From cutting edge street art to internationally acclaimed galleries - you don’t need to look hard to find a sensory explosion of hidden and celebrated artistic culture in Greater Melbourne. Heidi Gallery of Modern Art in Manningham is a must see for fans of contemporary art and Australian history; while Greater Dandenong is a suburban hub of public art space. The inner Melbourne suburb of Yarra is fast becoming a centre for emerging artists, galleries and exhibitions, you will find great example of designer crafts and clothing, in the hip and popular Gertrude Street precinct.

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  • Whittlesea Monday Market

    Whittlesea Monday Market

    Every Monday

    The Whittlesea Monday Market has over 120 stalls covering everything from fruit and veggies, homewares, artisan breads, fresh food, live poultry, clothing, plants, farm supplies, antiques and vintage collectables, electrical goods and even the kitchen sink! This is a great opportunity to not only grab a bargain but to get out of the house and enjoy!

    The Whittlesea Monday Market has over 120 stalls covering everything from fruit and veggies, homewares, artisan breads, fresh food, live poultry, clothing, plants, farm supplies, antiques and vintage collectables, electrical goods and even the kitchen sink!

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  • What was that

    What Was That?

    Until 7 July 2017

    Theatrical production performed at night in the Werribee Park Mansion. Based on the true stories of the Chirnside family (19th century wealthy squatters), this play combines history, scary elements and comedy. Two actors as 'Maggie' the head maid and 'Mr Duncan' the head butler will guide you through the mansion and the story unfolds as you move from room to room. This is an exciting event full of surprises and ends with a glass of sparkling wine or soft drink. 

    Theatrical production performed at night in the Werribee Park Mansion. Based on the true stories of the Chirnside family (19th century wealthy squatters), this play combines history, scary elements and comedy.

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  • Bizarre Gazzard - Australia’s Funniest Hypnotist

    Bizarre Gazzard - Australia’s Funniest Hypnotist

    Saturday, 24 June 2017

    To witness the Bizarre Gazzard is an experience you will never forget. You will be amazed and dumbfounded by the power of the mind then laugh yourself hoarse at the antics of your friends on stage. The Bizarre Gazzard combines music, costumes, comedy and props for a must see show where the only people having a better time than the audience are the volunteers themselves.

    To witness the Bizarre Gazzard is an experience you will never forget. You will be amazed and dumbfounded by the power of the mind then laugh yourself hoarse at the antics of your friends on stage.

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  • School Holiday Fun with Wind in the Willows

    Saturday, 8 July 2017

    Relive the enchanting children’s tale of the value of friendship these school holidays when The Wind in the Willows comes to the Bowery Theatre, St Albans. Starring Shaka Cook from the film Jasper Jones, The Wind in the Willows is a fantastic, larger than life adventure.

    Relive the enchanting children’s tale of the value of friendship these school holidays when The Wind in the Willows comes to the Bowery Theatre, St Albans.

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  • Truffle and Charcuterie Celebration

    Truffle and Charcuterie Celebration

    Sunday, 9 July 2017

    Celebrate culinary decadence at its finest at Prahran Market’s Truffle and Charcuterie Celebration where luxury ingredients take center stage. Enjoy a mouth-watering array of tasting experiences and take-home goods from a variety of Market traders; be entertained by back-to-back celebrity cooking demos in the Omega by Neil Perry kitchen and lap up the bustling atmosphere at Melbourne's premiere Market.

    Celebrate culinary decadence at its finest at Prahran Market’s Truffle and Charcuterie Celebratio

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  • Live N Local

    19 August - 26 August 2017

    Local venues, hidden gems and industry organisations open their doors for eight days of free live music performances and artist development opportunities throughout the City of Port Phillip this August. Live N Local’s free Artist Development Program for both emerging and established musicians allows attendees to meet experts and gain further skills and knowledge.

    Local venues, hidden gems and industry organisations open their doors for eight days of free live

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    Rotary Eltham Town Festival

    11 November 2017

    Eltham town comes alive with parades, competitions, food, wine and an abundance of activities for the whole family. The festival attracts over 30,000 people over the weekend and includes an incredible Fireworks Display, the Pet Parade and a huge array of entertainment and activities.

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  • Heritage Hill Museum & Historic Gardens

    Heritage Hill is a unique historic precinct featuring three beautifully preserved buildings, dating as far back as the 1860s, in two acres of landscaped gardens. Tours of this beautiful site offer an insight into Dandenong’s transformation from a rural market town to a bustling, multicultural metropolis. Today Heritage Hill is a thriving arts and cultural hub featuring exhibitions, music performances workshops and more.

