Kingston Arts Centre

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    Kingston Arts Centre
    979 Nepean Hwy (cnr South Rd)
    Moorabbin, Melbourne, VIC 3189
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Located close to public transport and just 20 minutes drive from Melbourne's CBD, Kingston Arts Centre and Kingston City Hall (formerly Moorabbin Town Hall) act as the Cultural Gateway to the City of Kingston.


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Past events

Awakening Around Roses

14th February

On awakening from a coma following emergency brain surgery Michelle Endersby was presented with an inspirational vision. She found herself in a beautiful...

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Turning Point

7th February

In this exhibition Terry Barclay sets out to show the uneasy interplay between the world of nature and the machine age. His aim is to show the viewer the...

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The Sand and Stars of Timbuktu

18th January

An artist’s poetic navigation through a narrative of place and identity, language and knowledge inspires this multidisciplinary exhibition by Maxime...

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Figure it Out 2014

18th January

This is the third year that artist Gregg Wilson has brought together a group of artists from the GLBTI community to exhibit during the GLBTI Midsumma...

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Bricks in the Sun

6th December

Art Day South is an Arts Access Victoria arts studio for artists with an intellectual disability. There are currently 16 Artists practicing in the studio...

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SAS Secondary Student Show

6th December

Southern Autistic School caters for a range of students with autism aged from 3 to 18. The students attend academic classes at the school as well as a...

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Round She Goes Pre-Loved Fashion Market

8th December

Round She Goes is Melbourne's most popular pre-loved fashion market for women. At Round She Goes you can buy pre-loved designer and quality Vintage...

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Kingston Arts Makers Market

7th December

Kingston Arts thanks the artists and designers that submitted an application for a stall at this year's annual Makers Market (previously known as the...

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Big Break 2013

6th December

Have you ever dreamt of running away and joining the circus, treading the boards on Broadway or becoming a master puppeteer? The City of Kingston is happy...

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35 On

14th November

This year the Valley Potters' celebrate 35 years since the grou was formed with the exhibition 35 On. Over the years the Valley Potters; have enjoyed...

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Fragility In Excess - Creatures And People Alike

14th November

A longtime supporter of the Kingstons Arts Centre with her two ceramic sculptures proudly flanking the building front entrance Wendy Riess makes a welcome...

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Transmission

30th November

Situated in the retro, late night lounge setting of Shirley Burke Theatre, this contemporary art event will transform the gallery, foyer and bar spaces...

Free

Luke Kennedy ‘A Time For Us’ Australian Tour 2013

21st November

Luke Kennedy, runner-up of this year's series of The Voice Australia, has announced a string of tour dates around the country through October and November...

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Kingston Concert Series 2013: The Streeton Trio

16th November

The Streeton Trio consists of three young Australian musicians, pianist Benjamin Kopp, violinist Emma Jardine and cellist Martin Smith. The trio has been...

$10

SouthSide Soul

15th November

For those that enjoyed the City Hall Pop Up Bar in March, venture down to the foyer bar at Kingston City Hall once a month for Friday night drinks with...

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Refuge

24th October

We live in this very urban experience and yet we have this intuitive need to scan the sky and the horizon line. In this body of work Toni Walker explores...

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Hidden, Unseen, Unknown

11th October

With lures attached to their heads, grossly enlarged teeth and transparency that serves as camouflage Nicole Macdonald's depiction of bizarre deep sea...

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Curtain Call

1st November

Curtain Call is Kingston Arts’ very own ‘X-Factor’ in the ‘burbs. Judged by industry experts, Curtain Call attracts emerging musicians from all over...

$10

Kingston Concert Series 2013: Australian Army Band

20th October

The Australian Army Band’s Melbourne Big Band is currently under the direction of Sergeant Adam Matthews. The Big Band is a talented and versatile...

