Category Archives: Whitfield


EVENT DATE: Saturday 19-Sunday 20 November 2016

All are welcome to an exhibition and sale of paintings and woodwork by local artists Michael Ashby and John Kunert. Held in tandem with the King Valley La Dolce Vita wine and food festival this free annual exhibition (in 10th year) has proven popular with locals and visitors alike. See for more details.

Date: Saturday 19-Sunday 20 November 2016
Venue: King Valley Community Memorial Hall
Address: 4892 Wangaratta-Whitfield Rd, Whitfield 2733
Time: 10.00am-5.00pm
Entry: Free

Originally built by the local community of Whitfield and district as a local RSL sub-branch hall the King Valley Community Memorial Hall is now owned and operated by a hard working local community association. The venue for many meetings, social functions and RSL memorial services over many years the hall now also hosts exhibitions, book swaps and trash and treasure markets. A perfectly sized hall that is centrally located in Whitfield it serves the local community well as did the servicemen and women of the district in whose honour it was built.

Visit the King Valley Community Memorial Hall page.


EVENT DATE: Saturday 5 November 2016

This internationally acclaimed trio are coming to town riding a murder ballad of junkyard theatre, visual trickery, dark humor and rag’n’bone live music. The Ballad of Backbone Joe tells a hilariously daft and gruesome tale of a murder set in a small country town, in their unique, comedic, Mighty Boosh-esque style.

Undefeated bare-knuckle boxer Backbone Joe has a right hook “as quick as a spun tea-bag” but repeated blows to the head have left him a bit slow to process little details. Like, did he really kill his wife by throwing her off a bridge? Abattoir owner and fight promoter Messy Dimes Dan is only too happy to fill in the blanks. Can Detective Von Trapp ease poor Joe’s troubled mind?

When they are not performing, operating their own lights and triggering primitive visual effects, the actors morph into musicians, pick up drums, guitar and double bass and rattle off foot-stompin’ street blues from side of stage.

Event: Ballad of Backbone Joe, Suitcase Riot (the band)
Saturday 5 November 2016
Venue: King Valley Mountain View Hotel
Address: 4 King Valley Road, Whitfield
Time: 8.00pm
Bookings: Presented by the King Valley Arts Show. Free entry.
This event forms part of Regional Arts Victoria’s Connecting Places program.

VICTORIA, Whitfield, Things of Paint of Wood Exhibition

EVENT DATE: 14 to 16 November 2014Things of Paint and Wood

Things of Paint and Wood has been a cultural enhancement of the La Dolce Vita Italian wine and food event in the King Valley for eight years. Locals Michael Ashby (artist) and John Kunert (woodworker) collaborate to create an exhibition of high quality art and artefacts. John has a commitment to using recycled timber and employs a level of artful and individual design rare in fine woodworking craftspeople. Michael does not restrict himself to one linear exploration of a subject or theme. His work encompasses landscapes, portraits and figures and still lifes. In 2014 Michael had the opportunity to build a working relationship with Marisa Matear, an artist’s model studying theatre skills and practices, whose highly individualised dress style has provided Michael with a wealth of human subject matter in one person. Locals and visitors are most welcome to enjoy this free exhibition and the musicians from 2 pm on Sat.


Date: 14 to 16 November 2014
Venue: King Valley Community Memorial Hall
Address: 4892 Wangaratta – Whitfield Road, Whitfield 3733
Time: Fri 14 Nov, 3pm – 7pm, Sat 15 and Sun 16 Nov, 10am – 5pm
Entry: Free

The King Valley Community Memorial Hall was originally the RSL Hall. The Whitfield and district community built, furnished and maintained this building over several decades with no significant assistance from external bodies. It has been a well used community asset for over 50 years. The Hall is a visual reminder of the contribution of returned service men and women to the King Valley and District and to Australia in general. As such, the current use of the Hall by the community is a lasting legacy from previous generations. The Hall is community managed and the Committee is very encouraging of various community events and gatherings to be held in it. The Hall is now well used by diverse groups in the community, including Book Swaps, Tai Chi, CWA meetings and the Things of Paint and Wood annual art exhibition each November.