Boroondara Arts What’s on

What’s on at Hawthorn Arts Centre

Kids Workshop - Playing with Sound

Budding young noisemakers are invited to join exhibiting artist Vicky Browne in her special sound laboratory!

Experiment with noises made from different objects and create your own sound sculpture. All materials provided.

Suitable for ages 5 years plus.
Cost: $10
When: 11am to 12noon, Saturday 11 May 2019


Cinema Session: Hello I Am David!

Join us for a free screening of Hello I am David!, the first-ever documentary on the prodigious pianist David Helfgott, whose performing career seemed to be over after a significant nervous breakdown. But through the healing power of music and the unconditional love between him and wife Gillian, he fought his way back to the concert stage and into the hearts of Australians everywhere.
Cost: free event, bookings essential
When: 6.30pm, Wednesday 15 May 2019


Brush Lettering Workshop

Design your own unique lettering style and learn how to use high-pigment, liquid inks to write on quality papers ready for framing, stationery or gifts. This workshop is suitable for all skill levels. All materials provided.

Suitable for ages 16 plus.
Cost: $40/$35
When: 6pm to 8pm, Tuesday 28 May 2019


Mother’s Day - Sunday Classics

Featuring a program of classical chamber works, this delightful concert will create an enchanting mood in the beautiful Chandelier Room at  Hawthorn Arts Centre, perfect for a Mother’s Day afternoon.
Cost: $18
When: 2pm, Sunday 12 May 2019


David Helfgott in Concert

David Helfgott is one of the world’s best-loved virtuoso pianists. His recitals are much more than mere music performances – they are experiences evoking compassion and imagination, affirming the power of the human spirit.

With sold out performances at the Hollywood Bowl, the Royal Albert Hall, Vienna’s Golden Concert Hall and the Sydney Opera House, this is a rare opportunity to witness an extraordinary talent.
Cost: $58/$49
When: 8pm, Friday 17 May 2019



What’s on at the Town Hall Gallery

Sounds Like.

Appealing to our ears rather than our eyes, sound art challenges us to experience art through the act of listening.

Sounds Like. brings together five Australian artists who use sound as the principal vehicle for the production of meaning in their works. Through immersive installation, sculpture and performance, this interactive exhibition at Town Hall Gallery explores the use of sound as a medium for artistic expression.

Featuring: Roger Alsop, Vicky Browne, Megan Alice Clune, Julian Day and Camille Robinson
When: Saturday 11 May to Sunday 30 June 2019

Special events

Town Hall Gallery After Dark

The doors of Town Hall Gallery will open after hours for you to enjoy music, the Arts Bar and special after-hours access to the best quality art in the eastern region.

Cost: free event, bookings essential
When: 6pm to 8pm, Friday 31 May 2019


What’s on at Kew Court House

Jake Mason Trio

This exciting jazz combo features Jake Mason on Hammond organ, James Sherlock on guitar and Danny Fischer on drums. Don’t miss them perform a mix of bluesy soul-jazz musical delights for one night only at Kew Court House.

Cost: $30/$26
When: 8pm, Saturday 11 May 2019


Community Exhibitions

Tonal Modernism

Steven Szczebiot’s paintings give a nod to the technique of tonal realism, brought to Melbourne in 1912 by Australian artist Max Meldrum after an extensive period of study in Europe. Works in this exhibition include still-life studies, figurative works and urban-landscape paintings, combining to form a stirring depiction of the streets of Boroondara and everything held within them.

Featuring: Steven Szczebiot
When: Tuesday 7 May to Sunday 2 June 2019


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