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August 2018

Scarecrow Making Workshop

26 August @ 12:00 am - 2:00 am
The Old Auction House, 52-56 Mollison Street
Kyneton, Victoria 3444 Australia
$12

Would you like to enter a prize winning scarecrow in the Whole Town Scarecrow Competition, but don't know where to start ? An all included workshop will get you on your way !

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“Floral Flights of Fantasy” Exhibition

30 August @ 9:00 am - 31 August @ 5:00 pm
Studio Gallery, The Old Auction House, 52-56 Mollison Street
Kyneton, Victoria 3444 Australia
Free

A studio exhibition by Leadlight by Ettore. Using fused glass, the Leadlight By Ettore glass arts studio celebrate glass and spring with a colourful display of daffodils and feathered friends.

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Book Artwork Creations Exhibition

30 August @ 9:00 am - 9 September @ 5:30 pm
Aesop’s Attic Bookshop, 70 High Street
Kyneton, Victoria 3444 Australia
Free

Book Artwork Creations highlight what can be created from damaged books that would otherwise be recycled. The exhibition will be open to view every day of the Festival. Artists works will also be available for sale. Official exhibition launch and prize announcements will commence at 2:00pm, Saturday 1 September.

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Gala Festival Opening Night

31 August @ 5:30 am - 9:00 am
Kyneton Mechanics Institute, 81 Mollison Street
Kyneton, Victoria 3444 Australia

The Gala Festival Opening Night launches the Festival with a bang. The event is also the official exhibition opening of both the Kyneton Daffodil Arts Prize and the Art Photography Prize entries.

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The Daffodil Art Prize, The Art Photography Prize & Rotary Youth Art Awards Exhibitions Opening Night

31 August @ 5:30 am - 10 September @ 9:00 am
Kyneton Mechanics Institute, 81 Mollison Street
Kyneton, Victoria 3444 Australia

The Daffodil Art Prize, the Art Photography Prize and the Rotary Youth Art Awards Exhibition will open and prize winners will be announced on Thursday evening 30 August at the Festival Opening Night. Each of these exhibitions will showcase the amazing talent and creativity of our art community.   For more information about how to enter your work in these art prizes, please visit the links below. The Kyneton Daffodil Art Prize The Art Photography Prize The Rotary Youth Art…

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Springtime Daffodil Display

31 August @ 9:00 am - 9 September @ 4:00 pm
Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, 53 Ebden Street
Kyneton, Vic 3444 Australia
Free

Delightful exhibitions of daffodil and other flower arrangements presented by the local community.

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The Daffodil Art Prize, The Art Photography Prize & Rotary Youth Art Awards Exhibitions

31 August @ 10:00 am - 9 September @ 4:00 pm
Kyneton Mechanics Institute, 81 Mollison Street
Kyneton, Victoria 3444 Australia
Free

The Daffodil Art Prize, the Art Photography Prize and the Rotary Youth Art Awards Exhibition will open and prize winners will be announced on Thursday evening 30 August at the Festival Opening Night. Each of these exhibitions will showcase the amazing talent and creativity of our art community.   For more information about how to enter your work in these art prizes, please visit the links below. The Kyneton Daffodil Art Prize The Art Photography Prize The Rotary Youth Art…

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Mosaic and Ceramic Exhibition

31 August @ 10:00 am - 9 September @ 4:00 pm
60 Dettmans Lane, 60 Dettmans Lane
Kyneton, Vic 3444 Australia
Free

An exhibition featuring the work of Geraldine Phelan as well as local and interstate artists. Visit the studio and outdoor spaces of this exhibition and for a gold coin donation extend your visit to meander through the open gardens.

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“Fantasy of Virtue” Exhibition

31 August @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Stockroom, 98 Piper Street
Kyneton, Victoria 3444 Australia
Free

Fantasy of virtue / All things and nothing features intricate works on paper by Victorian-based artist BECC ORSZÁG. In this ongoing body of work, ORSZÁG explores 'sehnsucht', a German noun which describes an individual’s unfulfilled longing for an idealistic, unattainable alternate experience, combined with the phenomenon of paramnesia (déjà vu); the distortion of memory in which fantasy is confused with reality. ORSZÁG examines these ideas in relation to concepts of sacred space and religious experience, questioning notions of existence, ritual, pilgrimage…

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“In Case of Emergency” Exhibition

31 August @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Stockroom, 98 Piper Street
Kyneton, Victoria 3444 Australia
Free

