Heide Museum of Modern Art
Heide Museum of Modern Art began life in 1934 as the home of John and Sunday Reed and has since evolved into one of Australia's most important cultural institutions. Heide, as it is affectionately known, has a national reputation based upon the vision of the Reeds and their role in the development and promotion of modern art in Australia. For all who visit, Heide offers an inspiring, educational and thought-provoking experience of modern and contemporary art, architecture and landscape.
National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
The National Gallery of Victoria is Australia’s leading visual arts institution and operates two of the most prominent and heavily visited art galleries in the country, consisting of NGV International in St Kilda Road and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Federation Square.
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, led by the charismatic Paul Dyer, celebrates music of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries with excellence, flair and joy.
The Orchestra consists of leading specialists from all around Australia, who perform use original edition scores and instruments of the period to breathe fresh life and colour into baroque and classical favourites as well as seldom heard masterpieces.
The Orchestra’s name plays tribute to the Brandenburg concertos of JS Bach, whose musical genius is central to the history of western music.
Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)
The Academy will develop the country’s future musical leaders, distinguished by their musical skill, imagination and courage, and by their determined contribution to a vibrant Australian musical culture. The Australian National Academy of Music is Australia’s only national purely performance-based music training institution, bringing together the finest young musicians from around the country for an intensive year-long program of study, training and performance.
Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO)
For over sixty years, the Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO) has been training Australia's most talented musicians and giving them the necessary skills, guidance and inspiration they need to become professional musicians.
The Australian Youth Orchestra has an international reputation as one of the world’s most prestigious and innovative training organisations for young pre-professional musicians.
Melbourne Chamber Orchestra
Melbourne Chamber Orchestra (MCO) under Artistic Director William Hennessy presents a repertoire focusing on baroque and classical music from the 18th century supplemented by appropriate works from the 19th and 20th century.
With a core of eighteen string players, MCO’s membership is based on the younger generation of artists who have based themselves in Melbourne to further their careers as chamber and freelance players.
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is Australia’s internationally-acclaimed and oldest orchestra, established in 1906.
Renowned for its performances of the great symphonic masterworks with leading international soloists and conductors, the Orchestra has received international recognition and in 2007 toured Europe, taking in the major centres of Madrid, Paris, Berlin and Milan.
Each year the Orchestra performs to more than 250,000 people in Melbourne and regional Victoria in over 150 concerts
Victorian Opera Company
Led by Music Director Richard Gill, Victorian Opera has a distinct artistic program, champions the creation of new Australian opera whilst presenting less familiar repertoire to audiences in Melbourne and across regional Victoria.
Bell Shakespeare is Australia’s national touring theatre company committed to presenting productions and comprehensive education programmes in capital cities, regional centres and rural locations across the country.
Bell Shakespeare is also committed to the development of directors and actors and an ongoing examination of the role of theatre in Australian communities.
Malthouse Theatre is dedicated to the development, production and promotion of contemporary Australian Theatre. Performances year-round include dance, music, drama, conferences and festivals.
Malthouse Theatre is the resident company of The CUB Malthouse in the heart of Melbourne's arts precinct.
Alliance Française French Film Festiva
Each March, the Alliance Française French Film Festival brings a touch of France to Melbourne offereing a superb selection of French films and stars that are guranteed to please.
Melbourne International Film Festival
The Melbourne International Film Festival established in 1952 (60th – 2011) is the most significant screen event in Australia. MIFF takes place in the heart of the city and presents an acclaimed screening program alongside contextualised, industry and celebratory events. MIFF showcases both the best in current cinema from around the world as well as retrospectives, tributes, and 'talking pictures' programs. Since its inception MIFF has been committed to local film and screens an Australian survey as well as hosting celebratory world premieres for of Australian films.
Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP)
The Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) is one of Australia’s premier venues for the exhibition of contemporary photo-based arts, providing a context for the enjoyment, education, understanding and appraisal of contemporary practice.
Melbourne International Arts Festival
Melbourne Festival is one of Australia's flagship international arts festivals and one of the major multi-arts festivals of the world. Each Festival brings an unparalleled feast of music, dance, theatre, visual arts, film and outdoor events from renowned and emerging Australian and International companies and artists to Melbourne.
Through excellence, diversity and accessibility, Melbourne Festival presents the best possible artistic experience to as many people as possible. It proudly offers a wide variety of venues and ticket prices, plus many free events. This truly is a Festival for everyone!
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)
ACCA is Melbourne's premier public contemporary art space, presenting changing seasons of international and Australian exhibitions, events and public programs.
Chunky Move is Victoria’s major contemporary dance company. It constantly seeks to redefine contemporary dance in an ever-evolving Australian culture. The company’s work is diverse in both form and content, including a number of works for the stage, site specific projects in its home city of Melbourne, and new media and installation work.
Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI)
A unique institution at the heart of Melbourne's iconic meeting place, Federation Square, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) celebrates, explores and promotes the cultural and creative richness of the moving image in all its forms - film, television and digital culture.
L’Oreal Mel Fashion Festival
The L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival celebrates the cultural, creative and iconic status of the Australian fashion industry which has evolved into a national celebration of fashion with international significance.
Melbourne Writers Festival
Melbourne Writers Festival is an internationally-acclaimed festival situated in the heart of Melbourne at Federation Square.
The program features over 300 writers from around the world taking part in interviews, literary banquets, debates, readings, performances and workshops.
the festival will take place from 24 August to 2 September 2012."
The Wheeler Centre
A Victorian Government initiative and the centrepiece of Melbourne’s designation as a UNESCO City of Literature, the Wheeler Centre is a centre dedicated to the discussion and practice of writing and ideas. Through a year-round programme of talks and lectures, readings and debates.
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