Winter Arts Festival

The Winter Arts Festival celebrates the arts in the City of Casey and runs every June, July and August. The festival gives local artists and arts groups exposure and recognition while encouraging the community to participate and appreciate the fantastic local arts in Casey. Each year, visual artists, bands, choirs and performers participate in this exciting program by holding concerts, exhibitions, open studios, workshops and more.  The Winter Arts Festival is an excellent spring-board to promote your arts practice to the Casey community. 

The City of Casey is celebrating the sixteenth anniversary of this popular program in 2018. If you are thinking about holding an arts related event or activity this year, hold it in one of these months and be included in the Winter Arts Festival! 

Winter Arts Festival 2018

June

  • Home of the Boyds: Harkaway and ‘The Grange’
    Date:
    Sunday 13 May – Sunday 29 July
    Time: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm, Tuesday to Sunday
    Venue: Bunjil Place Gallery, Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren
  • Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
    Date:
    Friday 1 June
    Time:
    8.00 pm
    Venue:
    Bunjil Place Theatre, Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren
    Cost:
    Adult $45, Concession $42 Student $28
  • Where to next?
    Date:
    Friday 1 – Saturday 30 June
    Time:
    Opening hours
    Venue:
    Community Art Exhibition, Ground Floor Consulting Suites, St John of God Hospital, Berwick
    Cost:
    FREE
  • Knit and Stitch
    Date:
    Fridays – 1 June
    Time:
    2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
    Venue:
    Bunjil Place Library, Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren
    Cost:
    FREE
  • “My mind threw a party, I wasn’t invited.”
    Date:
    Saturday 2 June – Sunday 24 June
    Time:
    11.00 am – 5.00 pm
    Venue:
    Gate 6, Akoonah Park, Cardinia Street, Berwick
    Cost:
    FREE
  • Celebrate Our Diverse Community
    Date:
     Saturday 2 June 1
    Time:
    1.00 pm – 3.00 pm
    Venue:
    Cranbourne Library, Cranbourne East
    Cost:
    FREE
  • Bollywood Dance Workshop
    Date:
    Saturday 2 June
    Time:
    2.30 pm – 3.00 pm
    Venue:
    Cranbourne Library, Cranbourne East
    Cost:
    FREE
  • Art Space
    Date:
    Sunday 3 June
    Time:
    11.00 am – 1.00 pm
    Venue:
    Jessie Traill Nature Reserve, King and Harkaway Road, Harkaway
  • St Andrew’s 2018 Hymn Fest
    Date:
    Sunday 3 June
    Time:
    2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
    Venue:
    St Andrew’s Berwick Uniting Church, 105 High Street, Berwick
    Cost:
    $5.00
  • High Tea with award winning author, So e Laguna
    Date:
    Sunday 3 June
    Time:
    2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
    Venue:
    Bunjil Place, Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren
    Cost:
    $25
  • Who Killed Johnny Ringo?
    Date:
    Wednesday 6 – Saturday 9 June
    Time:
    7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
    Venue:
    Hallam Community Theatre, 74-84 Frawley Road, Hallam
    Cost:
    $15.00 adult $10.00 student
  • Young Writers Short Story and Poetry Competition 2018
    Date:
    Tuesday 12 June – Monday 17 September
    Cost:
    FREE
  • Berwick Artists Society – Painting & Portrait Groups
    Date:
    Every Thursday
    Time:
    11.30am – 2.30pm
    Venue:
    Function Room, Old Cheese Factory, 34 Homestead Road, Berwick
    Cost:
    Members $6 painting visitors $7
  • Painting for Pleasure
    Date:
    Mondays and Tuesdays throughout June and July
    Time:
