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.

Namatjira & Beyond

Namatjira & Beyond

2 Jan - 1 Feb 2015

Albert Namatjira was a Western Aranda speaking Aboriginal from the Western MacDonnel Ranges who was taught by Rex Battarbee and became one of the...

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Desert Days Exhibition

Desert Days Exhibition by Warlukurlangu Arts Community

13 - 31 Jan 2015

Desert Days exhibition at Flinders Lane Gallery brings together a glorious and vibrant selection of quality works from the Warlukurlangu Arts...

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Indigenous Art: Highlights from the Ron & Ross Aldridge Collection

Indigenous Art: Highlights from the Ron & Ross Aldridge Collection

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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Blak Nite Screen – Charlie's Country

6 Feb 2015

'Charlie's Country' was selected to screen in the prestigious Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival this year, where not only did it...

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Blak Nite Screen - Gods of Wheat Street and Redfern Now

7 Feb 2015

Blak Nite Screen 2015 highlights the new blak wave of Australian film and television, which has seen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people...

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International Women's Day 2015

International Women's Day 2015

7 Mar 2015

Arts Rutherglen are celebrating International Women's Day with guest speaker Lois Peeler OAM. Lois will talk about her story as the first Aboriginal...

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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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Walupka Woka Ride

Walupka Woka Ride

23 May 2015

This special event will give cyclists a rare opportunity to ride through the Wetlands, spend time with Yorta Yorta people, discover Aboriginal...

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