FUSE Autumn 2020

303 celebrates 20 years of quality live music with lots of special guests.

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These works combine unique state printing with painting in an attempt to capture the performative aspect of the artist's practice.

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A very funky rootsy harmonious dance band that crosses the great divide playing great music that both adults and kids of all ages can enjoy.

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Herding Cats Management presents: Amos Roach, Monica Karo, The 'Will Shake Spears' Dancers (who opened the Boxing Day Test) and other special guests. This show will also involve a walking tour.

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Enjoy a free afternoon of talks with Bundoora Homestead exhibiting artists, beginning with photographer George Mifsud, ahead of a talk and performance from Hanna Tai and the Brunswick Women’s Choir.

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Inspired by folklore and the wild places of the world, Aurora Australis presents a suite of new music by Joe McEvilly and Natasha Trinkle,

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Gypsy Music, Balkan Beats & Greek Folk!

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Cath Russell, Peter de Ryk, Denise McKay & Hugh McGinlay bring their combined lifetimes and friendships in music to their tunes of the city and hills.

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This session aims to bring joy and wonder to children in as they discover insect biodiversity and urban sustainability on a micro level in the garden.

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Belle is an original singer-songwriter based in Melbourne, infusing soulful jazz into sweet and tasty pop.

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Drawing from the Darebin Art and Heritage Collection, this exhibition features plans, photographs, botanical information and Aboriginal cultural artefacts that explore the history of Bundoora Park.

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After the success of their inaugural Northern Lights Film Festival in 2019, Thornbury Picture House presents the BEST OF THE FEST- the most exciting films from the entire program on one special night.

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Italian Easter Bread Class with Blokes' Bake Club! Come and learn how to bake some Italian Easter Bread to take home. Blokes Bake Club is a baking club for blokes.

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Come and take a musical trip through the spiritual free jazz of Bohjass.

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Decibels Productions (Darebin FreeZa) presents BREAT THE HEAT – A sustainable, all ages party featuring live music from Bananagun, Ogopogo and Hot Glue, raising money to combat Climate Change.

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Cedric Burnside brings his “rhythmically unorthodox” brand of Blues back to Australia in March 2020.

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Celebrate the beauty of different cultures at the Islamic Museum of Australia. Children will share stories, songs, rhymes and craft activities in both English and another language.

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Screening retrospective films across all genres, Cinemaniacs allows audiences to see their most beloved films on the big screen again, or for the first time.

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Meet Save Our Citrus Founder and Blue Bee Garden Design Kaye Roberts-Palmer as she discusses all things citrus including pruning, organic pest control, and seasonal care.

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Community Craft! On Our Street is a collaboration between local artists and crafters at Alphington Community Centre. Launch Saturday 14 March from 11am.

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Join Aboriginal educator Uncle Trevor Gallagher and Waterwatch's Julia Cirillo for a walk along Darebin Creek. Discover Aboriginal history, culture and how to improve the health of our waterways.

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Join professional mender and local Darebin resident, Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald, and slow fashion stylist and op shop queen, Jenna Flood, for a slow fashion bus tour.

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Funky, melodic, catchy and sophisticated this is music that sounds like nothing else.

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Two-piece dad rock

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Defiant Lives tells the story of the rise and fight of the disability rights movement in the United States, Britain and Australia.

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This fun and hands on workshop will cover the different types of composting from direct dig to Bokashi.

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Dr Hernández prescribes an exotic tonic of electro cumbia, sweet reggae, old school ska and a shot of soulful boogaloo … good for what ails you!

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The East Preston Community Centre invites the East Preston and surrounding community to its annual open day. Join us for activities, entertainment and service information – we hope to see you there!

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Eco Somatica - Sound bath, movement meditation, regenerative moment for hearts, minds & bodies dealing with climate crisis overwhelm.

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Wanting to inspire and empower members of her community, especially young Indigenous women, to find their voice, Emily sings original music both in English and Anindilyakwa.

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Join Darebin's local legends Luigi and Emanuela as they regale you with food preserving knowledge and stories from what they've grown in their abundant Mediterranean inspired garden.

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After taking a job as a legal transcriptionist, writer and performer Ash Flanders begins unpicking the transcript of his own life.

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Entropy Quartet is a four piece ensemble from Melbourne that merge elements of improvised jazz, funk and groove, roving through syncopated states and improvised landscapes.

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From the Celtic Twilight to Melbourne’s inner north, Rosie and Steve launch their unique mix of folk music stories. What began around a campfire at Port Fairy is distilled into a heady musical spirit.

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A screening of The Final Quarter, a film examining the media commentary and public debate surrounding Adam Goodes in the final years of his playing career. Followed by a discussion of racism in sport.

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Comedian and author Lainie Chait will share her experiences about living with epilepsy.

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Coinciding with FUSE, Gertrude Contemporary is delighted to present two new major collaborative projects by Foster & Berean and Lewis Fidock & Joshua Petherick.

