Program Highlights

Something for everybody.
The Regional Centre for Culture is a once-in-a-lifetime experience - some highlights appear below but there's much MUCH more.  Plan Your Own RCC for every day of 2018

Circus Oz: Rolling Into Town

October 14, 2018 10:00am to 4:00pm
Maryborough’s Station Domain Amphitheatre and surrounds

All fun, all free and all at the famous Maryborough Railway Station...
- Circus Oz performs at 11:00am and 3:00pm with 30 Maryborough kids live
- guitarists of all standards welcomed for a massed performance of Enter Sandman!
- Performances and interactive art and games: Wide Open Road Art, Disko Duk Duk Silent Disco Tours, Goldfields Gymnastics, Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Emerge Hub and our favourite band … The Itchy Scabs!

Croquet at the Maryborough VRI Croquet Club and the final day of the exhibition, Jeff Makin: Survey, a highlight of the RCC’s visual arts activities highlighting the beauty and majesty of the landscape from Mount Macedon to the Grampians.

Poppet by

ACT Natimuk

October 20 Rosalind Park Poppet Head Bendigo

Spectacular aerial acrobatics, dance, puppetry, music and interactive projections!

A collaboration between the artists of ACT Natimuk – featuring Jillian Pearce of Y Space, Dave Jones of Transience and shadow puppeteer Mary French, with sound design by Russell Goldsmith and lighting by Tom Willis.

Aided by Sam Thomas, Kate Stones, Kayla Baksh, Mick Bourke,Jida Gulpilil and Bec Phillips from the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans, the Golden Dragon Chinese Museum, CreateAbility, Z Fit, Camp Hill Primary School students, the Bendigo Field Naturalists, and the Bendigo Historical Society.

More information about Poppet

Photo: Michelle McFarlane


November 17 at 8:00pm
Rosalind Park, Bendigo

YAPENYA is song. YAPENYA is dance. YAPENYA is language. YAPENYA is ceremony. YAPENYA is Dja Dja Wurrung.

YAPENYA is a new Dja Dja Wurrung ceremony celebrating song, dance, language and culture.

YAPENYA meaning place of song and dance, will share Dja Dja Wurrung stories from the stars, that are reflected onto country. Using song, dance, language and storytelling YAPENYA is a celebration of Dja Dja Wurrung ancestors, history, culture and presence.

The Dja Dja Wurrung community extends a warm invitation to all residents of Bendigo and surrounding areas to come witness this new ceremony.

Free entry.

Photo: Aunty Linda Ford

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December 11-15 at 8:15 pm
Bendigo Showgrounds, Regional Events Complex, Holmes Road

Tickets $20 and $25. Bookings:

Demolish exposes the fragility of home. It takes us inside the heart of cataclysmic change.Performed at the Bendigo Showgrounds, on Dja Dja Wurrung country, Demolish explores the precarious nature of how we live in the landscape, and what that will mean for our future.

Demolish is a moving, theatrical spectacle created by goldfields theatre-makers Rebecca Russell and Ken Evans, with performers Janette Hoe (dance artist), Christy Flaws and Luke O’Connor (physical theatre performers) with Clunes farmer, Christine Rowe and Dja Dja Wurrung elder Aunty Linda Ford.

Photo: Neil Newitt


Artlands Victoria

October 10-14, 2018
Bendigo & Castlemaine

Celebrating twenty years in 2018, Artlands is the biennial event that shines a national spotlight on Australia’s regional arts.

Artlands Victoria will be delivered in Bendigo from October 10-13, 2018 with a Castlemaine program stream available on Friday 12 October (return transport from Bendigo to Castlemaine will be available on Friday 12 October for delegates who opt-in to this stream).

Sunday 14 October will be a self-managed Out and About exploration day, allowing you to enjoy the surrounding region and make your way home at your own pace.

The full program and session scheduler will be available in September for delegates to pre-book sessions and events and plan their Artlands experience.

Join the national discussion on regional arts – register now!




EMERGE aims to increase opportunities for emerging and refugee communities to participate in and control their own cultural development. The Emerge Cultural Hub in Bendigo is part of Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Emerge Cultural Network that operates within a Community Cultural Development framework.

The Emerge program adds a diverse voice to the arts and cultural landscape in Bendigo through creating intercultural arts experiences, increasing participation and opportunities by and for artists and community members from former refugee and Indigenous backgrounds.