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2017 Banyule Arts & Culture Program

The 2017 Banyule Arts & Culture Program offers a year round calendar of exhibitions, performances, festivals & events as well as opportunities for artists and creatives. Pick up a copy at any of our Service Centres.

2017 Arts & Culture Program Theme

Water has helped shape and define Banyule, with the Yarra River and Darebin Creek bounding Banyule, the Plenty River running through it, and culturally and environmentally significant wetlands found throughout. We chose 'water' as our theme to celebrate our important connection with water, and to provide a metaphorical and literal framework to our program. 


Expressions of interest (EOI) for the 2017 program closed on 31 August 2016. We will conduct this process again in 2017 for proposals for the 2018 Arts & Culture Program. Please subscribe to the Arts & Culture e-newsletter to be notified of the next EOI process and to stay up to date with other news, opportunities and events.

You can also keep up to date via our Arts & Culture Facebook page and Hatch Contemporary Arts Space Facebook page.

How and where your ideas could be applied:

Engage with our Festivals & Events

We have an existing suite of much loved festivals, which attract thousands of people from across Banyule and beyond. We have program opportunities which include dance, music, visual arts and installations. Tell us how you might like to join in.

Hatch Contemporary Arts Space

Hatch is a professional gallery with several flexible spaces. We curate four major exhibitions each year and are inviting proposals for exhibitions and other artistic presentations to complement our program. We welcome proposals for performances, rehearsals, workshops, installations, filming, residencies etc.


Each year, we run a program inviting artists to highlight places in Banyule through ephemeral artwork. Recent projects have seen art in our parks, in our leisure facilities, on public transport and on the streets. Surprise us! Perhaps you have skills you would like to share. We would love to know what you can offer to our professional development program.

Seed ideas

Sometimes an idea just needs some fertile soil. Send us your thoughts in their rawest form. Perhaps we might be thinking along the same lines; it might be as simple as connecting you to others with similar ideas; we might be able to connect you with a space or a community; assist you with promotion or marketing; direct you to potential funding sources; or partner with you to make it happen.

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'Water Mural' painted on the wall at Hatch Contemporary Arts Space by guests at the Launch of the 2017 Program.