Fragments of safety glass from a broken bus shelter are neatly contained in a glass vitrine, suspended precariously from brackets and chain. Drone footage reveals the vast scale of illegal stockpile sites housed by various recycling plants throughout Victoria. A mechanical arm repeatedly batters an emergency hammer against safety glass until nothing is left. In case of Emergency presents a series of sculptural installations in reaction to Australia’s current recycling crisis. In this solo exhibition, EMME ORBACH references the illegal stockpiling of…

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“Poked By a Bone in a Cupboard” Exhibition

31 August @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Stockroom, 98 Piper Street
Kyneton, Victoria 3444 Australia
Free

Stockroom presents Poked by a bone in a cupboard, a group exhibition of video works, curated by artist SIYING ZHOU and featuring BRIDGET GRIFFITHS, KA-YIN KWOK, LOU HUBBARD, PIA JOHNSON, SANJA PAHOKI, Min MIN WONG and SIYING ZHOU. These works, from seven Australian artists who vary in art practices, career status, and socio-cultural upbringing. explore family, immigration and relationships. In their respective careers, the artists have been independently drawn to explore family relationships in video work. Poked by a bone in a…

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“Glimpses of Japan” Exhibition

31 August @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gallery 40, 9 Piper Street
Kyneton, Victoria 3444 Australia
Free

An exhibition of photographs, cards and glass objects.

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Celebrate With Scarecrows

31 August - 10 September
Free

Everyone is invited to join in the fun and make a Scarecrow for display during this year’s Festival. The 2018 Daffodil and Arts Festival theme, “Dancing with Daffodils” is sure to inspire your design !

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Open Gardens

31 August - 10 September

In and around Kyneton beautiful gardens will once again open their doors to the public. View the full garden listing here. To stay connected and to hear about all updates to the Open Gardens program, follow us on Instagram, Facebook or sign up for the Festival Newsletter by entering your details here

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The Starry Night Masquerade on Piper Street

31 August @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Royal George Hotel, 24 Piper Street
Kyneton, Vic 3444 Australia

Presented by Unmarked AU, bookings are essential.

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September 2018

Kyneton Antique and Vintage Fair – Opening Night

1 September @ 3:00 am - 3 September @ 5:30 am
Kyneton Town Hall, 129 Mollison Street
Kyneton, Victoria 3444 Australia

The 22nd annual Kyneton Antique and Vintage Fair is a must stop to shop affair. Vast collections of vintage bed and table linens, small furniture, crystal ware, porcelain figurines, mid century costume jewelry, vintage women’s wear. Featured this year is a doll and doll house exhibition and doll house and miniature sale, held upstairs at the Town Hall. Proudly presented by Friends of the Kyneton Museum Inc. Adult entry is $7, children enter free Entry times vary daily, as shown below:…

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Kyneton’s Festival of One Act Plays – Gala Opening

1 September @ 5:00 am - 9:00 am
The Bluestone Theatre, 28 Hutton Street
Kyneton, Victoria 3444 Australia

Kyneton’s Festival of One Act Plays, celebrating 62 years of continuous performance will return in 2018, and will be performed at the renovated Bluestone Theatre in Hutton Street Kyneton over 3 days from 31 August to 2 September. The program and ticketing details will be released nearer to the Festival, but for now, keep these dates available! For more information about how to submit your entry to the Festival of One Act Plays, visit here. Adults - all sessions: $40 Adults…

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Men’s Breakfast

1 September @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Kyneton Baptist Church, 43 Ebden Street
Kyneton, Vic 3444 Australia
Free

Famous annual Festival breakfast with guest speaker Steve Messer, a Gippsland teacher-turned-preacher, songwriter and raconteur, whose authentic message of hope is deeply rooted in the Bible and the real life struggles of families on the land. All men welcome.

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“Floral Flights of Fantasy” Exhibition

1 September @ 10:00 am - 2 September @ 4:00 pm
Studio Gallery, The Old Auction House, 52-56 Mollison Street
Kyneton, Victoria 3444 Australia
Free

A studio exhibition by Leadlight by Ettore. Using fused glass, the Leadlight By Ettore glass arts studio celebrate glass and spring with a colourful display of daffodils and feathered friends.

