Arts Programs

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, Melton City Council is taking a number of actions to reduce the risk to our community. 

The Victorian Government has declared a State of Emergency in Victoria until midnight on Monday 13 April, and Council has made the decision to cancel a number of events and programs until further notice. 

This applies to all Melton City Council’s arts programs, workshops and exhibition openings listed as ‘cancelled’ below.  Exhibitions remain open for viewing.

Arts events taking place during May are collecting waiting lists only, until further notice.  

Full details of event cancellation and further information:

http://bit.ly/Covid19Melton

 

Equal Exhibition Program 

Equal Exhibition opening event
Thursday 12 March • 6-8pm • Melton Library and Learning Hub
 
Meet the artists, listen to a panel discussion on equality for women, enjoy free food and participate in craft activities. All ages.
Bookings essentials.

 

Printmaking – Portraits of Women

** ON HOLD**

Saturday 2 May • 1.00pm - 4.00pm • Raglan Cottage Saturday 16 May • 1.00pm - 4.00pm • Raglan Cottage

Join local printmaker Linda Abblitt who will take you through basic steps to make a simple portrait of an influential woman using drypoint printing techniques. Suitable for all skill levels. All materials provided.

 

Life Drawing with Circus Performers

** ON HOLD**

Friday 8 May • 10.00am - 2.00pm • Melton Library and Learning Hub
Observe a professional circus performer and create lively drawings from their movements, celebrating the strength of women in the arts. Enjoy lunch and a tour of the exhibition after the event. All ages.

 

Chronic Diaries Exhibition Program

Chronic Diaries opening event

** CANCELLED **

Thursday 19 March • 6-8pm • CS Gallery
Tackling both the seen and unseen impacts of chronic illness, this exhibition is a photographic self-portrait series by Tyler Grace, who shares his journey to wellbeing over the last 17 years. Opening night will include music, wellbeing and mindfulness activities and delicious food! All ages.

 

The Basics of Mobile Photography

** CANCELLED **

Thursday 23 April • 10am-12.30pm • Caroline Springs Library and Learning Hub
Thursday 30 April • 1.00pm-2.30pm • Melton Library and Learning Hub
Learn how to use your phone, tablet or other mobile device to its full potential to capture and create photos that you never thought possible without a professional camera lens, guided by photographer Tyler Grace.  Tablet devices provided for this class.  Ages 15+.

 

Storytelling in Photography Course

** ON HOLD**

Thursday 7 May • 10.00am-12.30pm • CS Gallery Caroline Springs Library and Learning Hub
Thursday 14 May • 10.00am-12.30pm • CS Gallery Caroline Springs Library and Learning Hub
Thursday 21 May • 10.00am-12.30pm • CS Gallery Caroline Springs Library and Learning Hub
Thursday 28 May • 10.00am-12.30pm • CS Gallery Caroline Springs Library and Learning Hub

In this four-week course, students will learn how to create a story through photography. Using your own mobile or camera device, you will learn story-building techniques, self-portraits, lighting, posing, image captioning, and a host of low-cost methods that will leave you ready to tell powerful stories with your camera. Ages 18+.

 

Cultural Diversity Week

One World Drumming Workshops for event

** CANCELLED **

Saturday 21 March • 4.00pm-6.00pm • CS Gallery Caroline Springs / CS Library Lawns
Saturday 28 March • 4.00pm-6.00pm • CS Gallery Caroline Springs / CS Library Lawns
Saturday 04 April • 4.00pm-6.00pm • CS Gallery Caroline Springs / CS Library LawnsIn this exciting series of drumming workshops to celebrate Cultural Diversity Week, you’ll contribute your own rhythms and turn them into something totally new, learning sounds from around the world with Melbourne Djembe and local drumming group Utsav Malayalee Samaj.  Sign up for free entry to two drumming circle sessions and a performance session aimed to step up your drumming practice!  You will be booked into all 3 events when you register. Please ensure you can attend all dates. All ages over 5 years are welcome (children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times). You will need your own drum to participate in this class.

 

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