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David Bowie

David Bowie. Publicity photograph for The Kon-rads, 1966. Photo courtesy of Visions of Victoria.

16 July-1 November 2015
The Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series celebrates its 12th year with the eye popping David Bowie Is exhibition at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). Direct from London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, this ground-breaking multimedia experience brings together 50 years of fashion, music, film and video from one of the world’s most iconic performers.

 

The Lion King

Disney The Lion King. Photo courtesy of Visions of Victoria.

Until 23 August 2015
Catch this Disney musical spectacular. Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains, this breathtaking production with unforgettable music from Sir Elton John is a must-see theatrical experience.

 

Melbourne Fringe Festival

Couple shopping, Melbourne, Australia. Photo credit Tourism Australia and Adrian Brown.

16 Sept - 4 October 2015
The Melbourne Fringe Festival is Victoria’s largest celebration of independent art, featuring local, national and international artists showcasing new works. Theatre, comedy, dance, visual arts, circus, music and so much more – this festival offers something for everyone.

WWI Centenary Exhibition

WWI Centenary Exhibition at the Melbourne Museum. Photo courtesy of Visions of Victoria.

16 April - 4 October 2015
Coinciding with the ANZAC centenary, Melbourne Museum hosts a remarkable exhibition from the UK’s Imperial War Museums. The exhibition tells the story of the Great War through film, rare artefacts, artworks and an immersive recreation of life in the trenches.

 

Melbourne International Film Festival

Melbourne City. Image courtesy of Visions of Victoria and Roberto Seba.

30 July - 16 August 2015
This annual event brings together writers from around the world to celebrate literature and inspire readers through a vibrant programme of storytelling, conversation and discussion, at a range of venues across the city.

 

30th Melbourne Festival

Melbourne Square, Australia. Photo courtesy of Visions of Victoria.

8 - 25 October 2015
This event is considered one of the major multi-arts festivals in the world. A feast of dance, theatre, music, visual arts and outdoor events, bringing together Australian and international performing artists. 

Masterpieces from the Hermitage

The Legacy of Catherine the Great Exhibition: The National Gallery of Victoria. Photo courtesy of Visions of Victoria.

31 July - 8 November 2015
The Legacy of Catherine the Great Exhibition: The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) features more than 400 works from the personal collection of Russia’s greatest female ruler - and renowned artistic visionary. See paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Titian and Van Dyck as well as exquisite examples of the decorative arts such as a 60-piece Sèvres dinner service.

 

Melbourne Writers Festival

Melbourne shopping. Photo credit Tourism Australia.

20 - 30 August 2015
This annual event brings together writers from around the world to celebrate literature and inspire readers through a vibrant programme of storytelling, conversation and discussion, at a range of venues across the city. 

 

Melbourne Hotels

Sandridge Bridge, Melbourne, Australia. Photo credit Tourism Australia and Time out Australia.