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

Enlighten: A Festival of Projection

August 29-31, 2018  Bendigo Town Hall & Surrounds

A family-friendly, free event, the festival showcases artists who explore the magic of light and projection with works that can be found amongst the existing nightlife and buzz of Bendigo's CBD. Download a PDF of the Enlighten Program and Precinct Map.

Enlighten is a City of Greater Bendigo initiative that was developed in 2016 and aims to engage diverse communities across Bendigo and central Victoria.

Enlighten will also be part of White Night Bendigo on September 1. 


Photo: Julie Andrews

TrumpitUp and DroneOn: 

mass brass and pipe bands concert

 September 28, 2018 Jubilee Lake, Daylesford 

TrumpIt Up & Drone On is a concert by the region's pipe and brass bands on the banks of Lake Jubilee. The highlight of the concert will be the world premiere of  a  composition by Louisa Trewartha in collaboration with Lincoln Hilton. 

While you are welcome to toot your own horn, tuba, trumpet or any other instrument, no musical talent is required to attend. Simply turn up with an appetite for music. The full line-up of brass and pipe bands attending will be announced at a later date.

Rollin' Into Town:


Circus Oz Rolls into Maryborough


 October 14, 2018 • Maryborough

All fun, all free and all at the famous Maryborough Railway Station...
- Circus Oz performances at 11:00am and 3:00pm with special guests - local kids live
- guitarists of all standards welcomed for a massed performance of Enter Sandman!
- Performances and interactive art and games: Wide Open Road Art, Multicultural Arts Victoria, The Itchy Scabs, and Maryborough VRI Croquet Club.


Poppet by

ACT Natimuk 

October 20  Rosalind Park Poppet Head Bendigo

The Natimuk team  will work in Bendigo over ten months to create a new aerial and projection performance centred on the iconic poppet head  in Rosalind Park. The event captures the stories of Bendigo and its people including Dja Dja Wurrung People, the Golden Dragon Museum, Bendigo Historical Society and CreateAbility.

Photo: Michelle McFarlane

Demolish by


October 25 - 27 at 7:30 pm • Bendigo

The story of Australia is one of demolition: of ancestral lands turned upside down into goldfields, farms, freeways and houses. DEMOLISH takes us inside the heart of cataclysmic change, shining a new light on progress in our landscape. A moving, theatrical spectacle performed with dancers, musicians, projection artists, visual theatre artists, local community members and heavy machinery.

Photographer: Neil Newitt


November 17 Rosalind Park, Bendigo

YAPENYA means to dance, to sing; ceremony in Dja Dja Wurrung language. 

Through bloodline and kinship, the people belonging to the heart of Victoria are the Dja Dja Wurrung. Their Country is a cultural landscape that is more than just tangible objects; imprinted in it are the Dreaming stories, law, totemic relationships, songs, ceremonies and ancestral spirits, which give it life and value. 

YAPENYA is a new performance ceremony presenting new songs and new dances by Dja Dja Wurrung, the Traditional Owners of the heart of Victoria.

Photo: Aunty Linda Ford


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 presented as an integrated conference and cultural program, designed as a multi-art, cross industry and inter-generational event that provides regional connections.

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.