Boroondara Arts what's on

What's on at Hawthorn Arts Centre 

Boroondara Creative Network Gathering

Boroondara Creative Network gatherings are an opportunity for artists and arts administrators, both professionals and hobbyists, to network, share creative ideas and learn something new from guest speakers.

A light lunch is provided.

Cost: free event
When: 12.30pm to 2pm, Saturday 16 February 2019
Where: Hawthorn Arts Centre

Introduction to Watercolour Workshop

Explore the medium of watercolour in a relaxed, friendly, atmosphere. All materials provided.

Suitable for ages 16 plus.

Cost: $40/$35
When: 6pm to 8pm, Tuesday 26 February 2019
Where: Hawthorn Arts Centre


Swing Dancing Class

Learn some swinging dance moves from Swing Patrol!

Join us, before the Steve Purcell and The Pearly Shells performance, for a fun dance class with two experts to teach you and your friends the classic moves for the night. Singles and couples welcome. No experience is necessary.

Cost: free event
When: 6.30pm to 7.30pm, Friday 1 March 2019
Where: Hawthorn Arts Centre


Steve Purcell and The Pearly Shells: Went Down Swingin

Famous for their swingin’ backbeats and Hollywood-style clamshell stands, Steve Purcell and The Pearly Shells are set to bring their infectious jazz, swing, R&B and classic style to the Hawthorn Arts Centre.

Cost: $38/$32
When: 8pm Friday, 1 March 2019
Where: Hawthorn Arts Centre


What's on at Kew Court House  

Alinta and The Jazz Emperors

Charismatic vocalist and songwriter Alinta Chidzey fronts five of Melbourne’s finest jazz musicians, led by Remco Keijzer on tenor saxophone, creating a musical portrait inspired by John Coltrane, Ella Fitzgerald and Miles Davis.

Cost: $30/$26
When: 8pm Saturday, 9 February 2019
Where: Kew Court House


What's on at the Town Hall Gallery

In Real Time

In Real Time is the first exhibition at Town Hall Gallery for 2019.

Celebrating the history of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists (AGRA), this exhibition features work by 18 past winners of the annual AGRA Australian Art Excellence Award alongside realist paintings from the Town Hall Gallery Collection.

When: now until Sunday 10 March 2019
Where: Town Hall Gallery


Community exhibitions at the Town Hall Gallery

Off the Leash by Emily Shannon

Emily Shannon’s digitally created hand-drawn prints celebrate the pups of Boroondara, but with a difference: these pooches have been juxtaposed with human apparel.

When: now until Sunday, 10 February 2019
Where: Town Hall Gallery


Hot Options by Linda Judge

Hot Options is a collection of paintings documenting the contents of Linda Judge’s wardrobe from 1989 to now. Over time, the ever-increasing body of work has become a record of changing fashions and styles, and a diary of the artist’s life.

When: Tuesday 12 February to Sunday 10 March 2019
Where: Town Hall Gallery


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