    Heritage Hill is a unique historic precinct featuring three beautifully preserved buildings, dati

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    National Theatre

    Opening as the 3000 seat, Victory Theatre cinema in 1921 this city icon has come a long way - after several face lifts and notable renovations the building is now host to live music and theatre as well as home to Ballet and Drama schools. The National Theatre presents an annual calendar filled with dance, theatre and music productions. This historic and important Melbourne landmark is one of the best places to experience the live arts and culture scene.

    Opening as the 3000 seat, Victory Theatre cinema in 1921 this city icon has come a long way - aft

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  • Kingston Arts

    Kingston Arts

    Culture that captures the imagination. Scratch the surface of the City of Kingston and you’ll find a thriving arts and cultural scene that’s buzzing with dynamic, diverse and high quality creative programs. 

    Kingston showcases the finest local and national talent, and champions artistic endeavor of all kinds from all corners of our diverse community. Experience, inspire, challenge yourself, and most of all enjoy your journey of cultural discovery in the City of Kingston. Get involved in your local arts scene and discover what Kingston Arts has to offer.

    Culture that captures the imagination.

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  • To Market to Market

    Several fascinating and unique markets complement the City of Yarra’s shopping strips. If you’re after fresh, affordable produce and gourmet delights, head to the Gleadell Street Market in Richmond or the Collingwood Children’s Farm Farmers market. If you’re looking for a special gift that’s a little different, try the Rose Street Artists' Market, Fitzroy Market, Makers Market or Supper Market, where you can buy handmade jewellery, clothing, arts and crafts direct from the makers.

    Several fascinating and unique markets complement the City of Yarra’s shopping strips.

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    Creative Spaces

    Melbourne is home to more than 100 galleries, from the small and independent to the large and internationally renowned, there is so much to discover and Port Phillip is home to some of the city’s best eclectic, creative spaces. Head to the Linden Gallery and view new and innovative contemporary art. The Gallery in the St Kilda Town Hall offers a range of paintings, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, photography, textiles, media and installation works, while Brightspace is home to established and emerging contemporary artists. No matter where you head you are bound to discover something captivating. The list goes on with great venues like MARS, Jackman, Smart Artz and Gasworks offering exciting exhibitions and creative workshops.

    Melbourne is home to more than 100 galleries, from the small and independent to the large and int

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  • Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre

    Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre

    Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre regularly hosts a range of contemporary, high quality and diverse exhibitions from leading Australian artists, producing a variety of media. The Gallery celebrates the city and wider artistic community with monthly installations, artist talks and Artists-in-Residence.

    Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre regularly hosts a range of contemporary, high quality and d

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  • Galleries

    The City of Yarra is known for its diverse artistic and cultural life. It is home to many artists, leading commercial galleries, contemporary arts spaces, artist run galleries and cafes with regular exhibitions. Each gallery is distinct, catering for a different audience and clientele. To locate a Gallery, look out for the Yarra Gallery symbol – a bold orange street sign which directs you to many of Yarra's contemporary art galleries, download a copy of the Gallery Guide by following the link or pick up a hard copy from the Richmond Town Hall on Bridge Road.

    The City of Yarra is known for its diverse artistic and cultural life.

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    Jewish Museum of Australia

    Discover Australia’s rich and long Jewish past at this culturally important community museum. Established in 1982 the museum allows you the opportunity to uncover, engage and reflect on the stories that represent the breadth of Jewish culture and Australian Jewish life. With a collection of significant and accessible objects and tales, visiting the museum offers a rare chance to gain greater awareness and insight into the Jewish way of life.

    Discover Australia’s rich and long Jewish past at this culturally important community museum.

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  • Islamic Museum of Australia

    Islamic Museum of Australia

    Visit the Islamic Museum of Australia (IMA) and discover the rich artistic heritage and historical contributions of Muslims in Australia through a diverse range of Islamic arts including architecture, calligraphy, paintings, glass, ceramics and textiles. The first centre of its kind in Australia, IMA also aims to promote new and established Islamic artists, both local and international. Start your day with a Middle Eastern Breakfast at the museum café and don’t forget to visit the gift shop for a little something special.

    Visit the Islamic Museum of Australia (IMA) and discover the rich artistic heritage and historical contributions of Muslims in Australia through a diverse range of Islamic arts including architecture, calligraphy, paintings, glass, ceramics and textiles.

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  • Cultural Tours

    Cultural Tours

    Travel the world without leaving home through cultural tours exploring the vibrant food, shopping and colourful characters of Little India, the Afghan Bazaar and the Asian delights of Sensational Springvale. Our expert guides will lead you on an exotic journey to discover rich cultures and fabulous food as we explore our diverse community.

