Margaret Lawrence Gallery

The Margaret Lawrence Gallery is a contemporary art space located in the heart of Melbourne’s Arts Precinct. It was established in 2001 to provide crucial links between the Victorian College of the Arts and the University of Melbourne (with its community of academics, artists and students), the wider communities of Victoria and the national arts and research community.

The gallery performs an integral and generative function within the VCA artistic community and is a showcase for new work, playing an educational role for the Victorian and Australian arts community.

Currently Closed for Exhibition Changeover

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Future Exhibition:
Jacqueline Felstead: Loss in a simulated environment

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Plan your visit to the Margaret Lawrence Gallery, located on the University of Melbourne's Southbank campus.

Opening Hours

12–5pm, Tuesday to Saturday

Exhibition openings and events often occur outside of our regular gallery hours. Visit our public program page to find out more.


Margaret Lawrence Gallery
40 Dodds Street
VIC 3006

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Getting here


The Margaret Lawrence Gallery is a 12-minute walk from Flinders Street Station, along St Kilda Road and Southbank Boulevard.


For routes travelling up and down St Kilda Road (numbers 1, 2, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67, 72) you can disembark at Grant Street/Police Memorial (stop 17) for all routes except Route 1 and walk down Grant Street. If taking Route 1, disembark at Arts Precinct (stop number 14) and walk 5-minutes down Southbank Boulevard and Dodds Street.

For more information on train and tram travel, please visit the Public Transport Victoria website.


Phone: +61 3 9035 9400

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