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‘Home’ at 69 Smith Street Gallery

The lovely work of Ingrid Brooker of sculpture and works on paper on display until 18 October at 69 Smith Street Gallery in Fiztroy.  Ingrid explores themes of memory, place and identity. Memories, especially from childhood are embedded in the places we live. These works reference the physical structures of ‘home’ and how we retain memories when the places are gone. You can find more of her work on her website


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Spring Fling Festival

Come and celebrate the all things sustainable food, gardening and the start of the beautiful new spring growing season. All are invited to this super fun afternoon of free workshops, a pop-up market, food stalls and live music in the lush grounds of the Saxon st Garden in Brunswick.

With busy bee times ahead in the spring garden, join in our full program of FREE gardening workshops including

  • Grown and Gathered are going through their year round harvest backyard gardening workshop
  • Soil health with the Urban Agronomist
  • Compost 101 with Pippa from 3000acres
  • Brunswick Tool Library teaching how to build raised beds from recycled pallets
  • Dr Chris Williams, lecturer in urban horticulture will teach you all about propagating new and unusual vegetables (think yams, sweet potatos and chokos)
  • Bee wizz Gary McDonald will be talking about backyard beekeeping
  • Seed saving with Toni from the Melbourne Uni Community Garden
  • Fermenting and Water Kefir with Donna from ‘A good life in the City’

Bring along the whole family, with face painting and hands-on activities to keep the little ones happy. Or, just check out some market stalls, grab some lunch from the food stalls and listen to some live music on the grass in the afternoon sunshine. Lovely!

October 10th, 12pm-4pm

Saxon St Community Garden, 33 Saxon st Brunswick

Free workshops and displays
Food stalls
Live music
Kids Activities
Pop-up Market

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Happy spring growing season! 





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Launch of Exhibition: ‘Merri Creek: from wasteland to parklands’

Tuesday 6 October, 10.30am
Brunswick Library, Dawson St Brunswick

Kirkdale_St_Pk_Nov2014_BMcGWell-known local author, Shane Maloney will open this exhibition celebrating community achievements since 1975 in transforming the Creek from a weed-smothered drain to a much-loved waterway running through a bushland corridor. Please register at or phone 9389 8600 by 1 October.

Whelans1986The exhibition will be on display in Brunswick Library for October. Then it will move to Coburg Library, from 6-27 November. After that, it will move around the Merri catchment at venues to be announced.


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Finders Keepers Market on this weekend

The Finders Keepers markets is a massive three day event, featuring over 250 independent art and design stalls in the world renowned Royal Exhibition Building in the Carlton Gardens. Expect to find some lovely local makers from Melbourne, as well as talented favourites from all around Australia.

Spring/Summer 2015
Friday 2nd October 6pm – 10pm
Saturday 3rd October 10am – 6pm
Sunday 4th October 10am – 4pm

The Royal Exhibition Building
9 Nicholson Street, Carlton, VIC
Plus additional entry at Rathdowne Street

$2 entry fee for adults
Children under 12 FREE entry!

For more information visit