    Travel the world without leaving home through cultural tours exploring the vibrant food, shopping

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  • Public Art In Moreland

    Public Art In Moreland

    The municipality’s public art collection is spread throughout Moreland’s 15 suburbs featuring artworks reflecting local themes. Artworks made with recycled and reclaimed materials can be found at CERES and along the Merri Creek Trail, large scale replicas of Italian and Greek coins in Brunswick and an Indigenous Koori Garden at Jacobs Reserve - just a few of the public artworks you will find on your journey around Moreland. Grab the family and head down to capture some great art!

    The municipality’s public art collection is spread throughout Moreland’s 15 suburbs featuring artworks reflecting local themes.

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    Australian Tapestry Workshop

    The Australian Tapestry Workshop is an international leader in contemporary tapestry. Established in 1976, it is the only workshop of its kind in Australia and one of only a handful in the world for the production of hand-woven tapestries. Using the same techniques employed in Europe since the 15th century, the skilled weavers work with artists from Australia and overseas to produce tapestries that are known for their vibrancy, technical accomplishment and inventive interpretation. Take a tour, participate in a workshop or class or listen to a fascinating artist as they talk on this creative ancient art. Support this not for profit organisation and ‘Give an Inch.’

    The Australian Tapestry Workshop is an international leader in contemporary tapestry.

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  • Chua Linh So’n Buddhist Temple

    Chua Linh So’n Buddhist Temple

    The Chua Linh So’n Buddhist Temple demonstrates the rich diversity of Darebin's religious character and ethnic communities. Open daily to the public.

    The Chua Linh So’n Buddhist Temple demonstrates the rich diversity of Darebin's religious character and ethnic communities.

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  • Interfaith Tour

    Interfaith Tour

    Come along for a tour and visit a range of places of worship including a Hindu Temple, Sikh Gurdwara, Islamic Mosque, Buddhist Temple, Christian Church and Indigenous sacred sites. For more than 20 years the Interfaith Network of the City of Greater Dandenong has been helping build understanding, respect and tolerance among our community through these informative and entertaining tours.

    Come along for a tour and visit a range of places of worship including a Hindu Temple, Sikh Gurdw

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    Galleries

    A number of galleries can be found in Moreland including the Counihan Gallery in Brunswick which has a focus on presenting contemporary art exhibitions. Blak Dot Gallery is an indigenous run gallery in Brunswick East with regular exhibitions from all over the world.

    A number of galleries can be found in Moreland including the Counihan Gallery in Brunswick which has a focus on presenting contemporary art exhibitions.

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    Simply Super Shopping

    Whatever you are shopping for you can find it locally. Clarendon, Coventry, Bridport, Bay and Acland Street offer up stylish fashion, homewares and abound in specialty stores. You could spend hours perusing South Melbourne Markets designer stalls in the So:ME space. For a special piece, explore the smaller shopping villages of Elwood, Ripponlea and Middle Park where you will uncover a quaint and idyllic world filled with great unique finds. If you’re after an artisan treasure, head to the St Kilda Esplanade Market. Shop locally and support local businesses and communities.

    Whatever you are shopping for you can find it locally.

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  • Preston Market

    Preston Market

    For 45 years the Preston Market has been the fresh food and multi-cultural hub of Melbourne’s North. Now offering visitors with Melbourne’s newest artist and design precinct, Pam Lane.

    For 45 years the Preston Market has been the fresh food and multi-cultural hub of Melbourne’s North.

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  • Diverse Cuisine

    Diverse Cuisine

    Excite your tastebuds with a huge range of colourful cuisines from our multicultural community. Greater Dandenong is home to people from more than 150 different nationalities, who bring with them diverse cultures, gorgeous clothes and of course, delicious food. We have the world on a plate with everything from Turkish gozlemes, Asian delights, Punjab sweets and Uyghur noodles to tempt your tastebuds.

    Excite your tastebuds with a huge range of colourful cuisines from our multicultural community.

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  • Sparta Place

    Sparta Place is a quaint and quirky laneway just off Sydney Road in Brunswick with great boutiques and live jazz on the weekends. A favourite hangout for locals, Sparta Place was created to celebrate the relationship between Moreland and Sparta in Greece, with the public art symbolising the enduring friendship between the sister cities.  A mural featuring artists depictions of local identities, adds colour to the carpark at the rear. 

    Sparta Place is a quaint and quirky laneway just off Sydney Road in Brunswick with great boutiques and live jazz on the weekends.

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    Gasworks Arts Park

    Gasworks is a vibrant arts precinct situated in picturesque Albert Park. This urban oasis of grassy parklands features a children's playground, free barbecues, sculptures, a formal native garden and attractive walkways. The Gasworks Arts facilities includes a 240 seat theatre, a rehearsal studio and performance space, community access tuition spaces, a darkroom, sculpture studio, painting studios, ceramics studios, and a gallery. Gasworks is also home to a farmers market on the third Saturday of every month, music festivals and the Summer Backyard Cinema.

