28th Jul – 17th Aug 2022
MFWF: 30 Under 30 Gala Dinner and Event Series
For one night only, expect 30 dishes by 30 of Victoria’s most exciting chefs under 30 – including Vue de Monde’s Hugh Allen, Etta’s Rosheen Kaul and Bar Liberty’s Zackary Furst. A series of smaller, more intimate dinners will follow.
4th Aug – 21st Aug 2022
Melbourne International Film Festival 2022
There are 371 films on the bumper 70th anniversary line-up – including 18 world premieres, a Melbourne on Film retrospective and one that earnt an eight-minute standing ovation at Cannes (and won the festival’s most prestigious award). It’s the festival’s first in-cinema event since 2019.
20th Sep 2021 – 31st Aug 2022
Seeing the Invisible at Royal Botanic Gardens
A monumental gilded cage by art star Ai Weiwei. A shimmering, spherical portal with an intensifying soundtrack. And more. All you need is an app to see the Melbourne and Cranbourne gardens digitally transformed for this ambitious international exhibition.
2nd Jul – 4th Sep 2022
Like A Wheel That Turns: The 2022 Macfarlane Commissions
Eight Australian contemporary painters explore what exists beyond the canvas in a free exhibition at ACCA.
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Southbank
7th Sep 2022
A Private Tour of ACMI’s Light: Works From Tate’s Collection and Snacks at Hero
Escape the crowds at the mesmerising new exhibition with a private viewing with ACMI curator Laura Castagnini, and snacks and bubbles by Karen Martini’s restaurant – available exclusively through Broadsheet Access.
22nd Jul – 30th Sep 2022
Win: Bottomless Brunch for Four or a Late-Night Booth at The George on Collins
Head into the good-times Southeast Asian eatery – with a menu by former Masterchef contestant Khanh Ong – and you can win one of two fully comped experiences. Here’s how.
The George on Collins, Melbourne
10th Jun – 9th Oct 2022
The Picasso Century at NGV International
See more than 80 of the revolutionary artist’s masterpieces in a whole new light, alongside those of more than 60 of his contemporaries. Exclusively developed with two French art institutions, the exhibition paints a never-before-seen portrait of moments that redefined 20th-century art.
NGV International, Southbank
16th Jun – 13th Nov 2022
Light: Works From Tate’s Collection at ACMI
This major exhibition spans 200 years of history and features more than 70 artists. In addition to famous romantic and impressionist paintings, it includes contemporary kinetic sculptures, experimental cinema and more.
29th Apr 2022 – 29th Jan 2023
Helmut Newton: In Focus at the Jewish Museum of Australia
A comprehensive showcase of the visionary fashion photographer – dubbed the “king of kink” – has arrived, complete with his diaries, letters, personal effects and, of course, photos. And you can see it after-hours (wine in hand) for a limited time.
17th Feb – 30th Apr 2023
Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap at the Comedy Theatre
The world’s longest-running play – by the queen of intrigue and mystery – is coming to Melbourne, directed by Aussie theatre icon Robyn Nevin. With plot twists and subterfuge, it’s a race to figure out whodunnit before all is revealed.