Discover Melbourne’s #secretingredient at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

23 March

River Graze Presented by Melbourne Water, 31 March – 2 April This Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Melbourne Water encourages festivalgoers to learn how water is the #secretingredient in all the great produce we eat, drink and grow. To illustrate, the world’s largest floating fruit bowl will take pride of place on the Yarra River […]

Vote with your Art: Melbourne Fringe Festival 2017 registrations open April

21 March

Take a stand. Have a say. Listen to others. Change your mind. Then change it again. In 2017, Melbourne Fringe embraces the capacity of the arts provoke, incite and inspire change. Artists are encouraged to get out of the echo chamber and use their art to take a stand. Dust off the soap box. Have […]

One Last Call: Recycling mobile phones for Art + Climate = Change 2017

17 March

One Last Call is a participatory artwork by Anna Madeleine in collaboration with Dr Renee Beale that considers the environmental impact of manufacturing mobile phones, and a provocation to invent more sustainable ways to communicate. The event is presented by Carlton Connect Initiative’s LAB-14 Gallery, and is part of CLIMARTE’s ART + CLIMATE = CHANGE […]

PHANTASMAGORIA Free arts festival in Alpine National Park

7 March

PHANTASMAGORIA is a free site-responsive festival produced by the Bogong Centre for Sound Culture that reimagines Bogong Village, located in the foothills of Victoria’s stunning Alpine National Park. Based around the concept of ‘phantasmagoria’ – a sequence of images like that seen in a dream – this illuminating project comprises performances, exhibitions and artist talks […]

Ballarat International Foto Biennale announces $15,000 Martin Kantor Portrait Prize

28 February

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale website is now live, and BIFB is thrilled to announce three new prizes for budding and professional photographers to submit to in the lead-up to the bi-annual month of photography from 19 August – 17 September 2017. The biennale is also accepting entries from today for the ever-important Fringe Program. […]

METANOIA THEATRE presents The Omission of the Coleman Family by Claudio Tolcachir

21 February

After a decade of touring the world, Metanoia Theatre presents this hilarious Argentinian comedy for its Melbourne premiere season. Directed by Gorkem Acaroglu (The 24 Hour Experience, Milk Bars, 10Cs), The Omission of the Coleman Family is an award winning eccentric and sardonic comedy about a family on the brink of separation. The Coleman’s etch […]

Isaac Lomman, Professional Hypnotist, entrances audiences at MICF with Comedy Hypnosis! ENTRANCED

14 February

Isaac Lomman is bringing his sold-out Adelaide Fringe Festival Show, Comedy Hypnosis! ENTRANCED back to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival this March and April for the second time. Performing his immersive comedy professionally since 2011, Isaac takes his audience on a hilarious journey, and sceptics are turned into true believers, as he explores the power […]

Exhibition puts Fashion Design Council’s legacy into focus

1 February

High Risk Dressing / Critical Fashion examines the continued influence of the legendary Fashion Design Council (FDC) on today’s fashion practice, open from Friday 17 February at RMIT Design Hub. Based in Melbourne from 1983 to 1993, the FDC was a membership-based organisation established to support, promote and provoke avant-garde Australian fashion, founded by Robert […]

Alt-folk-pop band The Little Stevies debuts new music at Kew Court House

1 February

The Little Stevies have charmed audiences internationally and locally for over 13 years with their stunning alt-folk-pop sound. Off the back of the Sydney Opera House Summer Playground set this month, the much-loved duo will play at Kew Court House for an intimate performance using the baby grand piano on Saturday 25 February. The Little […]

Melbourne Ballet Company’s celebrates 10th anniversary with Being & Time at Hawthorn Arts Centre

1 February

Melbourne Ballet Company returns to the Hawthorn Arts Centre in March 2017 to present an exhilarating contemporary ballet, Being & Time, marking the company’s ten year anniversary. Company Director Simon Hoy has choreographed Being & Time with internationally acclaimed dance makers Tim Podesta (South African Ballet Theatre, Projection Dance) and Lucas Jervies (Australian Ballet, Scapino […]