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The changing face of Victoria

13 May 2021, 10:00am06 February 2022, 5:00pm
Bookings Bookings not required
Location Dome Galleries, Level 5
The Dome
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

Revolution comes in many forms – homemade protest badges from the 1980s, wooden water purifier barrels from the 1800s, a red anarchy flag flown by pioneering unionist ‘Chummy’ Flemming and a newly commissioned artwork challenging disposable camping culture at festivals.

The changing face of Victoria exhibition explores the spirit of activism and invention, and its impact on modern Victoria, through four everyday themes: water, workers’ rights, camping and coffee.

On showcase are more than 150 objects, artworks and photographs that reveal the large and small ways we can all make a difference in shaping our world. 90 per cent of these collection items have never been exhibited before.

To access the exhibition, turn right as you enter the Quad from the Swanston Street Welcome Zone and take the lift to level 5.

Explore our online exhibition, including curator insights and a virtual tour.

Planning your visit

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