    Gasworks is a vibrant arts precinct situated in picturesque Albert Park.

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  • Darebin Public Art

    The City of Darebin is home to an extensive public art collection enhancing the urban landscape.  Plan your visit with the Darebin Public Art Discovery Map (to view map click MORE INFO).

    The City of Darebin is home to an extensive public art collection enhancing the urban landscape.

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  • The Substation

    The Substation

    The SUBSTATION presents an annual program across art forms, which actively responds to our unique building and place in Melbourne. The SUBSTATION’s program respects the original vision for the building as an asset for artists and audiences. We invite audiences and communities from across Hobsons Bay to experience The SUBSTATION’s artistic program as active participants, attendees and collaborators.

    The SUBSTATION presents an annual program across art forms, w

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    Palais Theatre

    This historic St Kilda icon is ideally located just near the beach giving it somewhat of a vintage, Hollywood Boulevard feel, especially on warm summer nights. The Palais Theatre has come a long way since its humble beginnings – built in 1927 as an art deco picture palace - today hosting a range of local and international acts. Featuring sell out shows from today’s biggest musicians, comedians and a range of special performances, the Palais Theatre has truly cemented itself as Australia's No. 1 theatre concert venue. See what’s on and make sure you catch a show at this superb venue.

    This historic St Kilda icon is ideally located just near the beach giving it somewhat of a vintag

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  • FIDO

    Move over the Big Banana and Big Pineapple! Have you met Fairfield’s much-loved FIDO? Short for the Fairfield Industrial Dog, FIDO has greeted travellers in Fairfield since 2000. Made from hardwood, the 5.5 metre high and 8 metre long dog sits next to the Fairfield Station and was designed to represent the dog-loving community of this inner-city suburb. 

    Move over the Big Banana and Big Pineapple! Have you met Fairfield’s much-loved FIDO? Short for the Fairfield Industrial Dog, FIDO has greeted travellers in Fairfield since 2000.

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  • Maritime Heritage/History

    The city’s strong maritime heritage is reinforced by many attractions including The Timeball Tower and Gem Pier, where the city ferries arrive and depart. Blunts Boatbuilders in adjacent Nelson Place is an icon in itself, having been in business for more than 150 years. The Williamstown Sailing Club, Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, Hobsons Bay Yacht Club and Royal Victorian Motor Yacht Club and Seaworks are all to be found along Nelson Place.

    The city’s strong maritime heritage is reinforced by many attractions including The Timeball Towe

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    St Kilda Botanical Gardens

    Port Phillip is known for its wide open spaces and endless skies - from the beach to the park there is so much to see. The city hides the lush St Kilda Botanical Garden, which were established in 1859 and now feature over 800 mature trees, rose gardens, extensive flower beds, an ornamental pond, gazebo, glasshouses, a nursery, a sub-tropical rainforest conservatory and plenty more to see, do or simply enjoy being amidst nature. Make sure you check out Eco Centre and the many sculptures dotted through the gardens.

    Port Phillip is known for its wide open spaces and endless skies - from the beach to the park the

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  • Fairfield Village

    Fairfield Village

    Renowned for its beloved Fido (Fairfield Industrial Dog Object) public artwork project, the Fairfield Village is a haven for locals and visitors who visit us to shop, dine and enjoy time out. Located within proximity to the famous Fairfield Boathouse and Yarra Bend Park, Fairfield Village is a great place to escape the pace and experience a truly unique atmosphere. 

    Renowned for its beloved Fido (Fairfield Industrial Dog Object) public artwork project, the Fairfield Village is a haven for locals and visitors who visit us to shop, dine and enjoy time out.

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  • Laneways

    Weaving a maze through the city grid, Melbourne’s laneways uncover hidden treasures and a charming, intimate atmosphere. Al fresco eateries, one-off shops and bars that are off the beaten track, all nestle side-by-side in laneways winding in all directions throughout the city.

    Weaving a maze through the city grid, Melbourne’s laneways uncover hidden treasures and a charmin

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  • Manningham Gallery

    This modern art venue showcases a broad range of contemporary media including painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, drawings, photography, installation and multi-media artworks. Recognising the region's significance to the history of Australian pottery, the gallery regularly hosts exhibitions of work by celebrated Australian ceramic artists as well as the biennial Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award.

    This modern art venue showcases a broad range of contemporary media including painting, sculpture

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  • Nillumbik Community Events

    Nillumbik Community Events

    Nillumbik plays host to a wide range of community festivals, events and exhibitions, from the monthly Red Chair Artists talks to fun runs and gardening workshops. More details can be found by clicking on the link below.

