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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Keep it Green: Adaptation

Our engagement with nature has the power to change how we feel, and as we slowly emerge out of lockdown in Melbourne, more than ever we’re craving safe connection with each other, and with the outdoors. Help us adapt the Convent’s grounds for a COVID-Safe future—and bring more arts and culture from inside to outside—by donating to our Keep it Green appeal. All donations made will be matched, dollar-for-dollar (up to a maximum of $50,000) thanks to Creative Partnerships Australia’s Plus1!

Please help us raise $50,000 by 31 December to access this amazing support—and protect and enliven our grounds in 2021.

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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!