The Shire of Yarra Ranges approved a grant application to get the Open Studios Project off the ground. We are grateful too for the practical, ongoing support of the project by the shire.
The Shire of Yarra Ranges is known for its beautiful natural environment and thriving arts, culture and heritage.
The Shire of Yarra Ranges operates six cultural facilities which deliver a wide range of exciting and dynamic arts and heritage programs and activities across the region:
Situated in the historic mountain township of Warburton, the Upper Yarra Arts Centre showcases a range of professional touring performances and regional arts activities. There are live performances and film screenings every weekend. The Centre includes the Mecca Theatre and the Warburton Mechanics Institute Hall. Phone 5966 5040 for bookings.
Burrinja is a multi-function arts venue offering exhibitions, performance, events and education services along with a café and bar. Managed by a dynamic community arts organisation, Burrinja Gallery houses an inspiring collection of Indigenous art and Jarmbi Gallery showcases contemporary works. Phone 9754 8723 or check out www.burrinja.org.au.
At the foot of Mt Dandenong, the Montrose Town Centre offers a range of programs and workshops. The Centre includes meeting rooms, a 120 seat main hall with a stage and is home to an annual music concert program. Phone 9761 9133 for more information.
In the heart of the picturesque township, Healesville Memorial Hall is a multi-use performing arts venue. Featuring a proscenium stage, change rooms and seating for 400, the Hall boasts a regular program of film, music and theatre. Phone 5966 5040.
Surrounded by parklands, Mooroolbark Community Centre caters for the performing and visual arts interests of the local community. The Centre houses the Red Earth Gallery, which exhibits art all year round, and has a theatre and art rooms. Phone 9726 5488.
The Shire of Yarra Ranges is developing a first-class Regional Museum. The project includes expanding the former Museum of Lillydale, while developing collections representing the history of the entire region, and a host of innovative exhibitions.
For general enquiries about activities in the region contact 03 9294 6189.
The links below will allow you to access more detailed information:
|Arts and Educational Programs|
|Creative Junction Art & Environment Project|
|Cultural Facilities Strategy|
|Festivals and Events Calendar|
If you have any enquiries about information on this page, please contact Arts, Culture & Heritage on 9294-6189.