Chill Out in Melbourne
When the weather gets colder, this southern city comes to life with sport, culture and live music.
Words by: Shane Cubis
9 JUNE–7 OCTOBER 2018
MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art
National Gallery of Victoria
If you can’t make it to New York this year, fear not – the best of the Big Apple’s Museum of Modern Art will be touring the National Gallery of Victoria. Take the opportunity to see some of the works that have shaped western culture for more than 100 years. Wander around the gallery yourself, or take advantage of the daily guided tours at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm.
14–23 JUNE, 2018
Melbourne International Animation Festival
Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Not just for kids, the Melbourne International Animation Festival celebrates all the weird, wondrous and ridiculously creative things that can be done in cartoons. With 45 screenings and more than 400 films, it’s more animation than one set of eyeballs can reasonably handle.
22 JULY 2018
Stadium Stomp MCG
Melbourne Cricket Ground
Sitting in the stands and cheering on your favourite team is all very well, but if you want to work up a legitimate lather at the MCG, sign yourself up for the Stadium Stomp. Are you prepared to climb 7,300 steps in the name of fitness and/or charity? This memorable day will make you appreciate lifts even more.
UNTIL 26 AUGUST, 2018
Vikings: Beyond the Legend
Even if you’re not generally into museums, this exhibition is the kind that will make you want to hoist the sail and set out for a pillage. Featuring surprising stories, a massive longship and even everyday artefacts such as combs, it’s an immersive experience – best enjoyed in cold weather. (And while you’re there, you can see Phar Lap’s heart.)
30 AUGUST, 2018
It’s so Melbourne to have an entire day dedicated to celebrating itself, isn’t it? Now 183 years of age, the city shows off its most fun face with a ridiculous range of roving performers, delicious food options, big-name acts and a festive spirit that infuses the whole community.
Into the Blue
Vanuatu is only a three-hour plane journey from Australia, and yet it feels completely off the grid.
Kasey Back to her Roots
Since the beginning of her four-decade singing career, there’s been a special album inside Kasey Chambers ready to come up for air. For this Aussie legend, it was simply a matter of when.
Blue Mountains Confessions
There’s no need to feel guilty about a luxurious, romantic getaway filled with endless indulgence when you have a confessional booth on hand.