Just four kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD and spread over 16 acres, Abbotsford Convent is Australia’s largest multi-arts precinct—a place of art, culture and learning.
Renowned for its rich history, striking built, and natural landscapes, and the remarkable community-led campaign which preserved the site from commercial development, the site was enshrined on Australia’s National Heritage List in 2017. Today, the Convent is home to a vibrant creative community, wellbeing practitioners, a gallery, cafes, a radio station, a school, and an abundance of green open space.
Every year the Convent curates and welcomes over 2,000 art projects, rehearsals, workshops, exhibitions, events, markets and festivals.
Convent Kids is an exciting program developed by Abbotsford Convent for children and families to explore and create art together. The program features a range of exciting hands-on activities and events that foster lifelong engagement with the arts and the community, and improve children’s educational outcomes.
Abbotsford Convent is located on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We acknowledge their sovereignty and pay our respects to Elders past and present.