Spaces to enjoy & experience our paintings, drawings & photography.
Koorie Heritage Trust
The Koorie Heritage Trust at Federation Square takes Koorie peoples, cultures and communities from the literal and figurative fringes of Melbourne to a place that is a central meeting and gathering place for all Victorians. Our location at Federation Square is a recognition of our shared history and the importance of Koorie peoples as part of a broader 21st century community. We offer a range of programs and services including the only public collection in Victoria dedicated solely to Koorie art and culture comprising artefacts, pictures and photographs.
Bunjilaka, we tell the story of survival against the odds and celebrate our vibrant cultures through performances, storytelling, artwork and more. The First Peoples exhibition was established in 2013 and remains there today. This major exhibition celebrates the history, culture, achievements and survival of Victoria’s Aboriginal people. Through the voices and languages of our Koorie community, First Peoples tells the story of Aboriginal Victoria from the time of Creation to today. You can also explore Bunjilaka’s beautiful Indigenous garden with the Milarri Garden trail. Finally you can also view Wurreka, the etched zinc wall by Judy Watson, spans the north wall of Birrarung Gallery and surrounds the entry to First Peoples.
National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is the oldest and most visited gallery in Australia. Situated over two magnificent buildings – NGV International and NGV Australia – the Gallery hosts a wide range of international and local artists, exhibitions, programs and events; from contemporary art to major international historic exhibitions, fashion and design, architecture, sound and dance. The NGV also has a collection of artworks and cultural objects as well as many exhibitions that focus on First Nations people including Bark Ladies: Eleven Artists from Yirrkala which opens on December 22.