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Dale Harding: Through a lens of visitation

28 April – 26 June 2021

A descendant of the Bidjara, Ghungalu and Garingbal peoples of central Queensland, Dale Harding’s multilayered practice is poetic and political in its materiality and process, and has a strong focus on community, family and place. Read more


Information For Visitors

Following the further easing of restrictions, MUMA is delighted to welcome you back to our galleries for the final week of Dale Harding: Through a lens of visitation from Friday 18 June. In the final week we're open extended hours from Monday to Friday, 10am–5pm and Saturday 12–5pm. MUMA is implementing a variety of public health and physical distancing measures to keep our visitors safe. Find out more

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Queer Readings of the Collection

‘Queer Readings of the Monash University Collection’ aims to diversify writing on the Collection and launches alongside our sixtieth anniversary program in 2021. For this project, a group of invited writers and artists contextualise a selection of works of art through the lenses of their experience and knowledge. Read more


Determined Sensibilities: Curator Megan Tamati-Quennell and Artists Dale Harding and Brook Garru Andrew in Conversation

Wednesday 23 June, 6pm
Live via Zoom

Since early European colonial expansion and imperialist ambitions, Indigenous cultures have been subjected to primitivist Eurocentric thought and labelling. Prolific racist actions, such as the scientific exhibits that flooded museums in the wake of colonial exploits, were used to demonstrate our so-called demise as primitive peoples—largely through the display of our cultural objects and dead ancestors’ bodies. Read more

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Form x Content

Wednesday 10, 17, 24 & 31 March
Wednesday 14, 21 & 28 April

Form x Content is a mix of fourteen live and pre-recorded events featuring the voices of renowned First Nations, Australian and international artists, designers, architects, curators and academics. Find out more


MUMA Screens #2: Charlie Sofo

Join us online for the second in our MUMA Screens Program—highlighting filmic and video works in the Monash University Collection—as we share a suite of video works by Charlie Sofo. Watch video


Tree Story

6 February – 10 April 2021

Tree Story brings together creative practices from around the world to create a ‘forest’ of ideas relating to critical environmental and sustainability issues. At its foundation—or roots—are Indigenous ways of knowing and a recognition of trees as our ancestors and family. Read more

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The Tree School

As part of Tree Story, MADA Gallery hosted The Tree School (11–23 March 2021), a place where people gather for communal learning grounded in lived experience and community connection. Read more

The Monash University Collection

The Monash university Collection began soon after the University opened in 1961. Inspiring audiences on and off campus, it is recognised nationally for showcasing Australia art since the 1960s, diverse media and artistic practices as they develop. Read more


Public Art on Campus

Works of art from the Monash University Collection are found across the University: inside buildings and integrated into the public realm. In a carefully curated campus experience, art is a constant revelation, inspiration and lively provocation to students, staff and visitors. Read more


MUMA Education engages students and teachers through tailored programs drawing on current exhibitions and the Monash University Collection. Trained educators and artists connect students to art in meaningful ways, promoting creative thinking and critical problem-solving skills. MUMA acknowledges the diversity of all children and provides a child safe environment. Read more


Monash University Museum of Art acknowledges the invaluable contributions  of artists, curators, lenders, donors, philanthropic partners, arts funding agencies, sponsors and community partners to everything we do. Read more

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MUMA is a site where contemporary art, art-led education and research are produced and explored. Situated within and responsive to its university context, MUMA is recognised for its progressive programs that engage diverse communities and foster critical and creative thinking. Read more