Upcoming Exhibitions and Events



August 3 – September 29, 2019

Assemble – To bring together – Two artists come together to exhibit their art, both utilising  the creative discipline of assemblage but in different yet complementary ways.

Rosemary begins with abstract paper collage assemblages which then transfer into exquisite and detailed oil paintings. Mim’s sculptures feature recycled materials, which are changed in the process, then figures created from modelling clay are added. An intrinsic aspect to this exhibition is the vibrant use of colour, which unifies the art and gives the exhibition an uplifting dimension.

When: August 3 – September 29, 2019
Where: MIRA Marysville, 11 Murchison Street.
Cost: Free




August 17, 2019

Men in Suits will soon be back in town, following very well received
performances at the Marysville Jazz and Blues Weekend.

Men in Suits is, at it’s roots, a semi-clandestine gathering of mere males
looking for an excuse to escape life’s routines one evening a week to
sing. A Men’s Shed with a simpler set of tools!

They burst onto Melbourne’s music scene with an uninvited debut
performance at the BMW Edge in 2007. Since then, Men in Suits has
continued to surprise and delight audiences with its repertoire of
deadpan originals, revolutionary anthems, Georgian lullabies and classic
pop songs (with a twist). Its 20-plus members sing unaccompanied
and unabashed in a style of their own.

It’s a choir, but not what you’d expect. Musical director Chris Blain
(Suade, Vocal Australia, Melbourne Singing Events, Key‑note Team
Singing) has continued the choir’s quirky but well-dressed style
developed under Stephen Taberner (of The Spooky Men’s Chorale).

Their default aesthetic is “pointless grandeur”, through which they
hope to subvert society’s view of the corporate man in today’s world.
Through their voices they seek to spread a new positive, non-toxic
brand of masculinity.

Men in Suits specialises in uninvited appearances in unexpected places
at unscheduled times singing inappropriate songs to unsuspecting
audiences. They will enliven, surprise, astonish and perhaps even disturb
those in their presence. Especially if they are performing for you.

When: August 17, 2019, 2-4pm
Where: MIRA Marysville, 11 Murchison Street.
Cost: $25, Children $10





with Lee Kofman

August 20, 2019

Lee Kofman is an author and editor of seven books, and her most recent book, is the critically acclaimed memoir Imperfect. She has written about many social matters including body image, parenting, migration and loss.

Lee is also a passionate and versatile teacher. She has been teaching creative non-fiction with diverse communities across Australia for the past 16 years. She supports writers to find their own ‘writing’ voice.

This workshop will be focused on writing about things that are important to you – including letters to the editor, opinion pieces, essays, short biographies, portraits of people – how to communicate your ideas in writing.

When: Tuesday, 20 August, 2019 9.30am – 4.30pm
Where: MIRA Marysville
Cost: $20, BYO Lunch Morning tea provided.


Performance and Workshop


Dreams and Dances

Performance September 17, 2019

Workshop September 18, 2019

Dreams and Dances is a collection of re-imaginations of some of the most iconic French works of the 20th Century, inviting us to experience the beauty of the guitar like never before as Melbourne Guitar Quartet explore a program of vibrant colour and boundless imagination.

Formed in 2005, the Melbourne Guitar Quartet is a vibrant guitar-based ensemble dedicated to the development of chamber music repertoire, which includes both new music and established favourites.

In Dreams and Dances, the Melbourne Guitar Quartet re-interprets some of the iconic classical works of the 20th Century, giving new life to works by Debussy, Ravel, Bizet and others.

Performance: 7.30pm Saturday September 7, 2019
Workshop: 10.30am Sunday September 8, 2019
Where: MIRA Marysville, 11 Murchison Street.
Cost: $25 performance (includes complementary workshop entry)
$10 for workshop only


Workshops and Performances


October 18, 18, 20

The Marysville Jazz & Blues Weekend is a contemporary and traditional Jazz and Blues music festival. Now entering its 5th year, the event is a project of Lions Club of Marysville & District Inc. and is recognised as a regionally significant event that attracts an audience of 3000+ people annually.

In 2019 the festival headliners Vika and Linda Bull will be joined by more than 30 acts for an exciting weekend of music, workshops and more.

Performances and Workshops: Friday October 18 –  Sunday October 20, 2019
Where: MIRA Marysville, 11 Murchison Street and other Venues
Cost: From $60, Children from $30