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.

Exhibitions

As a group, we have held 14 ‘real life’ exhibitions. We have also created several virtual exhibitions based on those held in galleries, and have participated as a group in three markets.

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

Make Art, Not Landfill (A Sustainable Living Festival 2023 event)
1 February – 31 March 2023
FOUND:ling Reusery (formerly The Reimaginarium), 107 Moorabool Street, Geelong

Waste Not: Make Art (Group exhibition with Creativity Cluster and Friends, as part of the Sustainable Living Festival 2023)
1 – 28 February 2023
North Melbourne Library, Errol Street

Melbourne: Our Creative Heart (Supported by a City of Melbourne Arts Grant)
9 November – 1 December 2022
Library at the Dock Gallery, Docklands
Preparations for this exhibition are described in the Our New Challenge blogs, and the exhibition is also online

Do You See What I See?
Joel Gallery, Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre, Altona
22 April – 5 May 2022
Online from 27 August 2021- , as the exhibition was delayed because of Covid 

A New Belonging (Group exhibition with Creativity Cluster and Friends, as part of Geelong Design Week)
17 – 26 March 2022
The Reimaginarium, 107 Moorabool Street, Geelong

A New Belonging (Group exhibition with Creativity Cluster and Friends, as part of the National Sustainable Living Festival)
1 – 26 February 2022
The Reimaginarium, 107 Moorabool Street, Geelong

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

De-Construction/Re-Construction
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. The online exhibition was accessible from 15 June 2020 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

Markets

St Kilda Artist Market 
19 November 2023
Acland Court, St Kilda, VIC

The Guild of Objects Artisanal Christmas Market
18 December 2020
Smith Street between Gertrude and Victoria Streets

River Studios and Friends Exhibition and Christmas Market
11 to 13 December 2020
The Pavilion, Fitzroy Gardens, East Melbourne

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
Workshops

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