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Tania Candiani, Waterbirds: Migratory Sound Flow 2022. Installation view, 23rd Biennale of Sydney: rīvus, The Cutaway, Sydney, 2022.

Rivermouth: Selected works from the 23rd Biennale of Sydney: rīvus

4 February – 1 April 2023

Rivers, wetlands and other salt and freshwater ecosystems featured in rīvus—the 23rd Biennale of Sydney (2022)—as dynamic living systems with political agency. Indigenous knowledges have long understood non-human entities as living ancestral beings with a right to life that must be protected. But only recently have animals, plants, mountains and bodies of water been granted legal personhood. Read more

Information For Visitors

We are currently closed for an exhibition changeover, reopening 4 February 2023 for Rivermouth: Selected works from the 23rd Biennale of Sydney: rīvus.

We continue to implement our Covid-safety plan, which includes public health and physical distancing measures to keep our visitors safe. Read more

Judy Watson & Helen Johnson: the red thread of history, loose ends

10 September – 12 November 2022

Judy Watson & Helen Johnson: the red thread of history, loose ends is an opportunity to experience the work of two leading Australian artists in an exhibition that explores complex and varied perspectives on colonisation, with an emphasis on the experience of women. Find out more

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2022 Margaret Plant Annual Lecture in Art History: Erika Wolf

Friday 2 December, 6.30–8pm

Join us for Monash University’s annual Margaret Plant Lecture in Art History for 2022, Galina San’ko: The Unwomanly Face of Soviet War Photography presented by Erika Wolf and part of the 2022 AAANZ Annual Conference. Find out more

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Form x Content

Monash Form x Content is a program of online and on-campus talks delivered during Monash’s teaching semesters. Thematically driven, the series features the voices of renowned First Nations, Australian and international artists, designers, architects, curators and academics, and aims to stimulate new thinking and encourage debate and discussion around contemporary ideas. Find out more

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Deadly Learning

Deadly Learning is designed to help art teachers and school students see the world from the point of view of some of Australian’s leading contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. 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

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Podcast: Language Is A River

We're pleased to begin our 2022 MUMA Podcast series with a two-part episode that has been produced to accompany the exhibition Language Is a River. The podcast features guests Akil Ahamat, Archie Barrie, Pip Wallis, Sarah Rodigari and Ellen van Neerven, artists, curators and writers who contributed works and writing to the recent exhibition and catalogue. Listen now

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