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August 2018

Pelicans Cormorants Seagulls Art Exhibition

25/08/2018 - 30/08/2018
Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre, 5 Sargood St
Altona, VIC 3018 Australia
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An exhibition of work by illustrator Rosie Marshall.

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September 2018

Here and There Birds Art Exhibition

01/09/2018 - 06/09/2018
Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre, 5 Sargood St
Altona, VIC 3018 Australia
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Here & There is an exhibition reflecting on the fascinating birds that rely on the fragile coastal and wetland habitats – Shorebirds, the long distance travellers and the residents – many of which undertake spectacular and seemingly impossible migration journeys. Urban sprawl, shrinking habitats, and increasing disturbance are just some of the challenges facing these birds. This exhibition seeks to highlight these risks and threats and the importance of preserving the environments so critical to their existence and survival, and…

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Contemporary Botanic Watercolour Workshop

09/09/2018 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio Stefan Gevers, 98 Hudsons Road
Spotswood, VIC 3015 Australia
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$225

Local Artist Stefan Gevers will teach you how to paint floral subjects in a contemporary way with watercolour. This is not Botanic illustration but a more free approach to painting botanic subjects with watercolour. From illustrative to abstract, using wet in wet and shading techniques. Areas of focus will include materials, drawing, shading, watercolour painting and brush techniques, along with helping to develop and hone your observational skills. For beginners and advanced in Stefan's Spotswood studio.

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October 2018

Hiding In Plain Sight Art Exhibition

05/10/2018 - 16/12/2018
St Albans Community Centre, 309C Main Rd E
St Albans, VIC 3021 Australia
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Free

Hiding in Plain Sight is a deeply personal series of drawings centred around artist, Kim Anderson’s, experience of eating disorders and mental illness over the past fourteen years. This deeply vulnerable series shares with us themes of yearning, confusion, despair and hope. 5 October 2018 - 15 December 2018 Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm Saturday 9am - 12pm FREE

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Spotswood 6-Week Teenage Watercolour Class

18/10/2018 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Studio Stefan Gevers, 98 Hudsons Road
Spotswood, VIC 3015 Australia
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$235

Developed for students (13-17 years) who would love to learn new or advanced skills in drawing and watercolour. Schools teach children basic skills but if you want to develop your own style and be competent in working with watercolour and drawing, creating your own artworks, this 6 week course is the course for you! Course is run from Studio Stefan Gevers in Spotswood.

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Lumineer Academy Community Open Day

28/10/2018 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Lumineer Academy, 126 Nelson Place
Williamstown, 3016
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Free

Discover a new school for a new world! 10am–1pm - Sun Oct 28 - Williamstown FAMILY FUN AND WORKSHOPS Arts, Crafts, Robotics, Reptiles, Food & Fun. Join us for free hands-on workshops and creative imagineering for children ages 4-12. Hear our vision for how we’re transforming education and hear about some exciting new announcements that will help us continue to put Melbourne’s Inner West in the global education spotlight.

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November 2018

Beyond the Surface Art Exhibition

24/11/2018 @ 12:00 PM - 29/11/2018 @ 5:00 PM
Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre, 5 Sargood St
Altona, VIC 3018 Australia
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Beyond the Surface celebrates creative exploration, artistic expression, community connectedness and friendship. The paintings and drawings were produced by participants of ‘Visual Arts Together’, a visual arts program for older, socially isolated Hobsons Bay residents.

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Maribyrnong Midweek Twilight Market

27/11/2018 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Maribyrnong Community Centre, 9 Randall St
Maribyrnong, VIC 3032 Australia
Free

Get in early for Christmas and get some gifts direct from the maker! Chat to the artist or creator behind the product you are purchasing. Lots of handmade goods on sale. We'll also have a food van, coffee van and a sausage sizzle.

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December 2018

Williamstown Christmas Craft Market 2018

16/12/2018 @ 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Commonwealth Reserve, 181A Nelson Pl
Williamstown, VIC 3016 Australia
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Free

Well, it’s that time of year again... Here is your last chance before Christmas to score yourself some fantastic, unique handmade gifts for your family and friends. Come down to Commonwealth Reserve in Williamstown and support our wonderful stall holders who have been working hard to fill their stalls with the most gorgeous goodies. Make this Christmas a handmade, homegrown and baked one for everyone you love.

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January 2019

Arts West Catch Up Club

January 31 @ 8:00 PM - February 1 @ 12:00 AM
Blue Stone Church Arts Space, 8A Hyde St
Footscray, VIC 3011 Australia
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$15

Joins us for a hilarious night of comedy as part of the 2019 Midsumma Festival. Our Hostess with the mostest and Arts West Creative Member, Jennifer Piper will welcome you to the Bluestone Church Arts Space where we’ll roll in the aisles watching Mouthy, before heading down to The Night Heron for a drink, some nibbles and an opportunity to chat about the show, get to know one another and make some new artistic friends. The Arts West 2019 Catch…

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February 2019

Vernon Street Festival 2019

February 24 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Vernon Street South Kingsville, Vernon St
Melbourne, VIC 3015 Australia
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Free

Discover the Vernon Street shopping precinct, one of South Kingsville's hidden gems of eateries, crafts, bridal couture, hair and beauty, art and health services, in this first ever family friendly festival. Come and experience workshops, games, performances, experience different flavours from a range of cuisines and street food, coffee, wine tasting, music and prizes on the day.

