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Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize

20 August 2018

Readings of the three shortlisted stories and the announcement of the winner.


21 August 2018
The Moth
Open Mic Personal Storytelling

Hosted by: Taku Mbudzi • Venue: Melba Spiegeltent, Collingwood.

Melbourne Listening

28 August 2018

An interactive installation consisting of 24 audio recordings representing a "day" in Melbourne that can...

Hyperrealism and Improvisation

28 August 2018

James Yuncken presents a series of paintings and drawings; both landscapes in a traditional and non-...

Dreams Echoing the Memories of Time

29 August 2018

An exhibition of photography, fashion, floristry and theatre by Pam Davison in collaboration with Linda...

Melbourne Writers Festival: The Eye of the Storm: The Power of Patrick...

31 August 2018
Melbourne Writers Festival
Christos Tsiolkas and William Yang

Celebrate Patrick White’s hugely influential body of work at this special storytelling and performance...

…of script and facture… with Two Shanks

11 September 2018

A two-part exhibition of painting and prints by Catherine Bainbridge and a film of Two Shanks by Daniel...

I am scattering like light

11 September 2018

I am scattering like light proposes a visual journey through abstraction, amorphic forms, dimensional...