Bright colourful knitted bikesCome & Play - All of May

Annually in May Creative Gippsland celebrates the Arts of Gippsland with ‘Come & Play – All of May’.

Previous years have included art, music, drama, visual artists, historical displays and new media, presented in locations as diverse as galleries, gardens, cafes and even basketball courts! It’s a unique chance to explore local art, geography and produce hand-in-hand.

The opportunity to get hands-on experience in the creative process is one of the most popular aspects of this month of creativity. Each year, there’s the chance to take part in arts workshops and get up close to the artists in their workspace.

Find a Come & Play event

Check back in February to see the latest news and events for next year’s celebration or join our mailing list.

Register your event

If you would like to submit an event to be considered as part of the program - the rules are simple…

  • it must be an Arts Event
  • it must happen in Gippsland, and
  • it must take place in May!

Please complete the Come and Play Event Registration form and we will be in touch.

Artist in Residence

The Creative Gippsland team annually hosts an Artist in Residence program as part of the Come & Play - All of May festival.

We partner an artist with a town in each Shire in our Gippsland region - East Gippsland, Wellington, Latrobe, South Gippsland, Baw Baw and Bass Coast. The artist could be a visual artist, performing artist, writer / story teller, poet, dancer etc.

This is an opportunity for an artist to spend 7 days in a beautiful, small town and create a piece of work in response to the environment and giving back to the host community.

Find out more about the residency program and meet some of our previous Artists in Residence.

Pictured above: Bikes by BBaandit Yarners