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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

Baanytaageek: Great Swamp Fragments

baanytaageek: Great Swamp Fragments

4 February – 1 April 2023

Two hundred years ago, on the estate of the mayonebuluk of the Boon Wurrung language group on warnmain (Western Port Bay), a vast baanytaageek, the Great Swamp, was covered with shallow waters and thick, impenetrable vegetation. With much difficulty, it was comprehensively cleared and drained in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and subdivided for farming, infrastructure and housing. Read more

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Director, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA)

MUMA) is seeking an exceptional Director to lead and oversee its innovative and experimental contemporary art program. As the Director of MUMA, you will be responsible for ensuring MUMA delivers a program of artistic excellence that engages audiences and enhances the cultural and intellectual life of the university and the community. Find out more

Renee So, Unknown Woman, 2019

Renee So: Provenance

27 April – 8 July 2023

Renee So’s practice is distinguished by its embrace of traditional crafts, cross-cultural thinking, underlying sense of the comedic and persistent feminist worldview. Her idiosyncratic ceramic and textile works are inspired by art history, museum collections and popular forms of gendered symbolism. Read more

Mitch Cairns, Self-Portrait as a Lemon Tree 2020

Thin Skin

20 July – 23 September 2023

Thin Skin is an exhibition of contemporary and historic paintings by Australian and international artists who explore the liminal space between figuration and abstraction. Guest curated by Australian, London-based writer, curator and former editor of frieze magazine, Jennifer Higgie, it will feature works by more than thirty artists. Read more

Paul Knight, 'Untitled (Chamber Music) 2009–'

Paul Knight: L’ombre de ton ombre

7 October – 9 December 2023

Paul Knight: L’ombre de ton ombre (The shadow of your shadow) presents new and recent photographic, sculptural and machine learning works that employ the artist’s relationship with his partner as an index of time, invoking the intimate present alongside the deep past and near future. The first exhibition of the work of Paul Knight in Australia, it has been co-commissioned by MUMA and UNSW Galleries, Sydney, where the exhibition will continue in 2024. Read more

Lou Hubbard

I mean, why aren’t you looking over here?

13 February – 30 April 2023
Science Gallery
Monash University, Clayton Campus

This exhibition of artworks from the Monash University Collection considers the implications of machine-vision and seeing through the computational lens, exploring the complications of mediated sight in contexts of algorithmic production and network extraction. Read 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

2014.26_Patricia Piccinini, The Gathering

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: VERS: On Pleasures, Embodiment, Kinships, Fugitivity and Re/Organising

This is a three-part audio series documenting the event VERS: On Pleasures, Embodiment,
Kinships, Fugitivity and Re/Organising
. Initiated by Monash University Museum of Art
(MUMA) in Naarm/Melbourne, VERS took place over two days on Kaurna Country in
Tarntanya/Adelaide at Samstag Museum of Art and ACE in June 2022. 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