Creativity Cluster

Welcome to Creativity Cluster

Creativity Cluster is a group of eight women artists who live in and around Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Unlike most art groups, we each work in a different medium.

What we have in common, however, is a shared passion for engaging with communities. Some of us work internationally, some nationally, but all of us work locally through the visual arts.

In 2022, we were excited to be working on a collective project called ‘Melbourne: Our Creative Heart’ with funding from a City of Melbourne Arts Grant. You can read several blogs about our planning and experimentation, and view the exhibition online.

Current exhibitions

Treasure, Not Trash (A National Sustainability Festival event)
1-29 February 2024
FOUND:ling Reusery, 8/186 Murray Street, Colac. Open 10am-5pm, Thurs-Sat

Pre-Used and Re-Loved (A National Sustainability Festival event)
1-29 February 2024
North Melbourne Library, 66 Errol Street, North Melbourne. Open 10-6 Mon-Thurs, 1-6 Fri, 10-4 Sat, 1-4 Sun

Online exhibitions

Melbourne: Our Creative Heart Virtual Exhibition
Held 9 November – 1 December 2022 at the
Library at the Dock Gallery, Docklands. Supported by a City of Melbourne Arts Grant. Read about our preparations for this exhibition on our blog.

Do You See What I See? Virtual Exhibition
Launched 27 August 2021- . Held 23 April – 5 May 2022 at the Joel Gallery, Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre, Altona after being postponed in 2021 due to Covid.

Constructing De-Construction/Re-Construction Virtually
Launched 15 June 2020-
This exhibition was supported with funding from the City of Melbourne through its Covid-19 Arts Grants.

Our previous exhibitions

Creativity Cluster has now exhibited together in 12 exhibitions and 3 markets.

In 2022, our exhibition Melbourne: Our Creative Heart, was supported by a City of Melbourne Arts Grant. In 2020 our online exhibition, De-Construction/Re-Construction, was supported by a City of Melbourne Covid-19 Arts Grant and featured in the Seniors Festival reimagined.

Creativity Cluster facilitator Nancy Lane talks about De-Construction/Re-Construction with interviewer Bec Reid for the 2020 Victoria Seniors Festival reimagined.

Shops featuring individual Creativity Cluster artists

Australian National Brooch Show features works online from 2022 by Luna Cameron-Parrish (numbers 49-53) and Nancy D Lane (237-241)
and 2023 by Luna Cameron-Parrish (46-49), Nancy D Lane (241-245) and Deidre Ogilvie (299-300).

Bluethumb Gallery, online gallery featuring works by Deidre Ogilvie

Dimora Designs at Fyansford Paper Mill, 20/100 Lower Paper Mills Rd, Fyansford (Geelong) VIC features brooches and miniature cityscape wall sculptures by Nancy D Lane

FOUND:ling Reusery at 8/186 Murray Street, Colac, VIC features wall sculptures by Nancy D Lane both in the shop and online

Frame Harbour Gallery and Picture Framing, 42 Balcombe Rd, Mentone, VIC stocks paintings and hand painted cards by Penny Sharples

Gallery 247, online gallery featuring works by Deidre Ogilvie

Incube8r Gallery, 321 Smith Street, Fitzroy, VIC stocks works by Luna Cameron-Parrish (Amethyst Moon online) and Nancy D Lane (NancyDee Sculptures online)

Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre shop, 5 Sargood Street, Altona, VIC stocks wall sculptures by Nancy D Lane

The Old Auction House, 52-56 Mollison Street, Kyneton, VIC stocks hand painted cards by Penny Sharples

We Are the Queen Bee, 354 High Street, Northcote, VIC stocks paintings by Penny Sharples

Join with us

Creativity Cluster can work with you or your group in many different ways. We offer exhibitions, workshops, classes and other art-based activities (see our workshops page). Get in touch with the Creativity Cluster coordinator, Nancy Lane, on the form on our contact page.

Logo for Creativity Cluster exhibition Melbourne: Our Creative Heart
Melbourne: Our Creative Heart is funded through a City of Melbourne Arts Grant
Early sketch by Deidre Ogilvie in developing ideas for Melbourne: Our Creative Heart. View blog.
I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In, experimental work by Pat Duncan and Nancy D Lane, undertaken as part of a City of Melbourne Arts Grant. View blog.
Lindsay Hussey laying out artworks for Melbourne: Our Creative Heart. View blog about experimenting for the exhibition.
Luna Cameron-Parrish setting out works for Melbourne: Our Creative Heart
Logo for the Creativity Cluster exhibition Do You See What I See? at the Joel Gallery, Altona, in 2022, online in 2021
Logo for From Then to Now exhibition at The Old Auction House, Kyneton, 2021
Logo for De-Construction/
Re-Construction held both online and in real-life in the Dirty Dozen, Melbourne, 2020