See some of the world's most exciting exhibitions in the unforgettable surroundings of Victoria's regional art galleries, and discover fascinating works by renowned local artists in the environments that inspired them.
Masterpieces worth travelling for
Follow the artists trail to Ballarat and Bendigo, which boast two of Australia's oldest and largest regional galleries. Marvel at Victoria's historic riches at the Art Gallery of Ballarat and join the buzz at Bendigo Art Gallery, which hosts significant touring exhibitions from London's V&A and other international collections.
Wine and art
Wine and art go hand in hand, so it's no surprise that Victoria's wine regions are also home to some of the best regional galleries.
The TarraWarra Museum of Art's sleek galleries host iconic Australian works and shares a site with an acclaimed winery.
Many members of the famed Heidelberg School were inspired by the Mornington Peninsula's stretch of coastline. See their works and more at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Art Gallery.
Swap art galleries for natural shelters in the Grampians and see Aboriginal rock paintings telling dreaming stories. Horsham, Hamilton and Ararat also hold their own when it comes to regional collections thanks to contemporary Australian photography, marvellous textiles and a history of rich bequests.
Discover the Angry Penguin movement in Warrnambool and see scintillating ceramics in Shepparton. The Benalla Art Gallery's striking modernist building by the lake is an artwork in its own right.
You'll find a thriving art and culture scene across Gippsland, and there's a diverse community of artists consistently turning out exceptional furniture, wearable art and colourful works in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges. The eight galleries of the breathtaking Convent Gallery are a major drawcard.