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March 2018

Art Fridges

March 2, 2018 - March 18, 2018
Free

Inspired by the Coburg station Book Fridge, the Festival Art Fridges will be installed at three CBD locations. Each housing a different art form, the public will be able to ‘borrow’ from the Film Fridge (housing DVDs) a book fridge and music fridge for the duration of the Shepparton Festival. The locations of the free exchange will be promoted through the Festival’s Facebook page @sheppartonfestival #sheppfest #artfridges

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By Design Festival Hub

March 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - March 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Free

The Shepparton Festival will host its own artistic hub during the first week of the Shepparton Festival. The By Design Festival Hub is Shepparton’s most exciting multi-function pop-up space, bringing together artists, workshops, exhibitions and creativity of all genres. Open to the public, the By Design Festival Hub is a new and exciting way to round out your Shepparton Festival experience, with new and emerging artists, film makers, photographers, painters, illustrators, musicians and graphic designers using the space to practice…

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First on the Ladder – The Rumba Scavenger Hunt

March 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - March 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Free

Join Polyglot Theatre and the legends of Shepp’s own Rumbalara Football Netball Club in this fun family event! The Rumba Scavenger Hunt will take place on the first Saturday and Sunday of the festival, and all ages are welcome. Search Shepparton solo or in a team for hidden street art featuring your favourite people from Rumbalara Football Netball club. Collect a limited edition football or netball sticker at each stop to add to your sticker book. When you have collected…

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‘Puppet Play’: Design and make your own puppet

March 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
La Trobe University, 210 Fryers Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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$12.00

In this hands on work shop for children over the age of six (accompanied by an adult), first time young puppeteers will be guided and supported through the experience of designing and creating their own simple marionette puppet character suspended on wire and strings, and made from thick card, plastic and paint materials. With presenter, Jan Donaldson, they will enjoy interactive demonstrations on puppetry design as well as insights into the history of marionettes and the wonderful world of puppets.…

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My Boomerang Won’t Come Back

March 11, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Peppercorn Gardens, SPC Ardmona Kids Town, 7287 Midland Highway
Mooroopna, Victoria 3629 Australia
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Free

Do all Boomerangs come back? Join RiverConnect and Kaiela Arts to find out about the different designs and purposes for a boomerang. Learn about how each Man’s Boomerang was marked and then paint and mark your own decorative boomerang with your own symbolic story. Suitable for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Music in the Vines

March 12, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Longleat Wines, 105 Old Weir Rd
Murchison, Victoria 3610 Australia
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Free

Wind down over the long weekend with an event designed to celebrate music, food and wine. Music in the Vines is an outdoor lounge space where your friends can gather and enjoy a glass of Longleat Estate’s finest while treating your ears to the jazz, soul rhythms of The Suspects. Bring along a picnic blanket and wrap up the long weekend in style.

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Soft Core and SAM Out Late!

March 15, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
SAM, 70 Welsford Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Free

This exhibition presents works by leading Australian and International artists that explore the many facets of ‘softness’. It includes large-scale inflatables such as a giant rabbit by artist Michael Parekowhai, to forms made from soft materials and materials that simply look soft. A great show for the whole family to enjoy. Soft Core has been curated by Micheal Do, in conjunction with Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and toured by Museums & Galleries of NSW. This project has been assisted by…

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Signs And Symbols

March 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Jordan’s Bend Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia + Google Map

Signs and symbols of the land; scratched in the earth; messages left for others to discover a message. Join RiverConnect and Kaiela Arts to learn how to read a story told using ancient Aboriginal signs and symbols then create your own visual language and leave a message in the earth. Suitable for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Voyage

March 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - March 17, 2018 @ 10:00 pm
McIntosh Centre Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia + Google Map
$22

The word voyage brings travel and nautical ideas to mind. But, what if it was a personal journey? This contemporary dance theatre work explores the idea of getting from A to B, whilst navigating the storms and seasons in our lives. Through this we develop resilience, we are shaped, and we begin to write our own stories along the way. Voyage is the premiere work for Awaken Dance Theatre Company — a group of young dancers from the Shepparton region,…

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Paint What You Hear

March 17, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Queens Gardens, 41 Welsford St
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Free

Paint What You Hear workshops are directed by musician Erica Rasmussen and visual artist Zakiya Kurdi. By Design, the workshops use classical and contemporary music and visual art to engage young people and adults in the arts, inviting them to respond to live music using various art forms, such as drawing and painting. Participants listen to live musicians and respond to the music explor-ing lines, shape, colour and their own imagination. Children learn about the elements of music and how…

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Converge on the Goulburn

March 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Victoria Park Lake, Wyndham Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Free

More than just a Festival, Converge on the Goulburn brings together food, culture and performance from Shepparton’s diverse community in one incredible event. Enjoy traditional and contemporary music and performance, check out the vibrant marketplace with authentic craft, culture and visual arts, participate in cultural workshops and activities and relax in the outdoor lounge featuring authentic foods cooked by local communities. The opening event of Cultural Diversity Week will be a colourful, high energy, cultural community festa at Victoria Park…

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Albanian Festival

March 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Shepparton Showgrounds, 307 Midland Hwy
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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$2.00

Held at the Shepparton Showgrounds, the 2018 Shepparton Albanian Harvest Festival will entertain audiences with traditional Albanian music and dancing, along with a fruit and vegetable market that offers produce grown and packed by local farmers. Supported by the Shepparton Albanian Women’s Committee, the Shepparton Albanian Harvest Festival also features traditional Albanian food available for purchase on the day or to take home, including petullas (Albanian donuts), baklava, pickled vegetables and handmade cheeses. There is also plenty of entertainment for…

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