Beyond Bluestone: bending Melbourne's architectural boundaries is a photographic exhibition at the Victorian Archives Centre close Victorian Archives Centre Definition This is the main repository for Victorian government archives and the offices of Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) and National Archives Australia (NAA) Victoria branch. There is a joint reading room at the centre between PROV and the NAA at 99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne. featuring a selection of photographs from the State’s archival collection of major capital projects that have pushed our city’s architectural boundaries. From the metro city loop to those infamous housing commission flats, find out more about these important projects which are now taken for granted. Complementing these historic photographs are stunning shots of contemporary urban design submitted by some of Melbourne’s top street photographers.

This exhibition was launched as part of Melbourne Design Week 2018, an initiative by Creative Victoria in partnership with NGV.

Beyond Bluestone is produced by Public Record Office Victoria. 



VAC Gallery, Victorian Archives Centre 
99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne
17 March 2018 - 15 September 2018
Monday - Friday and every 2nd and last Saturday 10am-4.30pm


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Beyond Bluestone Exhibition