    Nillumbik plays host to a wide range of community festivals, events and exhibitions.

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    Theatreworks and Red Stitch Actors Theatre

    Theatreworks is committed to fostering up and coming theatre talent. Located on Acland Street in the heart of St Kilda, it is focused on providing a flexible, friendly, technically equipped, well-maintained and financially viable theatre space that is supportive of emerging artists and artistic trends. Similarly, the Red Stitch Actors Theatre in St Kilda’s east aims to enrich the future of Australian theatre. The ensemble of talented actors work in collaboration with industry members to develop, curate and present work from Australia and around the world. Pay a visit to one of these emerging St Kilda theatres to be blown away by the local talent.

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    Theatreworks is committed to fostering up and coming theatre talent.

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  • Manningham Art Gallery

    Manningham Art Gallery presents an eclectic program of contemporary art exhibitions that includes curated group exhibitions, shows by emerging and mid-career Victorian artists and touring exhibitions from interstate and state galleries. Recognising the region's significance to the history of Australian pottery, the gallery regularly hosts exhibitions of work by celebrated Australian ceramic artists as well as the biennial Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award.

    Manningham Art Gallery presents an eclectic program of contemporary art exhibitions that includes curated group exhibitions, shows by emerging and mid-career Victorian artists and touring exhibitions from interstate and state galleries.

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  • North Melbourne and Kensington

    The striking and historic streetscapes of North Melbourne’s Errol and Victoria streets are well known for their great cafes, restaurants and a lively arts scene. Neighbouring Kensington is the place to enjoy a slower pace of life in luxuriantly leafy surrounds, while the hustle and bustle of Flemington’s busy Racecourse Road strip will keep the more active visitors entertained.

    The striking and historic streetscapes of North Melbourne’s Errol and Victoria streets are well k

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  • Sunshine art spaces

    Sunshine Art Spaces

    Sunshine Arts Spaces provides affordable spaces and training for artists to establish creative businesses, generate employment opportunities for artists and raise the profile of the arts. Sunshine Art Spaces is open at 2 City Place, Sunshine, and Sunshine Art Spaces Gallery is located at 11 Sun Crescent, Sunshine; part of the Sunshine Rising initiative supported by Brimbank City Council.

    Sunshine Arts Spaces provides affordable spaces and training for artists to establish creative bu

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  • Shirt & Skirt Market @ Abbotsford Convent

    Shirt & Skirt Market @ Abbotsford Convent

    Occurring 10am-4pm on the third Sunday of every month, The Shirt & Skirt Market is one of Melbourne’s original design markets and for over eight years, it has fostered new ideas and showcases the works of over 40+ independent Victorian designers, featuring quality, innovative and unashamedly beautiful fashions for women, men and children. It offers beautiful designer clothes, unique accessories and one-off items.  Each is lovingly made and created by independent and emerging designers.  Here you will be able to find something unique.  

    Occurring 10am-4pm on the third Sunday of every month, The Shirt & Skirt Market is one of Mel

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  • Doncaster Playhouse

    Doncaster Playhouse is a welcoming, comfortable and relaxed small studio theatre. The historic building was constructed in 1863 as the area's first primary school before being refurbished as a community theatre in 1988. The Playhouse is a great venue to experience one of the many concerts or theatre shows presented regularly by Council for the community. You can also enjoy a show with one of several local theatre companies that call the Playhouse home. 

    Doncaster Playhouse is a welcoming, comfortable and relaxed small studio theatre.

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  • Arts and Culture

    Melbourne kicks up its heels all year round for a repertoire of art and culture that ranges from comedy shows and Broadway spectaculars to film festivals and exhibitions by emerging visual artists.

    Melbourne kicks up its heels all year round for a repertoire of art and culture that ranges from

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  • Scienceworks

    Scienceworks

    With such a stunning range of themed exhibition and interactive scientific displays, Scienceworks is sure to enthral and entertain the kids for hours. Experience live demonstrations, informative tours and plenty of hands-on activities – all designed to unravel the mysteries of science. With enough happening to fill a full day, head down this weekend and enjoy! 

    With such a stunning range of themed exhibition and interactive scientific displays, Scienceworks

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  • Gem Pier, Williamstown

    Gem Pier is the arrival point for ferries from the city. Step off into the historical township of Williamstown, the first settlement in Melbourne. With so much to see from the HMAS Castlemaine to historical buildings, plan to stay for the day or the weekend. With nearby picnic spots as well as playgrounds and BBQ this is the perfect day trip to Hobsons Bay. 

    Gem Pier is the arrival point for ferries from the city.

