A living place for curiosity and collaboration, meeting and meaning.
The heart of a creative community.
A precinct of art, culture and learning.
A living place for curiosity and collaboration, meeting and meaning. The heart of a creative community. A precinct of art, culture and learning.
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COVID-19 update

The Convent precinct is currently closed to the general public, until further notice. Please take care of yourselves, and thank you all for your understanding and support.

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Just four kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD and spread over 16 acres, Abbotsford Convent is Australia’s largest multi-arts precinct. We are home to over 120 studios, galleries, cafes, a radio station, a school, and an abundance of green open space. Every year the Convent curates and also welcomes a diverse range of art projects, rehearsals, workshops, exhibitions, markets, events and festivals. We look forward to welcoming you!