We, at Arts Programs, acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which our events take place, the Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri people. We acknowledge that this is stolen land and that sovereignty has never been ceded. It always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.
THE GEORGE PATON GALLERY IS NOW LOCATED IN ITS NEW PREMISES
Level 1, Arts & Culture Building
Monash Road, Parkville
University of Melbourne
OPENING HOURS: 11am - 5pm Monday to Friday
The George Paton Gallery is a contemporary art gallery that presents projects by the University of Melbourne students throughout the year. The GPG is free to attend, and we invite proposals from students from all departments to participate in our program. We encourage experimental, collaborative, and education-focused approaches to contemporary art and related projects and provide a supportive platform for student artists, writers and curators.
The GPG is run by the UMSU Arts Programs department.
Our History: Established in the mid-1970s, the George Paton Gallery was the first institutionally supported experimental art space in Australia, and provided a model for Australia’s subsequent centres of contemporary art.
The gallery’s exhibition programs have forecast emerging trends in Australian arts practice, including feminist practices, the use of new media, the phenomenon of the Curator, and the return of painting. Since 1994, the Gallery’s program has focused primarily on student practitioners, with many past and recent exhibitors achieving notoriety both in Australia and overseas.
Arts Programs also hosts a program of free Creative Workshops throughout the academic year. For more information on the workshops please visit the Creative Workshops page.
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IMAGE: Andrew Seward, Practice, 2022. Installation detail, George Paton Gallery