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  • Manningham Art Collection

    The Manningham Art Collection features both large scale sculptures installed across the municipality, and smaller contemporary artworks that are regularly displayed in the foyers of Manningham City Square and the Manningham Civic Centre at 699 Doncaster Road. Explore Manningham’s Public Art, including significant works such as Inge King’s ‘Sentinel’, Anthony Pryor’s ‘I am a Man like You’, Deborah Halpern’s ‘Big Cat’ and ‘Water Creature’.

    The Manningham Art Collection features both large scale sculptures installed across the municipal

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  • Docklands

    Enjoy a picnic by the water's edge, in a grassy park, or grab a table at one of Melbourne’s most scenic restaurants by day or by night. There are plenty of options from fine dining to family friendly venues. At Docklands you can pick up a bargain or experience a number of attractions and events. Ride, walk or run around parklands dotted with modern art. Gaze over the harbour – or get out on the water. Getting to Docklands is easy, with plenty of transport options.

    Enjoy a picnic by the water's edge, in a grassy park, or grab a table at one of Melbourne’s most

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  • Incinerator Gallery

    Built in 1929, the Incinerator Gallery is a piece of art in itself, with its blend of architectural influences ranging from the charming Arts and Crafts movement to the dynamic modernism of Art Deco. It is listed with The National trust of Australia, Australian Heritage Commission and Heritage Victoria. The gallery houses the collection in two main gallery spaces and offers a year round exhibition program with free entry.

    Built in 1929, the Incinerator Gallery is a piece of art in itself, with its blend of architectur

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  • Bundoora Square

    Bundoora Square

    Enjoy the art journey at Bundoora Square shopping precinct.  Come and be amazed by the large Bundoora Murals and art projects reflecting the history, animals and flora of the area loved by the community. With easy access to trams and parking, Bundoora Square features a wide range of specialty shops and the Psarakos Marketplace. A place where you can meet your friends and linger a while at the interesting cafes and restaurants. 

     

    Enjoy the art journey at Bundoora Square shopping precinct.

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  • Herring Island

    Herring Island

    Accessible only by boat, Herring Island in the Yarra River is just 3km from Melbourne's city centre. The park is a haven for nature and art lovers. It is home to a series of environmental sculptures. 

    Accessible only by boat, Herring Island in the Yarra River is just 3km from Melbourne's city cent

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  • Major Attractions

    Melbourne is all about variety – so whatever your interests Melbourne has an attraction for you. With so many museums, art galleries, hands on activities, tours and iconic locations there is so much for you to see in Melbourne you won’t know where to start.

    Melbourne is all about variety – so whatever your interests Melbourne has an attraction for you.

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  • Clock Tower Centre

    The Clocktower Centre is the cornerstone of the Moonee Valley's cultural life, and comprises state-of-the-art facility for the performing arts community. The theatre showcases performances, functions and events from professional touring companies for all ages. The Clock Tower also presents its own vibrant and exciting annual program of theatre and performing arts, and features a children and family program guaranteed to entertain the little ones.

    The Clocktower Centre is the cornerstone of the Moonee Valley's cultural life, and comprises stat

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    Melbourne Walks

    Arguably the best way to explore the city is simply on foot! Take a stroll through some of Australia’s most beautiful parks or take in city and river views with a walk along the Yarra. For a uniquely Melbourne experience, choose the laneway route or marvel the city’s best creative and sporting achievements. Explore Victorian architecture and discover the classic cosmopolitan CBD. Get your specialised self-guided tour map by clicking ‘More Info’ and strap on your walking shoes.

    Arguably the best way to explore the city is simply on foot!

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  • The Gallery @ BACC

    The Gallery @ BACC

    The Gallery @ BACC, located in the Brighton Town Hall, presents a series of high quality temporary exhibitions, public programs and visual arts events, in both conventional and new media.  Supporting the work of local Bayside artists and arts organisations, as well as giving visitors the opportunity to engage with important work by non-local significant and established practitioners, The Gallery provides a space for people to engage with art at all levels.

    The Gallery @ BACC, located in the Brighton Town Hall, presents a series of high quality temporar

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  • Wyndham Cultural Centre

    Wyndham Cultural Centre is the premier performing arts theatre and cultural events centre in Melbourne’s west. Also home to the Wyndham Art Gallery and Werribee Visitor Information Centre.

    Wyndham Cultural Centre is the premier performing arts theatre and cultural events centre in Melb

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  • Heide Museum of Modern Art

    Heide Museum of Modern Art

    For tens of thousands of visitors each year, Heide Museum of Modern Art offers an inspiring, educational and thought provoking experience of modern and contemporary art, architecture and landscape. The museum began life in 1934 as the home of Melbourne couple John and Sunday Reed and has since evolved into one of Australia's most important cultural institutions. 

