RMIT Gallery is a public art gallery presenting an engaging and thought-provoking program of contemporary exhibitions featuring emerging and established artists and curators. It is committed to showcasing RMIT research outcomes and cultural stories, presenting exhibitions and events that are relevant to the student population and experience.
Opening on 16 March 1977, with an inaugural exhibition of 40 works by John Brack, RMIT Gallery is located in Storey Hall, one of the University’s most iconic buildings, with a reputation as a major architectural site of the city. Throughout its long colourful history, the building has been a part of the life of Melbourne – from social and political protest to its current role as a significant contributor to the city’s arts and exhibiting calendar.
RMIT Gallery is part of RMIT Culture.
For over 125 years, the RMIT University Art Collection has served as a repository for education and research, and as a source of inspiration. Encompassing some of the finest examples of modern and contemporary art in Australia, it reflects the University's commitment to its - and Australia's - cultural history through the creative endeavours of staff and alumni, and of external artists whose work mirrors the University's own ideals and aspirations. The collection comprises over 2000 artworks in a variety of media. Many works are on display throughout RMIT's campuses and form an important component in exhibitions at RMIT Gallery.
getting to the gallery
RMIT Gallery is located at 344 Swanston Street, Melbourne, near the corner of Swanston and La Trobe Streets.
The gallery is located diagonally opposite Melbourne Central Railway Station and can be reached by trams traveling on Swanston and La Trobe Streets, including the City Circle Tram.
Limited street parking is available.
Wheelchair access throughout the building. The elevator entrance is on Rodda Lane opposite RMIT Building 8. Please call 9925 1717 if you require assistance.
Toilets and baby change facilities are not available.
RMIT Culture brings together the university’s cultural spaces, creative programs and art, film, design and research collections, providing valuable support for the university’s learning and teaching activities and opportunities to inspire creativity and collaboration. By showcasing and expanding RMIT’s cultural assets through new initiatives RMIT Culture helps facilitate an enterprise-wide approach to cultural engagement. RMIT Culture acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we work.
Image above: Installation view from the exhibition Pleasure at RMIT Gallery, 2019, Photography by Margund Sallowsky.