March - Subject to COVID-19 Restrictions

The Mornington Great Outdoor and 4 x 4 Expo
This four-day event showcases everything from the latest in Caravans, Motorhomes, Campervans and Camper trailers, 4WD's and 4 x 4 accessories to Metal Detectors, Pontoon Boats as well as fishing gear, demonstrations and activities for the whole family.
Mornington Racecourse, Racecourse Rd
11 to 14 March, Thu 11am to 5pm, Fri & Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun 10am to 4pm
Adult $15, concession $12, U16 free, free car parking
info@greatoutdoorexpos.com.au

January - Subject to COVID-19 Restrictions

Rotary Club of Leongatha 44th Annual Art & Photography Show
Now in its 44th year, the show remains one of South Gippsland’s major art and community events with substantial attendances, entries and sales. Proceeds from this show go to various local charities and services.
Memorial Hall, Cnr McCartinn St & Michael Place, Leongatha
15 January to 7 February, 10am to 4pm
leonartshow.com.au or info@leonartshow.com.au

Jacky Redgate - HOLD ON
Presenting the most recent iteration of the artist’s mirror work, in which Redgate has been recalling and introducing into her work and oeuvre the autobiographical images and subjects of her juvenilia. What we understood previously as formal compositions and seemingly neutral subjects are now 'contaminated' by dolls and teddy bears from Redgate’s childhood. Available as a virtual exhibition.
Geelong Gallery, 55 Little Malop St, Geelong
Until 14 February, 10am to 5pm
geelonggallery.org.au

Artist Proof: The Collective Spirit of Freestone Press
This exhibition celebrates ten years of Briagolong’s Freestone Press printmaking studio in a comprehensive showcase of the ingenuity, passion, and skills of its artists.
Gippsland Art Gallery, 70 Foster St, Sale
Until 28 February 2021
Free entry
gippslandartgallery.com or galleryenquiries@wellington.vic.gov.au or 03 5142 3500

Celia Rosser: Banksia Lady
Banksia Lady celebrates the internationally acclaimed botanical illustrator Celia Rosser, and her outstanding contribution to the study of the Banksia.
Gippsland Art Gallery, 70 Foster St, Sale
Until 28 February 2021
Free entry
gippslandartgallery.com or galleryenquiries@wellington.vic.gov.au or 03 5142 3500

Looking Glass: Judy Watson & Yhonnie Scarce
An exhibition of works themed on the monumental elements of earth, water, fire and air by Aboriginal artists Judy Watson and Yhonnie Scarce. Representing both a love song and a lament for country through paintings, video and sculptural works.
TarraWarra Museum of Art, 313 Healesville-Yarra Glen Rd, Healesville
Until 8 March 2021, 11am to 5pm
Adult $10, senior $8, concession $5, U12 free
twma.com.au

Site & Sound: Sonic art as ecological practice
This exhibition will draw from RMIT’s Sonic Arts Collection, and feature an evolving program of presentations - immersive sound environments, a rich array of performances and listening events, and explorations of the history, theory and significance of field recording and sonic art, evolving over time to provide new experiences every visit.
*Please note, the scheduled dates are based on the anticipated relaxation of the Covid-19 restrictions. Please check the website for the latest information.
McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, 390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin
Until 11 April
mcclellandgallery.com or 03 9789 1671

Scenic Victoria - Land, sea, city
This exhibition draws on the Gallery’s exceptional collection to survey artists’ enduring interest and engagement with the landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes of our region and wider State, with a specific focus on artistic responses to locations of personal significance. Available as a virtual exhibition.
Geelong Gallery, 55 Little Malop St, Geelong
Until 18 April 2021, 10am to 5pm
geelonggallery.org.au

February - Subject to COVID-19 Restrictions

Rotary Club of Leongatha 44th Annual Art & Photography Show
Now in its 44th year, the show remains one of South Gippsland’s major art and community events with substantial attendances, entries and sales. Proceeds from this show go to various local charities and services.
Memorial Hall, Cnr McCartinn St & Michael Place, Leongatha
Until 7 February, 10am to 4pm
leonartshow.com.au or info@leonartshow.com.au

Jacky Redgate - HOLD ON
Presenting the most recent iteration of the artist’s mirror work, in which Redgate has been recalling and introducing into her work and oeuvre the autobiographical images and subjects of her juvenilia. What we understood previously as formal compositions and seemingly neutral subjects are now 'contaminated' by dolls and teddy bears from Redgate’s childhood. Available as a virtual exhibition.
Geelong Gallery, 55 Little Malop St, Geelong
Until 14 February, 10am to 5pm
geelonggallery.org.au

