Past Projects

    Past Projects

    Breezeway

    The Breezeway was restored in 2009–2010 to increase access between the east and west sides of the Abbotsford Convent and it allows people to see inside the Magdalen Laundries for the first time in over a century.

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    'Keep it Green' Appeal

    Each summer, we seek community support via our annual ‘Keep it Green’ appeal to help protect the Convent’s 6.8 hectares of precious green open space, and to enable us to take important steps towards a greener future at the Convent.

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    Oratory

    The Oratory was restored in 2013 and it has been designed to be used to present music, theatre, installations, projections and immersive experiences.

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    Rosina Restored

    The Rosina Building was restored in 2009 thanks to the generosity of a number of donations. The rooms in Rosina are used by arts organisations and individuals who come here to practice and rehearse. It is also used by Bursaria for private functions and weddings.

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    Sustainability Projects

    In 2013 the Abbotsford Convent Foundation undertook a number of effective projects to make the Convent more environmentally sustainable.

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    The Solar Project

    In May 2016, the Abbotsford Convent set a $60,000 fundraising target for the installation of solar panels. The Solar Project Pozible Campaign raised $120,000 to become Australia's largest succesfully crowdfunded solar project to date.

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