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In an intimate studio setting, Dancebourne Arts present their successful theatre staged dance programme Godai, dance pieces of the great universal elements: earth, water, fire, air & void.

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Harry's 72 square metre garden demonstrates you don’t need a large plot of land to grow a variety of fruits and vegetables. Learn grafting and aerial layer propagation in this workshop.

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An intimate showing of a new work in development by Melbourne-Bandung theatre collaboration Mainteater.

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Take a guided tour of Damian’s permaculture garden which includes a diverse mixture of food plants and natives.

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Tour a permaculture-inspired garden in Lena's 40m2 courtyard in Thornbury.

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Your gregarious and hospitable hosts Luigi and Emanuela will regale you with gardening and knowledge and stories as they show your around their abundant Mediterranean-inspired garden.

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Monique’s productive rental garden features fruit trees, veggie growing and chickens all with a permaculture focus.

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Experience a guided tour of Robbie's amazing Aquaponics garden.

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Guitar Kingdom with Nathan Sinclair and Derek Gripper curated and hosted by Rose de La Montaña.

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Are you considered adding chooks to your garden system, or wants to brush up on chook management skills from the expert? This is the workshop for you!

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The Darebin Intercultural Centre & Victoria Police welcome newly arrived people as well as established Australians to join us for a community ‘potluck’ lunch in recognition World Harmony Day.

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An exploration of Greek food and culture

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This collaboration features a number of local luminaries performing Henry’s dark romantic country themed songs.

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Explore the creative potential of upcycling with artists Tenfingerz and Famous Artist Sebastian Berto as they convert clothing that would otherwise be destined for landfill into amazing wearable art.

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This retrospective exhibition highlights some of the memorable moments from Darebin's history of delivering high quality arts and cultural festivals.

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Due to rain forecast for tonight the FUSE OPENING PARTY has been postponed and will be held on Saturday 14 March at Preston Library.

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Discover unique fashion, accessories, jewellery and homewares from local designers, crafters and art-makers.

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Pack your picnic blankets and supper snacks for a free film in the velodrome!

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Fusing together music, fashion, culture and design, come down and experience an immersive party.

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Hollie Col is delighted to announce she will be embarking on the “She Knows” March 2020 Tour, playing her biggest headline shows to date.

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Your home for great bass music, the last Saturday of every month at Bar 303.

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A sensational blend of horns from an array of Melbourne bands, the players of Hoodoo Mayhem come with a vast cross-genre blend of sound and influence.

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Indie rock duo Hook Turns is a collaboration between Melbourne musicians Andrew Bonnici and Andrew “Boogs” Alves.

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Presented by the Country Music Association of America, Introducing Nashville returns, the beloved international artist touring series.

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Sink Like A Stone EP Tour

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Keon Spark - a free family fun day presented by FUSE.

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Larundel is a series of photographs captured by George Mifsud between 2001 to 2005 at the site of the former Larundel Psychiatric Hospital, located adjacent to Bundoora Park.

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Comic confessions of the fabulous Sammaneh Poursh, a queer Muslim witch and genderfluid refugee who’s watched way too many ALF episodes.

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Live music performed by talented young Darebin musicians.

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Join Maggie May, Melbourne's queen of macrame and most highly reviewed Macrame educator as she guides you to make beautiful rainbows out of rope, colourful yarn and a few of her handy tricks!

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Makers Market Thornbury celebrates local makers with gorgeous, handmade products for sale – including artwork, pottery, toys, greeting cards, homewares, jewellery, plants and planters & food & coffee.

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The Man From Atlantis is a Melbourne musician using improvisation, punk, psych, krautrock, folk, blues and free jazz to traverse the sonic space ways.

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Maya will introduce you to the needs of different fruit trees and guide you on pruning and maintenance techniques for shape, health and fruit.

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THIS EVENT IS NOW POSTPONED

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MUF, Australia’s first and longest running ukulele festival.

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Mind Fields is a translation of the artist's listening experience within the grounds of Bundoora Homestead. Knapper is a founding member of Nimbus, an Arts Access program for artists with a disability

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From the makers of SPIN comes a Deaf-led immersive and interactive dance rave for Deaf, CODA and hearing children and their families.

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Monday Night Mass sees the band room door thrown open for a free 3 band extravaganza from the deepest caverns of Melbourne’s underground.

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Monday Night Mass sees the band room door thrown open for a free 3 band extravaganza from the deepest caverns of Melbourne’s underground.

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Mopoke blends improvised music with south Indian and modern contemporary music.

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traditional flamenco experience with a touch of jazz

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We dance in the dark.

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Nothing Really

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Join enthusiastic local gardener Chad to explore the food garden at Reservoir Views Primary School.

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Come and meet gardeners and the local community at Sylvester Hive Community Garden.

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OPEN MIC in Thornbury from 6PM @Swamplands Bar! <<Book a set, TXT: 0412 811 872 •FREE Performer Drink •$15 Jugs Beer/Cider •GREAT Sound & foldback •Friendly local vib

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Open Studio celebrates 14 years of live music and still living!

