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Culture, art and discovery at your doorstep

Culture, art and discovery at your doorstep

HIDDEN BEHIND THE GLASS DOORS OF THE CARDINIA CULTURAL CENTRE IS A WORLD YOU MIGHT NOT QUITE EXPECT.

Sitting next to the gently rippling waters of Lakeside Pakenham Lake, the Centre lies in the peaceful grounds of suburban Melbourne, surrounded by the homes of young professionals, grandparents and new families - people like you. Patrons buzz in and out of the doors, giving the venue a feeling of excitement. It’s a place where, despite the tranquil surroundings - things are happening. And things are truly happening at this unique local spot, with a state of the art redevelopment turning this beautiful building into a hub for up and coming digital artists, theatre, dance and the arts of the new millennium.

Dave Thomson is an artist and one of the local faces at the venue - and his enthusiasm for the future of art in Australia is palpable. “Cardinia Cultural Centre is a place where we can develop artists,” he said. “We allow them to experiment and explore, without them needing access to the restrictive budgets digital art installations usually need.” As he walks around The Gallery, which uses space in a way that gives the room both an intimate and majestic feel, you can feel his passion for the space. “The Gallery is a blank canvas – and the set up rivals even the National Gallery of Victoria,” he continues. “This is a space where artists can do whatever they want. Try and push us.”

It’s a challenge that may well be taken up by local Casey Cardinia artists, with the room featuring access to water, to support installations of a more liquid variety - and even the ability to hang heavy items to the ceiling – as heavy as a car. The possibilities are endless.

Beyond access to digital arts, the Centre offers state-of-the-art performances, including the upcoming Arj Barker and Victorian State Ballet, proving both laughs and thoughtful commentary on our community by the most talented in the business.

This unique venue also offers function space to host weddings, community events or meetings, while the redevelopment provides additional car parking.

In the past, the suburbs have been forgotten and people travelled to the city for world-class entertainment and the best of art and new technology. Those days are gone. The Centre is the home of a grassroots cultural movement where Australia’s best has spilled into the suburbs.

The Cardinia Cultural Centre redevelopment will be fully open to the public on 8 November. No invitation is needed to stop by, have a coffee and explore what’s happening in your backyard.

What's On

Culture, art and discovery at your doorstep

School Holiday Movies

Dumbo

A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but all is not as it appears.

Date: Monday 23 September

Time: 10am

Tickets: $5 per person, $10 per snack deal per person (includes movie ticket, popcorn and drink). Children aged two years and under are free (when not occupying a seat).

Culture, art and discovery at your doorstep

Casey Cardinia Business Breakfast

Goose on the Unicycle! Breakfast with Samuel Johnson

The City of Casey, Cardinia Shire Council, Melbourne Football Club and Federation University are proud to host the Casey Cardinia Business Breakfast Series with the final breakfast for 2019 featuring Samuel Johnson.

Date: Wednesday 25 September

Time: 6.45am registration, 7am-9am

Tickets: $60 per person

Culture, art and discovery at your doorstep

School Holiday Movies

Wonder Park

Wonder Park tells the story of an amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.

Date: Monday 30 September

Time: 10am

Tickets: $5 per person, $10 per snack deal per person (includes movie ticket, popcorn and drink). Children aged two years and under are free (when not occupying a seat).

Culture, art and discovery at your doorstep

Ballet

Giselle

Presented by Victorian State Ballet, Giselle is a moving story of love and forgiveness, spoken through the language of true traditional classical ballet.

Date: Saturday 5 October

Time: 2pm matinee performance, 7pm evening performance

Tickets: $30 per person, $27 per concession/child, $100 per family pass (four tickets per family pass)

Culture, art and discovery at your doorstep

Sip and See - Morning Entertainment

No Regrets: The Edith Piaf Story

Nikki Nouveau presents the intriguing life and times of legendary Parisian artist Edith Piaf through song and story. Proudly presented by Cardinia Shire Council as part of the 2019 Seniors Festival.

Date: Wednesday 16 October

Time: 10am morning tea, 11am performance

Tickets: Special Seniors Festival price $14 per person, companion card holders are free

Culture, art and discovery at your doorstep

Arj Barker

We Need to Talk

Australia’s adopted son of comedy, Arj Barker returns with his brand new show We Need To Talk. Presented by Alist.com.au

Date: Saturday 19 October

Time: 8pm

Tickets: Adults $49.90 per person, Groups 10+ $46.90 per person

40 Lakeside Boulevard, Pakenham
Phone 1300 887 624 or visit
cardiniaculturalcentre.com.au


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