After revelling in these two exhibitions, continue your cultural campaign in Melbourne.
While at the NGV in Southbank, venture to the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, and a hop, skip and a jump away from the ACMI view the permanent collection at the Ian Potter Gallery.
Pop in and out of the commercial galleries on Flinders Lane or stumble upon artist collectives in the innerMelbourne suburb of Fitzroy.
Discover the region’s history at Melbourne Museum, rev up your education at the National Museum of Sport at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, or unveil the city’s Eastern heritage at the Chinese Museum in modern Chinatown.
Meander down the city’s laneways and byways and stumble across public works of art: expressive graffiti, light installations and challenging sculptures.
Catch a blockbuster at the beautifully restored Princess, Regent or Her Majesty’s theatres.
For a laugh, get tickets to a play at the Comedy Theatre, or see a local production at the Victorian Arts Centre or Malthouse Theatre.
From June, the Regent Theatre hosts the theatrical event of the year – King Kong.
The groundbreaking production will feature a cast of more than 40 actors, singers, dancers and circus performers and a team of puppeteers who will bring to life one of the most advanced puppets in the world – a one-tonne, six-metre-high silverback gorilla. See kingkongliveonstage.com.
Dive into Melbourne’s vast and eclectic music scene with a live gig at the city’s many pubs, clubs or concert venues. All genres of music can be enjoyed, from both local up-and-comers and international superstars.
For the classics, check the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s calendar, visit the new Melbourne Recital Centre to experience an Opera Australia production or a performance by the Australian Ballet Company.
Boarding costume: The movie’s introduction for viewers to young Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) reflects her stiff and structured character. The designer and Academy Award winner Deborah L Scott designed her costume and thousands of others for the romantic saga