2020 Activities

Despite the uncertainty you can still engage with the project in varied ways, right now and into the future.

A group of artists smiling in front of an outdoor gallery

MAY 2020 - Outdoor Gallery Exhibition | National Reconciliation Week: The project has sought images for an upcoming Outdoor Gallery Exhibition that reflects the National Reconciliation Week 2020 theme ‘In this Together’. Selected images will form part of a physical Outdoor Gallery exhibition on the Parkville Campus that will be launched virtually during National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June). Learn more and submit your photo.

JUNE 2020 - New Student Precinct Virtual Reality: 'Round-me’ interactive 3D models of the Precinct will be accessible to view on both our website and via QR codes displayed on the site hoarding, that will provide a virtual tour of the Precinct spaces. Click here to roam the future amphitheatre.

AUGUST 2020 - Food and Retail Survey: In line with the construction program, a food and retail survey will be shared with our campus community to inform Precinct operational requirements, retail vendor tenders and to fine-tune the end-state design of food and retail in the Precinct.

NOVEMBER 2020 - Student Art Prize: The Student Art Prize invites all University of Melbourne students to submit an artwork in response to a theme selected by a panel of students and staff. The selected artwork will be displayed on a billboard-scale surface on a primary entryway to the Precinct at Monash Road (pictured right).

IN THE WORKS: In collaboration with New Student Precinct arts partner, Next Wave, additional online programming is being explored to replace the activities that have been postponed.

MARCH 2021 - Bruno Booth Dead End and Detours: Presented in partnership with Next Wave, Dead End and Detours is an obstacle course designed to be traversed by an audience member in a wheelchair. In this large-scale participatory art installation participants will navigate their way in wheels through an array of sculptures and site-specific interventions. This project seeks to engage participants in a fun and inclusive way, to enhance awareness of the everyday challenges faced by people with a physical disability and to engage the University community in a dialogue around access, inclusion and wellbeing.

SEMESTER 1 2021 - History of the Student Union Book Launch: The History of the Student Union book, authored by Dr James Waghorne, traces the role the Union has had in bringing together staff, students, sponsoring associations, theatre and film, newspapers and magazines, and advocacy services over the past 130 years. It also shows the central importance of the Union building in supporting these activities and heralds the future move of the Union to the New Student Precinct. The book will be launched alongside a suite of events including panel discussions, round tables with alumni, and Union-focused activities that highlight the opportunities that the move to the Precinct will provide for future students.