$10

Kingston Concert Series 2013: Swingin’ in the Spring

11th October

Join with City Organist Scott Harrison and trad Dixie jazz band Shirazz as we present an evening of fabulous Dixieland classics. Shirazz, a six-piece...

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Schmooze III - Sustainability in Art

6th October

Sustainability in Art welcomes three leading experts as they discuss the role of public art in connecting community and environment. Internationally...

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Arts Grants - ROUND 2

5th August

Local artists and arts organisations make up the backbone of our arts scene – they have the ability to reach diverse audiences and stimulate jobs for...

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Toolbox 2013

21st September

Session 1: Writing great proposals to finance my arts project – the 12 key steps to success! 10am – 12pm, Kingston Arts Centre A workshop with Michael...

Free

Art Now

30th August

Bentleigh Secondary College has a strong commitment to celebrating the achievements of its students within the visual arts. This year it will be...

Free

Curtain Call

30th August

Curtain Call is Kingston Arts’ very own ‘X-Factor’ in the ‘burbs. Judged by industry experts, Curtain Call attracts emerging musicians from all over...

$10

Studio Nine

9th August

Godfrey Street Community House and The Art Cabriolet are proud to present a collaborative exhibition, which celebrates the diversity of art through the...

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Artist Expressions of Interest invited for public art works

2nd August

Kingston Arts invites experienced artists to submit Expressions of Interest for the development of a large-scale artwork, or series of art works, on the...

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Curtain Call

26th July

Curtain Call is Kingston Arts’ very own ‘X-Factor’ in the ‘burbs. Judged by industry experts, Curtain Call attracts emerging musicians from all over...

$10

Kingston Concert Series 2013: The Paris Walk

14th July

After a sell out season at last year’s Melbourne Cabaret Festival, Wendy Lee Taylor is back to celebrate Bastille Day with her French inspired jazz...

$10

Curtain Call

28th June

Curtain Call is Kingston Arts’ very own ‘X-Factor’ in the ‘burbs. Judged by industry experts, Curtain Call attracts emerging musicians from all over...

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School Education Program: Possum Magic 2013 - The Final Farewell Tour

4th June

She made wombats blue and kookaburras pink, dingoes smile and emus shrink, but the best magic of all was the “possum magic” that made Baby Hush invisible....

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Curtain Call

24th May

Curtain Call is Kingston Arts’ very own ‘X-Factor’ in the ‘burbs. Judged by industry experts, Curtain Call attracts emerging musicians from all over...

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Exhibition: 'From Within' by Geoffrey Sumpter

17th May

Geoffrey Sumpter's black and white digital photographs present the extrinsic beauty of the female form and its ability to transcend cultural...

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School Education Program: Muckheap

14th May

Funny, physical and fantastically messy, Muckheap is a tale of two people trying to clean out their house for their big move. In the process of packing...

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School Education Program - Polyglot Theatre’s Muckheap

14th May

Funny, physical and fantastically messy, Muckheap is a tale of two people trying to clean out their house for their big move. In the process of packing...

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Exhibition: 'Basically Bush'

4th May

Internationally acclaimed Indigenous Artist Maree Clarke makes a welcome return to Kingston (following her impressive work in our NAIDOC 2012...

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Akmal Live!

24th April

Movies, Sketch, Stand-Up, TV appearances, radio DJ and talk show host, improvisation and a published author, Akmal is one of Australia’s most respected,...

$39.90

Exhibition: Beauty of Nature

20th April

Beauty of Nature illustrates the immerse, diverse beauty of Australia's landscapes and people. Using light and shadow in 'en plein air' style, Hovik...

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Exhibition: A Walk Through Our Art

29th March

Presented by Parkinson’s Victoria, this exhibition will showcase the work of participants in Painting with Parkinson’s Groups across Australia. The art...

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Schmooze: Street Art

14th April

As with other art forms, street art has been used in recent years to provoke social change and challenge cultural acceptance, and has raised the issue of...

