Online Events, Exhibitions and Training

Mojo Film Festival Gala Online Screening Event 2020! – Sunday 24th May

Curation of 15+ new very short films made by filmmakers with living experience of mental health recovery for World Schizophrenia Day 2020. On the theme ‘life interrupted’.
It’s all happening on Youtube, so all you need to do to attend this event is click on the link at around 7:20pm on Sunday night!

Poets Alone Together: A Panel Discussion – Thursday 4th June

Art Is… festival presents an evening of readings, discussion and Q&A with Australian poets Amy Bodossian, Jessica Walton, Omar Sakr and Bella Li. RSVP via the website to attend.

“Isol-Aid!” Music Festival – Ongoing

A online music festival streaming every Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 12 midnight, streamed primarily through each artists Instagram account. Isol-Aid! is helping musicians who would otherwise be performing live during these times.

Confined 11’ Virtual Exhibition by The Torch – Thursday 14th May-7th Jun

A virtual exhibition of artworks by Indigenous artists currently in or recently released from prisons in Victoria. The exhibition launches live on The Torch’s Facebook page on Thursday 14th May at 6pm..

Arts Centre Melbourne’s “Big Night In” with John Foreman – Ongoing

Arts Centre Melbourne’s new virtual musical entertainment show featuring Aussie Pops Orchestra and all-star guest acts! Wednesdays at 7pm

Re-stream: Words for Now: Poetry as Processing – Wheeler Centre, Thursday 7th May

Join writers Maxine Beneba Clark Ellen Van Neervan online at 6:15pm for a conversation about poetry, place and history – Wheeler Centre

Emerging Writers’ Festival Programme Launch – Thursday 2nd June

This year’s Emerging Writers’ Festival is fully digital! Join the Festival artists for its online launch from 6:15pm.

National Gallery of Victoria Drop-By-Drawing – Multiple dates

Some moons ago, you may have spent afternoons drawing at the NGV, with the many great artworks and quiet concentration of other artists to inspire you. Now you can learn from local artists at home. Tune in on the NGV Channel.

Immigration Museum at Home – Ongoing

Museums Victoria: ‘Museum at Home’ – Ongoing

Explore Museums Victoria’s digital channel and virtual exhibitions.

National Gallery of Victoria (NGV): Digital Channel – Ongoing

Explore a virtual tour of the ‘Collecting Comme’ exhibition.

Virtual Cinémathèque – Ongoing

Free weekly movie night hosted by Melbourne Cinémathèque and ACMI. Film selections are announced every Tuesday on ACMI’s TwitterFacebook and Instagram, or Melbourne Cinémathèque’s Facebook and Twitter.

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Online Concerts – Ongoing

MSO’s online concert series. Archived performances stream on MSO’s Youtube channel every Thursday night from 7:30pm.

Quarantine Book Club – Ongoing

A virtual book club hosted by authors on Zoom. Authors will talk about their work and take questions from the audience. Tickets are $5.

Wellbeing and resilience course run by City of Marion, South Australia.

My Recovery and Building a Future: wellways – various dates in June

Peer education programs for the online space.

Feminist Fridays, Victorian Women’s Trust – Ongoing, from Friday 1st May

Join Victorian Women’s Trust for fortnightly live conversations between feminists on issues that matter. The first instalment will be held on Friday 1st May at 12pm on the on Victorian Women’s Trust Facebook page, with a conversation about domestic between Stella Prize winning authors Jess Hill and Clare Wright.

Yarra Valley Writers’ Festival – 8th-10th May 2020

This year’s Yarra Valley Writers’ Festival showcases local, national and internationally recognised writers, thinkers and speakers. Live-streamed from event spaces and the artists’ own homes!

Animal House: Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo livestream – Ongoing

Keep up with the animals from home!

Sea Life Melbourne Live-Stream – Multiple dates

If you like Gentoo and King Penguins, you’ll want to catch them live at 10am AEST on Wednesday 8 April, and again on Good Friday at 11am. Easter may feel extra lonely this year, but these legends of the sea are here to help. Tune in on Sea Life Melbourne’s Facebook page!