A space for artists and arts workers to gather this winter for a program of discussions,
master classes, networking events, residencies, readings, forums and training.
Gallery 1, Arts Centre Melbourne
The Emerald Hill Art Group
The theme of the Exhibition is "About Time"
St. Kilda Town Hall Gallery, Carlisle Street, St. Kilda
Until 9 Aug
Discovering Dobell exhibition
TarraWarra Museum of Art, 311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville
Until 13 Aug
10 contemporary artists respond to the traditional Mayoral Chain, producing artworks
that explore notions of grandeur and responsibility through materials and processes.
Buda Historic Home and Garden, 42 Hunter St, Castlemaine
Until 27 Aug
Winter draws on a range of works from the Gallery’s permanent collection to explore
the psychological and aesthetic dimensions of the darkest season.
Gippsland Art Gallery, 64-66 Foster Street Sale
Entry to the exhibition is free
Until 27 Aug
Ice-skating at Eastland
Eastern suburbs only open-air ice-skating rink. With mulled wine, a pop-up doughnut store and
marshmallow filled hot chocolates the winter experience is sure to combat those winter blues.
Eastland, 175 Maroondah Highway Ringwood, VIC
Until 31 Aug
Native Seduction exhibition
Botanical Illustrators are having an exhibition of plants and pollinators.
Cranbourne Gardens, Cnr Ballarto Road and Botanic Drive (off South Gippsland Fwy)
1-31 Aug, daily 9am to 5pm
The Lion, The Lamb and the Whatchamacallit
In her lecture, artist and writer Sophia Errey explores a little of the range – from
charming to terrifying – that these plays on the animal world can evoke.
2 Aug, 10-11.30am
Art of Dance Exhibition
Celebrating art inspired by dance
City of Glen Eira Council Gallery Annexe
Fortnightly Wholefood Pop Up
Healthy wholefood bliss balls, protein balls, raw desserts, snack packs, nourishing
baked treats and more!
Bayside Salvos Cafe, 562 Hampton Street, Hampton
3, 17 and 31 Aug, 11am-2pm
Art on the page
Noel Shaw Gallery, Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne
3 Aug-14 Jan
Words in Winter writers’ festival
Some of Australia’s leading authors have signed up for the 15th writers’ festival.
Geelong Book Fair
1000's of 2nd hand books for sale at $1.00 each. Victoria's biggest & best book sale.
Geelong West Town Hall
Enquiries: Stephen 0427 211 273
Melbourne teapot exhibition
Stonehouse Gallery, 103 Yarra St, Warrandyte
4-15 Aug, open daily 10am-5pm
Music on the Murray with Luke Dewing
Gather your friends and family and join us at St Leonards Vineyard for an amazing
afternoon with fabulous food and great live music by Luke Dewing.
201 St Leonards Rd, Wahgunyah (Rutherglen), Victoria
Pakenham Swap Meet
Pakenham Football Ground, Old Princes Hwy, Pakenham
Sites $25, public $5 entry
6 Aug, 8am-1pm
Enquiries 0428 394 249
Jerry Seinfeld’s Australian tour
Hisense Arena, Melbourne
MS Art Exhibition
MS Nerve Centre, 54 Railway Road, Blackburn
7-18 Aug, 10am-4pm
Sculpture Has No Boundaries
The wonderful and vast Foyer of Bourke Place will be transformed into a fabulous
Exhibition space with some 120 pieces of sand sculpture.
Bourke Place 600 Bourke St Melbourne
7-25 Aug, Mon to Fri 9am–5.30pm
Forever Crazy Cabaret
The Palms at Crown Melbourne
Bendigo Writers Festival
Writers, thinkers, lyricists and larrikins
The Upwey Fire Brigade Book Sale
Upwey Fire Station, Main Street Upwey
12 Aug, 9am–1pm
Bendigo Stamp Fair
Stamps, coins, banknotes, postcards and other collectables on sale. Valuations and appraisals.
St Andrews Uniting Church Hall, 24 Myers St Bendigo
12 Aug, 10am-4pm
Waverley Bonsai Group Annual Show
Mount Waverley Community Centre, cnr Stephensons Rd & Miller Cres
12 Aug, 10am-4.30pm
13 Aug, 10am-4pm
$5.00, children U16 free.
Enquiries: Bruce 0431 773 446
Surrey Hills Orchestra Concertofest 2017
MLC, Barkers Rd, Kew
Adult: $20 / Concession $15 / Under 16 $10 / Family $50
13 Aug, 2.30pm
Maroondah Handicrafts Inc. Makers’ Market
Arts and craft from the makers.
Ringwood East Senior Citizens’ Centre, 6 Laurence Grove Ringwood East
13 Aug, 10am-3pm
Round She Goes
Award-winning indoor fashion event held just three times per year and features 60 different
stalls selling women’s pre-loved designer clothing and quality vintage fashion.
Coburg Town Hall, 90 Bell St Coburg 3056
Entry $2, free parking
13 Aug, 10am-3pm
Hillview Aged Care Quilt Show
Raffle, fabric and craft tables, men’s shed garage sale, sausage sizzle.
