Briefing Melbourne: 14 – 20 August

Monday 14 August – Sunday 20 August Events Leempeeyt Weeyn’ Entering it’s final week, the Leempeeyt Weeyn’, meaning ‘campfire’ in the Gunditjmara language group of Western Victoria, is central to Melbourne’s winter celebrations. There are activities Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings this week ending with celebrations over the weekend. Be mesmerised by the fire as…

Briefing Melbourne: 8 August – 13 August

Tuesday 8 August – Sunday 13 August Tours Supreme Court Library Our tours offer an opportunity to learn more about the library and its place in the Supreme Court. After the tour, you can spend some time to view the exhibitions and take in the beautiful surrounds under the dome of the Supreme Court Library…

Briefing Melbourne: 31 July – 5 August

Monday 31 July – Sunday 5 August Festivals Northside Winter Festival The Northside Winter Festival is bringing the streets of North and West Melbourne to life this winter with an exciting lineup of live music, walking tours, pop-up cinemas, theatre, comedy, retail markets, dining experiences and local trader events. There is a program on their…

Briefing Melbourne: 24 – 30 July

Monday 24 July – Sunday 30 July Exhibitions Hokusai Katsushika Hokusai is regarded as one of the most influential and creative minds in the history of Japanese art. For the first time in Australia, seven of Hokusai’s major series, including Thirty-six Views of Mt Fuji and The Great Wave, are on display, as well as…

Briefing Melbourne: 10 July – 16 July

Monday 10 July – Sunday 16 July Exhibitions Brave New World: Australia 1930s Explore this turbulent decade, the Depression and its aftermath, nationalism and body culture, the growing awareness of Indigenous rights, the celebration of technological progress and its antithesis in nostalgia for pastoralism, the changing role of women and increasing anxiety about modern lifestyles,…

Briefing Melbourne: 3 – 9 July

Monday 3 July – Sunday 9 July Events Nocturnal Experience the museum after dark with delicious food, cocktails, talks and live music. This new over 18s event series will make you see the museum in a whole new light. Featuring Dorsal Fins and Jakubi this month. When: 6pm – 11pm, Friday 7 July (first Friday…

Briefing Melbourne: 26 June – 2 July

Monday 26 June – Sunday 2 July In Focus Old Treasury Building The Old Treasury Building is located on Spring Street at the top of Collins Street.  Built 1862, it housed the gold bullion during the Gold Rush in underground vaults. Visiting this historic building, you will see panoramic images of Melbourne from the earliest…

Briefing Melbourne: 19 June – 25 June

Monday 19 June – Sunday 25 June Events A Night at the Nicholas Explore the 9 story Nicholas building filled with art studios, shops and exhibition spaces. You can grab a drink, meet designers and wander through the shops including Vintage Sole, Obus, Kuwaii and Retrostar. From the top floor you will have a brilliant…

Briefing Melbourne: 12 June – 18 June

Monday 12 June – Sunday 18 June Festivals The Emerging Writers’ Festival When: Wednesday 14 June – Saturday 23 June OPENING NIGHT: Our Invincible Summer Hear from upcoming writers discussing the future and issues of today. Speakers include: Rachel Ang, Michael Green and Abdul Aziz Muhamat, Philly, Omar Sakr and Azri Zakkiyah. Times: 7pm – 9pm,…

Briefing Melbourne: 30 May – 11 June

Monday 30 May – Sunday 11 June I will be away next week so this briefing notes will be for the next two weeks! Festivals Melbourne International Jazz Week 20 years of jazz in Melbourne, program online When: Friday 2 June – Sunday 11 June WALKS: Sound Walks Imagining Melbourne through the sounds of trams, coffee…

Briefing Melbourne: 22-28 May

Monday 22 May – Sunday 28 May EVENTS  Reconciliation Week It is 50 years since the 1967 Referendum and 25 years since the Mabo decision. Reconciliation Week commemorates these important parts of our history and looks at how we can move forward. When: Saturday 27 May – Saturday 3 June Exhibition: Real Blak Tingz: The Blak…