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A Stroll on the South Side

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Lovell Chen


The area immediately south of Melbourne's CBD, either side of St Kilda Road, includes some of the city’s foremost sites dedicated to the arts and leisure.

Whilst there’s major construction work underway behind NGV International and Arts Centre Melbourne's Theatres Building, Lovell Chen invites you to RE/DISCOVER the Melbourne Arts Precinct from a different perspective.

Our suggested route meanders up and down natural and created undulations… from a grassy secluded garden at the Arts Centre Melbourne granting unencumbered 180 degree views to the bunkered performers’ entrance of a burrowed concert hall; from gazing out, eye-level with Rod Laver Arena’s retractable roof to edging carefully by the surface of the Birrarung (Yarra River).

There are 6 points at which to pause during the walk, all offering less-familiar views of the city and the institutions feeding its cultural life.

Lovell Chen is a Major Practice Partner for the Open House Melbourne Weekend.

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We invite you to explore the Melbourne Arts Precinct to RE/DISCOVER the area from a different perspective!

Estimated time to complete the circuit 1.5-2 hours.

Pick up a copy of the tour at the Open House Melbourne Info Hub (located outside Melbourne Town Hall) or download your copy today.

Images: (1-8) Graphic design by Lovell Chen

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 27 + Sunday 28 July
Open access 9am-5pm

Collect self-guided tour maps at the Open House Melbourne Info Hub outside Melbourne Town Hall.


Partially wheelchair accessible

Some areas of incline and uneven ground. Please be aware there may be building or road works.


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