Arts News

Melbourne's trains are getting a $660 million upgrade to combat overcrowding

The first HCMT will be delivered and in testing by late next year, ready to enter service in 2019.  

There's a 'Wayne's World' 25th anniversary party going down next week

It's going down Wednesday February 22 at the Northcote Social Club. 

The independent Australian film festival that's changing the game

ReelGood Film Festival will host a launch party on March 3 before running on March 4 from 9.30am to 11.30pm. Catch it at Schoolhouse Studios, 80 Rupert St, Collingwood. Tickets are on sale now. 

NGV's new exhibition is all about love

Go see Love: Art of Emotion at the NGV from Friday March 31.

American pop artist Jim Dine has gifted hundreds of prints to the NGV

A survey show of the Jim Dine acquisition, Jim Dine: A Life in Print will open at NGV International on July 14.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival unveils full 2017 lineup

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival runs from March 29 - April 23 in venues throughout Melbourne. Tickets are on sale now via the festival website. 

David Stratton to discuss his cinematic life in Melbourne event

He'll appear in Melbourne on Monday March 6 at Palace Balwyn and Palace Como, and on Tuesday March 7 at Cinema Nova. 

Screening Next Week: The documentary exploring China's underground music scene

Which Way is China? will be premiered at the Curtin on Wednesday February 22. Tickets available via the venue website.

This Melbourne exhibition features 365 days of live music photography

365: The Damage Report Vol I runs from Friday March 3 - Friday March 10 at The Old Bar. 

The Melbourne exhibition uncovering politically charged Asian performance art

Political Acts comes to the Arts Centre as part of Asia TOPA from February 11 until May 21.

Grants celebrate Australia’s film landscape to the tune of $1 million

For the full list of funded projects visit the Screen Australia website.

Shimmerlands to close out 2017 season with stellar film lineup

The final run kicks off with Blade Runner on Friday February 17 and ends on Saturday February 25 with The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Early-bird tickets are on sale now via the venue website.

Jim Gaffigan announces Melbourne show

Jim Gaffigan arrives at the Palais Theatre on Friday August 18. General public tickets go on sale Friday February 17 from 12pm.

A three-metre tall sculpture of Sigmund Freud is coming to Melbourne

Catch it at Federation Square from Wednesday March 8 - Sunday March 12. 

Lindy West is headed to Melbourne to talk feminism, fat and fighting trolls

Feminism, Fat and Fighting Trolls will be presented at The Wheeler Centre on Monday February 27.

Acid Punk, Japanese Psych and Dance: Melbourne's new performance club is here

XO State runs from Sunday February 22 to Thursday February 26 at the State Theatre. For tickets, head to Art Centre Melbourne and for further details head to the Asia TOPA website.

Ecca Vandal is headlining one hell of a block party

It’s all kicking off on Saturday March 4 at the Collingwood Arts Precinct, from 12pm. For more information on The Social Studio, visit their website.

An exclusive Amy Winehouse exhibition is coming to Melbourne

Catch Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait at the Jewish Museum of Australia - the only place to see it in the country - from Sunday October 22 until Sunday March 25, 2018.

‘Dancing with Death’ explores mortality as something to be celebrated rather than feared

Dancing with Death comes to the State Theatre from Thursday March 2 until Saturday March 4. Tickets available via the Arts Centre website.

Coming soon: Beats Working - an exhibition by Carl Gardiner

The Exhibition opens Friday February 24 and closes Sunday March 5 at Gallery 4Dverse, Level 1, 118a Carlisle St, St.Kilda. Click here for more info.

ACMI are hosting a scorching doco program this summer

Catch more details on ACMI's summer documentary season here.

Get lucky with The Book of Mormon's $40 ticket lottery

Be quick! The Book of Mormon play a string of dates at the Princess Theatre, with dates and details here.

The World Naked Bike Ride returns to Melbourne

It's all going down on March 19, kicking off in Fitzroy. Head to their website for more details. 

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival unveils massive 2017 lineup

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival runs from March 29 - April 23 in venues throughout Melbourne. Tickets are on sale now via the festival website. 

The Wheeler Centre unveil 2017 Season One program

The Wheeler Centre’s new season kicks off on February 26. Tickets are available via the venue website.

Coming Soon: a huge Van Gogh exhibition at the NGV

It's all happening at the NGV from April 28 - July 9. 

Huge lineup of international acts announced for Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival runs from March 29 - April 23. Tickets are on sale now via the festival website. 

MTC's 'John' explores a horror story in the wake of US Civil War

John comes to the Fairfax Studio for an extended season between February 10 and March 25.