22 A’Beckett Rd, Bunyip
18-20 Aug, 9.30am–3pm
Gippsland Orchid Winter Show
Mid Valley Shopping Centre, Princes Drive, Morwell
Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra
Celebrating its 35th Anniversary Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra is hosting a very special concert.
Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre.
Ticket: $23 ($20 Concession)
19 Aug, 5-7pm
Enquiry: 0403 368 720/0432 557 172
Tami Neilson Tour
Canadian born but now proudly Auckland-based soul darling Tami Neilson is heading to Australia
in August with her critically acclaimed new album Don’t Be Afraid.
Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne
The Handmade Show
164 Neerim Rd Glen Huntly, Melbourne Vic
The crafters' and artisans' market.
19 Aug, 10.30am-3.30pm
Camellia and Garden Show
Mount Waverley Community Centre Complex, 47 Miller Crescent
Love Letters by A.R. Gurney
Cathouse Players, Kyneton Masonic Centre
19, 20, 26, 27 Aug
Fred Williams in the You Yangs
One of Australia’s most important painters, Williams irreversibly changed the way
we consider the Australian landscape.
Geelong art gallery, Little Malop Street, Geelong
19 Aug-5 Nov
René Magritte: The Revealing Image
An exhibition of works by one of the world’s most influential Surrealists,
and the most important artist of the 20th century.
Latrobe Regional Gallery, 138 Commercial Road, Morwell
19 Aug-19 Nov
Maindample CFA Plant and Garden Sale
Plants of all varieties, garden ornaments, furniture, sheep poo and seedlings,
BBQ, tea and coffee available. Half hourly raffles - great garden prizes.
Maindample CFA Shed
20 Aug, 9-2pm
Enquires: Tracey 0427 170 297 or email@example.com
Music to Move You presented by Dandenong Ranges Orchestra
Burrinja Cultural Centre, 351 Glenfern Rd, Upwey
Tickets: Adults $15. Concession $10
20 Aug, 2.30pm
Twenty Melbourne Painters Society Inc. 99th Annual Exhibition
Glen Eira City Council Art Gallery, Cnr. Glen Eira & Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield
Opening night: 22 Aug, 6.00pm, then daily 23 Aug-10 Sept, 10am-5pm
Art Beyond the Divide
With GOTAFE, Wallis Street, Seymour
Melbourne Orchid Spectacular
Boxhall Pavilion, KCC Park, 655 Western Highway, Skye
Adults $ 10.00, Children under 15 free
25-27 Aug, Friday to Sunday 9am-4pm
Winter Beer Soiree
Let Bridge Road Brewers warm you up with a winter degustation feast matched with local
beer and wine. Lots of dancing to keep your toes warm and plenty of beer talk.
Bridge Road Brewers, 50 Ford Street, Beechworth, Victoria
26 Aug, 7.30pm-11.30pm
Bright and Modern Quilt Exhibition
Peninsula Community Theatre, 91Wilsons Road, Mornington
Entry $7 refreshments available
26-27 Aug, from 10am
Model Train Show
Victoria’s premier model railway show
Caulfield Racecourse, Station Street, Caulfield
$15, accompanied U16 free
26-27 Aug, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm
An annual cycling event aimed at raising awareness and funds for the KIDS Foundation injury
prevention and recovery programs. Most specifically, the Burn Survivors’ Network.
Begins at Coffs Harbour and concludes in Noosa.
26 Aug-1 Sep
Registration now open: kidsfoundation.org.au/events/ride4kids
Radiant Pavilion 2017
Returning to Melbourne after its huge success in 2015, Radiant Pavilion brings together over
200 leading and emerging Australian and international artists.
26 Aug-3 Sep
Swanpool Bald Archy Exhibition
Open daily, including the dining room. Community run, all proceeds going to local groups.
2386 Midland Highway, Swanpool
Entry: $5, Con $4, Stu $2
26 Aug-10 Sept
Dining room bookings essential 03 57682400
Last Night of the PROMS
Legends of Brass, The Melbourne Chorus (Sweet Adelines) and Presbyterian Ladies College Pipe Band.
The Centre Ivanhoe, 275 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe
Contact David 9370 7046 for tickets $20
A Walk in the Park – Parkinson’s Victoria
Federation Square, Swanston St and Flinders St
Cost: $45 adult, $30 senior/concession, $10 kids (5-15), kids under 5 free
27 Aug, Registration from 8.30am, Walk at 11am
Arias & Anecdotes
Featuring Caroline Vercoe and John Bolton-Wood AM
St David’s, 1111 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster East
Tickets include afternoon tea
27 Aug, 2pm
Telemann and Handel
The Melbourne musicians with Anne-Harvey Nagl on violin and Anne Gilby on oboe, celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Telemann’s death.
St Johns Southgate
Tickets $25 to $50
27 Aug, 3pm
Daffodil Festival at St Peter’s Church
Cnr McCartin & Bruce Sts Leongatha 3953
31 Aug-2 Sep, 10am-4pm