Aboriginal dancers, Echuca, Murray, Victoria, Australia
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Events

Melbourne and Victoria's rich Aboriginal history offers a wealth of Aboriginal cultural experiences.

Throughout the year, cultural centres such as Melbourne's Koorie Heritage Trust, Melbourne Museum's Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre and the Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre provide visitors with excellent exhibitions, workshops and tours. Music and theatre performances are brought to audiences from arts companies including ILBIJERRI Theatre Company, Short Black Opera and Bangarra Dance Theatre, and Aboriginal art exhibitions are on display in galleries across Melbourne and Victoria.

In summer, the Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival celebrates Aboriginal arts with an inspiraing program of exhibitions, talks, films, dance, cabaret and live music, and the Yalukit Wilum Ngaree: People Place Gathering sees St Kilda Festival launch with a deadly program of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music and arts. For sports fans, May's "Dreamtime at the 'G" is a football event not to be missed.

See below to discover the diversity of events in Melbourne and Victoria celebrating the world's oldest living culture.

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Walata Tyamateetj: Carry Knowledge

7 Jul - 31 Oct 2014

This unique exhibition Walata Tyamateetj: Carry Knowledge at the Victoria Archives Centre Gallery showcases the extraordinary collection of maps,...

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Warlayirti and Garnkiny

16 Sep - 8 Nov 2014

RMIT Gallery presents two important Aboriginal art exhibitions - Warlayirti: The Art of Balgo, and Garnkiny: Constellations of Meaning. Warlayirti:...

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Time & Place 2

Time and Place 2

19 Sep - 4 Nov 2014

Bright Art Gallery looks forward to another spectacular exhibition of Aboriginal art never before seen in North East Victoria. Works have been...

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Didgeridoo Beginner Lesson

Didgeridoo Beginner Lesson

4 Oct 2014

Ever wanted to play the didgeridoo? Learn to play with local Aboriginal members of Baluk Arts in Mornington in a two hour beginner class for any male...

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Murru

Murru

10 Oct 2014

Melbourne Festival and Big Hart in association with The Bardas Foundation bring you Murru. Pilbara country is song country. In an uplifting opening...

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Tanderrum

Tanderrum

10 Oct 2014

Melbourne Festival and Ilbijerri Theatre Company in association with the Bardas Foundation bring you Tanderrum. When, for the opening of last year's...

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Hipbone Sticking Out

17 - 21 Oct 2014

When 16-year-old Yindjibarndi man John Pat died in a Roebourne lockup in 1983, it was more than a singular tragedy - it was part of a longer story,...

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Water to Water Festival

Water to Water Festival

21 Mar 2015

The Inaugural Baany to Warrna Ngargee is a groundbreaking Indigenous music and cultural festival in the glorious Briars Park, Mt Martha, Mornington...

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