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Kat Lavers will explain natural pest management techniques relying on permaculture principles. You’ll have the opportunity to explore these techniques in practice in Kat’s amazing permaculture garden.

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Join us for a fun and social painting session led by a local artist! Be guided through the process of creating a painting on canvas by a local artist while sipping on your favourite wine.

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Pinko Collective is an open group for those looking for somewhere to perform original songs and covers in a supportive environment. It's about community!

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Poetry, like therapy, assists us to speak the unspeakable; to create more hopeful narratives about our lives & our difficulties. Explore how to writing your own poems help you speak your story.

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Preserve My Harvest is a community project dedicated to reducing waste by turning underutilised food into delicious pickles, preserves and ferments!

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Reservoir Dad Chad will share strategies for making productive gardening meaningful for kids, and the rest of the family.

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Learn to propagate your own plants from seed, cuttings and division with focus on common mistakes to avoid, plus tips on making your own seed raising and potting mixes for better results.

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Join the Climate Quilters from Psychology for a Safe Climate as they lead a quilting workshop with artist Hanna Tai.

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Rambal – formerly - Justin Yap Band. Playing a potent blend of sanctified soul, down-home funk and deep blues.

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Based in Byron Bay KIMMY. and his band brings to Melbourne his wide musical influences together to create an explosion of sound and flavour.

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Employing skilful storytelling, Allara & Olenka weave a multidisciplinary and multicultural narrative using a sweet tangle of double bass, looped tones, song, spoken word poetry and dance.

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Sacred Heart Mission's 12th Op Shop, 311 High Street Preston launches the Darebin Council's Official Op Shop Trail!

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A work-in-progress showing of a brutal, funny theatre work exploring two men's lifelong passion for comics.

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Subliminal Sounds transmitted by the wicked bass overlords

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Attend our life drawing classes in a relaxed studio nestled in a beautiful garden. All materials provided including easels. All levels are welcome. Let our model inspire your inner Picasso to shine.

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Tamma is an indie soul singer-songwriter based in Melbourne.

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Tapestry is an act of reclamation, intervention and decolonisation; an invitation to freely engage with contemporary Aboriginal art and question and reflect on this country’s narrative.

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Tapsalteerie plays original tunes that draw inspiration from Scottish & Irish folk traditions and infuse these with interesting and unusual rhythmic patterns and colourful harmonies.

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A traditional country show here in the heart of Alphington.

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The Art of Making Art is a pop-up exhibit that takes audiences behind the scenes of full-scale theatrical production and heroes the work of five incredible female designers.

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The Brave’s new album Aura is an expansive album that deals with that sense of searching for something bigger, rendered in their uniquely punchy yet cinematic style.

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The Commuters are a new Melbourne band playing original ska tunes.

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After a sell-out party in late 2019, The Hornstars & Groove dimension join forces to bring you funk, soul, and afrobeat.

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The Madeleines have been slow-brewing a batch of songs over the last few years; it's time they were released to the wild, concrete plains of the inner-North.

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Record Selectors bring you the best music from the 70s.... live!

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Popular music from 10's 20's 30's and the era prior to sanitary dentistry.

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THIS COULD WORK! / I’M SCARED explores everyday experiences, thoughts and observations in relation to the unknowability of the climate crisis. The exhibition features photography, video & installation

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To the Ends of the Verse Spoken Word Poetry residency. All welcome.

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Maya will introduce you to her busting garden and the planning behind it.

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Take a guided tour of Kat Lavers’ award-winning urban permaculture system, The Plummery.

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Come and hear the diverse sounds of Melbourne's alternative music underground.

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Ella brings a big voice and an indie-folk approach to Tyde's top end. Though first and foremost a songwriter, Ella has taken out the Bluesfest Busking Comp 'Best Guitarist' title.

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Unwind at the end of the day with a relaxing life drawing session at Gloworm Studios!

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Series of five minute acts by stage performance artists exploring their diverse mental health experiences.

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Learn all about quail care including housing, feeding and how they can work to support a garden system.

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Vagabond is a collection of small works from local illustrator and graphic artist Micah-James Winter (aka SCRAWNART) exploring anatomy, symbology and iconography.

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Walking the Labyrinth in Gratitude: celebrating the gifts of our lives in the heart of Northcote.

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Water is a collaboration between Artery Co-operative Melbourne (Artery) and Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venice Italy (Scuola di Grafica) exploring water in its complexity through works on paper.

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Create a watercolour painting of your favourite furry friends!

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Theatre for Social Change.

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Nothing speaks higher of Melbourne’s reputation for live music than its bustling open jam nights, and Yarra Banks hosts the best jam in town.

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Design and manage your garden through cooler weather and show you when to plant to ensure your veggies are ready to eat in winter.

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Learn how to whip up tasty and healthy meals without the waste. The Social Food Project will give you great recipes and meal planning know-how to save time, money and stress in the kitchen.

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