Koorie Heritage Trust
Architect: Lyons Architecture with Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria 2015
City of Melbourne | C50
The Koorie Heritage Trust is a community owned and run Indigenous gallery and cultural centre celebrating the continuing journey of the Aboriginal Peoples of South Eastern Australia. It presents a range of programs including changing exhibitions, events, walking tours, family history services, cultural awareness training and education workshops, houses a collection of historic and contemporary artworks, objects, photographic archives, and oral histories relating to Victorian Aboriginal cultures and communities. The organisation relocated to Federation Square in July 2015, marking a significant move from the literal and figurative fringes of Melbourne to the ‘cultural centre’ of the city. This relocation project was designed in collaboration by Lyons and Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria to reflect Koorie design and culture throughout the building; it includes a gallery, retail shop, library and a permanent collection displayed throughout the public spaces.
Visit InsideOUT: a binary-blurring experience constructed by Ngarigo artist Peter Waples-Crowe. A solo exhibition that demolishes barriers by constructing new spaces to interrogate the meeting points of where Aboriginal and queer cultures intersect.
Join Jefa Greenaway; director of Greenaway Architects and founding chair of Indigenous Architecture + Design Victoria, for a special guided tour of the Trust on Saturday 27th July 11:00am – 12:00pm.
Need to Know
Open: Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 July 10am–4pm
Tour Type: Open Entry, Guided + Open Entry, Self-guided
Tour Details: Saturday guided tour at 11am
Access: Fully accessible, all ages
Building Type: Cultural
Architecture Era: Contemporary (2001- current)
Transport: Tram stop 13: Federation Square on routes 1, 3/3a, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72
Photo Credit: Peter Bennett
Levels 1 & 3, Yarra Building, Federation Square, Melbourne 3000, Melbourne VIC