Spice up a wet and windy winter with world class acts and a stunning exhibition inspired by our South Asian neighbours.
We're bringing South Asia to South East Melbourne this winter with exhibition activities in the Gallery, Guru of Chai in the Studio and the very best in Sri Lankan, Indian and Afghan music in the Theatre. Check out what we've got planned below:
- Saturday 22 June to Sunday 22 September - Continental Shift: Contemporary Art and South Asia (FREE) in the Gallery
Experience an intriguing, questioning and visually rich exhibition of recent and contemporary art that provides new insights into the relationship between Australia and some of our closest South Asian neighbours.
- Saturday 13 July - Wasantha Warsha in the Theatre
Enjoy Wasantha Warsha artists Senanayake Weraliyadda, Shashika Nisansala, Dumal Warnakulasooriya with special guests artists Saranga Disasekara, Dinakshi Priyasad and Shalani Tharaka as they are led by young talented conductor Indrajith Mirihana.
- Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 July - Guru of Chai in the Studio
In the swirling buzz of a railway station, a young girl is abandoned and brings the place to a standstill with a beautiful song. Among the throng is a poor chai-wallah (tea-seller) and in that sweet moment his life is turned upside down.
- Friday 2 August - Sid Sriram: Live in Concert in the Theatre
Much acclaimed as a classical vocalist, songwriter, producer and playback singer, Sid Sriram is a household name globally amongst South Asian communities. Listen to Sid and the best of Chennai as they bring their unique style of classical Indian music to Melbourne for the very first time!
- Saturday 3 August - Dawood Sarkhosh Live in Concert in the Theatre
Dawood Sarkhosh is a legend of Afghanistan and an inspiration to fans around the world. Don't miss this exciting concert in the Theatre as Dawood sings a unique selection of new songs from Mano-o- to (Me and You), as well as a long list of timeless classics.
As our current exhibition 'Continental Shift: Contemporary Art and South Asia' comes to a close, we talked to feature artist Kate Beynon to get her perspective on art and creativity.
We've got a kaleidoscope of colourful activities coming to our place these school holidays so strap in the kids for some serious fun!
You can't miss Trent Jansen's striking works in the 'Continental Shift: Contemporary Art and South Asia' gallery exhibition - now learn a little bit more about what makes him tick!