Prepare to be challenged and amazed as April unleashes a barrage of must-see art shows

William Blake

The NGV will exhibit more than 100 pieces from their outstanding Blake collection, including 36 watercolours executed in the 1820s. NGV International, Apr 4-Aug 31.

After Holden Park and Then Some...

Photographer Ash Callender observes the desertion of brands such as Holden and Kodak from the cultural landscape of suburban Melbourne, conceptualising his father’s amateur camera work of the family FC Holden. Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre, Apr 1-30.

Angelica Mesiti: The Calling

This immersive multi-channel video installation was filmed in communities of Greece, Turkey and the Canary Islands who use an ancient whistling language. ACMI, until Jul 31.

Art as Therapy

The program will offer visitors a chance to guide themselves through the NGV collection, exploring works with specially-written labels that can help visitors deal with the problems of everyday life. NGV International, until Sep 20.

Emily Floyd: Far Rainbow

This Melbourne artist’s practice is inspired by educational theory, colour and typography. Heide Museum of Modern Art, until Jul 13.

Monsters: Bonnie Lane

In her video sculptures Bonnie Lane mashes up and tangles together human body parts to create strange and wonderful creatures. Anna Pappas Gallery, until Apr 26.

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First published on 2 Apr 2014. Updated on 28 Apr 2014.

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