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 

Botanica

Celebrating 15 Years of the Friends of the Melton Botanic Garden

Exhibition dates:
31 Aug to 11 Oct • during Library hours • Caroline Springs Library (CS Gallery) and Melton Library 

Opening Event:
7 Sept • 6.30pm • CS Gallery - RSVP required

Celebrating 15 years of the Friends of the Melton Botanic Garden, this is an exhibition of new work by four local artists, Sandra Pelly, Katrina Fisicaro, Leianne Ivankovic and Noomi Hart.  Focusing on recent landscape and botanical works it includes paintings inspired by our beloved Botanic Garden, as well as scenes from around the region. Join us to celebrate these four local artists at the opening event and arts workshops.

Artist Interviews:

While you are viewing this exhibition you might like to listen to interviews with each artist about their work.

Interview with Katrina Fisicaro:  

Transcript - Katrina Fisicaro 

Interview with Leianne Ivankovic

Transcript - Leianne Ivankovic

Interview with Sandra Pelly

Transcript - Sandra Pelly 

Interview with Noomi Hart

Transcript - Noomi Hart

Arts Workshops:

All below workshops are for ages 18+ and bookings are essential

Drawing Native Gumnuts and Seeds - CS Gallery

Imitate the delicate lines of precious leaves, nuts and seeds with Leianne Ivankovic.

Monday 24 September, 10am –1pm
Friday 5 October, 10am – 1pm

 

Spring into Abstract Landscapes!  - Melton Botanic Garden

Take part in a contemporary landscape session with Katrina Fisicaro

Sunday 30 September, 10.30am - 1.30pm
Tuesday 9 October, 10.30am - 1.30pm

 

Watercolour Landscapes - Melton Botanic Garden

Noomi Hart guides you in capturing nature in a layered watercolour.

Monday 1 October, 12.30 - 4pm
Thursday 11 October, 9.30am - 1pm

 

Folk Flower Painting - Raglan Cottage

Learn to create folk art flowers with Sandra Pelly

Tuesday 2 October, 6.30 - 9.30pm
Wednesday 10 October, 6.30 - 9.30pm

 

Australian Natives – Painting Workshop - Melton Botanic Garden

Join Leianne Ivankovic, painting with acrylic on canvas to capture Australian flowers in bloom. 

Sunday 7 October, 10am - 1pm

 

Kids Workshop

Finger Painting Garden Class (Kids workshop) - Raglan Cottage

What can you make with fingers and paint? An Australian flower garden of course!

Wednesday 26 September, 11.30am - 12.30am
Wednesday 26 September, 1.30pm - 2.30pm

 

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