Weekend Summer Series 1
Weekend Summer Series #1
Summer is Australia’s ‘holiday’ time of the year. It is the perfect time for families and friends to explore new places and enjoy each others company. Melbourne is overflowing with events for people of all ages to enjoy- from concerts to exhibitions, sporting events and more. Weekend Summer Series #1 will be the first of four posts dedicated to inspiring you to explore different activities in Melbourne.
- David Hockney Exhibition at The National Gallery of Victoria
Date: November 11th 2016 – March 13th 2017
Opening Hours: 10am – 5pm daily.
Location: the National Gallery of Victoria is located at 180 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne.
Suitable for: Art Lovers, families, groups, couples.
Cost: $26 Adult, $23.50 Concession, $10 Child, $65 Family
What’s Good About It: David Hockney is arguably one of Britain’s greatest living painters who is well known for experimenting and mastering new technologies, creating works on iPhone, iPad and in video. During the exhibition, you will be able to witness over 1200 works from the past decade of the artist’s career, including paintings, digital drawings, photography and video works. Injecting playfulness into his works makes this exhibition all the more fun to visit.
- Bayside Coastal Beach Trail
Dates: Anytime. Best to avoid during poor weather conditions (rain, extreme wind) and winter.
Location: Melbourne South East Bayside
Suitable for: Walkers, explorers, families, couples.
What’s Good About It: Covering 17km of coastline, the Bayside Coastal Trail is perfect for those who love walking along scenic routes. With the beach by your side and Melbourne City on the skyline, it is an Instagrammer’s paradise. The trail starts at the iconic St. Kilda Beach and winds its way through the wealthier bayside suburbs of Melbourne (perfect for those who have an eye for beautiful houses and architecture), the possibly more famous Brighton Beach/Brighton Bathing Boxes and all the way through to Mentone. Don’t fancy to commit to the 17km? The Sandringham train line runs along a good part of the route and is ideal if you want to hop off at Brighton beach and beyond. Want to start off on the St. Kilda end of the trail? Catch tram 16 or 96 from the CBD.
- QV Outdoor Cinema
Dates: November 30th 2016 – 26th February 2017
Opening Hours: Sessions begin at 8.30pm from Thursday – Sunday nights.
Location: 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Suitable for: Movie lovers, Families (depending on the film being screened), groups, couples.
Cost: $12 per ticket
What’s Good About It: Successfully premiering in 2016, QV Outdoor Cinema is back for another summer in 2017. With a range of films screened from a picturesque rooftop setting, the event also features live entertainment, free cocktails, special food, red carpets, instafamous dogs, charity screenings and more. It is a unique experience enjoyed by travellers and locals alike. Check out the film offerings available online. In 2017, QV will partner with the Lost Dogs Home to present a series of pet-friendly screenings.
- The Art of Banksy
Dates: 7th October 2016 – 22nd January 2017
Opening Hours: 11am – 8pm daily (10am from January 16 2017).
Location: Good Carpark, Flinders Street Melbourne
Suitable for: Art lovers, groups, couples.
Cost: $30 Adult, $25 Concession, $10 Junior, $70 Family, Groups 10+ people $22
What’s Good About It: The first exhibition of its kind in Australia, The Art of Banksy features more than 80 works inspired by the streets of London. The exhibition takes visitors on a journey, exploring the infamous street artist’s dark humor and underlying political messages that is dominant throughout his work. The outside area ‘Railyard’ will feature food trucks, the Circle Bar, and DJs on selected Friday and Saturday nights.
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