Public Programs and Events


The Incinerator Gallery offers a diverse range of public programs and events to provide opportunities to engage with visual arts in Moonee Valley.

Art Club at the Incinerator Gallery


Connect with other people who share an interest in art over a cuppa and some biscuits.

Whether you are a beginner or an art aficionado Art Club provides an informal opportunity to learn about art-isms, art movements and the artists who made them.

In this popular series artist Mark Dober and other guest presenters will share their favourite or most inspiring artworks and genres.

This provides the basis for a conversation where questions are welcomed as well as being a forum to recommend other exhibitions and art news.

The next Art Club will run from 11am to 12.30pm on Tuesday, 20 November. Register here!

Art Club will run on the following other Tuesdays in 2018:


Light refreshments are provided

Entry is FREE

Book the entire series or casual attendance

Gallery Sketchers


Practice and refine your drawing skills at the iconic Incinerator Gallery. Join guest artists as they demonstrate drawing techniques, then find a comfortable place to sit and work on your own sketching.

Engage in this pleasant pastime while enjoying the company of others in a relaxed setting.

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 Wednesday, 21 November. Register here!

Gallery Sketchers will run on the following other Wednesdays in 2018:


Gallery Sketchers is free with light refreshments provided.

Paper and drawing materials are also provided.

Bookings preferred

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: Monday, 12 November 2018, 5:51 AM