Art Exhibitions

Melton City Council's exhibition program supports local and visiting artists to share their work with the community.  We also encourage exhibiting artists to devise public programs and create interactive arts experiences to bring their work alive for visitors.

Current Exhibitions

CHACO KATO: Weaving workshops

8 - 24 June

Melton City Council welcomes artist Chaco Kato to a 3 week residency at Melton City Libraries in June, kicking off the first in a series of textile programs designed to engage local families and arts and craft enthusiasts of all sorts in the joy of making things with fabric, wool and yarn.

Chaco Kato's signature medium is large-scale shelter-like installations making use of various types of string.  Her large installations will be available for a 'play' from 8 - 24 June, with free workshops available to all skill levels.  Chaco, a lead artist of the Slow Art Collective, has previously created work for leading arts institutions including National Gallery of Victoria, Arts Centre and Powerhouse Museum.  Chaco invites you to come and weave your own textile work into her unique string installations, blurring the line between contemporary art and craft.

FAMILY WORKSHOPS

Chaco is here to show us how to make something BIG with string and fabric.  Bring old wool, fabric or yarn or just use what we provide!

Bookings essential - please sign up for a maximum of 2 sessions.

CS Gallery

  • 14 June - 1pm to 3pm
  • 18 June - 10am to 12pm
  • 23 June - 11am to 1pm

Melton Library

  • 16 June - 1pm to 4pm
  • 20 June - 1pm to 3pm

Workshop and Closing Event: 24 June - 1pm to 4pm (all participants)

DIY SESSIONS

Continue working on your piece with staff there to assist you.  All ages and skill levels welcome at this do-it-yourself sessions.

Bookings essential.

CS Gallery

  • 15 June - 11am to 2pm
  • 19 June - 11am to 2pm

Melton Library

  • 17 June - 1pm to 4pm
  • 22 June - 11am to 2pm
CRAFTERS/ADULTS WORKSHOP

Weave your own textile work into colourful string installations as we create a community art-piece.  BYO materials or use ours.  All skill levels welcome. 

Bookings essential - please sign up for a maximum of 3 sessions.

CS Gallery

  • 14 June - 4pm to 6pm
  • 18 June - 1pm to 3pm
  • 23 June - 2pm to 4pm

Melton Library

  • 16 June - 10am to 12pm
  • 20 June - 4pm to 6pm

Workshop and Closing Event: 24 June - 1pm to 4pm

This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

 

Apply for Exhibition Space

Melton City Council also has the capacity to present artworks at several sites across the city, including CS Gallery (Caroline Springs Library), Melton Library and Learning Hub and Melton Civic Centre.

Applications to use are welcome from professional and emerging artists to exhibit work in these spaces.  To apply, download and complete the Application Form(PDF, 2MB)

For more information, contact our Arts Engagement and Development Officer 9747 7200 or email: madeleinemc@melton.vic.gov.au

Exhibition Locations and Opening Hours

CS Gallery at Caroline Springs Library and Learning Hub

193-201 Caroline Springs Blvd, Caroline Springs

Monday: 8am – 8pm

Tuesday: 8am – 6pm

Wednesday: 8am – 8pm

Thursday: 8am – 6pm

Friday: 8am – 6pm

Saturday: 10am – 4pm

Sunday: 1pm – 4pm

Melton Library and Learning Hub

31 McKenzie Street, Melton

Monday: 8.30am – 8pm

Tuesday: 8.30am – 8pm

Wednesday: 8.30am – 8pm

Thursday: 8.30 – 8pm

Friday: 8.30am – 6pm

Saturday: 10am – 4pm

Sunday: 1pm – 4pm