Future Proof

Darebin team Gravity Dolls perform on a revolving platform on the Darebin Arts Centre stage to bring to life the beauty and absurdity of our collective moment − asking what keeps us going, and what got us here.  

Four performances only!
14 - 16 March | Darebin Arts Centre

Polite Mammals by The Wholesome Hour

Local and award-winning physical theatre company, The Wholesome Hour rocket their totally wild, neo-vaudevillian variety show the whole family can enjoy to Darebin Arts Centre. Suitable for kids aged 5-10.

Tuesday 9 April, 10am & 1pm | Darebin Arts Centre
Pairs well with the Animal Antics Kids Workshop: 4 April, 10am & 1pm

The Listies Make Some Noise!

Join the maestros of mirth, Rich and Matt, as they belt out a bunch of songs with the LOLs turned up to 11. An insane mixtape of silly songs, stupid sketches and crazy clowning. Suitable for ages 4+.

Presented by Darebin Arts

12 - 14 April | Darebin Arts Centre

Aboriginal art collection

A selection of powerful artworks made by Aboriginal artists in the Darebin Art Collection.

Aboriginal Cultural Observance: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following content may contain images of artwork by deceased persons.

Image: Mandy Nicholson, My Booris, 2004. Acrylic on canvas, Darebin Art Collection.

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The sensationally successful program returns to Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre for it's fourth year on Saturday March 5.

Let's Take Over offers talented young people (aged 15 to 25) the opportunity to forge a creative career as an artist, producer or programmer.

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The Darebin Art Prize is a biennial, multi-medium award for outstanding contemporary visual art.

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Darebin City Council provides financial assistance each year to support community groups and organisations in cultural development activities.

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Explore our diverse public art collection and the Darebin Art Collection, which includes an impressive selection of Aboriginal art.

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FUSE is Darebin’s contemporary, multi-arts festival. Every autumn and spring, FUSE provides a platform for local creatives, artists and performers to transform our amazing city into a dynamic hub of creativity.
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Emma Hamilton

A public art gallery for the City of Darebin, housing art, gardens and café on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri Woi wurrung people.

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Darebin Arts Centre is Preston’s premier arts venue. Our reception will be open to the public on Thursdays from 9.30am - 6.30pm for enquiries and in-person ticket purchases, commencing Thursday 11th May 2023. Find out about our spaces, ticketing, events and how to get here.

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Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre is a vibrant arts and cultural venue situated North of the Melbourne CBD.

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FUSE is Darebin’s contemporary, multi-arts festival. Every autumn and spring, FUSE provides a platform for local creatives, artists and performers to transform our amazing city into a dynamic hub of creativity.
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