Exhibition celebrates our diversity

We’re celebrating the diversity and heritage of Boroondara by showcasing the winners of the 2022 Boroondara Photograph Competition.

This year was the sixth annual competition, and the theme was Diverse Boroondara. Amateur photographers were invited to share photographs, both past and present, that showcase the diversity and heritage of Boroondara’s places, spaces and people.

With a mix of contemporary and historical images entered, the judges considered the photographs in 2 categories – the Open Photograph Competition for people of all ages, and the Young Photographers Competition for school-aged photographers.

The exhibition will run at the Hawthorn Arts Centre until 25 June. To find out more, visit our Exhibitions and visual arts page.

Time for Warm Winter Reads

Is there anything better than curling up with a thrilling book on a chilly evening? This winter, Boroondara Library Service is teaming up with Public Libraries Victoria to launch the statewide Warm Winter Reads program.

Our aim is to encourage readers throughout Boroondara to build a reading habit by picking up a book every day.

So, whether it’s Jane Harper’s The Survivors, Kate Grenville’s A Room Made of Leaves, or the latest Liane Moriarty treasure, you can reserve your book now and start logging your reading progress. If you’re not sure where to start, check out our All booklists page, or head to your local library and speak to one of our friendly librarians.

Registration is now open and will run until 30 July. To find out more, you can visit Warm Winter Reads on the Public Libraries Victoria website-external site

A black and white photo of a man and a woman

Image: Open Photograph Competition, Historical – My Boroondara taken 1985 to 2017, Second prize: Elisabeth Frank, Neighbours, 1989, photograph, 30.5 x 40 cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Boroondara Library Service