    For tens of thousands of visitors each year, Heide Museum of Modern Art offers an inspiring, educ

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    Werribee Park Sculpture Walk

    Feed your cultural heart and take a stroll through this contemporary sculpture walk. A unique outdoor exhibition, featuring 29 works by Australia’s leading sculptors. Don't forget to pick up an audio guide to discover the inspiration and meaning of the works.

    Feed your cultural heart and take a stroll through this contemporary sculpture walk.

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  • Enterprise Interpretive Sign

    The Spirit of Enterprise Trail

    The Spirit of Enterprise and the development of a significant number of projects, honour the way in which migrants and refugees were settled in Springvale. In a bid to tell the stories connected to the Enterprise Migrant Hostel and the settlement of more than 30,000 migrants and refugees, a series of signs can be encountered across the Springvale Activity Centre.  The signs share amazing stories of hope and entrepreneurship of settlement services, local residents and settling communities which have shaped the Springvale of today.

    The Spirit of Enterprise and the development of a significant number of projects, honour the way

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  • Box Hill Shopping and Dining

    This precinct is a popular spot for fine Asian cuisine and visitors can dine in a variety of Chinese, Malaysian, Vietnamese and Korean restaurants. The area also includes supermarkets, fresh food, clothing retailers, Asian grocers and Centro Box hill, a multi level shopping complex

    This precinct is a popular spot for fine Asian cuisine and visitors can dine in a variety of Chin

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  • High Street Armadale

    High Street Armadale is a haven for collectors, hunters and gatherers, gift givers and those wanting to find that little something special. It is widely renowned for its quality, variety and uniqueness of products and services.

    High Street Armadale is a haven for collectors, hunters and gatherers, gift givers and those want

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    St Kilda Esplanade Market

    Set against the iconic backdrop of St Kilda Beach and the stunning Port Phillip Bay, this vibrant makers' market features over 130 unique stalls filled with beautifully hand crafted artwork, jewellery, bags, homewares, body products, artisan foods and much more. Since 1970 come rain, hail or shine, every Sunday the Esplanade Market has been the destination for locals and visitors looking to discover something a little special.

    Set against the iconic backdrop of St Kilda Beach and the stunning Port Phillip Bay, this vibrant

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  • …a place for gathering

    …a place for gathering

    Suspended by cables between two street light poles and with a soundscape that fuses music and environment sounds, Hillary, Haq and Cran, generate a dynamic interface between community and place.  Using the words and phrases taken from a range of community voices about what a place for gathering means to them, the work is presented within a traditional neon form, reminding us of a time when neon captivated the hearts and minds of cities.

    Suspended by cables between two street light poles and with a soundscape that fuses music and env

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  • Box Hill Town Hall and Whitehorse Art’s Space

    Located only 25 minutes from the City, the Box Hill Town Hall on Whitehorse Road is centrally located in Melbourne's eastern suburbs. Box Hill Town Hall is one of the most iconic buildings in the City of Whitehorse and is regarded as the municipality’s historic landmark building. Officially opened on 15 April 1935, the Town Hall undertook a major $6.5 million refurbishment to create this modern hub as the Whitehorse Art Space to house the City of Whitehorse Art Collection.

    Located only 25 minutes from the City, the Box Hill Town Hall on Whitehorse Road is centrally loc

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  • Dandenong Market

    Grab a bargain and browse exotic fresh fruit and vegies you won’t find at your average supermarket, at the bustling Dandenong Market. A visit to the Dandenong Market is like strolling around a souk, meandering through a hawkers market or blending into a bazaar. With bargain prices, unusual produce and colourful characters, the Dandenong Market is a shopping trip out of the ordinary.

    Grab a bargain and browse exotic fresh fruit and vegies you won’t find at your average supermarke

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    South Melbourne Market

    Opened in 1867 the South Melbourne Market is Melbourne's longest continually running market. With almost 150 stalls it offers some of the best produce in town, from fish and meats to homemade pasta and bread. Here you will find everything you need to put together a delicious feast for friends and family. You will also find SO:ME Space a dedicated fashion destination with pop up and permanent fashion from emerging and established designers. Make sure you check out the packed calendar of events that run throughout the year including Spring Market Week, Craft Cubed and the Port Phillip Mussel Festival.

    Opened in 1867 the South Melbourne Market is Melbourne's longest continually running market.

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  • Williamstown Historical Museum

    Williamstown Historical Museum

    The Historical Museum is open on the first and third Sunday of the month from 2-5 p.m.  and by appointment during the week. There is a large collection of maritime material, photographs, records and other items relating to the history of Williamstown. There is also an historical kit for school groups.

