Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop

Queenscliffe Literary Festival Exhibition & Great Authors Print Exchange: May 3-June 12 Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop (QG&W) will present an exhibition of 32 printmaker works inspired by classic authors during the literary festival, titled the Queenscliffe Literary Festival Exhibition & Great Authors Print Exchange. The famous prose of Leo Tolstoy, the chilling darkness of Bram […]

360Q to sponsor $5250 Peebles Print Prize

Queenscliff’s 360Q will be the principal sponsor of the inaugural $5250 Peebles Print Prize, a printmaking prize hosted by Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop (QG&W). It is in recognition of celebrated local Queenscliff artist and academic, Graeme Peebles, world renowned for his intricate type of printmaking known as mezzotint. Soula Mantalvanos, who founded QG&W with her […]

2017 Castlemaine State Festival

The Journey was the underlying theme for the 2017 Castlemaine State Festival reflecting both the local and international works offered in this year’s program, and the ongoing cultural evolution of this remarkable community. The Castlemaine State Festival began in 1976 and is held once every two years. It has grown to become one of Australia’s […]

Queenscliffe Historical Society brings history to life

History Week in the borough included an extensive 8 day program starting 15th October with ‘History at the Heads’ at the Monahan Centre where the magnificent views of the Heads could have been a distraction for the 60 or so in the audience. The event was a combined effort of the three Queenscliff museums – […]

Murder at Fort Queenscliff

By Bob Marmion Early one cold, wintry morning in late May 1942, the bullet-ridden body of Driver Roy Willis was found on the side of the Wallington Road-Ocean Grove Road near Wallington in Victoria. He had been shot a number of times with a military revolver. Willis was 44 years old and a returned Digger […]

History Week at the Queenscliffe Historical Museum

15-23 October History comes alive! Ethel Richardson (Henry Handel Richardson) in Queenscliff Sunday 16 & 23rd October 1.30pm ‘Ultima’ 26 Mercer St Queenscliff A cameo of the imagined life of the now famous Richardson family during the1870s when they lived in ‘Ultima’ in Mercer St. Their time at Queenscliff became a turning point for the […]

The St Kilda Film Festival held at Queenscliff Uniting Church

It never ceases to amaze me how much entertainment we have to choose from in the borough and surrounding towns. We have festivals of all types from music to mussels, film and theatre in our halls, visiting jazz musicians and singers of opera. Sure beats driving or training to Melbourne for entertainment and it’s a […]

Chooks in Dinner Suits – A Tale of Big Dogs and Little Penguins

Chooks in Dinner Suits, written by Diane Jackson Hill and illustrated by Craig Smith, is a warm, funny account of one man’s quest to save a penguin colony, assisted by two very unusual helpers – Max and Mimi, two large white, fluffy dogs. Inspired by the world-first Middle Island Maremma Project in Warrnambool, this is […]

Bush poetry festival a success

The weekend of the 13-15 May in Portarlington heralded the arrival of the first Bush Poetry Festival ‘When Bush Comes To Town’ and come to town they did. Poets, musicians and performers came from near and far as ‘they gathered for the fray’ and descended on the town. The festival provided something for everyone throughout […]

The Midnight Watch

The night closes in and the stars align at the Queenscliff Maritime Museum as we gather alongside the hull (portside) of ‘The Queenscliff’, the last Queenscliff rescue boat. We’ve gathered to hear David Dyer, author of ‘The Midnight Watch’, tell us the story of the ship that didn’t go to the rescue of the ‘Titanic’. […]