Entrance to Buxton Contemporary can be found on the corner of Southbank Boulevard and Dodds Street

Buxton Contemporary

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Southbank, Victoria

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Corner of Southbank Boulevard and Dodds Street,

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. ...

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  • Galleries, Museums and Collections

Accessibility Information

  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss.
  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
  • Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.

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Installation view, The Garden of Forking Paths: Mira Gojak and Takehito Koganezaw, 2018-2019
Exterior brick wall with white Buxton Contemporary signage
Three paintings hung on a wall painted with a colourful mural