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School Holiday Program: A Little Bit of Blue

8th April

Something’s gone missing again. It’s nowhere to be found. Mavis is looking everywhere. Every day a new thing seems to disappear. Little things: clothes...

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Boxman

2nd April

“This is my home. I made it myself. It didn’t cost me anything... I can tell you stories. What are my stories worth?” A powerful, critically acclaimed new...

$20

Exhibition: 'Hope' by Asal Alamdari

29th March

Asal Alamdari started painting in Iran at the age of 15, exploring a range of genres and mediums until she discovered the ability of watercolour to...

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Exhibition: Paul Newcombe's Composition in Paint

28th March

Inspired by aerial photographs of the piles of debris that humans produce across the globe- in legal and illegal waste dumps or that are gathered by winds...

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Artz Blitz 2013 - 24 hour Art Competition

1st March

Artz Blitz is creative chaos around the clock for anyone who has ever dreamed of being an artist. Over $3500 worth of prizes is up for grabs across three...

$10

Kingston Concert Series 2013: Melbourne Welsh Male Choir

23rd March

Since its inception in 1984, the Melbourne Welsh Male Choir quickly established itself as a leading male choir and became known for its special sound as...

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FLIX FIX: The Blues Brothers

22nd March

Shirley Burke Theatre is rolling out a series of cinema screenings catering to a range of ages and tastes. Built in 1928 as a WinterGarden Cinema, Flix...

$10

Curtain Call

15th March

Curtain Call is Kingston Arts’ very own ‘X-Factor’ in the ‘burbs. Judged by industry experts, Curtain Call attracts emerging musicians from all over...

$10

Beach Road's Ribbon of Highs and Lows

15th February

Nigel Clements' photography masterfully captures the unaware and unguarded human in everyday settings. His disarmingly intimate portraits capture the...

Free

Junior Lens Mist 2012

8th March

The competition aims to give young photographers, such as 2011 junior winner Billy Gibney (image above) and young photographers Maeline Gasperino, Eliza...

Artist in Residence 2012

8th March

Working daily from Studio 2 in the Kingston Arts Centre, Sharon paints with oils on Linen, watercolours on Yupo, with pastels on paper and on silk using...

Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee 2012

8th March

The Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee (ACAC) is an informed and independent voice for arts and culture in Kingston. The key purpose of the Committee is...

Moviehouse

6th March

Moviehouse 2013 - a great selection of classic drama, comedy, musical and western films. Screened weekly on Wednesdays at 10.30am, sit back and relax in...

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One Woman's Art

7th February

One Woman's Art is an exhibition which celebrates the work of local artist Margaret Gurney. Brighton-born Gurney's life and career have been steeped in...

Free

International Youth Silent Film Festival 2013

25th February

Kingston Arts is bringing the International Youth Silent Film Festival to Victoria! Kingston Arts is giving young filmmakers this rare opportunity to take...

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Figure it Out

18th January

Figure It Out is a celebration of queer identity and forms part of Midsumma 2013, the annual GLBTI community festival in Melbourne. Artist Gregg Wilson...

Free

New Blood 2013: Creative Development Program

1st January

Are you a performing artist? Do you have a piece of theatre in the pipeline? Do you want to show your work to audiences? Do you need free space to...

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Big Break

7th December

Have you ever dreamt of running away and joining the circus, treading the boards on Broadway or becoming a master puppeteer? Kingston Arts Centre is...

Free

Night Art Market

1st December

Kingston Arts is inviting applications from artists and designers to submit an application for a stall at Kingston's annual Night Art Market. Stalls are...

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Reflections of Me

19th October

This exhibition features a collection of 2D artworks produced over a 10 year period, showing the artist's stylistic progression from decorative to...

Free

In The Frame

9th November

This exhibition will celebrate the artistic achievements of the Bentleigh Secondary College community and will include a wide selection of original art...

