What’s on in Melbourne: December 2011 to January 2012

December 14, 2011 by

Festivals & Events, Local Recommendations, Things To Do

Tennis in Melbourne

Tennis in Melbourne

Melbourne’s gearing up for some major sporting events over the coming months, including the Australia Open Tennis tournament that takes place in the last two weeks of January 2012.  Non-sporty types won’t miss out, however, with two new exhibitions at Melbourne’s premier arts venues.

Major Events:

What?      Vodafone Boxing Day Test
Where?    Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
When?      Dec 26 – 30, 2011
Web?        cricketvictoria.com.au

The Boxing Day Test at the MCG is a long held tradition and the most anticipated cricket match in world cricket!

What?      Australian Open – The Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific
Where?    Melbourne Park
When?      Jan 16 – 29 2012
Web?        Australianopen.com

All eyes are on Melbourne this summer for the 2012 Australian Open. Be there for balmy nights, superstar tennis players, colourful fans and exciting and unpredictable matches.

Exhibitions:

What?       Star Voyager: Exploring Space on Screen
Where?    Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
When?     Now until Jan 29, 2012
Web?        acmi.net.au/starvoyager.aspx

Journey through the fact and fiction of space exploration from Fritz Lang to the moon landing, to Star Trek and Avatar at this world premiere of a major exhibition that charts the history and future of space exploration as experienced through the moving image.

What?       The Mad Square: Modernity in German Art 1910–37
Where?     National Gallery of Victoria
When?     Nov 25, 2011 –  Mar 4, 2012
Web?        ngv.vic.gov.au/themadsquare

This is the most comprehensive exhibition of German modernism to be seen in Australia and brings together over 200 works by Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Christian Schad, Hannah Höch, August Sander, László Moholy-Nagy and El Lissitzky.

- Emma McMahon

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