Convent Live is a special program celebrating the Convent’s collaboration with incredible arts and creative industry leaders to inspire our community.
Second Saturday of the month
We are thrilled to announced that Regional Farmers Markets will be coming to Abbotsford Convent every month from this May!
Featuring a wide range of seasonal fresh produce, delicious foods and condiments from Victorian farmers, you can now look forward to filling your basket with the best of Victoria each month!
Heathcote Winegrowers Association is bringing a little taste of Heathcote to the Convent! With more than 80 wines available for tasting, this is also a chance to meet the faces and makers behind some of Heathcote‘s most well-known wines.
Medical Pantry is proud to be hosting their inaugural Eco Hands Market day at the Convent this May! The Eco Hands Market Day celebrates and promotes local sustainable brands that are committed to making the world a better place.
18 — 28 May
IM-PERMANENT invites us into a world of unadulterated creation – one in which humans and nature are earnest collaborators in production. Hosted by Ellis Jones and RMIT Industrial Design, IM-PERMANENT is a foray into contemporary experimentations in mycelium from esteemed Australian practitioners. It interrogates the capitalistic approach to consumption by accenting the planet-centric alternative: a circular economy.
22 — 28 May
Do you know where your timber comes from? It seems like a fairly straightforward question but it’s getting increasingly difficult to answer.
CERES Fair Wood has collaborated with a number of local furniture makers, all on their own journeys with sustainable timber, to design and build a truly local piece of furniture.
27 April — 21 May
This exhibition ruminates on the diverse abundance of our living world. The paintings from the artist Jacqueline Claire Smith’s ongoing process of collecting and collaging photographs. Distinct landscapes are constructed through her process of assembling different images together. In her process of painting, various moments, forms, and locations blend in a soft and seamless manner.
A celebration of community, Pram People rolls out the red carpet for every pram, big or small. This is a playful and welcoming approach to community participation through joyful movement and connection, using the most universal of vehicles – the pram.
New adventures are released every month until June so you can keep popping back for new fun!
Using a hand-held device, kids are prompted to answer quirky questions in response to the things they see around them. Their ideas are then used as part of a story-like adventure that happens in the real world.
Presented by Custard Creative, these art workshops provide a different flavour to what you may have experienced at your regular creative workshop. You will find yourself dancing, meditating, exploring different art and textile media, collaborating, learning different drawing techniques and tools, splattering paint with your fingers, we are endlessly experimental!