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Buxton Contemporary

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Shape of things to come

Most people have a fixed idea about art galleries. The are edifying, uplifting and educational... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Jeffry B
Melbourne, Australia
Quality Space with Quality work

A must see only 100m from the NGV. Go for a quick walk from the NGV and enjoy the great mix of... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2018
Michael C
Sydney, Australia
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15 Jul 2018
“Shape of things to come”
20 May 2018
“Quality Space with Quality work ”
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
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Cnr Southbank Boulevard and Dodds St, Southbank | Adjoins Victorian College of the Arts campus, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9035 9339
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

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

1  Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 15 July 2018

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

1  Thank Adelaide D
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

A must see only 100m from the NGV. Go for a quick walk from the NGV and enjoy the great mix of artists work on display in a terrific space.

2  Thank Michael C
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

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.

2  Thank DeeDeeCee
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Now a must see on the gallery circuit. Current exhibition is Brilliant (The Shape of things to Come). The gallery is a Fantastic space for Art work display . Well done

2  Thank Ivan V
Reviewed 11 March 2018

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

3  Thank Jeffry B
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