Melbourne is home to many Aboriginal art galleries showcasing the diverse cultures and rich history of Australia's First Peoples.
Gain insight into the lives of Aboriginal peoples in Victoria at Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre's Birrarung Gallery. The gallery's incredible zinc feature piece, Wurreka, by Judy Watson, contains 74 wall panels of etched designs, each reflecting imagery from the Aboriginal heritage and landscapes of Victoria. Get a national view through the diverse collections of 'Many Nations', which features digital labels revealing the story of around 500 artefacts of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander significance.
Koorie Heritage Trust
For an understanding of the artwork and cultural objects in Victoria and south-east Australia, visit the Koorie Heritage Trust at Federation Square, where local Victorian Aboriginal history and art is key. The trust's gallery spans traditional and contemporary works, from carved emu eggs through to photography and ceramics. Its picture collection features around 900 paintings, including those by Melbourne Aboriginal leaders William Barak and Tommy McRae.