Discover: 'Awaken' Exhibition

Arts West Gallery,
Ground Floor, Arts West Building, Professors Walk


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An exhibition showcasing Australian Aboriginal cultural heritage objects from one of the world's most important anthropological collections.

Developed in consultation with local communities, Awaken includes almost 200 items from the extensive Donald Thompson Collection. The entire Collection includes almost 7500 artefacts and 2000 biological specimens collected mainly on Cape York, Arnhem Land and from the Great Sandy Desert and the Gibson Desert of Western Australia, during the University of Melbourne anthropologist's 50-year career.

Times: Awaken at the Arts West Gallery will be open from 11am to 4pm and guests are welcome to drop in at any point during this period.

Cost: Free, bookings recommended. Please advise us of any special dietary, access or other requirements at the time of booking.

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*Installation view of the 'Awaken' exhibition in the Arts West Gallery. Photo: Christo Crocker, 2019.