Metanoia Announces Live Works 2016 Season

30 May
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Metanoia’s Live Works will take place at the Mechanics Institute in the heart of Brunswick from June through to August. The program is a commitment to diversity and innovation in contemporary performance and showcase a series of avant-garde live art pieces, featuring creators who are pushing the boundaries in their respective fields. Speculative Subject (25 […]

June’s looking good for Grub

30 May
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Fitzroy’s inimitable greenhouse and dining room, Grub, will be action-packed for the wintery month of June. Not only will the Grub team launch their new expanded menu on June 1, they will play host to a number of educational and inspirational dining events throughout the month. Ben McMenamin is thrilled to join Grub as resident […]

Freddie Wimpoles opens its doors to Fitzroy Street

30 May
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The highly anticipated Freddie Wimpoles is now open for business. Following a takeover from the iconic George Hotel, the name has been changed in honour of the original owner, Frederick Wimpole. The St Kilda venue is set to become a craft-beer destination of choice on Melbourne’s south side with 13 rotating taps and a warm […]

Applications now open for the 30th year of Fringe Furniture

30 May
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2016 marks the 30th anniversary of Fringe Furniture, the longest running event of the Melbourne Fringe Festival and one of the longest running design events in Australia. In this momentous year, artists are being encouraged to submit work that embraces the experimental and creative roots of Fringe Furniture, looking at the past to imagine and […]

St Ali and Madame Truffles Present A Truffle Cocktail Evening and Book Launch

23 May
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St Ali, Smalls and Madame Truffles are very happy to host Rodney Dunn from The Agrarian Kitchen at a special cocktail evening. To celebrate the launch of Rodney’s new book, The Truffle Cookbook, dishes from the book will be prepared by St Ali’s head chef Andy Hearnden. This unique event will be a rare opportunity […]

Grub Grows Up: A new direction for Fitzroy’s favourite greenhouse, dining room, garden and bar

23 May
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Fitzroy’s Grub – all of four years young – has established itself as one of the area’s most convivial spaces. This winter, Grub welcomes new head chef Scott Blomfield, who will expand an all-day concept that focuses strongly on lunch and dinner, as well as the successful weekend brunch and functions trade. The team is […]

The photographic life of Olive Cotton and Max Dupain comes to the Ian Potter Museum of Art

20 May
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The Ian Potter Museum of Art at the University of Melbourne will be the first Victorian gallery to host Max and Olive: The photographic life of Olive Cotton and Max Dupain. The touring exhibition, from the National Gallery of Australia, brings together a substantial group of works by these famed Australian photographers for the first […]

Get Inside Metropolitan Melbourne on 30 and 31 July and throughout the month of July

19 May
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Open House Melbourne is opening the doors to more buildings across Melbourne than ever before. The Open House Melbourne Weekend takes place on 30 and 31 July this year and offers an expanded footprint beyond the central city and into metropolitan Melbourne. In addition to the Weekend, Open House Melbourne continues to promote public engagement […]

Town Hall Gallery artists imagine new worlds for winter exhibition

17 May
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Town Hall Gallery presents Imagined Worlds, a new group exhibition that blurs the boundary between what is real and what is imagined. Showing from 25 June until 21 August, Imagined Worlds features the works of nine Australian artists who challenge traditional representations of landscape in their work, allowing the viewer to imagine life in a […]

Wangaratta’s Lindsey Steer wins Beer DeLuxe Home Brew Heroes competition

16 May
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Wangaratta resident Lindsey Steer was awarded the Best Overall Beer prize yesterday at the Home Brew Heroes Grand Final, held at Beer DeLuxe Federation Square. A huge crowd of punters joined the finalists for the Grand Final celebrations, which ran as part of Good Beer Week. Lindsey brewed a British Mild Dark Ale for the […]