The Burt Bacharach Songbook - in Concert: Summer music series
This exhilarating musical event will feature renowned vocalist Wendy Stapleton and band performing the songs that Burt Bacharach wrote for Dusty Springfield, together with a line-up of brilliant guest singers performing the classic hits from the Bacharach songbook.
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Birdwood Ave, Southern Cross Lawn
14 February, 6pm
General admission $30 to $59, A-reserve $40 to $110
rbg.vic.gov.au/whats-on or 03 9252 2429

UPTOWN: an exhibition for our city
UPTOWN is a spontaneous expression of goodwill from Melbourne’s artistic community, transforming empty shops, businesses, windows, building exteriors and laneways to celebrate the city’s creativity.
Top end of Bourke St, Melbourne
Until 28 February
Free
uptownartexhibition.com.au

RONE in Geelong
Acclaimed for his major transformations of abandoned spaces worldwide, RONE returns to his hometown of Geelong with his first survey exhibition and a unique and immersive experience set to delight audiences. A unique commissioned installation, with RONE transforming one of the Gallery’s most significant rooms in response to the architecture and history of the building, as well as the Gallery’s permanent collection. A multimedia experience will connect visitors back into the urban environment where the artist’s works have been painted in abandoned properties.
Geelong Gallery, 55 Malop St
27 February to 16 May
geelonggallery.org.au or info@geelonggallery.org.au

Broadway Unplugged: Summer music series
Enjoy an evening of spellbinding entertainment with your family and friends as you are rhapsodised by the best Broadway songs from the last forty years performed by some of Melbourne’s finest musical theatre performers.
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Birdwood Ave, Southern Cross Lawn
28 February, 6pm
General admission $30 to $59, A-reserve $40 to $110
rbg.vic.gov.au/whats-on or 03 9252 2429

Artist Proof: The Collective Spirit of Freestone Press
This exhibition celebrates ten years of Briagolong’s Freestone Press printmaking studio in a comprehensive showcase of the ingenuity, passion, and skills of its artists.
Gippsland Art Gallery, 70 Foster St, Sale
Until 28 February
Free entry
gippslandartgallery.com or galleryenquiries@wellington.vic.gov.au or 03 5142 3500

Celia Rosser: Banksia Lady
Banksia Lady celebrates the internationally acclaimed botanical illustrator Celia Rosser, and her outstanding contribution to the study of the Banksia
Gippsland Art Gallery, 70 Foster St, Sale
Until 28 February
Free entry
gippslandartgallery.com or galleryenquiries@wellington.vic.gov.au or 03 5142 3500

Our Country, Our Future Exhibition
Learn from Wurundjeri Elders about cultural ceremonies, firestick knowledge and the future of reconciliation in the Museum's ground-breaking exhibition. Bookings are essential. Also available as an online experience.
Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, 35-37 Castella Street, Lilydale
Until 28 February, 12.30pm to 8pm Thu/Fri, 12.30pm to 4.30pm Sat/Sun
Free entry
yarraranges.vic.gov.au or 1300 368 333

Looking Glass: Judy Watson & Yhonnie Scarce
An exhibition of works themed on the monumental elements of earth, water, fire and air by Aboriginal artists Judy Watson and Yhonnie Scarce. Representing both a love song and a lament for country through paintings, video and sculptural works.
TarraWarra Museum of Art, 313 Healesville-Yarra Glen Rd, Healesville
Until 8 March 2021, 11am to 5pm
Adult $10, senior $8, concession $5, U12 free
twma.com.au

Site & Sound: Sonic art as ecological practice
This exhibition will draw from RMIT’s Sonic Arts Collection, and feature an evolving program of presentations - immersive sound environments, a rich array of performances and listening events, and explorations of the history, theory and significance of field recording and sonic art, evolving over time to provide new experiences every visit.
*Please note, the scheduled dates are based on the anticipated relaxation of the COVID-19 restrictions. Please check the website for the latest information.
McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, 390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin
Until 11 April
mcclellandgallery.com or 03 9789 1671

Scenic Victoria - Land, sea, city
This exhibition draws on the Gallery’s exceptional collection to survey artists’ enduring interest and engagement with the landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes of our region and wider State, with a specific focus on artistic responses to locations of personal significance. Available as a virtual exhibition.
Geelong Gallery, 55 Little Malop St, Geelong
Until 18 April 2021, 10am to 5pm
geelonggallery.org.au

The Phoenix Trail
The Phoenix Trail is an arts trail through East Gippsland from Omeo to Mallacoota, featuring local artists and craftsmakers.
East Gippsland from Omeo to Mallacoota
Ongoing – free
facebook.com

