North East 2016

Entries Open for 2017 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize

25 May

One of Australia’s richest photography prizes just got richer. The winner of the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize will now take home $30,000 in prize money – $5,000 more than previous years. For the first time in the history of the prize, Monash Gallery of Art will acquire the winning entry. Established by MGA […]

Acclaimed soul singer Allysha Joy gets into the groove at Kew Court House

19 May

Melbourne soul queen Allysha Joy brings exactly what her name suggests: through her gift of song and honeyed, husky vocals with honesty radiating from within. A star on the rise, Joy hits the Fender Rhodes piano for a one off show at Kew Court House on Saturday 10 June, melding jazz, soul and hip-hop into […]

The Inaugural Annual Dance Affair

19 May

  The Inaugural Annual Dance Affair comes to Hawthorn for a diverse musical mash-up, 20 and 21 July Part theatre performance, part get up and dance, The Inaugural Annual Dance Affair is an all-ages dance event that immerses everyone in an evening of old time and new time dance floor magic, taking over Hawthorn Arts […]

WinterWild 2017: a new after-dark festival in the Otways, July – August 2017

15 May

Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires – William Shakespeare Embrace the elements of the southern Otways when a new after-dark festival sparks up next month: the first WinterWild will revel in the untamed side of Apollo Bay. Don’t look away. Inspired by the elements of earth, water, air […]

Andrew Murray and special guests bring big sound to Hawthorn with ATM 15 Big Band, Friday 9 June

15 May

Melbourne’s hippest 15-piece big band is bringing their exciting sound to Hawthorn Arts Centre for one night only. ATM 15, led by music director and composer Andrew Murray will take to the stage on Friday 9 June along with special guest appearances. Andrew Murray leads the fresh sounding big band as a part of their […]

Metanoia Theatre Presents Wages of Fear: June 20-29

8 May
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For their ultimate work at Brunswick’s Mechanics Institute, Metanoia Theatre has chosen a fitting finale—presenting a rare stage adaptation of Georges Arnaud’s remarkable 1950 novel Wages of Fear. This landmark thriller, which was adapted into the iconic 1950s film, is imprinted on the imagination of multiple generations. A compelling and provocative tale of utter terror and […]

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Spirit Level Presents Kindred: Braille Face, Lucy Roleff And Mara

5 May

At Kew Court House, 13 May Kew Court House invites audiences to join the Spirit Level record label family (Gotye and Tim Shiel) for a carefully curated night of atmospheric pop and ambience. One of Melbourne’s newest and most exciting creative communities takes over the historic venue, on Saturday 13 May, with performances from Braille […]


Open House Melbourne appoints Emma Telfer as Executive Director and announces Creative Victoria Anniversary Partnership.

4 May

Open House Melbourne is delighted to announce Emma Telfer as Executive Director after two years in the role of Creative Director, and a new 10 Year Anniversary Partnership with Creative Victoria that celebrates the organisation’s commitment to showcasing design excellence in the built environment and to encouraging public dialogue and awareness about the value of […]



4 May

19 April – 14 May, 2017  CLIMARTE and the Ian Potter Museum of Art at the University of Melbourne are thrilled to present EXIT as part of ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017, a festival of exhibitions and events harnessing the creative power of the arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change. In support of the […]

From jazz jams to poetry slams: free events at Stonnington Jazz 2017

1 May

  Stonnington Jazz invites Melbournians of all ages to participate in a variety of free events as part of the Get Involved and Jazz on the Streets portions of the program, during the annual festivities this May 11-21. Celebrating the improvised collective nature of the genre, The Jazz Jam will take place on Monday 15 May […]