Night + day. Photo credit: Tourism Victoria.
Planning a city break to Melbourne? When you’re travel planning, you have loads of travel options in Melbourne hotels, restaurants, shopping and things to see and do.
In the city, you can visit some amazing exhibitions from the 2012 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces program.
Shopping at The Block Arcade. Photo credit: Tourism Victoria.
Here are highlights from 2012 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces:
- Napoleon: Revolution to Empire, June 2 – October 7, 2012, NGV International: This exhibition examines French art, culture and life from the 1770s to the 1820s including the first French voyages of discovery to Australia. The cultural event features 200+ works including paintings, watercolors and drawings, engravings, sculpture, furniture, textiles, porcelain, glass, gold and silver, fashion, jewelry and armor.
- Games Masters, June 28 – October 28, 2012, The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI): This interactive video game exhibition showcases the work of 40 local and international video game designers with 125+ playable games from the arcade era through to the latest console and mobile game technology.
- The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia, May 7 – October 7 2012, Melbourne Museum: This touring exhibition showcases artefacts from Mesopotamia – the Land between the Rivers – occupying what is now modern Iraq, north east Syria, and south east Turkey. The event focuses on three of the great centres of ancient civilization, Sumer, Assyria and Babylon, through objects and multimedia.
- The Wallace and Gromit’s World of Invention, May 19 – November 11, 2012, Scienceworks: Animated television personality Wallace and his faithful dog Gromit will be showcased in this interactive exhibition. Museum visitors will see 62 West Wallaby Street, a life-size version of Wallace and Gromit’s home, and learn about simple, life-changing inventions.
For more Melbourne travel info, visit the Tourism Victoria site.