Free

Master drummer David Jones presents: Loops, Melody & World Grooves

25th November

Special guests Michael Conolan (cello and effects) and Evri Evripidou (6 bass and effects) are two world class exponents of loops, melody and texture....

$22

Round She Goes Preloved fashion market for women 2012

18th November

Round She Goes is an award-winning event that has 100 stalls of preloved designer fashion and quality vintage clothing, as well as handmade jewellery and...

$2

Untitled

18th October

In the months preceding this exhibition, artist Jamin Coleman will visit Kingston to begin research for the development of a site responsive installation...

Free

Junior Curtain Call

11th November

Junior Curtain Call is a series of adjudicated open stage events held in the Kingston Arts Centre's fully equipped theatre. Held in a relaxed cabaret...

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Adult Curtain Call

9th November

Adult Curtain Call is a series of adjudicated open stage events held in the Kingston Arts Centre's fully equipped theatre. Held in a relaxed cabaret style...

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Unscripted

18th October

Unscripted is an intergenerational project that encourages people of different generations and backgrounds to interact, share, and positively affect each...

Free

Caravan Burlesque

26th October

The globally acclaimed salon of seductive, subversive, and electrifying acts is HERE! From multi-award winning Finucane & Smith, creators of global smash...

$36

Bare Witness

20th October

In the digital era of the 24 hour news cycle, how do photojournalists square their commitment to the truth with the media’s voracious need for a graphic...

$36

Imprint

21st September

It is instinctual for the young to imprint, rapidly learning social behaviours and forming a bond with members of their won species. Through this concept,...

Free

Celebrating stage & screen with Kingston's Mighty Wurlitzer

13th October

Following the huge success of the 80th anniversary concert of our Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ in 2009, we are excited to again showcase this magnificent...

$6

Electroprojections: Static Centre

13th September

Electrofringe presents a range of diverse, exciting and emerging projection artists from Australia and overseas. From Evan Meaney's (USA) colourful...

Free

The Girls from Oz

9th October

Australia has given the world some of its most shining musical stars – Nellie Melba, Gladys Moncrieff, Joan Sutherland, and June Bronhill. In this fast...

$6

Seniors Week - Schmooze - Connecting with our past

7th October

In celebration of Senior's Week, connect with the past for a more meaningful expression of the present. Monuments, memorials and civic statues are perhaps...

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Young Artist Workshop - Painting with Oils

2nd October

INTRODUCTION TO OIL PAINTING with Stephen Doyle A painter of 20 years, and a member of the exclusive ‘Twenty Melbourne Painters Society Inc”, Stephen...

$20

Young Artist Workshop - Think outside the box!

28th September

Under the guidance of artist and designer Sharon Percival, you will work within a group alongside other inspired young artists, choosing a theme to...

$20

Fun for Kids: Diabolica Jones

24th September

Every morning Diabolica Jones gets up, stretches his legs, does a little dance and goes to work. Every day is exactly the same... until he is invited to...

$15

Young Artist Workshop - Painting with Oils

25th September

INTRODUCTION TO OIL PAINTING with Stephen Doyle A painter of 20 years, and a member of the exclusive ‘Twenty Melbourne Painters Society Inc”, Stephen...

$20

Young Artist Workshop - Think outside the box!

24th September

Under the guidance of artist and designer Sharon Percival, you will work within a group alongside other inspired young artists, choosing a theme to...

$20

Where I Belong

7th September

Long Day Care Centres believe that the arts allow children to use their whole bodies and minds as an important means for self-expression and...

Free

Toolbox

15th September

WORKSHOP 1: SETTING UP MY ARTS PRACTICE AS A BUSINESS With Michael Mitchener from 10AM-12NOON WORKSHOP 2: UTILISING THE NEW SOCIAL MEDIA TO PROMOTE MY...

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St. Patrick'S Primary School, Murrumbeena

13th September

St. Patrick's Primary School 2012 concert is a tribute to "Aussie Music Icons". Take a walk down Memory Lane with songs and artists of your youth.

