Public Programs and Events


The Incinerator Gallery offers a range of public programs and events year round including monthly and season workshops, artist talks, history tours and more.

Art Club


Creative Conversations Series

Join Art Club presenter Gina Panebianco as she sheds a light on the creative practices, challenges and issues faced by some of Australia’s most inspiring artists and designers.

Enjoy the conversation, connect with creative thinkers and discover and rediscover great stories through art and culture.

Art Club is fantastic opportunity to learn, engage in discussion and share stories and ideas with like-minded people.

Gina Panebianco is an art educator with more than thirty years of experience in the research, development, delivery and evaluation of learning programs and audience engagement, resources and publications. Gina is the former Head of Education and Programs at the National Gallery of Victoria, and has been a guest educator in museums in Singapore, Taiwan, USA and Japan.

Art Club welcomes everyone from beginners to art aficionados.

Art Club will run from 10.30am to 12 noon on the following Tuesdays in 2019:


Click here to book your spot. 

Bookings will open on Tuesday, 1 January 2019.

Art Club is free with light refreshments provided.

Bookings preferred.

Gallery Sketchers


Practice and refine your drawing skills at the iconic Incinerator Gallery.

Join our alternating art educators Carly Richardson or Ben Guy as they demonstrate a drawing technique, then find a comfortable place to sit and work on your own sketch.

Participants are invited to come together at the session’s conclusion to view each other’s work over a cuppa.

Gallery Sketchers will run from 10.30am to 12pm on the following Wednesdays in 2019:

Click here to book your spot.

Bookings will open on Tuesday, 1 January 2019.

Gallery Sketchers is free with light refreshments provided.

Paper and drawing materials are also provided.

Bookings preferred.

Visual Thinking Strategies Look Club


11am – 12.30pm, Friday 25 January, 2019

Have you ever wondered what it was like to be part of a VTS conversation?

Or do you just want to experience an exploration into an artwork with a group?

Led by an experienced VTS facilitator this introductory session encourages participants to discuss and listen to each other in a conversation about carefully chosen artworks. The teacher facilitates the group discussion rather than leading or providing extra information.

Through this shared experience and debrief participants gain an opportunity for a rich discussion about an artwork as well as first-hand insight into this pedagogy and its possible applications.

This session is recommended for anyone who wants to connect with art in a meaningful way.

Participants do not need to have had any previous VTS exposure or have a teaching role.

Tickets: $10

Bookings or more information here!

Drag Story Time - Midsumma Festival


Saturday, 9 February at 11am and 1pm

Come along to Drag Story Time at the Gallery and celebrate you, for YOU!

Join our fabulous drag artist to hear stories, sing songs, eat fairy floss and celebrate loving who you are.

After the program find somewhere comfy in the garden with a rainbow library book to share with your family and friends.

There will be two sessions available on the day:

  • Story Time for Families: 11am - 11.45am (suitable for all ages)
  • Story Time for Grown Ups: 1pm - 2pm (a little bit risque and suitable for adults only, aged 18 years and over)

This event is free. Registration is required as spaces are limited.

Visit the Midsumma Festival website to register your place. Registrations open at 8pm, Wednesday 14 November.

This event is presented in collaboration with Midsumma, Women*s Circus and Moonee Valley Libraries.

Incinerator History Tours


The Incinerator offers free history tours to community groups, led by Incinerator Volunteers.

On this tour discover the unique story of the Incinerator Gallery buildings and its architectural, environmental and technological history.

Regarded as a significant building by the National Trust the striking Essendon Incinerator, designed by the offices of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahoney, set new standards in Australia for municipal architecture and its integration into suburbia.

Once a wetland by the Maribyrnong River, the Incinerator with its fascinating past is now the heart of Moonee Valley and a venue that provides the community with opportunities to engage with art, architecture and the environment.

Tours last 45 minutes, are available on request and are subject to availability. Groups must have a minimum of 8 participants.

For more information or to request a booking, contact Christine via email or call 03 8325 1740.

Schools interested in booking tours please click here.

Last updated: Friday, 18 January 2019, 6:48 AM