Art and design are two words that are synonymous with Melbourne! With many amazing galleries showcasing unknown local artists to histories greatest artisans; and architecture that rivals Europe’s oldest cities… is it any wonder that Melbourne is considered Australia’s most culturally diverse city?
National Gallery of Victoria & NGV: Ian Potter Centre 180 St Kilda Rd & Federation Square | 8620 2222 The home of art in Melbourne displays a plethora of International & local art.
State Library of Victoria | 328 Swanston St | 8664 7000 Originally built in 1856 this building is home to a wealth of knowledge.
ACMI | Federation Square | 8663 2200 A museum & gallery space that showcases film, television, games, new media & art.
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art 111 Sturt St, South Melbourne | 9697 9999 A leading gallery presenting challenging, innovative & creative works.
Heide Museum of Modern Art | 7 Templestowe Rd, Bulleen | 9850 1500 The entire grounds is one big contemporary art gallery.
The Wheeler Centre | 176 Little Lonsdale St | 9094 7800 A centre dedicated to the discussion & practice of writing.
The RAW Gallery | 11 Yarra Pl, South Melbourne | 9690 5182 A rock & pop photography space.
Nicholas Building | 21-47 Swanston St From buttons to poetry to vintage clothes this is a treasure trove of eclectic shops.
Flinders Lane Gallery | 137 Flinders Ln | 9654 3332 A select group of indigenous & non-indigenous Australian painters & sculptors are exhibited here.
Minotaur | 121 Elizabeth St | 9670 5414 Comics, books, music, DVD’s, figurines – anything & everything Pop Culture.
Metropolis | 3/252 Swanston St | 9663 0215 A unique bookstore that specialises in architecture, photography & graphic design.
A little bit of architecture…
Manchester Unity Building | 220 Collins St | 9650 4920 A beautiful gothic/art deco building that was once the tallest in the city.
Royal Exhibition Building | 9 Nicholson St, Carlton | 13 11 02 A magnificent world heritage listed building.
Flinders Street Station | Cnr Flinders & Swanston St | 9610 7476 Australia’s oldest station (1910) is the hub of Melbourne’s metro system.
Federation Square | Cnr Swanston & Flinders St | 9655 1900 A very modern design, & is one of Melbourne’s most recognisable buildings.