The Rainbow Tree

Performed by Sarah Ward and Bec Matthews and co-written by children of Rainbow families where everyone is welcome and anything is possible. Join us for an imaginative and interactive musical storytelling with moving images. 

Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy

30 June - 10 July at Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre

Darebin Arts Speakeasy 2022 Season continues

The Darebin Arts Speakeasy 2022 season continues July - October.

Featuring artists like Bloomshed, Siobhan McKenna, Sandra Fiona Long and Ria Soemardjo with Jeremy Dullard and Ron Reeves and Leah Shelton.

Tickets are on sale now!

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.

Current exhibitions at Bundoora

Explore the current exhibitions at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre.

Banner image: 'Healing Practices', (installation view, detail) 2019. Curated by Rachel Ciesla. Artists included Stanislava Pinchuk & Zaiba Khan, Duha Ali & Justine Youssef, and Katie West. Photo by Artificial Studios.

Darebin Arts

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Discover literature, art and singing programs, awards and prizes at Darebin Arts.

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Image of artist Vidya Rayan holding a clylindrical art piece Loot in front of her eyes with her hands

The Speakeasy development program offers artists a cash prize and a creative space to develop new performing arts projects.

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Image of artist Vidya Rayan holding a clylindrical art piece Loot in front of her eyes with her hands

The Speakeasy development program offers artists a cash prize and a creative space to develop new performing arts projects.

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Eleven people sit around a flashy disco ball set on a stage. There is a red curtain behind them.

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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Darebin art prize 2015 Damp Victoria’s Secret (detail) 2014. Acrylic paint on polymer resin statue, polymer adhesive. Courtesy of the artists

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

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Three dancers leaping across a purple floor, with a glowing white circular light source in the middle of them

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

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Discover literature, art and singing programs, awards and prizes at Darebin Arts.

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Learn about festivals in Darebin.
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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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Emma Hamilton

After months of renovations, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is re-opening Saturday 9 July!

We’ll be celebrating our four exhibitions from 2–4pm.

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Banner Image: Darebin Arts Centre lit to acknowledge National Sorry Day 2021. Image: Merin Trebilcock

Darebin Arts Centre is Preston’s premier arts venue. We are excited to be reopening in February for performances, and can't wait to welcome you back. Find out about our spaces, ticketing, events and how to get here. 

Darebin Arts Centre acknowledges the Wurundjeri people as the traditional owners and custodians of this land and pays respect to their Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge their deep connection to the land, their heritage and culture which includes their Songlines, Storylines, art and creativity.

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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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