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Geelong’s Scarf Festival

More than 300 unique, masterful, weird and wonderful scarves will be on display at the National Wool Museum, Geelong during the annual Scarf Festival.

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Postcode 3181: Prahran/Windsor

Is it Prahran? Is it Windsor? Even locals get confused on the name of this hip southern neighbourhood, located just five kilometres from the city centre. But both occupy slightly […]

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To market, to market…

There are dozens of local markets throughout Victoria, where craftspeople and producers set up ‘shop’, offering a diverse array of homemade and hand crafted wares and produce.

Sam Abbott, Briagolong Open Studios

Following the artists’ trail

Artist trails and open studio events throughout regional Victoria enable art-aficionados to gain an insight into the world beyond the finished product.


MPavilion returns to Melbourne

MPavilion returns to Melbourne in October, this year designed by AL_A, the studio of Stirling Prize–winning architect Amanda Levete.

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Great Victorian art galleries

Art in regional Victoria rivals that of the state’s capital and with blockbuster exhibitions and new gallery openings, there is plenty going on to attract and inspire.

Shelley Panton

Made in Melbourne Christmas gifts

With numerous design studios and retail stores located throughout the city, finding an artisan, made-in-Melbourne gift for Christmas is easy.

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Hellenic Museum showcases ancient world treasures

The Hellenic Museum To Present A Major Collection From The Renowned Benaki Museum, Athens GODS, MYTHS AND MORTALS Greek Treasures Across The Millennia

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Melbourne: contemporary jewellery capital

Regarded as one of the world’s top producers of contemporary jewellery, it’s little wonder Melbourne is awash with jewellery designers creating everything from silver and gold to felt, fur and jewelled skeletons.

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Inside word … with Lucy Folk

Effervescent jewellery designer, Lucy Folk has gained a cult following thanks to her food inspired jewellery. Here she shares her favourite Melbourne haunts.

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10 alternative girls’ getaways in regional Victoria

From climbing to getting crafty or from spooky encounters to surf lessons, this list gives the low down on the best girls getaways in regional Victoria.


Melbourne’s artist run spaces

It’s no secret that Melbourne has a love affair with all things cultural. Visitors can discover the work of some of Melbourne’s up-and-coming creative elite simply by exploring artist run spaces located upstairs, down laneways and in basements across the city. This snapshot of artist run initiatives provides a wonderful insight into the cultural heart of Melbourne.

The Substation Artists' Market

Made in Melbourne Christmas ideas

Top spots to find the ideal made-in-Melbourne Christmas gift idea around the city’s local artist and design markets and retail stores.

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The Design Files Open House 2013

The Design Files Open House 2013 is back – with a new home, and lots of fabulous new design pieces to showcase.

Spectacle at ACMI. Credit: OK Go "This Too Shall Pass" (Rube Goldberg Machine version) (2010). Directed by James Frost, OK Go and Syyn Labs

Art and The City this summer

The top arts and culture experiences taking place in Melbourne this summer.

Murray Cod by Yorta Yorta artist, Treahna Hamm. Photo Credit: Rodney Start

New Indigenous exhibition to open at the Melbourne Museum

The story of Victoria’s First Peoples will be told at a new exhibition at Melbourne Museum.