Adderton: house & heart of mercy is a unique, values-driven cultural space for the community to explore just and merciful responses to contemporary social issues.

Adderton re-opens on Saturday 9 January 2021 after temporarily closing to visitors due to COVID-19.  During Adderton’s 2020 closure Adderton’s program was taken outside through Adderton Everywhere with exhibitions, workshops and events in frequently visited and surprising public spaces.

Adderton: house & heart of mercy overlooks the Brisbane River, with expansive views of the Story Bridge, Adderton—renamed in 1863 as the Convent of Our Lady of Mercy, All Hallows’—has been at the heart of the Sisters of Mercy’s work in Brisbane since 1863.

The rejuvenated Adderton: house & heart of mercy is a space for the community, focused on creativity, engagement, justice, learning and reflection.

Through the Adderton initiative, the All Hallows’ Convent opens its doors again, offering an exciting range of exhibitions and activities for visitors of all ages and from all walks of life.

Adderton is a place for you to be inspired, try new skills, connect and be valued, learn, get involved, reflect, or just relax for a while.

We look forward to welcoming you to Adderton: house & heart of mercy.

Our Vision

Adderton is a unique, values-driven space for the community that promotes learning, justice, engagement, hospitality and reflection.

We welcome people into the heart of mercy.  We offer experiences that nurture spirituality, inspire creative activity and encourage new ideas for visitors of all ages and from all walks of life.

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