Spring in Australia is when everything comes alive after the winter break – from floras to activities, everything begins to bloom when spring arrives! If you’ve had enough of nature’s beauty in Sydney & Canberra, and you’re looking to immerse yourself in some arts and entertainment this spring, we’ve got just the places for you to be in – Melbourne and Tasmania!
MELBOURNE: Creative entertainment at leading arts fest
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The Melbourne Fringe Festival brings together projects, independent artists and budding talents to one place each year and provides these amazingly creative minds a platform to shine. This annual event takes place from 16 September – 4 October. If you’re looking for some intellectual stimulation and entertainment, this festival is where you should be!
Continue your enriching experience with the the Melbourne Festival from 8 – 20 October! The festival began in 1986, and is one of Australia’s leading international arts festivals. The Festival prides itself on its outstanding reputation for presenting unique international and Australian events in the fields of dance, theatre, music, visual arts, multimedia, free and outdoor events annually, so you can expect an exciting programme again this year!
TASMANIA: Celebrating culture and the arts
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When you’re in Tasmania in Spring, you’ve got to visit the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart. As far as arts and culture go, the museum is the most comprehensive – it combines art, craft and architecture elements in a mind-blowing showcase of international cultural treasures and contemporary art, while hosting an impressive program of festivals and events including music performances and exhibitions.
Visit the Tasmanian Craft Fair – one of the best craft fairs held in the beautiful town of Deloraine, a town that boasts a huge number of artists and craftsmen back in the day. Today, the Fair showcases Tasmanian craft, food and wine that you can appreciate and even buy home if you’ve fallen in love!
You can also visit Tasmania’s blooming gardens, take in the sights of hundreds of tulips at Hobart’s Spring Tulip Festival and explore the tulip festivities in Wynyard (the Bloomin’ Tulip Festival happens in October!) at your own pace with the family!
Tasmania offers cultural gatherings that celebrate all kinds of creativity, from craft and film making to singing and traditional boat building. There’s also a strong local live music and theatre scene, offering everything from a world class symphony orchestra to underground acts and performance art. Wherever you travel in Tasmania, there’s inspiring art works to be found – even where you might least expect it.
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