Program - Networking Events

Conference Networking Program 24 - 25 July

Tuesday July 24

The City of Yarra - download full details
Arts, heritage and community activism Visit the Abbotsford Convent community precinct and the historic Fitzroy Town Hall.
Tour leaders: Helen Baker, Arts and Cultural Co-ordinator, City of Yarra, Maggie Maguire, CEO, Abbotsford Convent Foundation.
Informal meeting option City of Yarra Arts and Culture staff will be available for informal meetings on at the Fitzroy Town Hall, corner Napier and Moore Streets, Fitzroy
Moonee Valley City Council - download full details
Visit the Incinerator Arts Complex, 180 Holmes Rd, Moonee Ponds The Incinerator Arts Complex, Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds, is a heritage listed visual arts and workshop venue. The original building was designed by the Walter Burley Griffin company as the Essendon waste destructor. The building was refurbished in 2003 and consists of gallery spaces, artists ’ studios and workshop spaces.
Tour leaders: James Buick, Manager, Arts and Culture and Dan Mitchell, Co-ordinator Incinerator Arts Complex, Moonee Valley City Council.
Informal meeting option with Moonee Valley City Council staff Moonee Valley staff will be available for informal meetings with conference delegates at the Incinerator Arts Complex.
Moreland City Council - download full details
‘Humanist Art / Symbolic Sites’: Exhibition tour and curator’s talk,
Counihan Gallery, 233 Sydney Road, Brunswick
This exhibition celebrates art and its ability to communicate and contribute to possible change. The works speak of love, family, war, peace, environment, human rights and reconciliation with conviction. It was organised in Australia with works by artists from many countries - first presented at the symbolic site of Guernica, Spain.
Tour leaders: Edwina Bartlem, Gallery Curator and Anne-Maree Pfabe, Unit Manager, Arts and Culture, Moreland City Council.
1.30-3.30 pm Informal meeting option with
Moreland Council staff
Moreland staff will be available for informal meetings with conference delegates at the Counihan Gallery and Mechanics Institute, Brunswick

Wednesday July 25

City of Boroondara - download full details
A Town Hall re-Interpreted- beyond the Saturday night dance Tour and presentation of plans for re-development of the historic Hawthorn Town Hall as an arts and cultural centre, including a tour of the existing Town Hall Gallery and Civic Collections Centre.
Tour leaders: Pamela McKimm, Manager, Leisure and Cultural Services, Martin Foot, Cultural Services Co-ordinator and Mardi Nowak, Curator.
City of Port Phillip - download full details
Visit SPARC Theatre group a theatre company inclusive of people who live in supported accommodation
South Melbourne Community Centre, corner Park Street and Ferrars Place, South Melbourne.
Visit the Jewish Museum of Australia The museum’s current exhibitions include ‘Diaspora: Homelands in Exile’: photographs by Frédéric Brenner. Morning tea will be provided.
Tour leader: Guest curator Rebecca Forgasz
Visit Theatreworks, independent theatre and performance venue Theatreworks is one of Melbourne ’s foremost independent performance and theatre making venues.
Tour leader: Manager, Nic Clark
Visit Linden Gallery- Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda This tour will feature Linden ’s annual NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee) exhibition ‘Nguurramban: From Where We Are’, that brings together four Indigenous installation artists to explore the ways in which traditions permeate contemporary life.
Tour leader: Gallery Director Giacomina Pradolin.
Visit Gasworks Community Arts Centre and Park, Albert Park Gasworks is a not-for-profit community arts centre in beautiful park surrounds, on the site of the former South Melbourne gas plant. Situated in Albert Park, Gasworks is just three kilometres from the CBD, and the precinct houses four hectares of park, two theatres, three gallery spaces, a café, a children’s bookshop, as well as function and workshop spaces.
  Informal meeting option
Conference delegates are welcome to visit Port Phillip Arts and Festivals staff by arrangement.
The City of Melbourne - download full details
Tour of CH2 Tour of Council House 2
Australia’s greenest and healthiest purpose built office building
Tour leader: Morris Bellamy, Manager, Arts and Culture, City of Melbourne
4 pm
Visit to ArtsHouse: Meat Market and North Melbourne Town Hall Site visit and tour of the North Melbourne Town Hall and Studio, followed by a light afternoon tea, then tour of the Meat Market.
Tour leader: Sue Beal, Team Leader, Venues, City of Melbourne’s Arts and Culture team.
Informal meeting option City of Melbourne’s Artshouse staff
The following staff will be available for informal meetings at the North Melbourne Town Hall, corner Errol and Queensberry Streets, North Melbourne
Maribyrnong City Council - download full details
4 pm
Visit to Quang Minh Temple, Burke Street, Braybrook This Buddhist temple will provide an insight into the cultural diversity of the city and an understanding of programs run by the Temple to assist the local community.
Tour leaders: Gill Savage, Cultural Planner, Maribyrnong and the Venerable Phuoc Tan