What’s on

There are always plenty of things to see and do in Yarra.

From art galleries of all kinds, to parks, the Yarra River and the historic Abbotsford Convent, there is something for everyone. Yarra is also home to some of Melbourne's most popular and well-known shopping trips, featuring everything from factory outlets to boutiques, fine dining and friendly pubs. Most of Yarra's attractions are easily accessible by public transport or on foot. 

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  • 4 interlocking arms and hands. The two people have different skin colour, one dark brown and one light brown

    2020 Peel Street Park Projection Program

    Our Victoria Park projector is on the move again. In 2020 we are excited to be presenting a powerful suite of moving-image works by local and interstate artists including: Tania Smith, James Henry, Destiny Deacon + Virginia Fraser, Leila Jeffreys and Arini Byng.
  • Outside view of the Malcolm Graham Pavillion

    Opening Lines by Julia Gorman

    Yarra City Council recently commissioned a new public artwork as part of an upgrade project at the Malcolm Graham Pavilion at Kevin Bartlett Reserve in Burnley.
  • an artwork of litle jack horner with his thumb in a pie. The artwork is very colourful and is a woodcut with drawing and digital imagery.

    Quite Contrary

    182 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North
    Quite Contrary is an exhibition by Jessi Wong and Helen Kocis-Edwards. Wong and Kocis-Edwards work collaboratively to compress and reinterpret traditional nursery rhymes to re imagine their meanings and offer a fresh look at the familiar. 
  • A tapestry depicting a building with the words I'll Show You The Way

    Ill show you the way

    333 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC 3121
    I'll Show You the Way is an exhibition of hand stitched works that explore the language, signage and messages within the City of Yarra.
  • A series of photogrpahs hanging at the CCP Salon style. There are about 40 photogrpahs of all different sizes and dimensions.

    2020 Ilford CCP Salon

    In it's 28th year, the 2020 ILFORD CCP Salon is Australia's largest open-entry photomedia exhibition and competition. An invaluable opportunity for emerging and established photographers, this year the exhibition will be presented both online and in the gallery.
  • A woman stands int eh corner of a gallery holding a bright green house plant and wears white headphones


    Red Gallery is hosting Melbourne’s first ever fully carbon off-set botanical art exhibition - Talk:Dirty. Multimodal artists showcase unique interpretations of botanical artwork inspired by their houseplants, exhibited alongside the very houseplants that inspired them.
  • Close up image of food

    Victoria Street Lunar Festival 2021

    This year, the Vietnamese heart of Richmond comes to life in true hawker food style. With many of the local restaurants pouring out into the street, we welcome you to come together and experience a feast like no other. The event will operate as a COVIDsafe event and is able to proceed with some changes which include a focus on the outdoor dining experience.
  • A group of people posing using a bollywood dance move all wearing colourful outfits.

    Studio J Wellness

    Studio J Wellness is a program consisting of a Laughter class and a Bollywood dance class, held online every Wednesday.
    Both classes can be done standing up or sitting in a chair. The primary aim of these programs is to spark joy and promote mental health.
  • Richmond Town Hall at night

    Council Meeting

    Council Meetings are public forums where Councillors come together to meet as a Council and make decisions about important, strategic and other matters.
  • An imgage of autumn leaves on the ground, half the image is a photograph and half is an artwork

    Urban Landscape: City of Yarra

    128 Moor Street, Fitzroy
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    Urban Landscapes: City of Yarra is a series of mixed media works by Tarli Bird, that explore and celebrate the many open spaces within the municipality. Combining various techniques, materials and media, Bird recreates these spaces with acute observation.

  • A large scale installation of black woven fabric hanging in a big warehouse. 5 black wallhangings can be seen.

    SILENCE #1.5

    Melbourne based artist Pimpisa Tinpalit presents her work Silence #1.5 at Grau Projekt. Known for her large spatial and conceptual installations that transform the materiality of everyday objects to a re-imagined eminence, Silence #1.5 will push the artist to a level of medium diversity and scale.
  • An image of a person playing an acoustic guitar on a smoky stage

    In the Park

    Barpirdhila and City of Yarra present: In the Park, an outdoor live music series running throughout Yarra’s iconic public parks across weekends in February 2021. See and hear live performances from a combination of established and emerging First Nations artists, including The Merindas, Key Hoo, Birdz, Lauren Sheree, and Lil Kootsie.  
  • An image of a lake with a violin collaged over the top

    Fire in the Head

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    Fire in the Head is a new play by R. Johns exploring the life of the forgotten Kelly, Kate-sister of the iconic Ned Kelly. Directed by Rodney Hall, twice Miles Franklin Award winner, opera and theatre director, the play will have its first public rehearsed readings presented at the garden amphitheater in Alphington.