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Arts and Cultural Services

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Knox City Council offers wide range of theatre, arts, events and school holiday programs. Join us on Facebook and subscribe to our mailing list to receive all the latest creative news and things to do in Knox.


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Immerse 2019

immerse

Immerse is one of the largest and most innovative art exhibition programs in Australia. It is an exhibition that breaks free of an art gallery and through art and storytelling inspires audiences to experience art in the unexpected places of their everyday. Immerse is a conversation with an audience of thousands, first developed and coordinated by Knox City Council in 2015.

The program provides exhibitions, artist talks and performances across local Knox venues over 30 days, making available high quality contemporary art and opening up new cultural conversations to the Knox community and beyond. In 2019 Immerse will debut in an exciting new biennial format with three centralised cultural hubs.

Applications for the 2019 program are now closed.


Community and Public Arts

Art Programs


Community and Public Arts involves working with community and for community in public spaces. The Immerse exhibition program is an example of an annual programs that not only develops local engagement with the arts in Knox but also give a platform for local artists to develop and exhibit their works.

With the recent development of the Public Art Policy Knox City Council is embarking on a Public Art Program. The Public Art program is managed by Community Arts. As well, the Civic Art Collection and Placemaker Legacy art collection are managed by the Community and Public Arts Officer.

Art projects are continually created throughout the year. Projects such as Touch this Earth Lightly, Suburban Bloom and Wearable Arts have been developed in collaboration with other Council departments to assist in the communication of important community messages and ideas that help improve community members’ lives.

Community Art Centres

Knox has two community arts centres that provide a range of art classes and activities each term including pottery, yoga, dance and school holiday programs.

Knox Community Arts Centre

Knox Community Arts Centre

The Knox Community Art Centre has been entertaining audiences for the past 40 years with a wide range of professional and amateur theatre including opera, cabaret, dance, circus, cinema, children’s theatre and music.

The Centre’s commitment to developing partnerships has played a huge role in developing the calibre of the theatre shows within the City of Knox and partnerships to date include The Arts Centre Melbourne, Opera Australia, Deaf Children Australia, Australian Jazz Museum, La Mamma Theatre and Deakin University. As well, the Centre maintains a strong sense of community ownership and has assisted many amateur theatre groups to stage their performances.

The centre boasts a contemporary foyer complete with the 20Twenty exhibition and gallery space, a public sculpture, accessible entrance ramp and front deck and landscaping.


Ferntree Gully Arts Centre

Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre

Nestled in a peaceful bushland setting, the Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre is the perfect venue to explore your creativity. It presents a range of art classes and workshops with a focus on pottery for adults and children. The venue is available to hire and shares the building with the local Ferntree Gully Library.

Knox Festivals and Events

Knox City Council offers a range of major festivals and events, including Knox Festival, Stringybark Festival and Carols by Candlelight each year. From time to time, we also offer smaller pop up events that support Neighbourhood Renewal, Placemaking and community engagement strategies. Please visit our the Knox Festivals and Events page

The Knox community also run many local events, and to find out what’s on, please follow Knox Arts & Events on Facebook and subscribe to our eNews bulletin.


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