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 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). 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

Archives of Feeling

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 19 Aug 2022 - 10 Dec 2022

Archives of Feeling explores the various ways that artists and communities transform lived experiences of trauma into new archives of knowledge and feeling.

Children's Sensorium: Art, play and mindfulness for a post-pandemic recovery

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 19 Aug 2022 - 08 Oct 2022

The Children’s Sensorium is an interactive exhibition featuring light, colour, touch, sound, smell and taste to activate children’s curiosity, connect them to local Kulin country, and introduce strategies and techniques that support emotional resilience and wellbeing.

Everything Feels Like the End of the World

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 23 Aug 2022

Join us for a session of RMIT Culture Literature & Ideas Salon at The Capitol.

Music with Molecules

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 24 Aug 2022

Explore the creative intersection of music and quantum science as part of this special Exciton Science × RMIT Culture Salon celebrating National Science Week.

Art, War and Another Afghanistan

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Writers, musicians, sportspeople, artists, refugees and activists celebrate the resilience, art and creativity of Afghanistan.

Mental Jam

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 19 Sep 2022 - 30 Oct 2022

Michelle Chen’s Mental Jam is a collection of video games co-created with young people about their lived experiences of depression and anxiety.

The Big Anxiety - Full Festival Program

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 21 Sep 2022 - 15 Oct 2022

The Big Anxiety brings together audiences and creative thinkers – including artists, scientists, researchers, health and community workers, and people with a wide range of lived experiences. For the full festival program visit the link above.

Hard Place / Good Place

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 28 Sep 2022 - 27 Nov 2022

Hard Place/Good Place is a creative research project led by the fEEL Lab at UNSW. It focuses on lived experiences of being in a ‘hard place’ or a ‘good place’, through a collection of personal and community stories, told through Augmented Reality [AR] experiences.

Holding Space

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 01 Oct 2022 - 15 Oct 2022

An RMIT University School of Art Partnered Studio project run in collaboration with the Alfred Hospital's Innovation and Education Hub that recognises the work and well-being of the Alfred's staff.

Creative Media Tools for Mental Health

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 01 Oct 2022

Experience a range of interactive virtual-reality experiences that champion positive mental health and delve into issues faced by the community.

The Mindful Art Project

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 03 Oct 2022 - 05 Oct 2022

The Mindful Art Project encourages participants to connect with artworks and the present moment in quiet, playful and imaginative ways to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

The Big Anxiety Speaker Series - Writing the Future of Health

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 03 Oct 2022

A showcase of writers with disability share works that reimagine and write towards a better and more inclusive future of health.

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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.

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.

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.