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Top Art Galleries in Melbourne

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by finy (subscribe)
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Published September 1st 2018
See some of the art galleries around Melbourne
There are so many top art galleries in and around Melbourne and indeed in Victoria. You can find all sorts of art in many forms.

This is a list of some of these art galleries, which are in no particular order.

No Vacancy
Where: 34-40 Jane Bell Lane, Melbourne

No Vacancy is a contemporary exhibition space which "links artist-run initiatives with the commercial art world." Both its QV Gallery and Federation Square Project Space exhibit both local and international up and coming artists and designers.

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Where: Nicholas Building, Level 7, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Blindside is a not-for-profit, artist-run arts space. Here they have contemporary art and media. They have a program which changes all the time, including independent exhibitions, screenings, events and workshops. Exhibitions include solo and curated group shows with up and coming as well as established artists.

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Flinders Lane Gallery
Where: Flinders Lane Gallery, 137 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

FLG is a contemporary art gallery located in the heart of Melbourne's laneway precinct. The gallery has been showing emerging, mid-career and established Australian artists since its inception in 1989.

The works here are high quality and creative. They have solo exhibitions throughout the year.

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Where: 111 Sturt Street, Southbank

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) is one of Australia's leading contemporary art galleries. They have the best international and Australian artists so that anyone looking for inspiration can go here.

ACCA's have a unique programme of new work and exhibitions, and they have a sound international reputation for promoting ambitious new artworks.

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Centre for Contemporary Photography
Where: 404 George Street, Fitzroy

Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) is one of Australia's pre-eminent galleries for the exhibition of contemporary photo-based arts.

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NGV International
Where: 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

The National Gallery of Victoria has two galleries located a short distance away from each other and both with free entry to the permanent collection.

NGV International has a whole world of international art, displaying the National Gallery of Victoria's collections of European, Asian, Oceanic and American art. They have about 70,000 works of art.

They have temporary exhibitions, collection displays and more.

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Sutton Gallery
Where: 254 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Sutton Gallery is located in the heart of Brunswick Street and showcases contemporary art by selected modern artists. They have a monthly exhibition program which includes painting to photography and installations.

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Linden New Art
Where: 26 Acland Street, St Kilda

Linden New Art is a unique not-for-profit contemporary art gallery in the heart of St Kilda. They have a diverse range of public programs, educational opportunities and special events.

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Anna Schwartz Gallery
Where: 185 Flinders Lane

Anna Schwartz represents some of the country's best contemporary artists. This Gallery has regular exhibitions.

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Heide Museum of Modern Art
Where: 7 Templestowe Rd, Bulleen

This museum has evolved into one of Australia's most important cultural institutions. Heide has a national reputation for artistic excellence.

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Gertrude Contemporary
Where: 21-31 High Street, Preston South

This Gallery is highly respected and has made the careers of many of Australia's most celebrated artists. They have an art program which includes studio and exhibition programs.

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Lesley Kehoe Galleries
Where: Ground Floor, 101 Collins Street

Lesley Kehoe Galleries is an internationally recognised gallery for contemporary and historical Japanese artworks.

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Without Pier Gallery
Where: 320 Bay Road, Cheltenham

Without Pier Gallery is an established gallery who promote Australian and indigenous artists.

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Art at St Francis
Where: 326 Lonsdale Street

The Eymard Room in St Francis' Pastoral Centre regularly hosts art exhibitions. These change about every four weeks. Art at St Francis promotes contemporary art in painting, photography, drawing and printmaking.

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Tolarno Galleries
Where: Level 4, 104 Exhibition Street

Tolarno Galleries has shown contemporary Australian art for many years. This Gallery often shows new, young artist's work.

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Stephen Mclaughlan Gallery
Where: Level 8, The Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston Street

The Stephen McLaughlan Gallery has regular exhibitions by contemporary artists. They have established artists and those just starting out across a variety of media.

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Laurent Gallery
Where: 115 Thistlethwaite Street, South Melbourne

The Laurent Gallery showcases contemporary art, and also have submissions and venue hire, plus 12 art studios.

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Bridget McDonnell Gallery
Where: 130 Faraday Street, Carlton

This gallery has early and modern Australian paintings, watercolours, drawings and prints.

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Where: 170 Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne

Gallerysmith is a contemporary art gallery which puts on about 20 exhibitions each year. These are presented across 3 galleries and they have mainly solo shows.

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Alcaston Gallery
Where: 11 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

This Gallery has a national and international focus and exhibition schedule. The gallery represents contemporary artists from Australia and the Asia Pacific Region. They are best known for showing Australian Indigenous Artists.

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Australian Galleries
Where: 28 Derby Street, Collingwood

This Gallery showcases significant contemporary Australian artists and their work. They have been doing this now for over 60 years and have a monthly exhibition program.

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There are heaps more galleries in Melbourne and this list is some that I find interesting!
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