School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty of Education and Arts

Switchback Gallery

Designed by architect Roberta Rees and set amid tranquil landscaped gardens, the gallery provides an important showcase for the work of young and emerging artists and touring exhibitions. The entrance to the purpose-built structure is flanked by torii, the distinctive wooden gateways that mark the entrance to Shinto shrines in Japan.

The Switchback Gallery hosts about ten exhibitions each year, featuring work from students as well as regional, metropolitan and international artists. The broad-ranging program includes contemporary work from all disciplines and is designed to encourage free-ranging discussion and debate between students, staff and the community.

Current exhibition

When All the Rivers Run

Works by Indigenous Artists from Gippsland and Albury Regions and Friends
Curated by Robyn Heckenberg and Rodney Forbes

30 September – 16 October 2014

Public opening Tuesday 7 October 5pm

When All the Rivers Run exhibition showcases works by Indigenous artists from the Gippsland and Albury regions as well as non-indigenous artists who have connections with them. It honours the relationships and networks which exist between the two indigenous communities as well as their connections to non-indigenous artists.

Rivers have always been a key resource and nourisher of indigenous communities and this exhibition highlights the need to keep them flowing and healthy

Image: Robyn Heckenberg, River Roots 1
Digital photograph

Location and opening hours

Open Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm
Closed on public holidays

School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Federation University Australia
Building 6S
Northways Road
Churchill VIC 3842
Phone: +61 3 5122 6261