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From creative workshops und exhibitions zu food & wine events, the Convent’s vibrant Tenant community is buzzing with activity this month. Check out our fantastic program below!

Convent Made Showcase

13 July — 6 August

Abbotsford Convent is once again hosting the Convent Made Showcase in St. Heliers Street Gallery. Featuring one-of-a-kind creations from the incredibly talented Tenant community. From homewares and jewellery, to fine art pieces, purchase an item with a unique story and support a sustainable local economy.


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Creative Workshops

Beginner bread-making class

2, 9, 16, 30 July

Discover the joy of bread-making with expert bakers. Learn techniques to create your own bread creations and impress your loved ones.



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Painting with Rick Matear

11, 18 & 25 July

Learn to draw and paint with oils or acrylics with professional artist Rick Matear who has been exhibiting for over 30 years.  



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Led Practice with The System

11, 18 & 25 July

Meet fellow designers and improve your sewing skills in this open studio session for garment markets. Sewing experience required.



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Intro to Screen Printing

15 July

Spend a beautiful morning learning the basics of water-based screen printing and leave with your very own hand-printed product.



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Workwear Jacket Workshop

15 July

Join Die Slow Fashion Studio for a workshop to make a workwear-inspired jacket. It has a boxy fit, four large pockets, and flat-felled seams for durability. Book now to select your size and fabric.



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International Artist – Kazuya Ishida

22 July

Witness the talented ceramicist from Japan, Kazuya Ishida demonstrating his signature spiral forms in this pottery workshop with Melbourne Clay!



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Make your own lampshade

5 August

Learn from the experts with this special workshop collaboration from Ink & Spindle und Mayfield Lighting


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Food & Wine events

Julie Restaurant BBQ

9 July

Coinciding with the Regional Farmers Market, be the first to chow down some delicious BBQ and get a special peek of what’s to come at this soon-to-be-opened restaurant! 



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Makers Map

Discover Our Makers Map

Many tenants often open their studios to the public, so we’ve created the Makers Map to help you find out who is open and when. Take advantage of this opportunity to visit them in person and see their work up close. 

View the Makers Map