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Shelley Lasica: WHEN I AM NOT THERE

16–27 August 2022

The work of Shelley Lasica reveals a sustained exploration of dance, movement and the varying contexts in which they can occur. WHEN I AM NOT THERE provides an important occasion to reflect on forty years of Lasica’s choreographic practice and will be the first exhibition of its kind in Australia. Find out more

Information For Visitors

MUMA is closed for an exhibition changeover. We look forward to welcoming you back to our galleries for Shelley Lasica: WHEN I AM NOT THERE which opens on 16 August 2022

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

Collective Movements

Collective Movements

5 May – 23 July 2022

Collective Movements is a wide-ranging project focusing on the work of historic and contemporary First Nations creative practitioners and community groups that recognises collectivity as integral to Indigenous knowledges and ways of being. Find out more


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

17–18 June 2022
Samstag Museum of Art and ACE, Kaurna Yarta/Adelaide

VERS: On Pleasures, Embodiment, Kinships, Fugitivity and Re/Organising is a two-day, live event that privileges queer ways of doing and being, and centres creative practice and conversation. 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