ART-Town 2016: a unique showcase for art and commerce

29 February

2016 marks the seventh anniversary of the popular art festival ART-Town, which invites both artists and retailers to get involved and celebrate the diversity, history and everyday beauty of the Chapel Street Precinct. Participating in ART-Town for the first time is Greville Street’s quirky and colourful institution FOOL Clothing. Since opening her doors 18 years […]

Catch the end of summer at Tenpin

29 February

Balcony and upstairs opens Friday 11th March The team behind Port Melbourne’s newest delight, Tenpin, is pleased to announce the opening of the upper level is just around the corner. After initial delays, Tenpin diners can now feast on contemporary South East Asian fare with Asian inspired cocktails, all with picturesque Port Melbourne views.   […]

Melbourne Fringe shows nominated for 26 Green Room Awards

23 February

Melbourne Fringe has topped the list of nominees in the 2016 Green Room Awards, with 26 nominations for the 2015 Festival across artforms including Cabaret, Contemporary and Experimental Performance, and Independent Theatre. Of 261 nominations, 26 were for shows presented at Melbourne Fringe, which is 10% of all nominations. “Melbourne Fringe is not just the […]

Melbourne Fringe Festival 2016 offers invaluable support to artists

23 February

The Melbourne Fringe Festival, Victoria’s most vibrant independent arts showcase, announces new support programs as it invites artists from all disciplines to apply to be a part of Melbourne Fringe 2016. Melbourne Fringe is asking our city to step into the light. The Festival will illuminate different perspectives, searchlight new artists, spotlight artistic innovation, shed […]

Melbourne Fringe and UNESCO City of Literature Launch Open Book Program

23 February

In a world first, Melbourne Fringe is excited to announce Open Book, a new program in partnership with Melbourne UNESCO City of Literature Office. Expressions of interest open on 29 February and close on 29 March. The Open Book program provides free Fringe registration for selected artists with fresh ideas for new Festival projects that […]

Aphids Presents Howl for the Festival of Live Art

16 February

For one night only, March 5th, Aphids presents Howl, a celebration of 15 significant moments in art history. A ritual procession starring a sculpture of Captain Cook, thousands of sunflower seeds and a killer whale named Tilikum. A requiem that is unquestionably queer, arguably dangerous and probably obscene. Performed by three women. Scored by Mozart […]

French star baker Gontran Cherrier set to unveil first Australian boulangerie in Melbourne

15 February

After months of rumours we are pleased to confirm world-renowned Parisian baker and TV personality Gontran Cherrier will open a artisan boulangerie-patisserie at 140–144 Smith Street, Collingwood, this June 2016. Boasting Cherrier’s signature decadent creations, including buttery croissants, fragrant baguettes and delicious squid-ink rolls, the bakery will also include a dine-in café. Cherrier is a […]

Linden New Art presents the third annual Linden Art Prize 2016

15 February

Linden New Art is proud to present the third annual Linden Art Prize opening Friday 4th March. The prize is a non-acquisitive contemporary art award established for artists who have graduated from a Masters Degree or PhD in 2015. Shortlisting judges this year are Mardi Novak, Senior Curator of Hawthorn’s Town Hall Gallery and Lyn […]

Truly, Madly, Deeply Melbourne at The Plaza Ballroom

15 February
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The Plaza Ballroom presents a lavish evening of food, wine and entertainment as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival on Wednesday 9th March. This uniquely Melbourne event, titled ‘Truly, Madly, Deeply Melbourne’ is a rare opportunity for guests to experience the iconic Plaza Ballroom at the Regent Theatre, showcasing a unique blend of […]

St Ali Opens In Jakarta

15 February

St Ali brings Melbourne cafe culture to Jakarta as it opens doors to its first South East Asia location. Open for business on February 2nd in the Indonesian capital, owner Salvatore Malatesta has exported his award-winning coffee team, Matt Perger, Ben Morrow and Lachlan Ward, to provide the complete St Ali experience. The opening is […]