Image by Shuttermain, 2017. Featuring ceramics by Stefanie Robinson
This year's event will be bigger and braver than previous years, showcasing over 100 high quality stalls, gourmet food vans, live music, roaming performers, gallery exhibitions, artists talks and demonstrations, silent disco fun with Guru Dudu, as well as creative workshops with Trash Puppets and Baluk Arts, alongside festive wreath making with Mordialloc Florists. Please view the full listing of events below to plan your visit!
Jakal are a young and exciting six piece soul/funk band who have recently hit the Melbourne music scene. Their blend of sassy vocals, brass, and a killer rhythm section makes Jakal a band not be missed!
Driven by Alana's wild violin, chased by accordion and double bass, Vardos play music learnt from Roma (Gypsy) musicians during Eastern European travels.
Image by Melisa Savickas
WORKSHOPS AND PERFORMANCES:
TRASH PUPPETS LIVE PERFORMANCE - 'an EPIC TALE OF TRASHY PROPORTIONS' AND WORKSHOP
Image by Ted Adair
Created by Ben Anderson, Jhess Knight, Amy Moule and Jacob WIliams, 'Escape from Trash Mountain' sees seventeen handmade puppets fight trash bats, navigate treacherous ravines, and outwit hideous trash monsters to save the planet.
Performance runs for approximately 40 minutes in length and will be immediately followed by a Trash Puppets workshop where the audience has the opportunity to make their very own puppet made out of recyclable materials, guided by expert puppet-maker performers.
Escape From Trash Mountain commences at 2:30pm. Workshops commence from 3:15pm and are open to all ages. Bookings Essential as places are limited.
BALUK ARTS BUSH CREATURES WORKSHOP
Image by The City of Melbourne, 2017
Adults and children alike are invited to work with Indigenous artists from Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula to create their own bush sculpture made from natural and contemporary fibers.
Workshops will take place in the Kingston City Hall Foyer from 3pm. Bookings Essential as places are limited.
MORDIALLOC FLORIST WORKSHOP
Image courtesy of Mordialloc Florist
Learn to make a stunning floral wreath for the festive season with the talented team from Mordialloc Florist! Fun for adults and kids alike at any level of experience.
Workshops will be running throughout the event, no bookings needed to join in!
GURU DUDO SILENT DISCO
Image courtesy of Guru Dudu Silent Disco
Guru Dudu takes the Silent Disco phenomenon to a whole new level with his Silent Disco Walking Tours. Expect hilarious commentary, uplifting tunes from the 70s, 80s and 90s, crazy improv and interpretive dance. Everyone and anyone welcome to bust a move! No age restrictions apply.
Guru Dudu will be roaming throughout the event no bookings needed to join in!
Enjoy mouth watering Asian Street Food from White Guy Cooks Thai.
optiKa Kingston photographic award exhibition:
Photographic and video entries from this year's OptiKA Award will be on display in G1 and G2 for the duration of the Festival. Artworks this year will respond to the multilayered theme, Architecture, space and home, in Kingston, in hope of taking out the $4,000, Best Photograph Prize sponsored by DFO Moorabbin.
To view full award details and how to enter please click here.
Please note there is no onsite parking on the day, however, we are located a 200 meter walk from Moorabbin Station.