Exciting changes are taking place in the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre.
Q. What changes are happening in Bunjilaka?
A. Bunjilaka is entering into a phase of renewal and redevelopment. We are creating a new permanent exhibition that will enhance the experience that Bunjilaka Aboriginal Culture Centre can offer to our visitors.
Q. Are the permanent exhibitions in Bunjilaka open?
A. We have closed the main gallery space that was home to the exhibitions Two Laws, Belonging to Country and Koori Voices. We are currently developing a new exhibition for this space called First Peoples.
Q. When will the new exhibition open?
First Peoples will open to the public on Friday 6 September 2013. More information about the opening and events will be available closer to the date.
Q. What is First Peoples about?
A. First Peoples is a celebration of Koorie Victoria. Visitors will be taken on a journey through time and place and experience stories of Aboriginal culture, identity, community and survival.
Q. Can I still visit Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre?
A. Yes, Bunjilaka is open. Visit Birrarung Gallery to see community exhibitions by Koorie artists from around Victoria. You can also spend time in Milarri Garden where you can and learn about Indigenous plants from south-eastern Australia.
Q. What can I do in Bunjilaka?
A. You can follow the Milarri Garden Trail to learn more about Indigenous plants from south-eastern Australia and how they are used by Koorie people. Birrarung Gallery is also home to the Bunjilaka touch trolley where you can hear Aboriginal stories and touch artefacts. You can even try on a possum skin cloak. Ask at the cloakroom for a free copy of the Koorie Guide to Melbourne Museum
to help you explore Aboriginal stories within the Melbourne Museum galleries beyond Bunjilaka.
See the blog post Beyond Bunjilaka for more information.