    10.00 am – 2.30 pm
    Venue:
    Provenance Artists Studio, 20 Toptani Drive, Narre Warren South
    Cost:
    $25.00
  • Crafternoon
    Date:
    Thursdays during school terms
    Time:
    2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
    Venue:
    Endeavour Hills Library, Raymond McMahon Boulevard, Endeavour Hills
    Cost:
    FREE
  • Lynbrook in Wonderland
    Date:
    Monday 4 June – Sunday 17 June
    Time:
    Weekdays: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm, Saturday: 10.00 am - 6.00 pm Sunday: 10.00 am - 2.00 pm
    Venue:
    Lynbrook Community Centre, 2 Harris Street, Lynbrook
    Cost: FREE
  • Melbourne Chamber Orchestra: Mozart & the Classical Age
    Date:
    Wednesday 13 June
    Time:
    7.30 pm
    Venue:
    Bunjil Place Theatre, Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren
    Cost:
    Adult $45 Concession $38 Youth (Under 25) $25
  • Cake decorating – basic buttercream
    Date:
    Thursday 14 June
    Time:
    7.00 pm – 8.00 pm
    Venue:
    Endeavour Hills Library, Raymond McMahon Boulevard, Endeavour Hills
    Cost:
    FREE
  • Clay Hand-building Ceramic Bell Workshop
    Date:
    Friday 15 June
    Time:
    10.00 am – 12.30 pm
    Venue:
    Peppercorn Studio, 125 Shelton Road, Pakenham Upper
    Cost:
    $60.00
  • Live Acoustic Music
    Date:
    Friday 15 June
    Time:
    8.00 pm – 11.15 pm
    Venue:
    Old Cheese Factory, 34 Homestead Road, Berwick
    Cost:
    $12.00
  • We Will Rock You, presented by Windmill Theatre Company
    Date:
    Saturday 9 June – Sunday 24 June
    Time:
    Various times and dates. Visit website.
    Venue:
    Bunjil Place Theatre, Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren
    Cost:
    Adult $47 Concession $42 Child $38
  • Winter Art Exhibition
    Date:
    Saturday 16 June until Thursday 28 June
    Time:
    During library hours Venue: Bunjil Place Library, Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren
    Cost: FREE
  • Latin American Guitar
    Date:
    Sunday 17 June
    Time: 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm
    Venue:
    Bunjil Place Library, Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren
  • Master's Recital Concert
    Date:
    Monday 18 June
    Time:
    7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
    Venue:
    Rosanove Auditorium, St Margaret’s School, 27-47 Gloucester Ave, Berwick
    Cost:
    $12
  • Calligraphy Workshop
    Date:
    Wednesday 20 June
    Time:
    1.00 pm – 2.30 pm
    Venue:
    Cranbourne Library, 65 Berwick Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne East
    Cost:
    FREE
  • Jazz Cabaret Evening
    Date:
    Thursday 21 June
    Time:
    7.00 pm – 9.00 pm
    Venue:
    Berwick Grammar School, Tivendale Road, Officer
    Cost:
    $12
  • Life Lessons
    Date:
    Friday 22 June to Sunday 1 July
    Time:
    10.00 am – 5.00 pm
    Venue:
    Bunjil Place Studio, Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren
    Cost:
    FREE
  • Lynbrook Winter Ukulele Festival
    Date:
    Saturday 23 June
    Time:
    10.00 am – 5.00 pm
    Venue:
    Cranbourne Music, Factory 5/550 South Gippsland Highway, Lynbrook
    Cost:
    FREE
  • Berwick Artists Society – Demonstration Night
    Date:
    Wednesday 27 June
    Time:
    7.15 pm – 9.45pm
    Venue:
    Function Room, Old Cheese Factory, 34 Homestead Road, Berwick
    Cost:
    Members $10, Visitors $12, supper is included
  • Silicon Mould Making for jewellery
    Date:
    Thursday 28 June
    Time:
    6.00 pm – 7.30 pm
    Venue:
    Park Library, Stuart Ave, Hampton Park
    Cost: FREE
  • Winter School Holidays at the Library

