Our in-gallery, inquiry-based learning experiences are available to school groups from 11am-5pm, Wednesday–Friday during exhibition periods.

School bookings are essential. To do so, please email school-bookings@unimelb.edu.au or call 03 8344 1420.


nightshifts: a contemplative new group exhibition that considers the importance of solitude through contemporary arts practice. 26 May until 29 October 2023.


  • Exhibition Visits: free, self-directed visits, supported with an online resource to guide, tailor and extend the student experience. Available to all year levels, May – October 2023. 


  • VCE Artists Exhibition Tours: an interactive guided tour led by practicing artists and emerging curators from the Buxton Contemporary Learning team. Students will learn about the exhibition’s theme, artists, key artworks, and other curatorial and conservation considerations relevant to VCE Art Making and Exhibiting, Units 2 and 4. Available July – October 2023. Cost per student + education service fee. Subsidies available for low-SES and regional schools. This tour program is adaptable to the needs of VCE Creative Practice and Years 7-10 Visual Arts classes.


The online resource for nightshifts will feature audio-visual and written content informed by artists, curators, installers, conservators, and exhibition managers. This resource specifically aligns with the new study design outcomes for VCE Art Making and Exhibiting (Units 2 and 4), but the various content remains useful for different visual arts subjects and year levels. 


Bookings essential. Capacity: 25 students per session.

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Looking to extend your visit?

Excursions at Science Gallery Melbourne: BREAK THE BINARIES in (Terms 1&2) and DARK MATTERS (Terms 3&4).

The University of Melbourne offers a range of ways to explore each campus. To book a school visit to South Bank campus, explore available visit types and book here.

Tours run Tue-Fri, 9am-2pm (60min), and Presentations run Tue@10am, Wednesday@11am, and Thur@1pm (30min).


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