting visitors to improve their physical and mental...