Spring Arts 2019 programme

“Spring Arts this year is shaping up to be an exciting month-long celebration of creativity with lots and lots happening. We have the inaugural Artisans & Makers Market, Beechworth Bloom Flower Show and a fabulous group exhibition of petite art at the Library, to name but a few events. Our focus in the coming year is to be totally inclusive across all art disciplines, for and by all ages. We aim to create a lively art scene that truly has the heart of our local community in mind. Take a look at our 2019 Spring Arts Program and come celebrate art and creativity with us. See you around town.”

Tania Sutton – Beechworth Arts Council President


Alan Phillips – Stillness Listening to Landscape – new works Old Stone Hall, 7 Church St, Nov 1-10 Official opening Friday Nov 1, 6pm. Artists Talk, Sunday Nov 3, 10am Free

Beechworth Arts Council Artisans & Makers Market – An exciting new creative venture with art stalls in public places on the first Saturday of each month. The inaugural Artisans & Makers Market launches in front of The Old Stone Hall, Saturday Nov 2, 9am-1.30pm Free

Jess Weston – Landscapes and beyond Christ Church, 27 Ford St through Nov, 9-5pm Free

Landscape, Jess Weston (2019)

Shop Front Art – Window-shopping takes on a whole new meaning when local artists exhibit their wares in local shops. Host venues include WAW Credit Union, Ravida Real Estate, Beechworth Books and Arcadia. Look out for the Spring Arts signs

Salon at the Library – Local artist go small with the grand theme of Permutations for this Salon style show. Included are exciting 3D works and a meet the artist opening Beechworth Library, 101 Ford St Nov 1-30 9am-5pm. Official opening Thursday Nov 7, 5.30pm Free

Mayday Hills Art Society – 2nd Members Exhibition A selection of member’s art works on show in the newly painted MHAS gallery. Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday, 1-4pm through November, Kurrajong Way Mayday Hills Village Free

Jess Myers – Alice in Wonderland series Staircase gallery, The Empire Hotel 10 Camp St through Nov Free Hang Your Own This exhibition is in conjunction with Star Lane Artisans & Makers Market. Enter via Phillips Lane. All art welcome. Saturday Nov 2, 9am-1.30pm $5 per artwork for BAC members.

Life Drawing – the beauty of the human form Basic materials provided. Mondays 6.30-8.30pm Tanswell’s Commercial Hotel, 50 Ford St


Ada Cambridge Readings – Celebrating Beechworth’s world famous poet. Special guest readers include Nola Firth, Cathy McGowan, Helen McGowan, Jean Memery Smith and Helen McIntyre Christ Church 27 Ford St, Friday Nov 15, 6.30pm $10

Frank Prem – The New Asylum The third volume in a series of free-verse poetry anthologies. Launched by Dr Helen Haines MP, Quercus Hall, 26-30 Ford St. Wed Nov 13, 11am 

Culture Club – The launch of the Library Culture Club with Dr Jacqui Durrant in conversation about her new book Fire on the Plateau. Beechworth Library 101 Ford St Sat Nov 16, 10-11am Free 

Story Slam The brave at heart take the five-minute challenge to enthral the audience with tales of school. The Empire Hotel, 10 Camp St.Thursday Nov 7, 7pm Free


Georgie Currie – Live music concert in the intimate setting of the historic Burke Museum. Thur Nov 21, Loch St 7.30pm $40 entry includes canapés 

Beechworth Organ Society – Stylus Phantasticus – Baroque violin, viola da gamba, organ and harpsichord play violin sonatas from the 17th Century. Saturday Nov 30, 8pm Beechworth Town Hall, 103 Ford St. 

Beechworth Singers Traditional Irish, Scottish & Welsh songs Uniting Church, Sydney Rd Friday Nov 8, 7.30pm $10


Beechworth Bloom – Spring flower and produce show. Beechworth Town Hall, 103 Ford Street: Friday, Nov 22 between 9am and 11am. Show opens 12pm. Also open Saturday, Nov 23, between 10am and 4pm, with prize giving at 3pm.

Beechworth Bloom, judges Father Thomas Leslie and Joan Sims

Mayday Hills Art Society – 2nd Birthday Party – Come as your favourite artist or musician to be in the running for a Best Dressed Prize. Kurrajong Way Mayday Hills Village, Sun Nov 24 from 2pm

Pub Choir – sing out one and all – A phenomenon to be reckoned with, your choir host is the inspirational Marisa Quigley. The Empire Hotel 10 Camp St Thur Nov 14, 6.30pm

Spring Arts archives (click here)

Beechworth Arts Council Membership details (click here)