Visual Arts Day

Two curated experiences for you to explore our visual arts program

Melbourne’s love affair with visual arts has been a long and illustrious one, and this year we pay homage to the romance with a full day of exhibitions, performances and talks.

On the final day of the Festival, galleries across the city will open up with additional public programs and talks to give you insight into the exhibitions that make up the 2017 program.

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Guided bus tour

Explore four captivating exhibitions and engage in a dialogue with artists and curators by joining a tour of galleries across Caulfield, Fitzroy, Collingwood and Carlton.

► A light breakfast and canapé lunch will be provided.

Sun 22 October 10AM—5PM
Tickets: $19 + booking fee. Buy tickets →

Itinerary includes:

  1. Pick up from Fed Square
  2. The humours exhibition visit and artists in conversation
  3. An unorthodox flow of images exhibition visit
  4. Lunch at Marquis of Lorne
  5. In This Vessel We Shall Be Kept exhibition visit
  6. The Score exhibition visit and curator talks
  7. Drop off at Fed Square

Self-guided tour

Immerse yourself, interact and enjoy four exhibitions and two in-gallery talks by taking this self-guided tour from north to south of the city.

Sun 22 October 12—5.30PM
FREE—no bookings required

Itinerary includes:

  1. Experimenta Make Sense public programs
  2. Joseph Kosuth: A Short History of My Thought exhibition visit and gallery talk
  3. Kader Attia guided tour with Raafat Ishak. Booking required.
  4. Porosity Valley, Portable Holes exhibition visit
  • Melbourne Festival's free program proudly supported by

Artist Ulla von Brandenburg discusses the exhibition, It has a Golden Yellow Sun and an Elderly Grey Moon, at ACCA. Photo: Jenny Lee.