Find out more »

“In Case of Emergency” Exhibition

1 September @ 10:00 am - 2 September @ 5:00 pm
Stockroom, 98 Piper Street
Kyneton, Victoria 3444 Australia
Free

Fragments of safety glass from a broken bus shelter are neatly contained in a glass vitrine, suspended precariously from brackets and chain. Drone footage reveals the vast scale of illegal stockpile sites housed by various recycling plants throughout Victoria. A mechanical arm repeatedly batters an emergency hammer against safety glass until nothing is left. In case of Emergency presents a series of sculptural installations in reaction to Australia’s current recycling crisis. In this solo exhibition, EMME ORBACH references the illegal stockpiling of…

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“Poked By a Bone in a Cupboard” Exhibition

1 September @ 10:00 am - 2 September @ 5:00 pm
Stockroom, 98 Piper Street
Kyneton, Victoria 3444 Australia
Free

Stockroom presents Poked by a bone in a cupboard, a group exhibition of video works, curated by artist SIYING ZHOU and featuring BRIDGET GRIFFITHS, KA-YIN KWOK, LOU HUBBARD, PIA JOHNSON, SANJA PAHOKI, Min MIN WONG and SIYING ZHOU. These works, from seven Australian artists who vary in art practices, career status, and socio-cultural upbringing. explore family, immigration and relationships. In their respective careers, the artists have been independently drawn to explore family relationships in video work. Poked by a bone in a…

Find out more »

Kyneton Antique and Vintage Fair

1 September @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kyneton Town Hall, 129 Mollison Street
Kyneton, Victoria 3444 Australia
$7

The 22nd annual Kyneton Antique and Vintage Fair is a must stop to shop affair. Vast collections of vintage bed and table linens, small furniture, crystal ware, porcelain figurines, mid century costume jewelry, vintage women’s wear. Featured this year is a doll and doll house exhibition and doll house and miniature sale, held upstairs at the Town Hall. Proudly presented by Friends of the Kyneton Museum Inc. Adult entry is $7, children enter free Entry times vary daily, as shown below:…

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Open House at Kyneton Historical Society

1 September @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kyneton Historical Society, 75 Piper Street
Kyneton, Vic 3444 Australia
Free

Kyneton Historical Society will be open for research, photography display and there will be pre-loved items for sale and a book trolley for your selection. Come and see what we do!

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Delicious Daffodil Devonshire Delicacies

1 September @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
St Mary’s Hall, 24 Hutton Street
Kyneton, Victoria 3444 Australia
Free

Devonshire Tea and more conducted by the Combined Parishes Asylum Seekers Support Group. Featuring craft, second-hand books and cake stall.

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Dress-Up Children’s Book and Art Event

1 September @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Aesop’s Attic Bookshop, 70 High Street
Kyneton, Victoria 3444 Australia
Free

Come along dressed as a character from Pippi Longstocking. There will be art and craft activities, also prizes of book vouchers for the best costumes. This event is suitable for primary school students. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the activities.

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Hassan Mirza Exhibition

1 September @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
St Paul’s Church, Cnr Powlett St and Yaldwyn St W
Kyneton, Vic 3444 Australia
Free

Hassan Mirza was an international news photographer in Quetta, Pakistan before he fled to Australia 5 years ago. His exhibition includes some of these photographs as well as more recent work from Australia. Exhibition can be viewed on weekdays by appointment, phone 03 5422 2500 or 0437 655 702

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Peter Butterworth Exhibition

1 September @ 10:00 am - 2 September @ 4:00 pm
Bald Hill Sculpture Garden and Gallery, 145 Bald Hill Road
Kyneton, Victoria 3444 Australia
Free

Visit local artist and sculptor Peter Butterworth's Sculpture Garden Studio and Gallery during the Festival.

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Second Hand Book Stall

1 September @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Kyneton Mechanics Reserve, 81 Mollison Street
Kyneton, Victoria 3444 Australia

Presented by Friends of Macedon Ranges Libraries, this second-hand bookstall will help to raise funds for special events, prizes and equipment for the Macedon Ranges Libraries. This is a great chance to pick up a bargain.

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Kyneton Handweavers and Spinners Exhibition and Sale

1 September @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Red Brick Hall, 23 Yaldwyn Street West
Kyneton, Victoria 3444 Australia
Free

Visit the exhibition and sale of handcrafted accessories made by members of the enduring artisan group Kyneton Handweavers and Spinners. This group will also have a stall for exhibition and sale of handcrafted items at the Kyneton Art Group Art and Craft Show at St Paul’s Hall, Yaldwyn Street West on Saturday 8 September and Sunday 9 September, 10:00am - 4:00pm.

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Kyneton Horticultural Society’s Spring Flower Show

1 September @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Watts Pavilion Showgrounds, 184-194 Mollison Street
Kyneton, Victoria 3444 Australia

An annual highlight of the Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival, the Kyneton Horticultural Society Flower Show features the town’s iconic emblem in its very many varieties. The show highlights daffodils, open, amateur and novice sections, cut flowers & shrubs, pot plants, cacti & succulents, floral art and a children’s section. The official opening is to be held at 3:00pm.

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