Buxton Contemporary opened in 2018 at the University of Melbourne’s art school, the Victorian College of the Arts. Designed by renowned architects Fender Katsalidis, the museum is located in the heart of the Melbourne arts precinct where it provides a creative forum through which the University engages local, national and international audiences with the best of contemporary Australian and international art.
Buxton Contemporary is the result of a landmark gift to the University by the art collector Michael Buxton. In 1995 Michael founded the Michael Buxton Collection with the aim of developing a museum quality collection of contemporary Australian art.
In 2014, in one of the most significant acts of cultural philanthropy in Australian history, Michael and Janet Buxton donated the Collection to the University of Melbourne, along with funds to build and partially endow a new museum in which to house it. Buxton Contemporary uses the Michael Buxton Collection as a foundation and inspiration for exhibitions, performance, research, teaching and publishing.
Admission to Buxton Contemporary is free.
- Wednesday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 11:00am - 8:00pm
- Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
- Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
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