Blak Dot Gallery

Art, Galleries Brunswick
Blak Dot Gallery interior view 01 supplied 2017 Opening
Photograph: supplied Blak Dot Gallery

Blak Dot showcases contemporary and traditional First Nations art, and is currently Melbourne’s only Indigenous-run art gallery with a physical space. It was established in 2011, and in 2016 moved to its current premises behind the Brunswick baths.

Blak Dot showcases some of the most exciting art practice happening in Australia and abroad, and often hosts exhibitions in conjunction with major cultural events or festivals. They also host residencies, have an outdoor cinema, and it’s not unusual to catch a band playing in their grassed courtyard. If you want to participate in workshops, head to a fashion launch, or get deeper into issues facing Indigenous artists, Blak Dot is the ARI to check out. The best thing? It’s open to all.

The gallery's director is Kimba Thompson, who works with a great bunch of volunteers and artists that keep the space running.

By: Sarah Werkmeister


Venue name: Blak Dot Gallery
Address: 33 Saxon St
Opening hours: Thu-Sat noon-5pm; Sun noon-4pm
Static map showing venue location