Right in the heart of Yarra, the Abbotsford Convent is a sprawling historic estate spread over 16 acres. This ex-monastic site is now Australia’s largest multi-arts precinct, with 11 historic buildings and extensive gardens. Today, the Convent is home to artists’ studios, two galleries, eateries and gardens open to the public. It is right next to the Collingwood Children’s Farm which features its own café and events. Each year the Convent welcomes a diverse range of art projects, workshops, exhibitions, markets, events and festivals.
You can experience the Convent through social history tours run every Sunday at 2pm, at a monthly Saturday market, or simply visit to walk the gardens, have a meal, or catch an event. Visit the Abbotsford Convent website for more.