Five creative things to do in Melbourne this winter

Melbourne has plenty of creative experiences to keep you inspired this winter. Here are five must-visit events and activities to add to your winter plans. 

NGV Winter Masterpieces: Africa Fashion

Step into the vibrant world of global fashion with the NGV's Winter Masterpieces exhibition, "Africa Fashion". This showcase celebrates the creativity, innovation and cultural significance of contemporary African designers. Explore a dynamic collection of garments, textiles, photographs and artworks that highlight the diversity and richness of Africa's fashion landscape. 

  • Dates: June 9 - October 8
  • Location: 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF)

The Melbourne International Film Festival is a cornerstone of the city’s cultural calendar, showcasing the best in Australian and international cinema. MIFF features a diverse program of feature films, documentaries, shorts and retrospectives. Enjoy cutting-edge films, attend premieres or participate in Q&A sessions with filmmakers.

  • Dates: August 1 - August 18
  • Location: Various cinemas across Melbourne

Winter Night Markets

Every Wednesday evening, the Queen Victoria Market transforms into a winter wonderland filled with food, drinks, artisan stalls and live entertainment. Enjoy delicious street food from around the world and explore unique handmade crafts. It’s the perfect mid-week winter escape. 

  • Dates: June 5 – August 28
  • Location: Queen Victoria Market

Intermission: LCI Melbourne Student Exhibition

Experience the innovative works of emerging artists and designers at the ‘Intermission’ exhibition, showcasing the talents of LCI Melbourne's students. As they reach the midpoint of their Bachelor of Design Arts, these students present their evolving creative journeys, exploring global perspectives and industry dynamics. Support up-and-coming designers and gain insight into the future of art and design. 

  • Dates: June 13 - July 3 
  • Location: LCI Melbourne Gallery, 150 Oxford Street, Collingwood 

Craft Victoria Winter Workshops

Craft Victoria offers an array of workshops perfect for warming up your winter with hands-on creativity. From pottery and jewelry-making to textile arts and printmaking, these workshops are designed to cater to all skill levels. Learn from experienced artisans and take home your own handmade creations. It's a great way to meet like-minded individuals and support the local craft community.

  • Dates: Various dates throughout winter

Location: Craft Victoria, 31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

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