Each year, the Abbotsford Convent showcases its more than 150 artists, writers, musicians, designers and performers in our biggest day of the year – Open Spaces.
Open Spaces invites visitors to explore the Convent inside and out, activating the entire site with an impressive program of interactive art, live music, new design and good food with dozens of events, classes, walks, talks, workshops, musical acts and performances, and providing an opportunity to meet the Convent’s in-residence arts, cultural and wellbeing community.
Our Open Spaces programs are designed to show you everything the Convent has to offer, as we celebrate multi-disciplinary arts, diverse cultures, collaboration and place.
In 2017 Open Spaces was put on hold due to the commencement of works to restore the Sacred Heart building – one of the largest and last remaining buildings to restore since the Convent reopened to the public some 13 years ago. Given that the aim of Open Spaces is to showcase all of the Convent’s spaces, we aim to deliver our biggest and best Open Spaces yet in 2018, when the Sacred Heart building is restored and re-opened.
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