July

  • Kids Craft – Trash Puppets Workshop
    Date:
    Monday 2 July
    Time:
    10.00 am – 12.00 pm, and 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm
    Venue:
    Bunjil Place, Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren
    Cost:
    FREE
    Bookings
    :
    Session 1 - 10.00 am
    Session 2 - 1.30 pm
  • Chill To The Skill - Hip Hop Workshop
    Dates and Times:

    Monday 2 July, 11am to 4pm
    Tuesday 3 July, 11am to 4pm
    Wednesday 4 July, 11am to 4pm
    Venue: The Factory, Building 5, Cranbourne Indoor Leisure Complex, 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road Cranbourne East.

  • School Holiday Fun at Bunjil Place
    Date:
    Wednesday 4 July – Thursday 12 July
    Time:
    11.00 am – 3.00 pm
    Venue:
    Bunjil Place Studio, Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren
    Cost:
    FREE
  • Family Film Night
    Date:
    Wednesday 4 July
    Time:
    6.00 pm – 8.00 pm
    Venue:
    Hampton Park Library, Stuart Ave, Hampton Park
    Cost:
    FREE
  • Pewter Art Workshop
    Date:
    Saturday 7 July
    Time:
    11.00 am – 4.00 pm
    Venue:
    18 Sitella Drive, Berwick
    Cost: $140
  • Strip Art Show
    Date:
    Weekends, from Saturday 7 July – Sunday 29 July
    Time:
    11.00 am – 5.00 pm
    Cost:
    FREE
    Venue:
    Gate 6 Art Gallery, 3 Cardinia Street, Berwick
  • F.U.N. with Bluegrass
    Date:
    Saturday 7 July
    Time:
    1.00 pm – 3.00 pm
    Venue:
    Cranbourne Regional Uniting Church, 41 Lesdon Ave, Cranbourne
    Cost:
    FREE
  • Interactive Lego ® Workshop
    Date:
    Tuesday 10 – Friday 13 July
    Time:
    Workshops commence 10.00 am – 4.30 pm
    Venue:
    Gwendoline Childrens Centre, 25 Gwendoline Drive, Berwick
    Cost:
    $40 for 3 hour workshop $80 for six hour workshop
  • Escapees Improv Extravaganza
    Date:
    Friday 13 July
    Time:
    7.30 pm – 10.00 pm
    Venue:
    Hallam Community Theatre, 74-84 Frawley Road, Hallam
    Cost:
    $10
  • Casey Philharmonic Orchestra presents ‘East Meets West’
    Date:
    Saturday 14 July
    Time:
    7.00 pm – 9.30 pm
    Venue:
    Bunjil Place, Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren
    Cost:
    $32 Adults $28 Concession
  • Choral Favourites – Something for Everyone
    Date:
    Sunday 15 July
    Time: 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
    Venue:
    Casey Grammar Performing Arts Centre, 3 New Holland Drive, Cranbourne
    Cost:

    Pre-sales: $20 Adult $15 Concession $6 Child
    Door Sales: $25 Adult, $20 Concession, $6 Child
  • Kora player, Jali Buba Kuyateh
    Date:
    Sunday 15 July
    Time:
    2.30 pm – 3.30 pm
    Venue:
    Bunjil Place Library, Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren
    Cost:
    FREE
  • NAIDOC Week 2018
    Date:
    Sunday 15 July Time: 3.00 pm
    Venue:
    Bunjil Place Studio, Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren
    Presented by the Koori Youth Group
  • Opera Australia presents Madame Butterfly
    Date:
    Tuesday 17 July
    Time:
    7.30 pm
    Venue:
    Bunjil Place Theatre, Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren
    Cost:
    Adult $65 Concession $48 Student (Under 18) $25
  • Live Acoustic Music
    Date:
    Friday 20 July
    Time:
    8.00 pm – 11.15 pm
    Venue:
    Old Cheese Factory, 34 Homestead Road, Berwick
    Cost:
    $12.00
  • The Australian Ballet presents Coppélia
    Date:
    Friday 20 and Saturday 21 July
    Time:
    7.30 pm (Friday and Saturday) & 1.30 pm (Saturday)
    Venue:
    Bunjil Place Theatre, Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren
    Cost:
    Adult $65, Concession $55, Youth (Ages 17 to 24) $39, Child (Under 17) $29
  • The Groove Nation Bhangra Dance demo
    Date:
    Saturday 21 July
    Time:
    1.00 pm – 2.00 pm
    Venue:
    Cranbourne Library, Cranbourne East
    Cost: FREE
  • Calendar Girls
    Date:
    Various dates see website for details.
    Time:
    See website for session times.
    Venue:
    Cranbourne Community Theatre, Cranbourne Secondary College, Brunt Street, Cranbourne
    Cost:
    $50 Gala Opening $22 Adult $20 Concession for other performances
  • F.U.N. with Bluegrass
    Date:
    Saturday 21 July
    Time:
    1.00 pm – 3.00 pm
    Venue:
    Cranbourne Regional Uniting Church, 41 Lesdon Ave, Cranbourne
    Cost: FREE
  • Casey Chamber Musicians
    Date:
    Sunday 22 July
    Time:
    2.30 pm – 4.00 pm
    Venue:
    Bunjil Place Theatre, Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren
    Cost:
    $28 Adult $24 Concession
  • Berwick Artists Society – Annual General Meeting
    Date:
    Wednesday 25 July
    Time:
    7.00 pm
    Venue:
    Function Room, Old Cheese Factory, 34 Homestead Road, Berwick
    Cost:
    FREE
  • Christmas in July
    Date:
    Friday 27 July
    Time:
    7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
    Venue:
    St Margaret’s School Pavillion, St Margaret’s Place, Berwick
    Cost:
    $35
  • Getting published
    Date:
    Saturday 28 July
    Time:
    2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
    Venue:
    Bunjil Place Library, Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren
    Cost: FREE
  • Bell Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar
    Date:
    Tuesday 31 July
    Time:
    8.00 pm
    Venue:
    Bunjil Place Theatre, Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren
    Cost:
    Adult $52 Concession $48 Youth (Ages 16 to 18) $25

August

Further information

Get in touch with the Arts team on 9705 5200 or email arts@casey.vic.gov.au.