$2

Chasing the Lollyman

10th September

Performer/Writer Mark Sheppard / Co-devisor/original director Liz Skitch / Director Robert Kronk / Designer Josh McIntosh Chasing the Lollyman is a one...

$26

Round She Goes Preloved fashion market for women 2012

9th September

Round She Goes is an award-winning event that has 100 stalls of preloved designer fashion and quality vintage clothing, as well as handmade jewellery and...

$2

Somewhere Yesterday

27th July

Somewhere Yesterday is an exhibition of artworks that examines the human condition and considers the way in which we are conditioned to see each other...

Free

Kan Do

18th August

Kingston Arts Network Inc. are proud to present their inaugural competition and exhibition open to all adult artists, in any medium, in the genres of 2D &...

$25

Go Away Mr Worrythoughts!

3rd September

An exciting adventure in developing emotional resilience for primary school children, adapted from Nicky Johnston's acccalimed book, Go Away Mr...

$6.60

Brighton Primary School Presents "What A Knight"

30th August

$25

Schmooze 3 - Connecting with our Community

30th August

Schmooze features a series of free inspirational forums with some of Australia's leading and home grown Kingston artists! In the intimate surrounds of The...

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Melbourne Piano Trio

12th August

The Melbourne Piano Trio is a young, exciting new chamber group that brings together three of Australia's leading emerging musicians. ABC Young Performer...

$20

Education Program: The Bugalugs Bum Thief 2012

10th August

Based on the book by Tim Winton, The Bugalugs Bum Thief tells the hilarious tale of the town of Bugalugs, where the residents wake up one morning to find...

$12

Artist in Residence Winter Program

4th August

Kingston Arts is giving you a unique opportunity to learn from internationally acclaimed Melbourne born artist Herman Pekel. Herman's demonstration will...

Artist Demonstration With Herman Pekel

4th August

Kingston Arts is giving you a unique opportunity to learn from internationally acclaimed Melbourne-born artist Herman Pekel. Herman Pekel is a master...

$10

Holy Fire

3rd August

In this exhibition, four artists present the traditional Christian art form of Iconography. By using the wood engraving technique of pyrography and...

Somewhere Yesterday - Suzanne Jones

27th July

Somewhere Yesterday is an exhibition of artwork that examines the human condition and considers the way in which we are conditioned to see each other...

School Holiday Fun: Dreamer In Superbia

9th July

For the Dreamer family, living in the heart of the Australian suburbs, their home is their universe. Mr. and Mrs. Dreamer have invested in many...

Charcoal Lane: Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon

4th July

As a high quality restaurant, Charcoal Lane provides work experience, hospitality training and a supportive environment to enable Aboriginal and...

Fun For Kids: Naidoc Week - Storytelling & Puppet Making Workshop

3rd July

Guided by Ian ‘Mort’ Mortimer, we will explore the story of Bilby and Goanna. Learn what happens when the shy Bilby gets to paint our loud little show-off...

Highlights From The Civic Collection

15th June

City of Kingston's Art Collection is diverse in its origin and content. The collection derives from three of five Councils amalgamated to form Kingston...

Junior Curtain Call

24th June

Junior Curtain Call is a series of adjudicated open stage events held in the Kingston Arts Centre's fully equipped theatre. Held in a relaxed cabaret...

Rubaba Haider - Refugee Week

15th June

Artist Rubaba Haider’s remarkable life journey inspires her art. As a young child, Rubaba Haider remembers drawing clouds and trees from traditional...

A.R.T.S. Group 2012

25th May

This exhibition presents works by a diverse group of recreational artists whose point of commonality is that they are all students of local artist Gail...

Free

Master Drummer David Jones Presents: Award Winning Guitarist Steve Magnusson

3rd June

This world music/jazz concert will feature original compositions and "on the spot" improvisations. Both David and Steve are well known for their highly...

