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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 comprised of four public exhibition galleries, teaching facilities...more
Hours Today: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Cnr Southbank Boulevard and Dodds St, Southbank | Adjoins Victorian College of the Arts campus, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
Most people have a fixed idea about art galleries. The are edifying, uplifting and educational. They are also beautiful. The Buxton Contemporary is now hosting an exhibition by Ronnie van Hout. The show is confronting and full of scatological jokes. Many visitors will find it...More
I am familiar with Ronnie van Hout from the HyperReal exhibition some months ago in the National Gallery of Australia, so it was good to see 20 years of his practice in hyperrealism and other work.
The second floor of the Buxton Contemporary has some...More
This is a new Gallery with the Buxton Collection given to The University Of Melbourne, and definitely worth a visit. Free entry and no hard sell. Toilets are a 10/10, fully enclosed, clean, bright and with vanity basins in the cubicles.
Contemporary art is not one thing, but many things. It includes paintings, sculpture, installations, film and animation. This dazzling collection, assembled by businessman Michael Buxtorn, is truly mesmerising. Contemporary art has supplanted modernism as the language of artistic creation. Even if you have heard bad...More