Five of the coolest Melbourne experiences to check out in March

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Five of the coolest Melbourne experiences to check out in March

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Words by Ben Lamb

Melbourne’s cultural experiences go so much further than galleries, people flock from all corners of the world to experience some Melbourne art in some cool ways.

There’s some cool things on their way to Melbourne: an immersive dinosaur experience, a music and fashion show, and even a live art/book experience.

Keep up to date with Melbourne’s latest art events, exhibitions and performances here.

ACMI + RMIT Audience Lab


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If you want to be on the forefront of new and interesting things in the world of experiences and art in Melbourne, you need to check out these regular Audience labs. Game makers, VR creators, and other students in the digital art space bring their work to these labs for audiences to consume and give feedback on. Who knows, you might find your new favourite.

It’s free, and the next one is happening Saturday March 26. Check out what work is going to be on offer here.

The Great: In Conversation with Tony McNamara and Sharon Long


If you’re a fan of the old-school garb that the cast of hit Stan series The Great wear, this is the show for you. The team from ACMI are joining the costume designer for the series, Sharon Long, and showrunner/creator Tony McNamara for a chat about the show, and the relationship between the characters and the stuff they wear.

It’s happening on Youtube on Sunday March 26, stream it here then.

Misique ET Mode – Fashion and Music Show


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Hervé Levine, one of Australia’s coolest up and coming fashion designers will be transforming the Royal Melbourne Hotel into Milan for a night, with a display of his, and local label Clique City fashions on the runway. On top of that, there’ll be music from Mood.Ent, helping bring more of the cool vibes to the show.

If you’re feeling extra fancy, you can grab a VIP ticket, which includes great seating, a gift box, and food, for only $40, which sounds like a steal.=

Grab a VIP ticket or GA ticket here. It’s happening Sunday March 20 at the Royal Melbourne Hotel

Triceratops: Fate of the Dinosaurs


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Now for something the whole family can enjoy, (maybe just older kids), you can travel back to 60 million years ago an immerse yourself into the world of a dinosaur. The Melbourne Museum is becoming a dinosaur museum, transforming into the grounds that the triceratops walked on.

It’s opening March 12 at the Melbourne Museum. Tickets start at $15 for adults, and children are free. Book it in here.

Hellenic Museum: Art and Storytelling with John Hughes and Marco Luccio

Hitting the Hellenic Museum later this month, artist Marco Luccio and world-renowned author John Hughes are joining forces for a live art experience.

It’s set to traverse the relationships between art and language, and how they’ve come together in the past to create a world that incorporates both. Audiences will also get to experience some live performance, with John reading an excerpt from his new book, while Marco interprets and draws as its happening. It’s set to be a memorable night.

It’s happening at the Hellenic Museum on March 22. Tickets are $20, grab them here.