EVENT DATE: Saturday 19 November

Past students, parents and teachers and descendants of the families who attended Myall School, community members with an interest in the social and educational fabric of a small rural district are invited to come back to Myall to celebrate the 120th Anniversary of the school.

Myall Hall will be open from 11 am -3pm to view the displays and share memories of Myall. At 2pm join us for the cutting of the anniversary cake.

Date: Saturday 19 November
Venue: Myall Hall
Address: Peach Lane, Myall
Time: 11AM – 3PM
Cost: Donation

The Myall Hall which celebrated its centenary in 1912 has been an emblem of the pioneering settlers who made the Murray river plains their home. The building of a Hall with a large bank overdraft brought the community to a sense of purpose and achievement.

With the opening up of crown land in the Village Settlement, twenty families took up the 18-20 acre blocks. Interestingly most of the village settlers were connected to the early selectors, a mix of folk of British and European origins who formed a tight knit community, who worked hard to get established and develop community facilities.

The school, built by the parents was established in 1896 and was a catalyst in establishing a centre for communicatio, education and social activity.

The opportunity for a Hall took off and in 1912 the “grand opening” of the Myall Hall took the form of a concert, ball and large feast in an outdoor marquee.

Dances and balls were held regularly and later euchre was played in the ante room with ever increasing numbers of people travelling across the district. Church, sporting and social events were connected with the Hall. Moving pictures attracted large crowds. School concerts were popular events. During the great wars there were farewell presentations and welcome home occasions.

A Myall School Roll of Honour was hung in the Myall Primary School until it was closed in 1993, which now hangs in the Myall Hall. On 11th November we will remember these and other men and women who served our country with displays and activities in the Hall from 12-4pm.

Contact Secretary Myall Public Hall
c/- 200 Cockroft Road
Myall Vic 3579


Visit the Myall Hall page


EVENT DATE: Friday 28 October – Saturday 10 December 2016

The Wattle Range held the inaugural Wattle Range Exhibition in 2015 and the Millicent Gallery was full of colour with this exciting art exhibition. Over 180 entries were received from artists as far afield as Canberra, Western Victoria, and Limestone Coast through to Adelaide. The quality and variety of the work was outstanding with the Exhibition capturing the taste and interest of most people. With portraiture to landscape, industrial to textiles, found objects to ceramics and abstract to traditional there was something to suit all tastes. Over 2000 people including many groups from throughout the Limestone Coast and Western Victoria visited the Gallery.

The exhibition represented an exciting mix of artists, many of whom have successfully exhibited in other exhibitions, artists and craftsperson’s who were mentored by Barbara Wallace through to the emerging artist exhibiting for the first time.

Date: Friday 28 October – Saturday 10 December
Venue: Millicent Gallery, Civic Centre
Address: Ridge Terrace, Millicent, SA
Time: Open Tuesday – Sunday (closed Mondays)
Entry: Free

The Millicent Gallery is celebrating 25 years and is adjacent to the Civic and Arts Centre

Contact: Janice Nitschke 87330903

Visit the Millicent Gallery hall page.


EVENT DATE:  Friday 18 November 2016

Twilight Tastings is an evening held on the lawns of The Chambers. Live music, wood oven pizza. wine and beer tasting all with a special touch of Coorong Cottage Industries. Twilight Tastings celebrates all that Meningie has to offer – country hospitality and sense of community all overlooking the magnificent sunset as it disappears into Lake Albert.

Date: Friday 18 November 2016
Venue: The Chambers
Address: 14 Princes Highway, Meningie SA
Time: 4PM – 9PM
Entry: Free

For almost 20 years, the Meningie Town Hall has been home to Coorong Cottage Industries, a community cooperative that aims to promote traditional art, crafts and produce.
The building now known as ‘The Chambers’ began its life way back in 1889 as the Town Hall and Meningie Council Chambers. If the walls could talk you would hear stories of town meetings and school concerts, Saturday night dances and picture shows, weddings and court hearings, table tennis competitions and strawberry fetes. It housed library books and honour rolls dedicated to war heroes.
These days you can enjoy the well-kept gardens and beautifully restored building every day except Christmas day. You can be inspired by stunning quilts, delicious locally produced jams, pickles and baked goods, collectables and curios, timberwork and much more.
Meningie, with its population of approximately 900 is situated on the shore of Lake Albert and just a stone throw from the iconic Coorong National Park. Think lazy days fishing, sunsets over the water, bird watching and country hospitality…….

Phone: 85751770

Visit The Chambers hall page.


EVENT DATE: Sunday 6 November 2016

The Savoy Opera Co will be presenting the Gilbert and Sullivan Opera The Mikado.

Date: Sunday 6 November
Venue: Bunyip Hall
Address: 38 Main Street Bunyip 3815
Time: 2PM
Entry: Adults $25.00  Children $10.00

Bunyip Hall was opened in 1906 and was used by Debating Clubs, Public Library, Dramatic Club, various concerts, choirs, Picture theatre and Weddings to name a few. In 1940 the Hall was destroyed by fire and rebuilt and opened again in 1942.

