In Conversation with Author & Illustrator Trace Balla

    From the Glenelg River to the Grampians, Trace Balla has sought inspiration river wide and mountain high for her acclaimed books, 'Rivertime' and 'Rockhopping'. Now Trace comes to the Abbotsford Convent these school holidays to help inspire children to create their own stories! We find out from Trace what children can expect when they step inside 'The Grand Imaginarium'.

    In Conversation with Music in the Round Performer Anna Goldsworthy

    Award-winning pianist and writer, classical music ambassador Anna Goldsworthy takes to the stage at Abbotsford Convent for Music in the Round, 24 September 2017. We chat with her about her love of Bach, her best-selling memoir 'Piano Lessons', and the lasting influence of her childhood piano instructor.

    In Conversation with Author Chris Womersley

    Witchcraft, sorcery, magic spells – what’s not to love asks author Chris Womersley of his latest book 'City of Crows'. We speak to the award-winning writer about the novel’s female protagonist, whether truth is stranger than fiction and the importance of reading.

    In Conversation with the Vegan Mini Market

    Delivering delicious and ethical vegan produce and products at the Abbotsford Convent each month, including Asian cuisine, cakes, pies, fashion, craft and more, we speak to the inventors of the new Vegan Mini Market, Simon Hughes and Miriam Jans, about the stallholders taking part in the first market this Saturday, 8am – 2pm.

    In Conversation with Artist Linda Oy Ho

    From the atomic to the galactic, Linda Oy Ho’s latest exhibition at St Heliers Street Gallery examines the interconnectedness of the big, the small, and everything in between. We speak to her about her work and being shortlisted for the Yarra Valley / Yering Station Sculpture Prize.

    In Conversation with Music in the Round Performer, Sophie Rowell

    Each year, Music in the Round brings some of Australia’s most acclaimed classical musicians to the Convent for intimate concerts in our stunning spaces. We chat to violinist, Sophie Rowell, about her upcoming performance at the Convent, her role as Associate Concertmaster with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and why making classical music accessible for everyone matters.

    In Conversation With Theatre Maker Roslyn Oades

    From Australian boxing legends to ageism, we speak with Convent-based Theatre Maker Roslyn Oades about her recent collaboration with SBS and her 'creative non-fiction' theatre, which puts actors in the heads of interview subjects live on stage.

    In Conversation with Slow Food Farmers' Market's Noel Fitzpatrick, of Black Truffle Harvest

    It’s truffle season! But not for long – with only three months of the year to taste and smell this one-of-a-kind ingredient, this weekend’s Slow Food Farmers' Market is your chance to uncover the delicacy thanks to stallholder Noel Fitzpatrick from Black Truffle Harvest. Before heading to the Slow Food Farmers’ Market this Saturday, find out from Noel what makes this ingredient so special.

    In Conversation with c3 Award Recipient Amalia Lindo

    After six months in the making, we’re thrilled to be exhibiting the works of Amalia Lindo, our inaugural c3 Contemporary Art Space New Graduate Award recipient. In partnership with Monash University Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, the c3 Award is part of the gallery’s ongoing advocacy for emerging artists and offers one graduate a fully subsidised exhibition and mentorship.

    In Conversation with Lentil As Anything Chef, Dipesh Mainali

    With fruit and vegetables grown on site and herbs from our heritage garden, Lentil As Anything serves fresh and sustainable food all year round. We speak with chef Dipesh Mainali about his favourite produce and what he’ll be serving up to thousands of happy customers this winter.