Archive for February, 2012

February – Banyule City Council – Arts and Culture newsletter

We’ve received the Banyule City Council Cultural Network e-newsletter for February 2012. It’s chock full of events, dates, news and more. Here’s the link to the newsletter: Feb 2012

If you want to receive the newsletter directly, apply to Banyule City Council.

Here is a summary of some of the events that are coming up:

SHAKE THE HOUSE! Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 Feb


150 Princes Street, Carlton

FREE CLASSES for the whole weekend!

Teachers include Monica Singh (Odissi, Indian Classical), Deanne Butterworth (Contemporary) Ally McNamara (Kiddy Rock) Gemarja Lomas (Feldenkrais), Anne O’Keefe (Improvisation) and more! Visit for more info.

Makers Market, Saturday February 18, from 10am

Livingstone Community Centre, Cnr Livingstone St & Waterdale Rd

Great variety of unique quality handmade wares suitable as great gifts for all occasions!

For more information contact the Livingstone Community Centre on: 9497 2014 or at / /

Summer Printmaking and Drawing classes with Rona Green

Introduction to Linocut Printmaking on Sunday 12 February

Creative Drawing on Saturday 18 February

Each one day class runs from 10am-4pm and costs $190 including all materials.

Suitable for absolute beginners or those with experience.

For more info visit:

Briar Hill Artist Co-operative Exhibition ‘A Moment In Time’

Wednesday 15th February until 26th March

Bridges Nursery Gallery Restaurant, 1075 Heidelberg Kinglake Rd


Invitation to meet the artists 18th February 2-4pm

Contact or phone 0409433552

‘Jandamamrra’s War’ , Monday February 6, 7.30pm

Reconciliation Banyule

Ivanhoe Uniting Church,19 Seddon Street, Ivanhoe

Jandamarra’s War is the story of an Australian Aboriginal man who should be as famous as Ned Kelly.

The Lion In Winter – 23rd Feb – 10th March,

Heidelberg Theatre Company

Written by James Goldman and directed by Karen Wakeham, The Lion In Winter is a witty story of a dysfunctional royal family. A must-see show! Chosen to celebrate this 60th Anniversary year of HTC.

To book visit or call the HTC Box Office on 9457 4117.

Preview Night & Opening Night Group of 50 – $10 per tkt.

The Joy Luck Club, February 28, 7pm

Heidelberg Film Society February Film

Heidelberg Theatre, Turnham Av,Rosanna

Supper following

‘Gaia’ as part of Melbourne’s Sustainable Living Festival

Thursday 23rd of February, from 5pm, FREE

Bulleen Art and Garden, 6 Manningham Rd. West, Bulleen

A night of discussion, performance, song and art whilst raising funds for Sustainable Gardening Australia.

RSVP: / 8850 3030 (for Walks and/or Launch) or visit

The Beauty of Nature

Until 31 March, 8am – 5pm

Warrandyte Café, Cnr Yarra and Police Streets

An exhibition of paintings and lino prints by Pam Wilkie.

Arden Crescent Concert Series 2012, various dates

Rosanna Uniting Church, Arden Crescent, Rosanna

Ten delightful musical afternoons.

The first concert, ‘Stars of the Future’, takes place on Sunday 4 March at 2pm. Bookings for any selection of six or more concerts are now being taken.

For more information phone 9457 2595 or email

NEW art classes at Watsonia Community

House and Warrandyte Neighborhood

House with Sue Bayre

Classes cater for beginners and the more experienced. Sue will help you to start your search for your artistic talent.

Watsonia Community House

47 Lambourne Rd, Watsonia

Tuesday 1 – 3pm

Warrandyte Neighborhood House

168 Yarra St, Warrandyte

Thursday 10 – 12 midday


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Saturday February 18th – Ivanhoe Makers Market

This Saturday is the first Ivanhoe Makers Market for 2012. Come and see all the lovely makers and their beautiful wares. From candles to bags, dog food to henna painting there is always something interesting to see.

Find us at the Livingstone Community Centre, 1 Livingstone St, Ivanhoe from 10am till 4pm. For more information see

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February – Exhibition

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February – Life Drawing


Life Drawing

with Linda Robertson

I run life drawing classes at my studio in Ivanhoe, with small groups of up to eight people, working from a model in charcoal, pastel or ink.

