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Arts and Culture in Banyule

Cultivating Tastes

Council supports the thriving arts and cultural scene for which our city is renowned. We create inspiring, relevant and entertaining arts experiences for all, collaborating with the Banyule community to promote the value of arts and culture, and enrich the city.

There are numerous community arts programs throughout the municipality, supporting the preservation and celebration of our city’s diverse heritage and cultures. Community events include Twilight Sounds, Kids Arty Farty Festival, Malahang Festival, Carols by Candlelight and Boulevard Lights.The Hatch Contemporary Arts Space in Ivanhoe is a dedicated cultural hub, supporting thought provoking and high quality exhibitions. We also manage Banyule’s public art program and the Banyule Art Collection.

The Banyule Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee  (BACAC) plays an active and strategic role in setting priorities for arts and culture in Banyule. It operates a number of Working Groups which contribute to planning and management of the arts and culture program. They include:

  • Hatch Contemporary Arts Space Working Group
  • Malahang Festival Working Group
  • Art Collection Working Group
  • Public Art Working Group
  • Pinpoint Working Group

More information on the committee and working groups including nomination details can be found on the Banyule Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee page.

Please follow the link to read the Arts and Culture Strategic Plan 2017 - 2021  which outlines our goals for arts, culture and heritage in this current period.

The Banyule Arts and Culture Team is:

Hannes Berger
Team Leader

Stephanie Neoh
Art Curator 

Margaret Summerton
Festival Officer

Anthea Fahey
Festivals and Project Support Officer

You can contact us with ideas, feedback and questions at

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If you would like to volunteer with us, there are a number of opportunities throughout the year to volunteer with festivals, events, exhibitions and gallery-sitting at Hatch Contemporary Arts Space.  Please send an email to with a brief introduction, and which area you would like to volunteer with.