Arts Centre Melbourne presents a year-round program of exhibitions and displays that showcase the breadth and depth of the Australian Performing Arts Collection, and its main collecting areas of circus, dance, music, opera and theatre. These carefully curated exhibitions and displays tell many fascinating stories of Australia’s rich and varied performing arts history, and also complement current productions being staged in Arts Centre Melbourne’s venues.
Throughout the buildings and grounds is also a significant Art Collection of twentieth-century and contemporary Australian art on permanent public display for the enjoyment of all.
Arts Centre Melbourne is the custodian of a large number of musical objects, as part of both the Australian Performing Arts Collection and the Public Art Collection. This small display features viols – six stringed violin-shaped baroque instruments – by renowned Australian maker Johnny Johnstone, and imaginative original instruments by Australian leather-craft sculptor Garry Greenwood.
24 August 2019 – 23 August 2020
Velik Foyer, Hamer Hall
Windform I Vogelyre, designed and made in leather by Garry Greenwood, c. 1980
Purchased 1985. William Buckland Foundation, Arts Centre Melbourne, Art Collection.