I have taught adults and senior school life drawing for several years and have studied extensively with Godwin Bradbeer,

recently the head of drawing at RMIT.

My teaching focuses on developing confidence, having fun with the medium, and learning to draw freely and expressively.

We work with the nude model, and also do some portraiture.

I teach simple techniques for switching on ‘Right Brain’ mode to see and draw more accurately.

My home studio classes are at 9 Green St Ivanhoe


Date: Beginning February 8

Time: 10 AM – 12.30 PM

Cost: $350 for 10 weeks

SUNDAY Sessions

Dates: to be set

Time: 2pm – 5pm

Cost: $40 per session or $140 for 4 weeks

94994457 0427824409

Easels, boards and clips are supplied. I have paper available, or bring your own. Just bring charcoal and erasers.

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February – Bulleen Art & Garden

Phone: 0438 398 750, :
Gaia Night –a mural launch, exhibition opening, Jane Edmanson, Jason Smith (Heide), performance, walks at Bulleen Art & Garden.

A new exhibition -Conservatory of Singular Specimens
We hope to see you at Gaia Night- and that you will let others know!

Listing details at bottom of page


“Gaia Night,

23rd February

Celebrate the Earth’s life support system, ‘Gaia’, in art, performance, discussion and river walks More information, 

6 – 8pm:

*Jane Edmanson, well-known television and radio gardening personality,  will  discuss the potential for biodiversity in your backyard.

Jason Smith, director of Heide Museum of Modern Art will talk about art, environment and place and launch Bulleen Art & Garden’s new mural .

*  Mural Launch – The final Journey of Pedro Piscador will be launched. The ambitious 11 x 5m mural by Lachlan Plain tells the story of wily adventurer, Pedro Piscator, whose ship is powered by melody, charting a sonata through the sky and towing a floating island upon which he’s collected the most singular of species, rescued from a sullied Earth. 

Exhibition Opening– Sanctum Theatre’s Conservatory of Singular Specimens in Bulleen Art & Garden’s Bolin Bolin Gallery.(16th February to 23rd March) The Conservatory is an exhibition about biodiversity – an exhibition of singular specimens – whether they be arboreal, bestial or purely alchemical. For more information,


PerformanceThe night will be hosted by Sanctum Theatre’s MacQuail Family with an appearance by the City Creatures from ‘the sordid underbelly of the metropolis’ and live music by Andy Jans-Brown.

                                                  Sanctum Theatre’s MacQuail Family 

5 – 6pm:

* Habitat Walk.  Explore Bulleen Art & Garden’s river revegetation site – a unique flood-plain habitat and urban wildlife corridor with Paul McMorran (BAAG CEO) and Glen Mansfield.

* Produce Walk Discover an eclectic range of edible plants and learn about their cultivation.

Gaia Night and The exhibition, Conservatory of Singular Specimens are  Part of Melbourne’s Sustainable Living Festival,

And will raise funds for  Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA) – a not-for-profit, non-government organisation dedicated to changing the way Australians

Art Trail and Exhibition Floor Talk,

Sunday 26th February 3 – 4pm.

Lachlan Plain, mural artist and Sanctum Theatre Director and Meredith Plain, Bolin Bolin Gallery Director, will take people on awalk through the exhibition, and around the artworks at Bulleen Art & Garden.

Part of Manningham Healthy lifestyles week

GAIA Night listing details

GAIA Night

A celebration of art and Environment

Date: Thursday 23rd February 2012
 Habitat Walk & Produce Walk
Mural Launch, Exhibition Opening, Speakers, Performance
 Bulleen Art & Garden,6 Manningham Rd. West, Bulleen
RSVP: or 8850 3030 (for Walks and/or Launch)

Exhibition listing details

Conservatory of Singular Specimens

Exhibition dates: 16th February – 23rd March

Art Trail and Exhibition Floor Talk
Sunday 28th February 2012
 3 – 4pm                           or 8850 3030

Address:Bolin Bolin Gallery at Bulleen Art & Garden, 6 Manningham Rd. West, Bulleen


Bulleen Art & Garden

6 Manningham Rd West, Bulleen. 8850 3030



 The Bolin Bolin Gallery is  on Facebook.

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