Category Archives: Arts

Wonders of the Arboretum

‘Expect the unexpected’, they said, of this first-time family event in the Tim Neville Arboretum on Sunday 16 February. Well, we did – and this is what we wandered into. Gnomic garden gnomes, cosy in wheelbarrows, mystified tiny children. A … Continue reading

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Noelene Taylor Dancers – Dancing in the Village for 24 years

The Noelene Taylor Dancers are a part of the Ferntree Gully Village, meeting in the Uniting Church hall in The Avenue and offering classes in tap, jazz, lyrical ballet and hiphop. Ballet is recognized as being beneficial for footballers who … Continue reading

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Knox Library receives upgrade as part of Living Libraries Program

Knox Library is set to undergo a massive upgrade from next year as part of the State Government’s Living Libraries Program. Knox Council has been given a $450,000 grant for the upgrade, which will see Knox Library double in size … Continue reading

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Ferntree Gully Arts Society celebrates 75 years

On Saturday 17 August about 40 members and friends of the Ferntree Gully Arts Society gathered at The Hut Gallery to celebrate 75 years of bringing art to the community. The Society was founded in 1944 by Australian potter Allan … Continue reading

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The Upwey Archies – a community portrait project

The Upwey Township Group, in partnership with Burrinja, are thrilled to present The Upwey Archies 2019. Inspired by the Archibald Prize and the ‘Not The Archies’ exhibitions, the Upwey Archies is a community portrait project, bringing together the creative voices … Continue reading

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Arboretum’s Sunflower Pavilion receives Design Award

The new Sunflower Pavilion at the Tim Neville Arboretum received a Commendation in the inaugural Knox Design Awards. The pavilion, designed by Benjamin Gilbert Agency of Sculpture, is described as ‘a particularly striking addition to an established Municipal Park and … Continue reading

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New look FTG Library

After 11 years of heavy duty, Ferntree Gully Library has been renovated and re-designed in a way that reflects changing patterns of use. First impressions are of spaciousness, clean signage on pale wood, and plenty of seating. Librarian Denise Hibbs … Continue reading

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