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Come and see this exhibition all about love
Love - What a wonderful subject! Many of us are "in love" and many of us also "love someone". There are different kinds of love - the love we have for a partner and the love we have for children to name but a few!

Now the Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne have an exhibition all about LOVE and this will be on until April 2019 in the Long Room.

Never have the stakes been so high as when you love somebody, and no reward is greater than love nor is the pain so intense.

This exhibition was developed in partnership with the Heide Museum of Modern Art and features:

Visual art
Historic and contemporary artefacts
Personal reflections from the community

Here visitors can explore love in all its joy, heartbreak and tender glory. The exhibition is about all kinds of connections between people and also features a range of emotional experiences that love involves. These range from joy, comfort and intimacy, to grief and sorrow.

Whether love is between your family, partners or friends, the majority of us have a love story.

Entry tickets to the museum are $15, and the LOVE exhibition is included in this price. It is open every day from 10.00 am until 5.00 pm and you can book your tickets online here.

LOVE will look into the most common and habitual of all shared human experiences. It will tell intimate stories that will fill your heart and break it, and this will be done through the visual art mentioned above, aural and written storytelling, and objects.

The exhibition showcases Australian love stories of all kinds that span landscapes of time, gender, ethnicity, age and distance. They reflect the Immigration Museum's responsibility to celebrate all communities and promote our shared humanity.

Visitors will be guided by first-person love-storytelling delivered via a digital guide and featuring an all-Australian musical soundtrack. You can wander through at your leisure and see the purpose-built, immersive "love shacks" then, commit your own love story to the central Heart Garden installation!

LOVE features works from the Heide Collection by key Australian artists:

Sidney Nolan
Joy Hester
Albert Tucker
Sam Atyeo
Mirka Mora
Richard Larter.

These works are displayed alongside intimate photographs and the works give an account of the entangled intimacies of the Heide circle of artists.

Other love stories include:

Melbourne performance artists The Huxley's romantic, creative, love story
The aching love for absent children felt by visual artist Mirka Mora
The Cypriot bride, whose new husband rowed into Port Phillip Bay to meet her with sweets
A mother from South Sudan who risked everything to give her son a future
An unlikely nineteenth-century friendship between a Wurundjeri Elder and a white Scottish woman

In other words, LOVE is for everybody, so let the summer of love begin!

This major exhibition will explore what, where and how we love and is a must see.
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Why? For an unusual exhibition on LOVE
When: 1st December 2018 to 25th April, 2019
Where: Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Vic, 3000
Cost: $15
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