With venues closed and while we’re all staying in and isolating – we’ve put together a list of free resources and activities that our various arts and cultural organisations are doing to continue to engage and connect with their audiences and communities. Including resources from across Regional Victoria.
The ABC Education website features a huge selection of curriculum-linked resources for primary and secondary students.
A weekly movie night from the comfort of your own home.
A series of free performance broadcasts, family activities, interviews, podcasts and long-form articles. Featuring never-before-seen items from the Australian Performing Arts Collection and Australian Music Vault, virtual workshops, new commissions and documentaries, alongside some of our favourite performances.
Each week Creative Communities will feature a new program of online exhibitions, ‘What I did last week’ showing a variety of artistic expression of local artist, in the City of Greater Bendigo. Plus every night (Wed-Sun) at the same time, we present Play At Home, where local artists premiere short performance videos “live” to Bendigo Venue and Events Facebook Page.
In the lead up to Ramadan, the IMA continues to shares tips, inspiration and recipes across social media channels. Also on their social pages, the Museum will also take a retrospective look back at photographs from Boundless Plains – the journey Museum Founder Moustafa Fahour OAM and three others took in 2011, tracing the history of Muslims in Australia. Teachers and parents are encouraged to visit the Museum’s education portal for curriculum linked learning activities. Each week the Museum will share themed craft activities and resources to keep young minds active.
A selection of the funniest comic sketches are previous festivals are featured online. Plus there’s Sammy J’s Brekkyfest, where he is joined by different comedians for a ‘mini Comedy Festival’ of their own to bring you some light and laughs.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival: Comedy Care Package on the ABC
Hosted by comedy legend Denise Scott, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival: Comedy Care Package features some of the best local acts from the ABC’s Festival broadcasts of the past few years, including Aaron Chen, Anne Edmonds, Becky Lucas, Cal Wilson, Dave Hughes, Frank Woodley, Kitty Flanagan, Nazeem Hussain, Steph Tisdell, Tom Gleeson, Urzila Carlson and many more. Airs on Sunday April 12th at 8:20 PM on ABC TV.
Watch a large collection of live performances including complete concerts from the Centre by Victorian, Australian and international artists free for everyone to enjoy online
Music lovers can join the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra online with live streaming of selected performances and concerts each Thursday evening at 7.30pm. This weeks is Rite of Spring – Stravinsky Doubel Bill. There’s lots online education resources for music loving students too.
Presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Emerge Culture Hub Bendigo, the exhibition features the work of First Nations and ethnically diverse artists.
Engage and explore Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks and the Immigration Museum online with virtual tours, live events and lots to discover.
As well as live streaming of significant Services, the Shrine online has a number of videos and podcasts to enjoy.
Visitors can keep exploring the world through State Library’s website, which is home to more than 4.1 million digital collection items, along with a treasure trove of stories, galleries, exhibition content, videos, music and more.
Livestream cameras have been set up from Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo, so you can enjoy the zoo from anywhere.
There’s snow leopard cubs, lions, giraffes, zebras, penguins and more.