This Sunday (26 October) there are two big events happening: the Get into Art! public art galleries open day, and the World Vegan Day Festival
Get into Art! is an annual open day of public art galleries across Victoria. This year, 41 galleries will be
participating with free activities and events on Sunday from 11am-4pm.
Some examples I’ve picked out of the Get into Art! program are:
Get Into Architecture at City Museum at Old Treasury – tours, talks and exhibits focusing on the architecture of Melbourne. Melbourne’s Old Treasury Building was designed by nineteen-year-old architect JJ Clark, and is widely regarded as the finest nineteenth century building in Australia.
- 11am Tour of Old Treasury Building
- 12noon Talk about the architect JJ Clark
- 1pm Tour of Old Treasury Building
- 2pm Curator talk – The Impermanent City
- 3pm Tour of Old Treasury Building
State Library of Victoria free tour
- 1-2pm and 3-4pm Free Library tour, including exhibition galleries and the famous dome.
Comic book jam at The Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn and the annual Yeah Write! Zine fair at Hawthorn Town Hall including zine making workshops for both adults and children.
For the full list of program highlights, see this pdf.
Another event on Sunday is the World Vegan Day Festival, described as…
a positive celebration of being vegan: a lifestyle which includes a plant-based diet and endorses compassionate choices and sustainable consumption. It is a day for vegans, those interested in the vegan way of life and all their friends to come together and learn how to live longer, kinder and with a smaller carbon footprint.
If you’re keen to learn more about veganism, this is a great place to do just that. Running from 10am to 5pm, this is a free event. It will be held at Rosina Function Space, The Abbotsford Convent (1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford). There are some great talks being held on the day.
For more information on these events: