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Federation Story
Discover the history of Fed Square Have you ever wondered howled Square got its name? Federation Story is a timeline that traces the events, people and ideas that led to the Federation of Australia in 1901. Come and learn – visit the timeline on The Atrium Balcony at Fed Square.
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NGV Design Studio
A showcase of contemporary Australian design and architecture Highlighting the NGV’s ongoing commitment to design, this dedicated space presents a diverse program of design and architecture-related content curated by the  Department of Contemporary Design and Architecture. The NGV Design Studio is a flexible space to explore and represent key ideas and issues in design and architecture and in doing so enhance the appreciation for contemporary design. Content ranges from retrospective exhibitions on seminal practitioners, to reactive projects, installations and thematic exhibitions exploring contemporary issues.
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ArtPlay at Fed Square
Where children play, create and learn. ArtPlay is a place where children – from babies to pre-teens- can explore their creativity and share unique artistic experiences with professional artists. Hosting more than 300 workshops, events and performances every year, from short workshops for young children and extended creative experiences for older children, the artists, workshops and participants are a reflection of Melbourne’s diversity. It is also the only playground in Melbourne’s CBD, with slides, sandpits, swinging hammocks, activity panels, rock and rope climbing features and balance beams. Bookings are required for most events, however, there are also free drop-in workshops available. Be sure to check out what’s on before dropping by. It’s behind Federation Square, next to the Yarra River – look out for the red brick building next to the playground.
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ACMI - The Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Currently closed for renovations. Enter a world of cinema, gaming, TV and digital culture. Catch classics of Australian cinema, explore special exhibitions or create your own short film. ACMI brings the world of the moving image to life with hands-on workshops, live panel forums, exhibitions and screenings. The first centre of its kind in the world, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) celebrates, explores and promotes the cultural and creative richness of the moving image in all its forms – film, television and digital culture. Through a vibrant calendar of award-winning exhibitions, films, festivals, live events, creative workshops, school holiday programs and Collection resources, ACMI provides diverse audiences with unsurpassed ways to engage with the moving image. Since opening the doors in 2002, ACMI has established and cemented a reputation as one of the world’s leading moving image centres and is internationally recognised for its commitment to bringing excellence and innovation in world film and digital media to Australian audiences.
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The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Showcasing Aboriginal and Modern Australian Art. The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia is the world’s first major gallery dedicated exclusively to Australian art. It is a spectacular showcase comprising over 20 galleries housed within a landmark architectural complex. NGV Australia presents the history of Australian art from the Colonial period and the Heidelberg School through to contemporary art and includes photography, prints and drawings, fashion and textiles, decorative arts, and a suite of galleries dedicated to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. With special exhibitions and educational programs and new perspectives of the city through its glass matrix, NGV Australia is more than a great place to view art – it is a completely fresh approach that encourages people from all walks of life to enjoy the world of art.
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Koorie Heritage Trust
The Koorie Heritage Trust provides a unique range of programs and services to promote, support and celebrate the Aboriginal culture of South-Eastern Australia. The annual exhibition program focuses on emerging and established Aboriginal artists with an emphasis on contemporary Koorie art, while the retail outlet stocks authentic Koorie-made art and artefacts. The Koorie Heritage Trust also offers an education program and resources for schools and educators and a range of educational walking tours.
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