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“Oasis in the city”
Review of Abbotsford Convent

Abbotsford Convent
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Owner description: Just four kilometres from Melbourne's CBD, its 11 historic buildings, gardens and car park are spread over 6.8 Hectares in a sweeping bend in the Yarra River and are surrounded by the Collingwood Children's Farm and Yarra Bend Park. With a focus on creativity, culture and learning the Convent is now home to over 100 artist studios and offices for small businesses, a radio station, four eateries, an open air cinema, food and craft markets, two galleries, an extensive program of events and venues for rehearsals, performances, classes, workshops and conferences.
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“Oasis in the city”
Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

Abbotsford convent is a special place well worth a visit. It's an eclectic mix of art studios, arts businesses, cafes, bars, a radio station etc. there are regular farmers/makers markets so be sure to check the website to find out what's on.

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“Just a nice place to be”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

The old convent has spaces it leases to artists and artisans, so apart from painters, writers, art therapists, photographers, musicians, potters, furniture designers, jewellers, fabric designers and whatnot, there are also a bakery, a Steiner school, a city farm,and a couple of cafes and bars. It's kind of a creative and peaceful oasis near the city. Really quite wonderful. Take the train to Collingwood and walk the mile or so there through the suburb, which is actually very picturesque as well.

Visited December 2012
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