March - Subject to COVID-19 Restrictions

The Phoenix Trail
The Phoenix Trail is an arts trail through East Gippsland from Omeo to Mallacoota, featuring local artists and craftsmakers.
East Gippsland from Omeo to Mallacoota
Ongoing – free
facebook.com

Looking Glass: Judy Watson & Yhonnie Scarce
An exhibition of works themed on the monumental elements of earth, water, fire and air by Aboriginal artists Judy Watson and Yhonnie Scarce. Representing both a love song and a lament for country through paintings, video and sculptural works.
TarraWarra Museum of Art, 313 Healesville-Yarra Glen Rd, Healesville
Until 8 March 2021, 11am to 5pm
Adult $10, senior $8, concession $5, U12 free
twma.com.au

Rodney Forbes: In My Life Exhibition
A showcase of Forbes’ colourful and characteristic practice from 1983 to 2020, celebrating his unique style of storytelling and painting.
Gippsland Art Gallery, Port of Sale, Wellington Centre, 70 Foster St, Sale
13 March to 16 May, Daily 9am to 5.30pm (4pm Sat, Sun and public holidays)
Free entry
gippslandartgallery.com or 03 5142 3500

Mozart by Moonlight: Summer music series
Experience a magnificent evening of arias from Mozart’s best-known operas and enjoy the sumptuous voices of Melbourne’s most accomplished up-and-coming artists under the stars at Melbourne Gardens. Presented in conjunction with Melbourne Opera Company, this is a must-attend for any classical music lover. Pack a picnic, bring a rug (or folding chair if you like) and enjoy the show.
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Birdwood Ave, Southern Cross Lawn
17 March, 6pm
General admission $30 to $59, A-reserve $40 to $110
rbg.vic.gov.au/whats-on or 03 9252 2429

Tarrawarra Biennial 2021: Slow Moving Waters
Featuring 24 artists from across the country making new works that explore ideas of slowness, deceleration, drift and the elasticity of time. Slow Moving Waters comes from the accepted translation of the local Woiwurrung word ‘tarrawarra’, after which the Museum, and its surrounding Yarra Valley area are named.
TarraWarra Museum of Art, 313 Healesville-Yarra Glen Rd, Healesville
27 March to 11 July, 11am to 5pm, Tue to Sun
Adult $10, senior $8, concession and student $5, museum members and U12 free
twma.com.au/exhibitions or 03 5957 3100

Site & Sound: Sonic art as ecological practice
This exhibition will draw from RMIT’s Sonic Arts Collection, and feature an evolving program of presentations - immersive sound environments, a rich array of performances and listening events, and explorations of the history, theory and significance of field recording and sonic art, evolving over time to provide new experiences every visit.
*Please note, the scheduled dates are based on the anticipated relaxation of the Covid-19 restrictions. Please check the website for the latest information.
McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, 390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin
Until 11 April
mcclellandgallery.com or 03 9789 1671

Scenic Victoria - Land, sea, city
This exhibition draws on the Gallery’s exceptional collection to survey artists’ enduring interest and engagement with the landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes of our region and wider State, with a specific focus on artistic responses to locations of personal significance. Available as a virtual exhibition.
Geelong Gallery, 55 Little Malop St, Geelong
Until 18 April 2021, 10am to 5pm
geelonggallery.org.au

RONE in Geelong
Acclaimed for his major transformations of abandoned spaces worldwide, RONE returns to his hometown of Geelong with his first survey exhibition and a unique and immersive experience set to delight audiences. A unique commissioned installation, with RONE transforming one of the Gallery’s most significant rooms in response to the architecture and history of the building, as well as the Gallery’s permanent collection. A multimedia experience will connect visitors back into the urban environment where the artist’s works have been painted in abandoned properties.
Geelong Gallery, 55 Malop St
Until 16 May
geelonggallery.org.au or info@geelonggallery.org.au

January - Subject to COVID-19 Restrictions

Creative Harvest - there's an artist in my Food Garden
Local gardeners show how they grow a diverse range of food in their home gardens and artists are involved too, showing their creative talents and works for sale. Tickets available online or at the gardens. A Baw Baw Sustainability Network event.
Open Food Gardens in the Baw Baw region
23 and 23 January, 10am to 4pm
$5 per garden or $20 for all, children free
bbsn.org.au/events

February - Subject to COVID-19 Restrictions

Forest Therapy
Originating from Japan, shinrin-yoku, or forest therapy, is a preventative health practice that immerses your senses in nature. This guided wellbeing experience will bolster your mental and physical health by reducing stress levels, lowering pulse and blood pressure and lifting you into a more positive mood.
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Birdwood Ave, Visitor Centre
7, 14, 21 and 28 February, 10am to 12pm
$35pp – bookings essential
rbg.vic.gov.au/whats-on or 03 9252 2429

