Enjoy art and much more in Naarm / Melbourne over January


2 January 2014

Melbourne Now; more than 300 artists; 8000 square metres of exhibition space; free entry

Welcome to 2014! Most of the art galleries in Naarm / Melbourne have closed their doors for the summer break, but you can still find out art out and about:

Where: Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)
111 Sturt Street, Southbank (view location on Google Maps)

When: Until 2 March; 10am to 5pm, including weekends and public holidays; Wednesday until 8pm; Monday by appointment

What: "Crescendo", featuring Dorothy Cross, Rodney Graham, Markus Kahre, Hans Op de Beeck, Julian Rosefeldt, Ana Torfs and Guido van der Werve

Why: "Artists have used film and music to create enclosed worlds, each exploring myth, history and human pageantry as metaphors for life. Viewers are treated to new visions of history, each a visual reflection of the inevitability of life and death."

How much: Free

Where: NGV International (180 St Kilda Road; view location on Google Maps) and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia (Federation Square, Melbourne; view location on Google Maps)

When: Until 23 March; 10am to 5pm, except Mondays (NGV Australia) and Tuesdays (NGV International)

What: Melbourne Now celebrates the latest art, architecture, design, performance and cultural practice to reflect the cultural landscape of creative Melbourne

Why: There is something on everyday; workshops, talks and tours. Kids can participate in making shoes, jewellery or even dancing on the disco floor

How much: Free

Where: Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen (view location on Google Maps)

When: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm

Why: A great place to enjoy art and to take a picnic (or to eat at Café Vu Heide)

How much: Admission up to $16; gardens and sculpture park free

Where: Tarrawarra Museum of Art
311 Healesville, Yarra Glen Road, Healesville (view location on Google Maps)

When: Daily, 11am to 5pm

Why: If you want to go for a drive, and enjoy wine, food and art

How much: Admission up to $12 (from 10 February, up to $7.50)