The Hall is currently and has been host to the RSL, CWA, Landcare meeting and Bush Dance, CWA choir, Tai Chi, Yoga, Art Classes, Car Club, Butterfly Ballet, Playgroup, Australia Day and Anzac day concerts and well as funeral, wakes and Opera concerts.

In all Bunyip Hall is a much utilized and very much at the heart of the Bunyip Community.

Booking Officer – Sue Anderson
Contact   0407834443


Visit the Bunyip Hall page.


EVENT DATE: Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November

Saturday:  10 a.m. Improv Workshop – 90 minutes
2 p.m. Writing for the stage – a workshop to write a short work for performance. 150 minutes
Sunday:  3.p.m. The Crossing – a showing of a new work for the stage by Vessel – 60 minutes with discussion after.
5.30 p.m. Adventurous Women Trek Talk (Archie’s Couch)

Date: Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November
Venue: Archie’s Creek Community Hall
Address: Archie’s Creek Road
Time: 10AM, 2 PM (SAT) & 3PM (SUN)
Cost: $10 / $15 / $10

The Archie’s Creek Community Hall was originally built in 1901. Land was donated to the community for this purpose by a local farmer and the community owns and operates the building! Currently a range of activities take place at the hall including the annual Spanish Night with Flamenco music and dance and also guitar making. Local musicians regularly play here and an active and dedicated committee are seeking to activate the hall even further.

Contact: Mez Oldham 0415445215

Vicki Vanzet  0438787430

Visit the Archie’s Creek Hall page


EVENT DATE: Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November 2016

Show+Tell: January 2013 Bush Fire Recovery Project

The exhibition will be shown on 19 and 20 November 2016. It will provide an opportunity for the fire-affected community to create an artistic response to the disastrous 2013 Dunalley bush fires through images or words.

All works will be exhibited on a portable display system based on a grid of 200 x 200 mm squares. The minimum size of artworks is 150 x 200 mm (horizontal or vertical) and the maximum is 600 x 600 mm. Participants are required to agree to the artwork being displayed at the discretion of the Project Managers. The copyright of all artwork remains with the authors.

The hall is wheelchair accessible.

Bush fires play a significant part in Australian history. The importance and understanding of Aboriginal bush fire management has only recently been appreciated. The settler response to the phenomenon through visual arts can be seen in the classic large oil on canvas, Black Thursday, February 6th 1851, painted by William Strutt and on display at the State Library of Victoria. The event was so dramatic for Strutt that it was 8 years after the disaster before he could bring himself to portray the event. The bush fires of southeast Tasmania in January 2013 had a greater and long-term effect than anyone could have imagined at that time.

Date: Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November 2016
Venue: The Forcett Community Hall
Address: Arthur Highway, Forcett, Tasmania 7173
Time: 11 am until 5 pm

Contact: Christopher Cowles,  62 535 250

The Forcett Hall

This historic pine lined hall sits beside the Arthur Highway on the busy tourist highway to Port Arthur on Tasman Peninsula and is 7 kms from Sorell next to the only shop and fuel outlet in the small settlement of Forcett.

After many attempts to find an appropriate site and failed attempt to seek a municipal loan, the ladies of Forcett approached Mr Harvey junior and he offered a quarter of an acre of land beside the road close to the post office. To overcome financial difficulties Mr D H Harvey senior funded the building. Although the post office no longer exists, the hall continues under the management of a volunteer committee to provide good service to the community.

On 21 July 1914 The Mercury published the following record when the Foundation Stone was laid.

‘Mr. H. J. Denholm’s, of Lindisfarne, for £440 accepted. The main hall of the building is to have a floor span of 40 x 26, with a fixed stage. A supper room, 10 x 26, two ante-rooms, one for gentlemen and one for ladies, each 13 x 13, the latter fitted with lavatory, etc., are provided for. Water will be laid on and acetylene lighting arranged. The building as planned will be an up-to-date one, convenient in every way for entertainments and dancing. It is proposed to spend another £100 on furnishing, which sum the Iadies hope to secure by means of a grand fair, to be held some time in November next.’

Visit the Forcett Hall page.



EVENT DATE: Thursday 17 November 2016

Wilby Social Group will finish their year with a fun-filled Christmas Party. A trivia session and competitions will be run with prizes for the winners. Morning Tea will follow a Christmas theme. All are welcome.

Date: Thursday 17 November 2016
Venue: Wilby & District Memorial Hall
Address: 111 Almonds-Wilby Road, Wilby
Time: 9:30am to 11:30am

Wilby Hall was built in 1957 and is the focal point of the small town. Once the venue for a famous Belle of Belles Ball season, the hall now has a variety of activities including Yoga classes, Community get togethers, theatre productions, movie nights, markets and much more.

Contact: Helen (03) 57487125  M: 0407521278 or email

Visit the Wilby Hall page.

A statewide initiative by Regional Arts Victoria