A living place for curiosity and collaboration, meeting and meaning.
The heart of a creative community.
A precinct of art, culture and learning.
A living place for curiosity and collaboration, meeting and meaning. The heart of a creative community. A precinct of art, culture and learning.
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In Conversation with Paavali Jumppanen, ANAM

Ahead ANAM Set Festival, one of the most monumental commissioning projects ever undertaken in Australia, we interviewed Paavali Jumppanen, acclaimed Finnish virtuoso and the Artistic Director of Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM). He discusses the joy he felt when he first visited ANAM and the inspiration Abbotsford Convent evokes, now that ANAM calls this “magical” precinct home.

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Abbotsford Convent is Australia’s largest multi-arts precinct. We are home to over 120 studios, a gallery, cafes, a radio station, a school, and an abundance of green open space. Every year the Convent curates and welcomes a diverse range of art projects, rehearsals, workshops, exhibitions, markets, events and festivals. We look forward to welcoming you!