Come and Play - All of May events

In May Gippsland comes alive with artistic endeavours during the ‘Come and Play - All of May’ celebration of the Arts of Gippsland.

This celebration shines the spotlight on our creative communities and is spread across six different Gippsland regions. It features a dazzling array of performances and exhibitions designed to take you on a voyage of discovery.

Another key part of ‘Come and Play’ is the Artist In Residence program in six towns across Gippsland.  The successful towns and the artists who will be paired with these towns have now been announced and can be read about here.

This May, come on a creative voyage of discovery and revel in the hidden talents and treasures on your doorstep.

To register an event please complete the Come and Play Event Registration form.

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06jan(jan 6)10:00 am31dec(dec 31)5:30 pmTHE ART OF ANNEMIEKE MEINPermanent exhibition at Gippsland Art Gallery70 Foster Street, SaleLocation:Sale

09jan(jan 9)9:00 am30jun(jun 30)5:00 pmBass Coast 2018 Arts Brochureshowcasing Bass Coast's thriving arts communityLocation:Cowes,Inverloch,Phillip Island,Wonthaggi

28mar(mar 28)10:00 am07may(may 7)4:00 pmArtspace Inaugural Photographic Exhibition1 Bent Street, WonthaggiLocation:Wonthaggi

31mar(mar 31)10:00 am20may(may 20)5:30 pmSANNÉ MESTROM: CORRECTIONSat Gippsland Art Gallery70 Foster Street, SaleLocation:Sale

31mar(mar 31)10:00 am20may(may 20)4:00 pmBRETT WEIR: LUNAR PAINTINGSGippsland Art Gallery70 Foster Street, SaleLocation:Sale

31mar(mar 31)10:00 am13may(may 13)4:00 pmTIM BUCKOVIC/ JETHRO HARCOURT Exhibitionevocative landscapes and lifelike sculptures70 Foster Street, SaleLocation:Sale

31mar(mar 31)10:00 pm17jun(jun 17)4:00 amVIPOO SRIVILASA Exhibition: Everyday shrinesdazzling porcelain ceramics70 Foster Street, SaleLocation:Sale

07apr(apr 7)12:00 pm05may(may 5)4:00 pmFly exhibitionwith Liz Tyler, Melissa Thomson and Sheena Jones19 - 23 Main Street, YinnarLocation:Yinnar

18apr(apr 18)9:00 am09jun(jun 9)4:00 pmLand Water Sky exhibition2 Nicholson Street, BairnsdaleLocation:Bairnsdale

21apr(apr 21)10:00 am06may(may 6)5:00 pmStratford on Avon Shakespeare FestivalFor lovers of the BardPrinces Highway, StratfordLocation:Stratford

25apr(apr 25)10:00 am21may(may 21)4:00 pmHelen Timbury: Sky Above Meat the Stockyard Gallery12 McDonald Street, FosterLocation:Foster

28apr(apr 28)9:00 am31may(may 31)5:00 pmPast to Present – Celebrating 150 Years of Phillip IslandShop 3/157 Marine Parade, San RemoLocation:San Remo

01may9:00 am31(may 31)5:00 pmCome and Play all of May in Bass CoastLocation:Cowes,Inverloch,Phillip Island,Wonthaggi

01may9:00 am31(may 31)4:00 pmArtist in Residence – Loch, South Gippsland and Lindenow East GippslandLocation:Lindenow,Loch

01may9:00 am31(may 31)4:00 pmArtist in Residence – San Remo, Bass CoastHappening throughout MayLocation:San Remo

01may10:00 am2:30 pmEmbossing with a Collographic PlateDaytime sessionPrinces Highway, TrafalgarLocation:Trafalgar

01may6:00 pm10:00 pmEmbossing with a Collographic PlateEvening sessionPrinces Highway, TrafalgarLocation:Trafalgar

01may7:30 pm9:45 pmOff The Leash Theatre FIRST TUESDAYS Playreadings1 MAIN SOUTH ROAD, DROUINLocation:Drouin

01may7:30 pm29(may 29)8:30 pmTribal Belly Dancing Workshopa fun dance workshopCorner Warley Avenue & Chapel Street, CowesLocation:Cowes

02may(may 2)10:00 am20(may 20)5:00 pmMeet Artist in Residence Gaston Vanzet 170 Marine Parade, San RemoLocation:San Remo

03may(may 3)9:30 am04(may 4)4:00 pmFelt & Stitch Workshopat the Trafalgar Station GalleryPrinces Highway, TrafalgarLocation:Trafalgar

04may7:30 pm9:30 pmJames Reyne - A Crawl to NowThe Wedge, 100 Foster Street, SaleLocation:Sale

04may(may 4)7:30 pm20(may 20)2:00 pmThe Wedding SingerBairnsdale Production Line Theatre Company Inc80 McKean Street, BairnsdaleLocation:Bairnsdale

05may1:30 am2:45 pmCultural Walk at Powlett RiverMouth of Powlett Road, DalystonLocation:Kilcunda

05may9:00 am1:00 pmJindivick Country Market - May 20181070 Jacksons Track, Jindivick

05may(may 5)10:00 am06(may 6)4:00 pmGreat Alpine Arts Trail Open Studiosa rare opportunity to see inside these artists' studios6881 Great Alpine Road, Swifts CreekLocation:Cassilis,Ensay,Reedy Flats,Swifts Creek

05may10:00 am11:00 amFrom Pits and Pith to Pastaas part of the Great Alpine Arts Trail290 Bindi Road, TongioLocation:Tongio

05may10:00 am3:30 pmNatural Dyeing Workshop with Cath Raymentas part of the Great Alpine Arts Trail3730 Great Alpine Road, Tambo CrossingLocation:Tambo Crossing

05may(may 5)10:00 am06(may 6)4:00 pmGreat Alpine Arts Trail 2018From Benambra to Ensay along the Great Alpine RoadGreat Alpine Road, Swifts CreekLocation:Benambra,Ensay,Swifts Creek

05may10:30 am12:30 pmIndigenous Basketry talk with Cassie Leathamas part of the Great Alpine Arts Trail5094 Great Alpine Road, Ensay, VictoriaLocation:Ensay

05may11:00 am1:00 pmThe Colour Calm Workshop91-97 Thompson Avenue, CowesLocation:Cowes

05may3:00 pm6:00 pmCome and Play – Opening Event1 Bent Street, WonthaggiLocation:Wonthaggi

05may8:00 pmSuicide Rowa remarkably beautiful and life-affirming playThe Wedge, 100 Foster Street, SaleLocation:Sale

06may9:00 am1:00 pmNeedle Felting Workshop with Sarah Carras part of the Great Alpine Arts Trail3730 Great Alpine Road, Tambo CrossingLocation:Tambo Crossing

06may10:00 am11:00 amFrom Pits and Pith to Pastaas part of the Great Alpine Arts Trail290 Bindi Road, TongioLocation:Tongio

06may(may 6)1:00 pm27(may 27)4:00 pmSusan Hall Open Studio35A Pier Road, Inverloch Location:Inverloch

07may(may 7)9:30 am18(may 18)4:30 pmAutumn Garden Print ProjectArtist in Residence19 - 23 Main Street, YinnarLocation:Yinnar

07may11:00 am12:00 pmEgg Tempera Demonstrationdiscover this ancient artPrinces Highway, TrafalgarLocation:Trafalgar

09may(may 9)10:00 am18jun(jun 18)4:00 pmClimArt ExhibitionThe Bass Coast Climate Awareness Art Show1 Bent Street, WonthaggiLocation:Wonthaggi

09may7:30 pm9:30 pmAutumn Concert - Gippsland GrammarGippsland Grammar Autumn Concert 2018The Wedge, 100 Foster Street, SaleLocation:Sale

11may6:00 pm9:00 pmRed Dress & The Sugar ManCafe Culture Series 2018201 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance 3909Location:Lakes Entrance

