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April 7 - April 29

For the three weeks of this exhibition, we've invited artists to come in and paint on our walls!
Pop in over the three weeks to see the progress, or even better, join us Saturday April 28 from 1-3pm for a closing celebration and to see the final artworks!


Dandenong Ranges Open Studios Weekend
May 5 - May 6

Visit the studio of Growing Pains Synapse as part of the Dandenong Ranges Open Studios. Open from 10am-5pm both days, see artists at work, chat you young artists, watch performances, and even participate in activities. More information HERE.


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Growing Pains Synapse
May 5 - May 27

A shoot off of the GP Initiative, Growing Pains Synapse consists of 9 young artists who are taking art in the Dandenong Ranges Open Studios weekend. See their work displayed in the GP Initiative gallery starting Open Studios weekend.


Curator wanted for exhibition scheduled June 2 - June 24

Growing Pains Initiative is looking for an LGBTQIA+ or Indigenous artist or curator who is 30 or under, to curate an exhibition to open in June, as well as potentially coordinate one or two events.
Preferably, you will live, work, or study within the Shire of Yarra Ranges. No experience is necessary, just an interest in the arts, project management and/or curating. The Growing Pains team will provide mentorship and support throughout the planning process.
Email the team with a bit of information about you at hello@growingpainsinitiative.com for more information.


Express Yourself - in 50cm or Less

June 30 - July 22

If you’re 30 and under and have artwork that are less than 50x50cm in size then this is the exhibition for you! Submit up to 5 artworks to be in with the chance of winning some great prizes. Submissions due by June 15.

More information and how to apply HERE


Lit - Group Show
July 28 - August 19

Light, or the lack of light, impacts on everything we do. It can affect our mood, our perception of space, and can instantly change how we see the world. The artists in "Lit" explore the element of light in a range of mediums.


Under the Influence
August 25 - September 16

We're all inspired by something or someone, with influences on our art coming from a wide range of sources. While some draw from multiple sources to inform their work, the artists in "Under the Influence" have strong influences that are clear to see.


Let's Talk About Text
September 22 - October 14

Bring your reading glasses because "Let's Talk About Text" might have you feeling like you're reading a novel. By the end though all these artists will have you thinking differently about text, type, and words.


Your Favs
November 17 - December 16

This exhibition features the public's favourite artists from the group exhibitions across the year.