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

Just four kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD and spread over 16 acres, the Abbotsford Convent is Australia’s largest multi-arts precinct.

The former Convent of the Good Shepherd, this ex-monastic site is now owned by the Abbotsford Convent Foundation (ACF), a not-for-profit organisation that operates the Abbotsford Convent on behalf of the public.

We are home to over 120 studios, galleries, cafes, a radio station, a school, and an abundance of green open space. Every year Abbotsford Convent curates and also welcomes a diverse range of art projects, rehearsals, workshops, exhibitions, markets, events and festivals.

We look forward to seeing you soon.