1 Dec 2019 - 13 Apr 2020
The National Gallery of Victoria presents the work of two of the most significant and influential artists of the late twentieth century in Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines. Exclusive to Melbourne, the exhibition offers new and fascinating insights into their unique visual languages and reveals, for the first time, the many intersections between their lives, practices and ideas.
Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat changed the art world of the 1980s through their idiosyncratic imagery, radical ideas and complex socio-political commentary, creating a legacy that continues to influence contemporary visual and popular culture today. Each artist is acclaimed for his distinctive visual language, employing signs, symbols and words to convey strong social and political messages in unconventional ways. The exhibition surveys each artist’s tragically short, yet prolific career through more than 300 artworks. Crossing Lines provides local and international audiences with a comprehensive insight into each of these influential artists, as well as an understanding of their broader impact, both in the 80s and 90s and continuing today.
9 – 15 December
The 13th Presidents Cup will be contested at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne. Royal Melbourne Golf Club becomes the only international venue to host this prestigious international team competition for the third time. Since its inception in 1994, the Presidents Cup has become one of the most eagerly awaited and highly watched events in the world of golf. The competition features 24 of the world’s best American and international golfers, who go head to head in a team match play format.
The aura of international cooperation and civility that permeates the tournament has not served to cool the competitive fire that burns within these players. The competition on the international team’s home soil promises to deliver the most exciting opportunity for the international and U.S team to break the tie that remains from two past playings at this illustrious golf course.
Until early-mid January
Pick your own sweet and morello cherries at Red Hill Cherry Farm.With 50 years of pick your own cherries, Red Hill Cherry Farm is the oldest in the state and are considered an essential visit when on the Mornington Peninsula. You can visit the cherry farm from mid to late November to early to mid-January each year. Situated in a secluded valley in the centre of Red Hill, the cherry farm is the oldest in the state and has been continually been operated by the Holmes family since 1969. There are twenty-five varieties of cherries on 4,500 trees. The farm also offers a boutique range of cherry products for you to enjoy cherries all year round including cherry ice cream, cherry cordial, cherry beer, cherry cider and cherry port.
15 Dec 2019
Wine by Sam will host more than 20 stallholders on its lawn with live music, wine tastings and free Santa photos, as Christmas shopping is always better with wine. The market will showcase the best of the region’s local producers and small businesses, with stallholders offering everything from local honey, preserves, jams and relishes, to spices, salts and sweet treats, handmade jewellery and timber goods, plants and organic skincare. Seymour is just 90-minutes by train or car from Melbourne and despite its under-the-radar status, is home to a number of award winning wineries, beautiful scenery and eateries. The small country town is the treasure at the heart of the Goulburn River and offers an authentic escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Jan 2020
The Wonderland Spiegeltent will take up residency on the beautiful foreshore at Barwon Heads this Summer. Step back in time and recapture the magic from the Golden Age of circuses. Wonderland Spiegeltent, the beautiful 1930s nostalgic wooden mirrored travelling European circus tent is coming back to Barwon Heads. Featuring a spectacular program of live entertainment including circus, cabaret, comedy, burlesque, music and family shows, the program will keep everyone cool all summer long
December – January
Geelong Korea Baseball begins its second season of Australian Baseball League action with twenty games being played out of the Geelong Baseball Centre over five Home Series through November, December and January. Be right on top of the action in one of Australia's premier baseball stadiums as they match skills against the might of the ABL competition. Come along and see a combination of the stars from the Korean Baseball Organisation and some home grown Geelong talent combine for some great family entertainment and see the best baseball action being played in Australia.
Come and support your home team on:5-8 December (against Adelaide Giants)25-29 December (against Canberra Cavalry)9-12 January (against Melbourne Aces)16-19 January (against Perth Heat).
Until 31 January
An immersive installation, Rain Room, invites you to walk through a downpour of continuous rain without getting wet. Motion sensors detect the movements of the human body as visitors navigate through the darkened space, becoming performers in this intersection of art, technology and nature. With over 30,000 tickets already sold, Rain Room has released an extended summer season, with November to January sessions now available and selling fast. Don’t miss your chance to experience the magic that is Rain Room while this globally significant work is in Melbourne.