A trip to Melbourne should not be complete without taking the time out to experience some of the city’s art and culture. The list of cultural events, places to visit and things to do that Melbourne offers to the culturally attuned traveller is almost endless.
Suggestions of some of the best of Melbourne’s art and culture are provided below:
Indigenous Art and Culture
- Indigenous walking tour of Melbourne
- Koorie Heritage Trust
- Indigenous art collection at the national Gallery of Victoria
- Bunjilaka at the Melbourne Museum
- City of Melbourne: What’s On Aboriginal Melbourne
- Visit Victoria: Aboriginal Victoria
Also delegates may be interested to know that the week following the conference is NAIDOC Week. NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians. NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.
Every year special events to mark NAIDOC Week are held so for those delegates looking to extend their stay be sure to check out some of the events associated with NAIDOC Week.
- Where to find the best street art in Melbourne
- City of Melbourne: What’s On Street Art
- The Blender Studios
- Visit Victoria: Art Galleries
- National Gallery of Victoria
- Heidi Museum of Modern Art
- Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
Other Cultural Venues of Interest
- Australian Centre for the Moving Image
- Melbourne Recital Centre
- The State Library of Victoria
- Old Melbourne Goal