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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  • Kirsten Lyttle Blue

    Te Ao Moemoea /The Land of Dreaming by Kirsten Lyttle

    667 Rathdowne Street, North Carlton
    This project explores issues of materiality for Pacific diaspora customary artists living outside of their ancestral homeland. How do diaspora weave in a foreign land when their traditional plants and materials are not available? Can new technology, such as digital photography, be used in customary, Indigenous ways? 
  • Ros Sultan

    A Linear Narrative

    182 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North
    Join Ros Sultan for the launch of A Linear Narrative at Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library. Ros Sultan is an Eastern Arrernte and Gurindji woman who uses ink and texta pens to create intricate and highly-detailed images. With painstaking attention to detail, Sultan works at a small scale, employing repetition and a carefully measured colour palette to create delicate and captivating works.
  • Neighbourhood painting of houses


    Neighbourhood celebrates art making at Holden Street Neighbourhood House. The works on display in this exhibition includes painting, drawing and printmaking from the All Abilities Art group on Tuesday afternoon and from scheduled art workshops throughout the year. 
  • Abstract painting

    Radiant Nature by Ria Green

    Radiant Nature is a solo art exhibition by Ria Green to be held at Neospace in Collingwood. The exhibition will showcase a recent body of work made during two overseas artist residences.
  • Isadora Vaughan: Bilirubin Bezoar

    The title of Isadora Vaughan’s solo presentation at Gertrude Glasshouse co-joins the names bilirubin – a chemical compound formed by the breakdown of dead blood cells in the body, inherent in the yellow colourisation of bruises ­– and bezoar – a small stony concretion formed in the stomachs of certain animals, and historically used as an antidote to particular poisons. 
  • Uncle Colin Hunter at the Stolen Generations Marker

    National Sorry Day

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    Join us on National Sorry Day to pay tribute to the Stolen Generations and their families at the site of the Stolen Generations Marker in Atherton Gardens, Fitzroy on Sunday 26 May from 2 – 5pm.
  • Blakwiz 2019

    BlakWiz is the deadliest live trivia quiz show, with questions that connects the dots all the way to the Dreamtime. With living legend Uncle Jack Charles, opera singer Shauntai Batzke, singer-songwriter James Henry and musical director Robert Champion.
  • Two Men, Acrylic on Canvas, 60 x 45, 2019

    Henry Maas I Mysterioso

    At the forefront of the Fitzroy and Melbourne avante-garde scene since the mid 1970’s, Henry Maas is a well known figure in the City of Yarra. He was the mastermind and lead singer of The Bachelor’s From Prague jazz band, creator of the iconic Black Cat Cafe in Brunswick St, The Night Cat in Johnston St, and the art deco Blue Diamond night spot in Queen St Melbourne. 
  • Light Pickers by Polyglot Theatre

    Small children are irresistibly drawn to sources of light. Young ones can explore this natural fascination in the ever-changing, glowing scenery of Light Pickers, an immersive and interactive installation for children aged 5 and under.

  • Leaps and Bounds Music Festival 2019

    Yarra City Council presents the seventh annual Leaps and Bounds Music Festival 2019.  Over 10 days. Over 30 events at venues across the City of Yarra. 
    The much adored festival celebrates the live music venues of Yarra and the people who have made the area the heart of the live music capital of the world.