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.

Arnhem Land artist Narritjin Maymuru

Coat of Arms by Narritjin Maymuru

28 Jul - 1 Dec 2015

On display at M. A. D. E for a limited time is rare bark painting Coat of Arms by Narritjin Maymuru (1963). Maymuru is a highly respected Aboriginal...

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Aunty Marlene Gilson, 2014, John Batman - Land Lost, Land Stolen (detail)

Guraham - King William - his country exihibition

25 Sep 2015 - 31 Jan 2016

Wadawurrung artist Aunty Marlene Gilson presents a series of historical and Dreamtime stories relevant to contemporary life. Her detailed figurative...

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