The new purpose-built home for one of Australia's most significant contemporary art collections is officially open.
Located within Melbourne's Southbank arts precinct and embedded at the University of Melbourne's Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), Buxton Contemporary will provide a home and broad cultural context for the extraordinary art collection of contemporary Australian art.
The inaugural exhibition, 'The shape of things to come' has been curated by Melissa Keys. It features works by more than 20 artists from the Buxton collection, and explores the various roles and agencies of the artist through culture, society and politics - as visionaries, storytellers, dissenters and alchemists. 'The shape of things to come' features more than 20 artists from the Buxton collection, including major works by Ricky Swallow, Emily Floyd, Hany Armanious and Mikala Dwyer among many others.
Future programming will use the Michael Buxton Collection as a springboard to captivate and educate audiences on trends in contemporary art and connect current Australian contemporary practice to international developments.
Admission to Buxton Contemporary is free.