Dreamtime Art with Archie Roach at the Melbourne Museum

Today was a warm day but a cold breeze made it perfect to be inside the new Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at the Melbourne Museum.

The permanent exhibition displays photographs, interactive elements and the use of space is imaginative and contemporary.

A wide range of artefacts hangs delicately inside glass cabinets and an inventive portrayal of Bunjil in the Creation Cinema (the wedge-tailed eagle and Creator for many Victorian Aboriginal clans) as well as a 2 metre wooden rendition of Bunjil puts the exclamation mark on the title Bunjilaka!

It tells the story of the beginning of creation until today through artistic and creative displays, and multimedia.

First Peoples is co-curated by Yulendj ('knowledge') Group of Elders and community representatives from across Victoria with Museum Victoria staff.

A touching and heartfelt performance by Archie Roach capped off the day beautifully.

So take the family and enjoy a day at the Melbourne Museum - Carlton, Victoria

Dreamtime Art associations and certifications

City of Melbourne Indigenous Art Code Supply Nation