Melbourne Winter Masterpieces
Introduced in 2004, Melbourne Winter Masterpieces is the name for an annual series of major exhibitions which balance curatorial excellence with popular appeal.
The exhibitions are sourced from prestigious galleries and institutions from around the world.
Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibitions in 2013:
Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Hollywood Costume showcases some of the most iconic costumes from filmmaking in the last century, from Scarlett O’ Hara’s green ‘curtain’ dress from Gone with the Wind, to Holly Golightly’s ‘little black dress’ from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Hollywood Costume is open from 24 April to 18 August 2013.
Visit the ACMI website for more information
National Gallery of Victoria
The Monet’s Garden exhibition is devoted to Claude Monet’s iconic garden at Giverny in northern France. Renowned as the ‘father of French Impressionism’, Monet was inspired by nature, and his lily and flower gardens at Giverny became his lifelong obsession. Monet’s Garden is open from 10 May to 8 September 2013.
Visit the NGV website for more information.
The objectives of the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces are to:
- Offer Victorians the opportunity to experience exclusive art exhibitions of the highest international standards.
- Stage the exhibition in winter, in line with the Victorian Major Events Company and Tourism Victoria's winter tourism strategies. This attracts high numbers of international and interstate visitors and generates significant tourism and economic benefits to Victoria.
- Achieve high levels of positive media coverage about Melbourne as well as generate destinational marketing opportunities for Melbourne.
Previous Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibitions have been: