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BRETT JARRETT AT BAY OF WHALES GALLERY

Free
Every festival weekend  10-4pm
47 Liebelts Rd, Narrawong

Local painter Brett Jarrett recently won the Holmes Art Prize for realistic bird art. Located just 30-35 minutes from Port Fairy, with a collection of animals painted in powerful accuracy, the Bay of Whales Gallery faces the Southern Ocean with panoramic views of Lady Julia Percy Island and Portland Bay.


SWEET YARNS

Free
Sat 9 June & Sun 10 June 12-4pm
Time&Tide Tearoom, 21 Thistle Place, Port Fairy

See the deliciously whimsical exhibition of crocheted cakes and pastries by Portland craft artist Trevor Smith, soak in the stunning Southern Ocean views and enjoy fine food, tea and drinks in this most remarkable of locations.

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TOPOGRAPHICAL

Free
Fri 22 June 6-7pm (opening night)
Then every festival weekend  10am-5pm
Wishart Gallery, 19 Sackville St

Topographical is an exhibition of artworks and antiques exploring the idea of our world from above. From ancient cultures who 'mapped' their environment using a birds-eye view, to colonial cartographers who surveyed the land with tools and mathematics, humans have long imagined themselves looking down upon their landscape. In an age of drones and satellite imaging, our old imaginings are becoming a practical means of understanding place. See antique maps and surveying tools exhibited alongside contemporary artworks by Greg Mallyon, Dean Bowen, Carmel Wallace, Nick Dridan and others.

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CHRIS FARRELL WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY

$5 with all proceeds to charity
Every festival Saturday, 2-5pm
Talk starting at 2.30pm
Community House, Railway Place

Meet wildlife photographer and author Chris Farrell, and join him for a talk titled  talk “Building and maintaining a passion for the natural world" which includes stories of his experiences capturing whales along our coastline and other animal life. Chris often donates his work to groups such as Sea Shepherd and Birdlife Australia in their shared quest for conservation of local habitats and creatures. For more than a decade, Chris has carried out aerial photography of whales along the Victorian coast,  including assisting to identify individual Southern Right Whales for the south population database managed by Mandy Watson from DELWP. 

All proceeds to Birdlife Australia, World Wildlife Fund Australia, Belfast Coastal Reserve Action Group and St Brigid’s, Crossley.

 
 

PAST EVENTS

 

 Boy&Dog artist James Chapman at work

Boy&Dog artist James Chapman at work

 Painting by Boy&Dog

Painting by Boy&Dog

DESIGN POP UP SHOP

Saturday 10 June
Sunday  11 June
9am - 5pm
RSL Hall, Bank St

Locally run and designed in Port Fairy, Boy & Dog specialise in fashion, art and design, and they’re popping up again this festival! Check out the freshest tees and accessories from the Boy & Dog label along with a selection of James' latest art and design pieces. Plus, he’s bringing along other young designers for this exhibition-shop-event of cool artworks, prints and clothing. They’ll pop up and you pop in! Check it out on Instagram @boyanddogart
 

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Bag by Boy&Dog

 
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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

$5 per valuation or $10 for three items
Sat 1pm-4pm
Wishart Gallery, 19 Sackville St

The Wishart valuers are back this year, so search through those cupboards of curios, heirlooms and op-shop buys to find out what it’s really worth.

Bring your jewellery, furniture, metal ware, ceramics, artwork and household items for the experts to price and provide accurate histories. Or grab a drink and pizza at the Wishart Bar and watch on as others discover what’s trash and what’s treasure!

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TWILIGHT MARKET

Gold coin donation
Sun 10 June 4pm - 7:30pm
Port Fairy Consolidated School, Albert Street

Head back to school for the annual evening market presented by the primary school community. This is a warming blend of local handmade products, food, drinks and live entertainment. Fundraiser event for Port Fairy Consolidated School.

 
 Art by Megan Nicolson

Art by Megan Nicolson

 Oriel Glennon's detailed creations.

Oriel Glennon's detailed creations.

 Paint and stitching detail by Meg Nicolson

Paint and stitching detail by Meg Nicolson

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MADE Market

Saturday 9 June
9am - 2pm
St John’s Church Hall, Barclay St

The festival is excited to welcome the return of this very popular artist’s market. MADE showcases a curated collection of fine handmade art, craft and design from established and emerging artists from across the region. Meet passionate artists to learn more about their innovative use of materials and their devotion to exploring and mastering their craft.

 Ruby Richardon's screen printed patterns

Ruby Richardon's screen printed patterns

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY WREATH MAKING

$50
Sat 7 July 3-4pm&
Sun 8 July 3-4pm
Suffoir Winery and Brewery, 144 Mount Eccles Rd, Macarthur

The inspiring, natural surrounds of Suffoir Winery and Brewery is the perfect backdrop for a day of wreath making.  Your experienced host supplies all materials, equipment, hot drinks and refreshments. A fundraiser for Macarthur’s Music in the Vines. 

20 places only, bookings essential. Phone 043 038 2432.

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MANDALA WORKSHOP

$35
Sat 7 July 1-3pm
Community House, Railway Place

Mandala is a sanskrit word meaning a dot in the centre of a circle and the circle represents the universe. Ancient and modern cultures have used mandalas for mindfulness, relaxation and focus. Learn about the process and make your own colourful creations in a positive, relaxing environment. All welcome, all materials supplied and no prerequisite skills necessary.

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EXHIBITION: BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Free
Sat 7 July 6-7.30pm
Limestone Gallery, 506 Princes Hwy

 A beautiful collection of new works from Limestone’s resident artists and students on display in the gallery by the garden. Join the local artists for drinks and nibbles to celebrate these pieces created around the theme of Birds of a Feather.