Culture

RMIT Culture

The Capitol^

Two visitors arrive in the theatre at The Capitol, the ceiling is lit up in purple and peach colours
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 art, film and design 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 venues and cultural programs (The Capitol, the Situate residency program, Lightscapes public art project, Speaker lecture series and literary arts projects such the Salon Series and McCraith House Residency Program); Galleries (RMIT Design Hub Gallery, RMIT Gallery, Project Space, Spare Room, First Site Student Gallery and Site Eight); and Collections (RMIT Design Archives, AFI Research Collection, RMIT Art Collection).

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.

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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.

INTERSECT

INTERSECT brings together six creative projects that form a dynamic program of exhibitions, residencies, creative laboratories, talks and events.

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 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.

Writing & Publishing

Presents a rich program of public projects and events, and is home to a student-led publishing house and a variety of writers in residence.

Events

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 created by Louisa Bloomer

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.