Exhibitions / Workshops

Exhibitions and Workshops

Creativity Cluster brings art to the community through our exhibitions and workshops. We enjoy interacting with the community by providing artist talks and tours with our exhibitions. We also hold workshops and classes, give interviews and demonstrate our techniques for the public.


As a group, we have held six ‘real life’ exhibitions. Our seventh is planned for the Joel Gallery, Altona, in April 2022. We have also created two virtual exhibitions, and have participated as a group in two markets.

Do You See What I See?
Online from 27 August 2021-
Joel Gallery, Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre, Altona. Real-life exhibition postponed until 22 April – 5 May 2022. 

From Then to Now: Designing Old New Again
(Exhibition of artworks and products using historical and second-hand techniques and materials in new ways)
18 March – 12 April 2021
The Old Auction House, Kyneton
Part of Melbourne Design Week

From Then to Now: Designing Old New Again
(Exhibition of products and artworks made from second-hand and repurposed materials)
18 March – 5 April 2021
The Reimaginarium, Geelong
Part of Geelong Design Week and Melbourne Design Week

19 October to 28 November 2020
Dirty Dozen display cases, Campbell Arcade, under Flinders Street, Melbourne. The Dirty Dozen is managed by Creative Spaces for the City of Melbourne

Constructing De-Construction/Re-Construction Virtually
from 15 June 2020-
Accessible online with funding through a City of Melbourne Covid-19 Arts Grant

Landscapes Real and Imagined
28 February to 12 March 2020
Joel Gallery, Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre, Sargood Street, Altona

On the Edge
2 to 31 October 2019
Library at the Dock, Docklands, Melbourne

Creativity Cluster
15 February to 15 March 2019
Concept Space, Renew Geelong, Moorabool Street, Geelong


The Guild of Objects Artisanal Christmas Market
18 December 2020
Smith Street between Gertrude and Victoria Streets. Five of the Creativity Cluster artists had their small artworks for sale.

River Studios and Friends Exhibition and Christmas Market
11 to 13 December
The Pavilion, Fitzroy Gardens, East Melbourne. Five of the Creativity Cluster artists participated in the exhibition, and seven had their small artworks for sale.

Dreaming, ceramic vase by Mardie Whitla in the Do You See What I See? online exhibition
Textile collage work by Lindsay Hussey based on Jacobean Crewel embroidery. Featured in the online exhibition Do You See What I See?
Carolyn Morwood hanging her digital photographs for the De-Construction/Re-Construction exhibition
Penny Sharples discusses her works at the Landscapes Real and Imagined launch
Deidre Ogilvie with alcohol ink works and scarves at River Studios and Friends market
Pat Duncan with her bird paintings at the Guild of Objects Christmas market
Bumping in for the first Creativity Cluster exhibition at the Renew Geelong Concept Space

Creativity Cluster artists offer workshops in many types of art. These include alcohol ink, found object assemblage, mosaic, polymer clay, painting with acrylic, fabric and stitch collage and creating mandalas.

We also offer workshops on arts practice. These include Creative Practice, Instagram for Artists, and Upscale Your Art: From Hobby to New Career. In March and August 2020, several of us gave interviews as part of the Melbourne City U3A course, Conversations with Artists.

Nancy D Lane prepares for her Clean Up Australia Day workshop making art from trash
Get in touch

We would be pleased to run workshops or give talks to your group. If you are interested, please contact the Creativity Cluster facilitator, Nancy Lane, using the form on our contact page.

Pat Duncan (right) and a participant in her Make Your Own Mandala workshop