Spring in Melbourne:
“Adding a seventh year to the title of ‘World’s Most Liveable City’, it should come as no surprise that Melbourne is always teaming with a selection of Australia’s finest showcases and events.”
Adding a seventh year to the title of ‘World’s Most Liveable City’, it should come as no surprise that Melbourne is always teaming with a selection of Australia’s finest showcases and events – the only issue is choosing which ones to attend! We’ve collated a list of our recommendations to add to your spring social calendar, ensuring you can make the most of all that Melbourne has to offer in the lead up to a busy summer.
House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture
Once again, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) redefines art exhibitions and introduces a fresh perspective on creativity: this time, it’s about the art we wear, not what we view. In collaboration with the renowned fashion label, House of Dior, the gallery is displaying an esteemed collection of over 140 handmade pieces since the brand’s foundation in 1946, concluding on November 6.
M Pavilion: A Reconfigurable Future
Founded in 2014, M-Pavillion acts as a cultural platform, hosting talks, discussions and networking events connecting Melbourne’s architecture and design community. On Friday 13th October, an opportunity to meet both the established and upcoming interior designers of the 21st century is open to the public. In addition, there will be an exhibit of experimental works by RMIT Interior Design students, inviting guests to view, philosophise and discuss aspects of urban design.
“We’ve collated a list of our recommendations to add to your spring social calendar, ensuring you can make the most of all that Melbourne has to offer in the lead up to a busy summer.”
Palace Opera & Ballet
Spend a night in Paris without leaving the Melbourne suburbs. Filmed live on stage, performances from the 2017/18 season of La Opéra national de Paris are screening just weeks later at selected Palace Cinemas, including Brighton Bay, Balwyn and Chapel Street’s Como. From November, swap your nights in with Foxtel to evenings filled with up-close Parisian entertainment – brought to you straight from Europe’s artistic capital – including ballet, operas and symphony orchestras.
2017 Archibald Prize
Amongst the most prestigious art awards in Australia, the Archibald Prize continues to recognise portrait artists who challenge the status quo and offer a unique insight into the world of modern art as we know it. Between the 28th October and the 10th December 2017, the Geelong Gallery will play host to this year’s finalist pieces as they collectively make their post-award tour around the country. Featuring depictions of some well-known figures – including celebrity journalist Lisa Wilkinson and actor/director, John Bell – prepare to be thoroughly impressed by Australia’s talented art scene.