Dedicated First Nations cultural space for Melbourne

Melbourne leads in opening a dedicated First Nations Arts and Culture Centre, and new home for Koorie Heritage Trust.
New education space for Koori Heritage Trust in Melbourne

While Adelaide, Darwin, Alice Springs and Canberra all have visions for dedicated First Nations galleries and cultural centres underway, in 2023 it will be Melbourne that will be the first to open the doors of a dedicated venue in an Australia capital city.

Today (30 January), the Koorie Heritage Trust (KHT) has announced that from August 2023 it will take up all three floors of the Yarra Building at Federation (Fed) Square, which it has occupied in part in recent years.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina