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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We're reopening!

The wait is finally over, and we’re beyond delighted to be reopen the Convent’s gardens and grounds to you!

To ensure the wellbeing and safety of our community, we’ll be implementing our COVID Safe Plan adhering to government requirements for things like physical distancing and hygiene across the precinct. We thank you in advance for following guidance when you visit so that we all stay safe.

We can’t wait to welcome you back to the Convent!

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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!