Winter has begun, and as a remedy to ease the cold and colour the grey skies here is a collection of things to see and do in Melbourne, for free. The art exhibitions are many and varied, the music widespread and the crafts, comedy and culture interesting. Have a wander around this creative city and you will find some beautiful and inspired artistry.

Medieval Moderns – The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
When: Monday 1st June – Sunday 12th July
Where: NGV International 180 St Kilda Road

Linden Projects
When: Monday 1st June – Sunday 12th July
Where: Linden New Art, 26 Acland St, St Kilda

Peta Clancy - Lips

John Wolseley Heartlands and Headwaters Exhibit
When: Monday 1st June – Sunday 16th August
Where: National Gallery of Victoria, Federation Square

John Wolseley NGV

The Kaleidoscopic Turn
When: Monday 1st June – Sunday 23rd August
Where: Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Cnr Russell & Flinders Streets

Inspiration of Design
When: Monday 1st June – Sunday 14th June
Where: State Library of Victoria, CBD

Blueherring Pop-Up Exhibition
When: Monday 1st June – Wednesday 30th September
Where: Street Trading Cylinder 44–86 Swanston Street

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Open house: Tromarama for Kids
When: Monday 1st June – Sunday 18th of October
Where: National Gallery of Victoria

Mia Wray and Dave Oh
When: Tuesday 2nd June
Where: The Retreat, Brunswick

Girls on Key
When: Tuesday 2nd June
Where: Open Studio, Northcote

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Fact Hunt Trivia
When: Tuesday 2nd June
Where: Spotted Mallard, Brunswick

Winter Night Market at The Queen Victoria Market
When: Wednesday 3rd June

Where: Queen Victoria Markets, West Melbourne

Girl Crazy featuring Peach Happening, Sonke, Pea and Ham Soup
When: Wednesday 3rd June
Where: Bendigo hotel, Collingwood

Wine, Whiskey, Women featuring Tracey Hogue (Girl Friday)
When: Wednesday 3rd June
Where: The Drunken Poet, West Melbourne

The Gumbo Club featuring Pugsley Buzzard
When: Wednesday 3rd June
Where: Ding Dong Lounge, CBD

Annie McCue
When: Thursday 4th June (12.45pm)
Where: Basement Discs, CBD

24 Moons Acoustic Showcase featuring Sam Scholfield Justine Walsh, Amy Pollock, Emily Daye – Musician and IRIS
When: Thursday 4th June
Where: 24 Moons, Northcote

Etsy Craft party at NGV
When: Friday 6th June
Where: NGV

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Alison Ferrier
When: Friday 5th June (12.45pm)
Where: The Basement, CBD

Arcane Saints, Lace and Whiskey, Clarke and White
When: Thursday 4th June
Where: Yah Yah’s, Fitzroy

Spencer P.Jones
When: Friday 5th June
Where: Cherry Bar, ACDC Lane, CBD

Comedy: Grain of Truth
When: Saturday 6th June (1pm)
Where: The Wesley Anne, Northcote

The Royal Jellies June Residency
When: Friday 5th June
Where: Reverence Hotel, Footscray

Portsea Hotel Annual Snow Party
When: Sunday 7th June
Where: Portsea Hotel

Portsea Hotel Snow Party

International Festival of Language and Culture 2015
When: Sunday 7th June
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

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Jess Ribeiro
When: Sunday 7th June
Where: The Post Office Hotel, Coburg

See Saw, Full Ugly and Bad Family
When: Sunday 7th June (4pm)
Where: John Curtain Hotel

Jess Locke Band, James Teague, Tammy Haider and Catherine Sietkiewicz
When: Sunday 7th June (3pm)
Where: Reverence Hotel, Footscray

Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Coal Creek
When: Sunday 7th June
Where: Coal Creek, 12 Silkstone Road, Korumburra

Coal Creek Teddy Bear's Picnic

Emerge in the South East
When: Sunday 7th June
Where: Dandenong Market, Cnr Clow and Cleeland Streets, Dandenong

Emerge in the South East