Hosier Lane Street Art
Even with the myriad of art galleries on offer, the street art on Hosier Lane is still a must-see destination for art lovers across the city. Barely a wall is left blank, as beautifully rendered graffiti stretches from one end of the street to the other in a tidal wave of vibrant colours and striking imagery. Embrace your inner photographer as you capture the emotion behind the graffiti that have made their way into numerous fashion magazines and portfolios of revered photographers.
National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
Immerse yourself in art by inspiring artists at the National Gallery of Victoria, renowned for its extensive collection of Australian and International masterpieces. The Australian collection feature true greats, such as Sidney Nolan, Hans Heysen and Arthur Boyd, whilst the international collection includes world-famous artists Picasso, Rubens, Monet and Veronese amongst many other masters. As one of the accommodation options closest to the gallery, The Westin Melbourne is a breezy 10 minute stroll away.
Arts Centre Melbourne
The centre is located on St. Kilda road, and is currently the largest performing arts venue in Australia. Driven by a desire to actively engage people with a dazzling array of arts experiences by the world’s best performers and producers, a show at the Arts Centre is sure to be the highlight of a visit to Melbourne. Treat your children to one of the hit shows at the Arts Centre such as Carnival of Animals, The Intergalactic Nemesis and Peppa Pig’s Big Splash and watch as their faces light up with excitement. Being one of the nearest hotels to the Arts Centre, a leisurely walk from The Westin Melbourne will take you there in minutes.
Other Art Galleries in Melbourne
With over 100 art galleries dotted around the city, Melbourne is certainly home to a thriving arts scene. Outside of the NGV, the Ian Potter Centre on Federation Square is sprawling with over 70,000 unique pieces of historical indigenous art, artefacts, and contemporary masterpieces. Alternatively, head to the ACMI Museum to see the future of technological art installations.
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