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Melbourne in winter: let's get outdoors and enjoy art

Melbourne tours, spaces

22 June 2012

On my walk-to-art tours I am constantly feeding everyone information on how to find wonderful places in Naarm / Melbourne, encouraging them to try something new and explore a different area or space.

Yes, it's been cold and winter has hit Melbourne, but now it's time to put your woolly gloves and hats on, grab a copy of Hot Spots and get outdoors!

Hot Spots 2012 is out on the streets and available for free at art shops, cafes, cultural hangouts and at the Melbourne Visitor Centre (MVC) in Federation Square. If you prefer to use your computer or smart phone, visit the City of Melbourne website.

Described as "your discerning guide to the very best of a new Melbourne you may not know about", Hot Spots is divided into 5 areas:

  • Central
  • Southside
  • Northside
  • Docklands and surrounds
  • Cultural.

Hot Spots has pinpointed each venue with a number on a corresponding map. These maps are a guide only – use your smart phone or pick up a city map from MVC. My suggestion: try something new from Hot Spots each week!

Also visit Northern Exposure Visual Arts Festival until 1 July 2012. Installation, projection, performance and small works in small spaces, all located on High Street in Northcote (view location on Google Maps).

Northern Exposure Visual Arts Festival

Now in its eighth year, the event promises to deliver a "uniquely Northcote experience" (download the official brochure, PDF file, 1MB).

Have fun this winter in Naarm / Melbourne!