• 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.


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Richard Avedon People celebrates the work of American photographer Richard Avedon (1923 to 2004). With work from 1949 to 2002, the exhibition offers an in-depth overview of Avedon’s achievements in the art of black and white portraiture photography. In the show, instantly recognisable and influential artists, celebrities, and political activists including Truman Capote, Elizabeth Taylor, Twiggy, Malcolm X, and Bob Dylan are presented alongside portraits of the unknown or long forgotten. Coming soon, opening 6 December 2014

The Ian Potter Museum of Art
The University of Melbourne

  • Swanston Street
  • University of Melbourne
  • Parkville VIC 3010