Happy Birthday Peter Rabbit 2012

29th May

Celebrate the 110th Anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s beloved classic with Happy Birthday Peter Rabbit, a mischievous musical about the world’s most...

$12

A Mini Retrospective 2012

20th April

Betty Anderson's collection of pastels on paper has been 6 years in the making. From the very beginning Betty always wanted to make art and the...

Free

Without Men 2012

4th May

Without Men is artist Tang Ying's comment on the improved social attitudes, living standards and marriage conditions in China that have enabled women to...

Free

Public Art Advisory Panel Seeks Artistic Advisors

7th May

Kingston City Council is looking for two recognised artistic advisors from different artistic fields and with a strong connection to the City of Kingston...

Round She Goes Preloved fashion market for women 2012

20th May

Round She Goes is an award-winning event that has 100 stalls of preloved designer fashion and quality vintage clothing, as well as handmade jewellery and...

$2

Ali McGregor's "Something Old, Something New" 2012

19th May

After the success of Jazz Cigarette, Ali McGregor returns to Kingston with her show, Something Old, Something New. After the success of Jazz Cigarette,...

$26.00

Adult Curtain Call

11th May

Adult Curtain Call is a series of adjudicated open stage events held in the Kingston Arts Centre's fully equipped theatre. Held in a relaxed cabaret style...

Fabric of Life 2012

20th April

In her most recent textile works, Juliet Collins explores the female form to depict life as she experiences it. Using thread and fabrics she portrays...

Free

Congratulation Artz Blitz winners 2012

23rd April

Artz Blitz is Kingston Arts' annual adrenaline-charged art competition for anyone who's ever dreamed of being an artist! Over 150 artists and aspiring...

Interest of Three Generations 2012

30th March

Interest of Three Generations presents the creative output of three family members spanning three generations. In this collaborative exhibition the...

Free

The SandDragon's Tail 2012

10th April

An inspiring show for children and older family, The SandDragon's Tail is a mythical story about a young child's adventure far away. Lonely, and without...

$15

Public Art Consultation 2012

2nd April

Mayor Cr John Ronke said the Draft Strategy include 27 actions to be delivered over four years that are set to enhance and preserve Kingston’s public art...

A Land of Contrast 2012

28th March

I am proud to share with you a series of work on the theme of “Australia – A Land of Contrast”. This exhibition showcases my traditional and High Dynamic...

Lens Mist Photographic Award & Exhibition 2012

17th March

View the top 20 images and vote for your favourite photograph in the Lens Mist Photographic Exhibition on 17th & 18th March at Windows on the Bay, Peter...

The Merry June Bronhill

4th March

Touring Australia in 2012: a concert tribute in words and song to the great June Bronhill! June Bronhill was an Australian icon of opera, operetta,...

$12.00

Painted and Pushed - Male Art

19th January

An exhibition of oil paintings of the male image by life partners Gregg Wilson and Kwong Yap at Kingston Art Centre, Moorabbin. The exhibition runs...

Free

Clay Directions-Valley Potters

11th November

Kingston Arts Centre is pleased to present the Valley Potters 33rd annual exhibition Clay Directions. The exhibition title is indicative of how ceramic...

Cosmo Cosmolino 'Bel Air' Release July/August Tour 2011

23rd July

Cosmo Cosmolino - New Album BEL AIR – Out 5 August 2011Touring throughout July/August…Helen Mountfort's cello rippling like water... and for every tale of...

Vocal Tonic Live! in Melbourne

1st April

Vocal Tonic Live in Melbourne! The gorgeous girls of Melbourne's own Ginger and Tonic hook up with Queensland's top acappella group Vocaleez for only two...

$22

How I Made My Arse Look Smaller Simply By Pulling My Head Out Of It

25th September

Comedy Theatre

The Great Big Story Book

20th September

School Holiday Program Music! Magic! Exquisite Puppetry! The Longyard Sideshow Company and The Great big Story Book present tiddalik The Frog, the...

$13