The Weekender: December 16 – 18

GET your groove on at the O2 Spring Jam, seek out indigenous Australian art, witness a West Melbourne car park come to life through street art or shop around in the Kensington Market. Tam Tran has you covered this weekend! 

O2 Spring Jam
Friday, December 16 – Saturday, December 18 (Various Times) | O2 Dance Studio (25 – 29 Wangaratta St, Richmond)

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Worried about getting stuffed with Christmas food and losing that summer body goal? Not a problem, O2 Dance Studio has got you covered this weekend.

Head to O2 Spring Jam to dance it out and burn your troubles away. There will be three classes on Friday for $15 and five classes on Saturday for $25 (that’s $5 per class!). Featuring a special line up of Melbourne’s top choreographers, the event brings to you the artistic talent of Lanie De Castro, Etienne Khoo, Martijn Sedgfield and many more.

O2 Spring Jam gives you the chance to learn from the best while getting more bang for your bucks. Dance it out this weekends so you can hop into Christmas feeling ace and looking great!

So whether you’re a beginner or a professional, never miss a chance to dance!

Head over to O2 Dance Studio’s official website for more information about the event and their regular casual class timetable.

‘Who’s Afraid of Colour’ at NGV Fed Square
Friday, December 16 – Monday, April 17 (10.00am – 5.00pm) | The Ian Potter Centre, NGV Australia (Federation Square, Flinders St & Russell St, Melbourne)


The ‘Who’s afraid of colour’ exhibition will take place at the Ian Potter Centre in Federation Square. | Photo: Travis via Flickr

Starting this Friday, the National Gallery of Victoria will present a magnificent composition of work by a range of Indigenous female artists, including Julie Gough, Destiny Deacon, Emily Cam and many more.

“Who’s Afraid of Color” incorporates the use of digital, synthetic and organic materials to explore color and assert the politics of identity. The exhibition will also feature photographs that exposes Indigenous disadvantages and repugnant instances of institutionalized racism.

The exhibition is free for all visitors and will feature large bodies of work from the NGV collection that have never been shown together. From outspoken inventions to quiet reflection, the artworks of these talented artists will surely leave you fascinated.

“Who’s afraid of Color” is one of the many exhibitions currently featured at the National Gallery of Victoria. Head to their website to find out more details.

West End Art Park
Sunday, December 18 (12.00pm – 4.00pm) | Trenerry Property (185 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne)

This Sunday, four of Australia’s most acclaimed urban artists — Georgia Hill, Phibs, George Rose and Ken Taylor — will transform a West Melbourne car park into a celebration of art.

Unlike the conventional settings of art galleries, ‘West End Art Park’ allows audiences to witness the designing process as well as interact and engage with the artists as they work.

The event will also be accompanied by live music curated by Perfect Day Music, a bar and food trucks to keep you energised throughout the afternoon.

Witness an artistic creation in the making, jam to chill tunes and enjoy good food, all for free!

Visit That’s Melbourne’s webpage to find out more information about the event.

Kensington Market
Sunday, December 18 (10.00am – 3.00pm) | Kensington Town Hall (30-34 Bellair St, Kensington)

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to get your shopping bags out and start gift-hunting. Not sure what to look for? Head to Kensington Market this weekend to see what’s in-store!

Featuring around 70 stalls, this boutique market offers a broad mix of fresh produce, designer fashion, artwork and antiques. Patrons can shop to their heart’s content while enjoying great live music, delicious food and drinks.

The event will also include a petting zoo, so you can take a break from consumerism and cuddle your favorite fluffy animals. You might just find the perfect Christmas gift this weekend!

Don’t miss out on this wonderful shopping experience!

Visit Kensington Market’s official website to find out more information.

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