11may(may 11)6:00 pm13(may 13)3:00 pmLindenow Art and Craft Show Celebrating the Arts of GippslandLindenow Dargo Road, LindenowLocation:Lindenow

11may(may 11)7:30 pm13(may 13)4:00 pmMirboo North Art Showart, music and much more30 Ridgway Mirboo North, VictoriaLocation:Mirboo Nth

12may7:00 am10:00 amRaymond Island Photo Walk with Photographer Aldona KmiecDevelop your wildlife photographic skills59 Esplanade, PaynesvilleLocation:Raymond Island

12may(may 12)10:00 am13(may 13)4:00 pmCatalyst18 Boundary Road, Wonthaggi Location:Wonthaggi

12may10:00 am3:00 pmMetalwork play sessionat Trafalgar Station Art SpacePrinces Highway, TrafalgarLocation:Trafalgar

12may(may 12)10:00 am13(may 13)4:00 pmCome & Play @ Goat Island Gallery & Sculpture Garden18 Boundary Road, Wonthaggi Location:Wonthaggi

12may10:00 am12:30 pmReflections of Gippsland in Watercolour91-97 Thompson Avenue, CowesLocation:Cowes

12may10:30 am4:00 pmParis Montagewith Meg Hayley from Sol Studios76 Toorak Road, InverlochLocation:Inverloch

12may11:00 am12:00 pmSlamalamabingbong Poetry Slam40a Thompson Avenue, Cowes Location:Cowes

12may12:00 pm1:00 pmMARISA QUIGLEY SONGWRITING AND/OR PERFORMANCE POETRY WORKSHOP18 Mechanics' Street, Lakes EntranceLocation:Lakes Entrance

12may2:00 pmHello Beautifulat Latrobe Performing Arts CentreCnr Grey and Breed Streets, TraralgonLocation:Traralgon

12may2:00 pm4:00 pmGospel Big Sing8 Broome Crescent, WonthaggiLocation:Wonthaggi

12may8:00 pmBosom Buddies Nancye Hayes and Todd McKenneyat the WedgeThe Wedge, 100 Foster Street, SaleLocation:Sale

12may(may 12)11:00 pm26(may 26)3:00 pmBotanica Exhibitionat Arc Yinnar19 - 23 Main Street, YinnarLocation:Yinnar

13may10:00 am4:00 pmCyanotype Print Workshop9 Anderson Rise, Anderson Location:Anderson

13may10:00 am4:00 pmOpen Studios Day – Wonthaggi and InverlochLocation:Anderson,Inverloch,Wonthaggi

13may10:00 am4:00 pmOpen Studio Bus TourLocation:Anderson,Inverloch,Wonthaggi

14may(may 14)9:00 am31(may 31)4:00 pmArtist in Residence – Drouin, Baw BawLocation:Drouin

15may10:30 am3:30 pmMushrooms and Toadstoolsat Trafalgar Station Art SpacePrinces Highway, TrafalgarLocation:Trafalgar

15may7:00 pmBosom Buddies Nancye Hayes and Todd McKenneyCnr Grey and Breed Streets, TraralgonLocation:Traralgon

17may10:00 am1:00 pmUnspoken: What will become of me?Warragul morning session41 Sutton Street WarragulLocation:Warragul

17may2:00 pm5:00 pmUnspoken: What will become of me?Warragul afternoon session41 Sutton Street WarragulLocation:Warragul

17may8:00 pmComedy of ErrorsPresented by The Australian Shakespeare CompanyThe Wedge, 100 Foster Street, SaleLocation:Sale

18may(may 18)9:00 am21(may 21)5:00 pm45th Warragul National Photographic ExhibitionWarragul Camera Club55-57 Victoria Street, WarragulLocation:Warragul

18may10:00 am8:00 pmSoul in a Bowl: create a piece of artat Pilgrim Creek Studios381 Old Telegraph Road East, Crossover 3821Location:Crossover

18may10:00 am4:00 pmA Touch of GlassAT TRAFALGAR STATION ART SPACEPrinces Highway, TrafalgarLocation:Trafalgar

