+
Add to Itinerary

First Nations Voices

As we gather virtually to explore Melbourne this year we acknowledge that we stand on the land of the people of the Kulin Nation. Open House Melbourne’s programming exists on what always was and always will be Aboriginal land, and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging as well as to all First Nations people in the wider Melbourne community and beyond. We remain mindful in everything we do that indigenous sovereignty has never been ceded in Australia.

With the knowledge and generosity of the Koorie Heritage Trust, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the National Gallery of Victoria, this virtual program will cast a wider net than we have had the opportunity to do in the past. We’ll travel together and share stories from Elders, artists, rangers, architects and educators who come from mobs around the country—not just Victoria, but Queensland, South Australia, New South Wales and Western Australia, too.

Come walk with us and explore our own backyard from the comfort of your couch.

 

IN ABSENCE

NGV ARCHITECTURE COMMISSION

Explore the fifth NGV Architecture Commission In Absence—a unique collaboration between Contemporary artist and Kokatha and Nukunu woman Yhonnie Scarce and Melbourne architecture studio Edition Office.

Alongside an intimate talk between the artist and architects who brought the project to life, you can also take a 3D virtual tour of In Absence and dive deeper with an essay by Ewan McEoin, senior curator at the NGV.

KOORIE HERITAGE TRUST

Whether you’re taking a guided art tour with Koorie Heritage Trust CEO Tom Mosby or diving deep into an essay or podcast about Birrarung (the Yarra River), the Koorie Heritage Trust’s virtual offerings will unlock the door to a multifaceted experience of Koorie culture.

ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS

Join Aboriginal rangers from the Royal Botanic Gardens as they show us the native bush foods and other plant used by First Nations mobs for hunting, medicine, beauty and much more.

Whose land
are you on?

While we explore online together, we encourage you to learn more about the country that you call home.

South East Victoria, Port Phillip Bay and Westernport

Learn More


North West Victoria. Includes Kyneton and Bendigo.

Learn More


Werribee to Lorne. Includes Geelong, Ballarat and Colac.

Learn More


Melbourne CBD and area bordered by the Yarra River and Healesville.

Learn More


Central Victoria. Including Goulburn River and its tributaries north of the Dividing Range

Learn More


CLOSE

Save My Itinerary

You can save your itinerary for later by entering your email address and a password below. Then you can log in using other computers or devices like your smartphone, to access My Itinerary on the go.

Register

Login to My Itinerary

Log in with your email address and password to access My Itinerary.



Forgot password?

Log Out

Logout

STAY IN THE LOOP