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Summer is here! We cannot wait to see you back in CS Gallery, or at one of our exhibitions, public art works or programs running across the city in these warm and carefree holiday months. 

Our very best wishes to you for the festive season and may 2022 bring peace and creativity to your family. 

Draw your own Dog with Stephanie Bell

Join local illustrator Stephanie Bell and learn how to trace around your hands to create your own cheeky dog character!  Stephanie will guide children to draw a dog and then build a story around their new puppy pal.


The only question is, will they be good dogs or naughty dogs? Let’s find out! 

Monday 17 January | 10am | Melton Library
Friday 21 January | 2pm |
 Melton Library

Kids wonderland at CS Gallery!

Join hilarious performers and artists from Playable Streets on an adventure through a kids wonderland of the places, spaces, people and things that we love about our City, in the CS Gallery exhibition ‘Skylines and Storylines’. Children will follow a storyline through pictures, sounds and stories in the gallery, and then make their own artwork which will appear in the exhibition!

Monday 17 January |1.30pm | CS Gallery
Wednesday 19 January |1.30pm | CS Gallery

Prismatic Play with Georgina Humphries

Georgina Humphries will be creating a kinetic installation to fill the lawns of CS Gallery and Caroline Springs Library with prismatic colour and inflatable fun.

Made from re-purposed tents, this colourful playground will invite all ages to be fully immersed in sensory enjoyment.
Patchwork sails will create an overhead canopy facing Caroline Springs Boulevard, which will shelter colourful 3D patchwork mats that invite passers-by to play, have a picnic, rest or relax on their bright surfaces. Visit the lawns from 20 January to 13 February 2022.

The Stories That Connect Us - Lake Caroline Reserve

Creekside College Year 9 students worked with multi-disclipinary artist Luciano to animate local stories about Lake Caroline. Head to the lake to experience this installation of artworks and augmented reality animations which are activated by a QR code using your phone.
On display until 28 February 2022.  

Water is Life - CS Window installation by Kathy Holowko

Kathy Holowko has been commissioned to create the 2022 CS Gallery window artwork. Her work for this commission is inspired by her memories of Kororoit Creek, and a personal response to the theme 'Water is Life'.
Her unusual and vibrant design will fill the distinctive front windows of the gallery from January to November 2022. 

Art Bomb Project for Better Mental Health

North West Melbourne Primary Health Network has engaged local artists to raise awareness of suicide prevention. 
Melton visual artist Lisa Fitzpatrick is part of the project. She finds a sense of peace by immersing herself in nature and through teaching others to express themselves in art classes that she runs through the City of Melton.

Lisa’s painting ‘Nature’s Beauty’ will go on display at the Melton Central Community Centre (239 Station Rd, Melton) from Tuesday 14 December 2021. More information here. 

Segment heading Arts Opportunities

Professional Development with Arts Action

Melton City Council is sponsoring places for any creative, artist, arts worker, maker, designer or community arts person living in our city postcodes to join a FREE upskilling and professional development program for creatives. New courses start in February 2022, so read more about it and sign up now.


Skylines and Storylines

An image of houses, children and trees in bright fluoro colours

Involve your whole family in this vibrant exhibition by children who live in the City of Melton. Playable Streets has spent thr past year working with children from different pockets of the city to create art, audio stories and installations which uncover diverse experiences of growing up in a rapidly changing community. 

7 December 2021 to 6 March 2022 | CS Gallery

Kids adventure gallery tours available

Local Illustrators Showcase

Artwork of Dog and Monster by Stephanie Bell

Celebrate the creativity and initiative of self-published and independent children’s illustrators and writers with this double-bill exhibition at Melton Library over the summer holidays! 
Enjoy whimsical work by Stephanie and Jeremy Bell, Audrey Buttigieg Cardona, Margaret Thompson and Sandra Harwood. 

8 December to 3 February 2022 | Melton Library 

Book the kids into an illustration workshop

Image: Stephanie Bell, Beware the Dog, 2020, watercolour, coloured pencil, pastel and ink