Buxton Contemporary


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 comprised of four public exhibition galleries, teaching facilities, and the largest outdoor screen in Australia dedicated to the display of moving image art. 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. Sitting within the University of Melbourne Museums and Collections department, Buxton Contemporary has quickly become one of Melbourne’s must-see exhibition spaces.

getting to the gallery


The closest train station to Buxton Contemporary is Flinders Street Railway Station. From here, walk away from the city over Princes Bridge and along St Kilda Road. Once you’ve passed the Arts Centre and the National Gallery of Victoria, cross Southbank Boulevard and turn right – downhill towards the Melbourne Recital Centre. On the next corner of Dodds Street you’ll find Buxton Contemporary!

Follow this route from Flinders Street Station to Buxton Contemporary on Google Maps.


Catch any tram that travels along St Kilda Road (Routes 3, 5, 16, 64, 67 & 72) and jump off at Stop 16 (Southbank Boulevard). Walk downhill along Southbank Boulevard and you’ll find Buxton Contemporary on the next corner at Dodds Street.


Why not ride to Buxton Contemporary? Bicycle parking is available in front of the museum’s entrance.


You can park in metered street parking on Grant and Sturt Streets. You’ll also find commercial car parks within the Arts Centre and also the Australian Ballet Centre car park.


cultural commons

Buxton Contemporary is part of the Museums & Collections department at University of Melbourne, forming connections with other collections, galleries and museums at the university as part of the Cultural Commons




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Buxton Contemporary
Corner Southbank Boulevard & Dodds Street
Southbank VIC 3006
E: buxton-contemporary@unimelb.edu.au
W: buxtoncontemporary.com

Opening Hours
11am-5pm, Wednesday-Sunday.
Closed Monday and Tuesday.

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EXHIBITON BUXTON The same crowd never gathers twice
The same crowd never gathers twice
10 May 2024 – 13 Oct 2024
Buxton Contemporary

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