• Venue Hire

    The Ian Potter Museum of Art displays the Univeristy of Melbourne's art collection and offers elegant surroundings for a variety of functions and activities. The Potter is a multi-award winning contemporary building designed by Nonda Katsalidis, conveniently located at the Carlton end of Swanston Street.

    Comprising three gallery levels and a multifunction room, the Potter is suitable for functions, such as, pre- and post-lecture drinks, talks, morning teas, launches, receptions and smaller exclusive events.

    The Potter displays a changing exhibition program and is interested in hosting events which engage and connect with art. Proposed events are required to compliment the exhibitions at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, Art and Culture, and other University related activities.

    Requests must be lodged a minimum of 6 weeks ahead of the proposed event. For further information regarding your museum hire please contact Svetlana Matovski.


Latest News

SUNDAY 19 APRIL Cinema Nova in partnership with the Potter’s exhibition Weird melancholy: The Australian gothic, presents a series of Australian Gothic Cinema. Peter Weir’s 1975 Australian classic, Picnic at Hanging Rock will be brought back to the big screen, followed by a panel discussing the film. Panel consists of screenwriter Cliff Green; actress Helen Morse who starred in the film; author Dr Brian McFarlane and academic/journalist Dr Mark Nicholls. Hosted by Carol van Opstal.

Opening hours
Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 12 noon to 5pm
Monday closed

The Ian Potter Museum of Art
The University of Melbourne

  • Swanston Street
  • University of Melbourne
  • Parkville VIC 3010