    The Historical Museum is open on the first and third Sunday of the month from 2-5 p.m.

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  • Farm Vigano

    Farm Vigano

    Farm Vigano is a property rich in history and in Italian culture through the once iconic restaurateur, Mario Vigano of Mario’s in Exhibition Street and his wife, Maria Teresa, a noted artist during the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s. Today, this property is still dedicated to preserving the art of true Italian food and culture specialising in dining, weddings, gatherings and functions.

    Farm Vigano is a property rich in history and in Italian culture through the once iconic restaurateur, Mario Vigano of Mario’s in Exhibition Street.

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  • All things Art

    Whittlesea is home to a vibrant and diverse arts community, which is evident in the many events, exhibitions and installations which feature across the municipality. From the Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre to the many local restaurants and recreation facilities that actively promote the arts, the City of Whittlesea nurtures and promotes arts and culture throughout the local community. 

    Whittlesea is home to a vibrant and diverse arts community, which is evident in the many events,

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  • Historic Homesteads

    Discover some of the many historic buildings throughout the area including Carome Homestead, Westgarthtown, Farm Vigano, Whittlesea Courthouse, Turners Bakehouse Eatery, Third Place Cafe' and Le Page Historic Homestead and Art Gallery.

    Discover some of the many historic buildings throughout the area including Carome Homestead, West

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  • Monteleone Restaurant

    Monteleone Restaurant

    Monteleone Restaurant is operated by the Monteleone family, who for 5 generations have been making Artisan gourmet cheese. Located at Donnybrook, the restaurant was founded from a simple philosophy that cheese enhances every delicious meal. Experience the rustic charm and surrounding countryside while watching the dairy cows graze.

    Monteleone Restaurant is operated by the Monteleone family, who for 5 generations have been makin

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  • Wineries

    Wineries

    Local wineries range from the volcanic hilltops of Kangaroo Ground, across the gravelly clays of Panton Hill and St Andrews, down to the fine soils of Arthurs Creek and Yan Yean. Many wineries have cellar doors where you can meet the winemaker, hear their stories and taste and buy the wine. Wineries and cellar doors vary from contemporary designs to ancient Italian-inspired stone and mudbrick buildings. Some wineries offer meals or platters of local produce as well as galleries exhibiting works by local artists.

    Local wineries range from the volcanic hilltops of Kangaroo Ground, across the gravelly clays of Panton Hill and St Andrews, down to the fine soils of Arthurs Creek and Yan Yean.

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  • Art In Nillumbik

    Art in Nillumbik

    Nillumbik has long been a place of creative inspiration. Artists seeking picturesque landscapes during the 19th century found them in Eltham and surrounding areas. Initially painters’ camps then colonies of artists, such as Montsalvat and Dunmoochin were established. As the years passed, painting and drawing crossed over into architecture and sculpture, music and literature, as talent, and talented families flourished. And the legacy lives on. In studios and galleries, in bookshops and at the performance venues discover the arts of Nillumbik.

    Nillumbik has long been a place of creative inspiration. Artists seeking picturesque landscapes during the 19th century found them in Eltham and surrounding areas.

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  • Montsalvat

    Montsalvat

    Famous for its architecture, music and poetry festivals, performances in the Great Hall and fabulous art exhibitions, Montsalvat, founded by Justus Jörgensen, is Australia’s oldest artists’ colony and home to practising artists. It remains to this day a working not-for-profit arts centre administered by a board. Set in 12–acres of established gardens, the historic buildings include charming mudbrick cottages and the impressive Great Hall.

    Famous for its architecture, music and poetry festivals, performances in the Great Hall and fabulous art exhibitions, Montsalvat, founded by Justus Jörgensen, is Australia’s oldest artists’ colony and home to practising artists.

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  • The Hunt Club Community Arts Centre

    The Hunt Club in Deer Park provides opportunities for participation in the arts, including classes, arts projects, exhibitions and events. The 1886 building is heritage listed; built for the Melbourne Hunt Club, which grazed 300 acres of deer to the rear of the building. It was the first hotel in the area!

    The Hunt Club in Deer Park provides opportunities for participation in the arts, including classe

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  • Heidelberg, Artists, Walk, Cycle, Nillumbik, Warrandyte

    The Heidelberg School Artists Trail

    The trail consists of 57 interpretive signs celebrating the artists of the Heidelberg School who lived and painted in this area. It is a self-drive, cycling or walking trail that stretches from Heidelberg through Nillumbik, through to Warrandyte and to the Dandenongs. For a brochure call 13 19 63. 

    The trail consists of 57 interpretive signs celebrating the artists of the Heidelberg School who lived and painted in this area

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