18may7:30 pm10:00 pmIrish Session: music workshop and house party!at The Makery in Warragul11a Napier Street, WarragulLocation:Warragul

18may8:00 pm10:00 pmGather the Starsat Wesley of Warragul64 Victoria St, WarragulLocation:Warragul

19may(may 19)10:00 am08jul(jul 8)4:00 pmLEONIE RYAN: INVISIBLE TENDRILS, BILLOWING THREADS70 Foster Street, SaleLocation:Sale

19may(may 19)10:00 am20(may 20)3:00 pmRiviera Quilters 14th Biennial Quilt Exhibitionat Bairnsdale West Primary SchoolCooma Street, Bairnsdale 3875Location:Bairnsdale

19may1:00 pm3:30 pmAn Introduction to the Art of Needle Felting91-97 Thompson Avenue, CowesLocation:Cowes

20may10:00 am12:00 pmHot Glue Gun Fun - Morning sessionPrue’s and Jessie’s kids’ programmePrinces Highway, TrafalgarLocation:Trafalgar

20may10:30 am4:00 pmPainting Workshop – Painting Creative Blooms76 Toorak Road, InverlochLocation:Inverloch

20may1:00 pm3:00 pmHot Glue Gun Fun - Afternoon sessionPrue’s and Jessie’s kids’ programmePrinces Highway, TrafalgarLocation:Trafalgar

20may2:30 pm4:30 pmGather the Starsat Wesley of Warragul64 Victoria St, WarragulLocation:Warragul

23may10:00 am1:00 pmUnspoken: What will become of me?Foster: Wednesday morning session79 Main St, FosterLocation:Foster

23may5:00 pm8:00 pmUnspoken: What will become of me?Foster: Wednesday afternoon session79 Main St, FosterLocation:Foster

24may10:00 am1:00 pmUnspoken: What will become of me?Foster: Thursday morning session79 Main St, FosterLocation:Foster

25may10:30 am3:00 pmFelt Flower workshopat Trafalgar Station Art SpacePrinces Highway, TrafalgarLocation:Trafalgar

25may11:00 amPetula: Downtown to Broadway - A Tributeat Darnum Memorial Hall Cropley Street, DarnumLocation:Darnum

25may7:30 pmElegy: Starring Nick Simpson-DeeksAt Stratford Courthouse Theatre66 Princes, Highway, Stratford, Vic, 3862Location:Stratford

25may7:30 pm9:30 pmBJORN AGAIN "THANK ABBA FOR THE MUSIC TOUR" 2018ABBA fans, it's time to get excited!80 McKean Street, BairnsdaleLocation:Bairnsdale

25may7:30 pmFrench Arias: Greta Bradman with MCOat Wesley of Warragul64 Victoria St, WarragulLocation:Warragul

26may10:00 am12:30 pmNeedle felting an iconic keepsake – a Penguin91-97 Thompson Avenue, CowesLocation:Cowes

26may(may 26)10:00 am15jul(jul 15)4:00 pmFRANK MESARIC THE ASHES OF CHILDREN70 Foster Street, SaleLocation:Sale

26may(may 26)10:00 am15jul(jul 15)4:00 pmPAT WATERS THE INFINITE WELL: A RETROSPECTIVEfrom the Matriarch of contemporary art in Gippsland70 Foster Street, SaleLocation:Sale

26may1:00 pm4:00 pmMacrame Plant Hanger91-97 Thompson Avenue, CowesLocation:Cowes

26may1:00 pm4:00 pmStamp and Stencil Workshop with Susan Hall35A Pier Road, Inverloch Location:Inverloch

26may7:30 pmElegy: Starring Nick Simpson-Deeksat Neerim South213 Main Neerim Rd, Neerim South, Victoria 3831Location:Neerim Sth

26may8:00 pmFrench Arias: Greta Bradman with MCOat The WedgeThe Wedge, 100 Foster Street, SaleLocation:Sale

27may3:00 pm5:00 pmDance 15091 – 97 Thompson Ave, CowesLocation:Cowes