Aboriginal dancers, Echuca, Murray, Victoria, Australia
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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.


Keringke Arts - Eastern Arrernte Art

25 Nov - 6 Dec 2014

Experience the bold, cultural colours of Keringke. Various Keringke Artists have developed this painting style over twenty five years. It is most...

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Emma Donovan & The PutBacks

Emma Donovan & The PutBacks Album Launch

4 Dec 2014

Acclaimed indigenous vocalist Emma Donovan and Melbourne rhythm combo The PutBacks have come together in an oh-so-right collaboration to bring you...

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Indigenous Art: Highlights from the Ron & Ross Aldridge Collection

Indigenous Art: Highlights from the Ron & Ross Aldridge Collection

4 - 24 Dec 2014, 12 - 25 Jan 2015, 27 - 31 Jan 2015

The Foyer Gallery at the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre will present this exhibition over December & January from the Collection of local...

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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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