Known as the Kulin Nation to its traditional owners, Melbourne has a rich Indigenous culture dating back more than 40,000 years. Through these six immersive experiences, you can discover Indigenous history and art, tuck into bush food and explore the legacy of the Kulin Nation.
Bunjilaka Aborginal Cultural Centre
Established in collaboration with Melbourne’s traditional owners, the Boonwurrung and the Woiwurrung people, Melbourne’s museum Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre chronicles Indigenous history through a series of immersive exhibitions. Enter the nest of ancestral spirit Bunjil and learn how he breathed life into Kulin Nation, wander through the Milari Garden Trail, visit the resident eels during feeding time and see over 600 artefacts significant to Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
Set amidst Fitzroy’s bustling Brunswick Street, Alcaston Gallery showcases the work of emerging and established contemporary artists from the Australian and the Asia Pacific Region. Established in 1989, the gallery also represents the work of Indigenous Australians. At the helm is Executive Director Beverly Knight, who is a foremost expert on Australian Indigenous art and works directly with remote Indigenous communities, paving passageways for artists to find recognition and financial independence.
11 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia + 61 3 9418 6444
Ian Potter Centre
Housing the National Gallery of Victoria’s Australian and Indigenous art collection, the Ian Potter Centre holds more than 20,000 Australian works from the Colonial period to the present day, with approximately 800 pieces on display. Located on the ground floor is a permanent collection of Indigenous art showcasing the work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, including William Barak, Emily Kngwarreye, Judy Watson and Uta Uta Tjangala.
Aboriginal Heritage Walk
Led by Indigenous guides, the Aboriginal Heritage Walk at the Royal Botanic Gardens is an enlightening journey “into the ancestral lands of Koolin nation,” who are the traditional owners of Melbourne. Take part in a traditional smoking ceremony, discover Indigenous values and uses of Australian flora for medicine, food, and tools and finish off the tour with a refreshing cup of lemon myrtle tea.
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