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March 2019

Love The Old Port Art Exhibition

March 2 - March 15
Joel Gallery, 5 Sargood St
Altona, 3018
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Free

The latest exhibit now showing in the Joel Gallery at the Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre in Altona is a collection of collage works by Williamstown artist Barbara McNeill titled 'Love The Old Port'. Combining Barb’s love of her childhood town with her dislike of waste, the works depict ordinary, everyday sights and activities while paying tribute to Chinese folk art and Japanese woodblock printing.

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Tuesday CWA Altona Craft Night

March 5 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Altona Senior Citizens Centre, 2 Sargood St
Altona, VIC 3018 Australia
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$10

Come and join us and our fabulous tutor Heather in making cute lil gnomes! $8.50 for members and $10 for non-members. Extra kits available at $3.50 each if you wish to make more than one. To register, please email us at cwaaltona@gmail.com to reserve your spot! Cash only on the night. This is an adults only workshop.

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April 2019

Sew in Public 2019

April 7 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Logan Reserve, 155-173 Esplanade
Altona, VIC 3018 Australia
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We are taking our sewing project outdoors and you are more than welcome to join us. Also joining us in the park are the lovely ladies from Seabreeze Quilters. Apart from sewing we will be running a children's bag decorating workshop and screen printing workshop. We will have Sales tables with our fab bags, Produce Bags and Beeswax Wraps. And to complete the day you can enjoy a Devonshire Tea in the Park or inside the Historic Altona Homestead.

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May 2019

CWA Williamstown Craft and Bake Sale

May 11 @ 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Coles Williamstown, 29 Douglas Parade
Williamstown, VIC 3016 Australia
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Free

CWA Williamstown is having a Craft & Bake sale on Saturday 11th May 2019, between 9am and 2pm at the Williamstown Coles Foyer. Selling an assortment of cakes, biscuits, relishes, jams and other delicious delights. Along with crafts such as market bags, scrunchies and other goodies our members have created. Come on down and meet our members and support our first fundraising event.

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June 2019

Sunday Footscray Finds Market

June 9 @ 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Line, 2 Yewers St
Footscray, VIC 3011 Australia
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Free

New look, New vibes! Join us this Mother's Day in our warehouse space at Footscray Finds where you can wander through stores from individuals and/or businesses looking to sell anything from antiques, vintage fashion to handmade crafts and fresh produce. It is free entry to attend and open to all ages. You can even bring your dog, as long as they are well behaved. We have water and a shady resting place at the front of the venue. Parking is…

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Saturday Yarraville Village Craft Market

June 15 @ 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Yarraville Senior Citizens Club, 48 Fehon St
Yarraville, VIC 3013 Australia
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Free

Craft stalls will be outside in Beaton Reserve with the Farmers Market for our May Market only because of the Election Day booth being held inside the hall. Located inside the Senior Citizens Hall on Fehon Street (off Anderson Street) on the third Saturday of each month, the Yarraville Village Craft Market is a great community gathering where you can unleash your inner creativity. Enjoy breakfast and coffee at one of our local cafés because you’ll need a full tank…

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July 2019

Connected (An Exhibition)

July 25 - August 4
Long Space Gallery, 419 Melbourne Rd
Newport VIC, 3015
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Free

Arts West Creative Members unite to bring you an exhibition drawing on the common threads of connection; between each other, between other artists and to the world in different but interrelated ways. Creative practice cannot thrive in isolation. It requires inspiration, conversation, points of reception and interaction, funding, practical support, re-evaluation. It requires an audience, and to be sustainable it requires a market. These are all elements a creative practice needs to thrive and flourish, but at its core, artistic…

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August 2019

Saturday South Kingsville Social Yarning

August 10 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Yarning Place, 29 Vernon St
South Kingsville, VIC 3015 Australia
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$10

Yarning Place is pleased to announce its weekly Social Yarning Sessions at Yarning Place, 29 Vernon Street, South Kingsville. What to bring? Yourself, your friends and your yarning projects. If you haven’t got one, we have all the yarn and accessories to get you underway. Cost is $10.00 per person and for that you get the company of like-minded people in comfortable surroundings and some light refreshments.

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Williamstown Camera Club Meeting

August 27 @ 7:45 PM - 10:00 PM
Brooklyn Community Hall, 22 Cypress Ave
Brooklyn, VIC 3012 Australia
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Established 50 years ago, the Williamstown Camera Club includes residents of Williamstown, Newport, Altona, Laverton, Footscray and adjacent suburbs. There are 22 meetings per year in which members can develop their photographic skills, socialise with others interested in photography and to engage in friendly competition with the aim of becoming better photographers. The Club meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7.45pm at Brooklyn Community Hall.

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