The ultimate gift guide for your arty friend

We have the perfect gift guide for your ultra-cool arty friend who has you totally lost for ideas this Christmas. From gallery and theatre tickets to memberships and classes, here’s where to start your arty hunt.

For the art lover

Tickets to the David Hockney exhibition at NGV are a great start for any art-lover in your life. The exhibition, curated by the NGV in collaboration with David Hockney and his studio, features more than 700 works from the past decade of the artist’s career. You could also buy them a membership.

Are they the kind of person who wants to make art, instead of look at it? Why not gift them a DJB photography walk, where they can get creative and learn more about the art of photography.

NGV memberships are the perfect present for your arty friend

For the entertainment seeker

If you have a cinephile on your hands, then Cinema Nova movie vouchers are the way to go – from arty flicks to box office hits, this cool cinema on Lygon Street is the place to go.

An ACMI membership is also a great idea. Australia’s coolest cultural destination, ACMI has everything from a century of film to the latest computer games and digital art of the future.

Tickets to Book of Mormon are one of the hottest gift ideas going around this year – many of the first shows to this Broadway hit are already sold out. Get in quick and be the best gift-giver at the party this year.

Sugar Mountain combines music and art into one unique festival

For the thinker

School of Life workshops and classes are a great present for someone who has literally everything – but wants to connect to their non-material selves.

Sugar Mountain is one of the best boutique music festivals in Melbourne, combining music and arts in one festival – and their unique sensory dining session is one of the most thought-provoking combinations of the five senses that Melbourne’s ever seen. Any deep thinker would be chuffed to see tickets to this festival in their stocking.