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.

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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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Gawang II

Gawang II - Aboriginal Portrait Exhibition

11 Oct - 21 Nov 2014

In conjunction with the Archibald Prize exhibition at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Baluk Arts presents Gawang II - an exhibition of...

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Sunset Dreaming @ Brambuk

Sunset Dreaming @ Brambuk

11 - 31 Oct 2014

Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre in Halls Gap is hosting an exhibition of original works by Mardgany man and Alice Springs artist Tommy Crow. The...

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Aboriginal Literacy Foundation Movie Marathon

8 - 9 Nov 2014

The Aboriginal Literacy Foundation will be showing six films over two days with the proceeds going towards helping sustain our programs in Victoria...

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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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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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