Harp Meditations
Relax and take in the colours of sunset whilst listening to the soothing sounds of music composed by harpist Michael Johnson in the glorious and newly restored Arid Garden. Michael leads a calming guided meditation followed by a soothing concert, interwoven with tales of the inspiration he draws from the Gardens.
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Birdwood Ave, Arid Garden, enter via Gate C
17 February, 6pm
$20pp – bookings essential
rbg.vic.gov.au/whats-on or 03 9252 2429

Garden Gathering Vol. 1
The first in a series of events that honour the past, present and future in Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria’s 175th milestone year. Each gathering will focus on a different landscape in Melbourne Gardens in celebration of the Gardens’ place at the nexus of nature, culture and science.
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Birdwood Ave, Arid and Drylands Precinct, enter via Gate C or D
20 February, 10am to 3pm
Free entry
rbg.vic.gov.au/whats-on or 03 9252 2429

Victorian State Dahlia Show
A spectacular display of more than 1000 dahlias, flower and plant sales and Devonshire teas.
Mount Waverley Community Centre, 47 Miller Cres
27 and 28 February, Sat 12.30 to 5pm, Sun 10am to 3.30pm
Adult $5, pension $2, children free
0419 221 200

January - Subject to COVID-19 Restrictions

Melbourne Music Week
Live music venues will take centre stage for Melbourne Music 3-month event, with the City of Melbourne delivering a special edition of this annual festival to support the local music industry as it recovers from the impacts of COVID-19.
The program will move through a phased COVID-safe approach and will follow any restrictions in place for the duration of the event, starting with mostly outdoor and intimate gigs and events and leading into some indoor and greater capacity activity when it is safe to do so.
Until 28 February
mmw.melbourne.vic.gov.au

February - Subject to COVID-19 Restrictions

NGV's Triennial EXTRA Festival
Stacked with live performances, DJs, dance, food, pop-up bars and after-hours access to the NGV Triennial exhibition. Over 31 nights local artists, musicians and dancers will perform throughout the Gallery responding to artworks in the NGV Triennial exhibition.
NGV International, St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
Until 14 February, 5pm to 9pm
Free - bookings essential
ngv.vic.gov.au/triennial-extra-2020

Melbourne Music Week
Live music venues will take centre stage for Melbourne Music 3-month event, with the City of Melbourne delivering a special edition of this annual festival to support the local music industry as it recovers from the impacts of COVID-19.
The program will move through a phased COVID-safe approach and will follow any restrictions in place for the duration of the event, starting with mostly outdoor and intimate gigs and events and leading into some indoor and greater capacity activity when it is safe to do so.
Until 28 February
mmw.melbourne.vic.gov.au

Moonlight Cinema
Kick back with a film under the stars as Melbourne’s most spectacular open-air cinema returns to the lush Central Lawn for its 25th season. As the sun sets, relax with family and friends as you settle in for a summer night of entertainment surrounded by the beauty of Melbourne Gardens. Pack your own picnic or enjoy delicious food and drinks from the bar.
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Birdwood Ave, Central lawn, enter from Gate D
Daily except Mon until 25 April, Movie starts approx. 8.45pm
General admission $20 pp, premium seating available - bookings essential
moonlight.com.au or 03 9252 2429

March - Subject to COVID-19 Restrictions

Stitch Brilliance
Celebrating the Guild's Diamond Jubilee, Stitch Brilliance is an inspiring display of exquisite embroidery and innovative textile art created by Embroiderers Guild Victoria members.
170 Wattletree Rd, Malvern
6 to 21 March, 10am to 4pm
Adult $10, guild members and students $7, U12 and accredited carers with clients free
embroiderersguildvic.org

Rotary Mordialloc Gnome & Fairy Festival 2021
Come and support the community of Mordialloc at this family friendly fantasy themed festival, featuring Animal Farm, Jumping Castle, Big Band Music, Face Painting, lots of stalls and yummy food and drinks.
George Woods Reserve, Governor Rd, Mordialloc
14 March, 10am to 4pm
facebook.com/Rotary-Gnome-and-Fairy-Festival-2021

Moonlight Cinema
Kick back with a film under the stars as Melbourne’s most spectacular open-air cinema returns to the lush Central Lawn for its 25th season. As the sun sets, relax with family and friends as you settle in for a summer night of entertainment surrounded by the beauty of Melbourne Gardens. Pack your own picnic or enjoy delicious food and drinks from the bar.
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Birdwood Ave, Central lawn, enter from Gate D
Until 25 April Daily except Mon, Movie starts approx. 8.45pm
General admission $20 pp, premium seating available - bookings essential
moonlight.com.au or 03 9252 2429