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What's on in March?

Throughout Australia, we run through some of the best events you can enjoy in March 2021.

Sundown Sketch Club (Sydney)

From life drawing to architectural exploration to pure experimentation, enjoy spectacular views of Sydney Harbour with wine and cheese in hand as part of the MCA Late program.

Using fine art materials, learn how to unleash your creative potential – guided by MCA artist educators.

Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George Street, The Rocks, 5 March 2021


You Are Cordially Invited (Melbourne)

Curated by Andrew Stephens, You Are Cordially Invited explores 150 years of Melbourne Town Hall. This majestic building and surrounding spaces have hosted an extraordinary array of people and events since opening in August 1870.

City Gallery, ground floor of Melbourne Town Hall, until 19 March 2021


Curiocity (Brisbane)

Let your imagination roam free! Curiocity Brisbane is a 17-day celebration of science, art and tech, where new possibilities play and big ideas collide. Explore a packed program of interactive installations and events including World Science Festival Brisbane. Watch as the city around you is transformed into a world of discovery.

City Botanic Gardens, 12-28 March 2021


Festibowl (Perth)

Freshly cut grass beneath your feet, blue sky above, ice cold drink in hand, sizzling street food aromas wafting through the air and lively beats for those who boogie, this is a wonderful festival to rock ‘n’ bowl the night away.

Lake Monger Recreation Club, Wembley, 4-25 March 2021


The Garden of Unearthly Delights (Adelaide)

Each year, The Garden of Unearthly Delights team creates a unique festival playground including multiple performance venues, bars, carnival rides, an array of world foods, market stalls, and the most unexpected sideshow surprises.

Kadlitpina Park, Rundle Park, Adelaide until 21 March 2021


Steamfest 2021 (Hobart)

On the March long weekend every year, SteamFest brings history to life over three days with one of the biggest collections of working steam machinery in Australia, Steam train rides, exhibitions of pioneering skills showing how things were done in yesteryear, ploughing displays and a full wood chopping competition on Monday.

Sheffield Steam and Heritage Centre, 14 Spring Street, Sheffield, 6-8 March 2021


Before Hand: The Private Life of a Portrait (Canberra)

A new exhibition revealing the backstories behind iconic works from the National Portrait Gallery collection and the creative and social process of making a portrait. Features interviews with artists and sitters as well as rarely seen working drawings, scrapbooks, sketches and footage taken in artists’ studios and out on location.

National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, until 31 March 2021


NT Travelling Film Festival (various NT locations)

Northern Territory Travelling Film Festival (NTTFF) celebrates and showcases the outstanding short film, television and video productions from the NT, capturing the stories, culture and landscape of this iconic region and the people that call it home.

Ooraminna, Yulata, Tennant Creek, Darwin and many more locations (see website for details), 8 March – 3 June 2021