Culture

RMIT Culture

The Capitol^

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RMIT Culture

RMIT Design Hub Gallery, Metahaven: Field Report*

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RMIT Culture

RMIT Design Archives

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About

RMIT Culture unites the university’s public cultural spaces, creative programs and cultural collections, providing opportunities to engage creatively, as well as supporting RMIT’s learning and teaching activities, and disseminating its research. 
 
There are many ways that the whole community, as well as RMIT staff, students, industry and research partners, can engage with RMIT Culture – including dynamic programs of exhibitions, conversations, performances and publications, film screenings, online resources, creative development and research opportunities.

Our teams manage the university’s collections and cultural programs including presenting a range of events at The Capitol and exhibitions at RMIT Gallery, RMIT Design Hub Gallery and First Site Gallery. RMIT Culture is also the custodian of RMIT’s Cultural Collections (RMIT Design Archives, AFI Research Collection and RMIT Art Collection). You can visit a City Campus Culture trail featuring publicly accessible works from the RMIT Art Collection. We also offer cultural residencies, grants and prizes to support the creative sector and emerging practitioners.

By showcasing and expanding RMIT’s cultural assets through new initiatives and vibrant partnered projects, RMIT Culture strengthens RMIT’s position as a leading university for enterprise, design and innovation. 

We acknowledge the continuing culture of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation and their contribution to the life and art of this city, including those whose works are represented in RMIT’s exhibitions, collections and cultural resources.

Events | Live Event Recordings

Rosi Braidotti: Posthuman Feminism

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On International Women's Day hear from renowned philosopher and feminist theorist Professor Rosi Braidotti on the topic of Posthuman Feminism.

Power and Politics

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On International Women’s Day, join three powerhouse women for a galvanising conversation exploring politics and power through a global feminist lens.

Culture Film Series: Spirited Away (2001)

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Culture's new film series: The Best Films You've Never Seen, will screen some of the 'new' classics from the BFI's 'The Greatest Films of All Time', featuring films you might never had a chance to see on the big screen (or you're excited to rewatch!)

Culture Film Series: Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

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Our new film series: The Best Films You've Never Seen, will screen some of the 'new' classics from the BFI's 'The Greatest Films of All Time', featuring films you might never had a chance to see on the big screen (or you're excited to rewatch!)

Alexander McCall Smith

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Join one of the world's most prolific and best-loved authors, Alexander McCall Smith, for one night only in Melbourne.

News

Spaces & Programs

AFI Research Collection

The AFI Research Collection is a specialist film and television industry resource open to the public.

Design Hub Gallery

With exhibitions, conversations, performances and publications, Design Hub Gallery questions design's role in the world today.

First Site Gallery

First Site Gallery is RMIT’s student gallery presenting exhibitions from all study areas across the University.

RMIT Design Archives

The RMIT Design Archives actively collects and stores material relating to Melbourne design from the twentieth century.

The Capitol

The Capitol offers global and local programming and provides a 580-seat venue to host festivals, events, conferences and film.

Literary Arts

RMIT Culture presents a rich program of literature and ideas public projects and events, and works closely with RMIT's student-led publishing house and a variety of writers in residence.

RMIT University Art Collection

The RMIT University Art Collection is a cultural asset for the community and an educational and research resource.

RMIT Gallery

A premier exhibition space which offers a program of local, Australian and international creative works, research outcomes and cultural stories.

RMIT City Campus Culture Trail

The City Campus Culture trail features publicly accessible artworks from RMIT's Art Collection and sites of interest. Click on a point of interest to view the cultural space or artwork that's there, or scroll through the list of sites and find each location displayed on the map. Why not visit the works on a stroll through campus?

Stay in touch

RMIT Culture keeps audiences in the loop about the latest cultural events and activities across the university.


Images:

^The Capitol interior, 2020. Image courtesy of Tope Adesina.

*Metahaven: Field Report, installation view, RMIT Design Hub Gallery, 2020. Image courtesy of Tobias Titz.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.