What’s On In April

From the Ocean Film Festival to a Brett Whiteley exhibition, find out what’s on in April in your major city.


The Powerhouse Museum will play host to six mummies from the British Museum collection this April to give you a greater insight into the history behind on the most fascinating civilisations. The mummies, estimated to be between 1,800 and 3,000 years old are brought to life with CT scanning technology to get you up close to discover the history behind these ancient Egyptians.

Why not kill two birds with one stone and walk around the new breathtaking Calyx horticultural exhibition space in the Royal Botanical Gardens while learning about chocolate. Sweet Addiction will take you through the history and journey of chocolate from the South American Forest all with a Lindt chocolate mill to indulge in while you’re there.

Source: Royal Botanic Gardens
Source: Royal Botanic Gardens


Back for its 25th anniversary, the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival will attract more than 250,000 food and wine lovers to enjoy some of the finest dishes the city has seen. Some of the world’s best chefs, critics and food writers will gather between April 4-6 to announce the World’s 50 Best Restaurants of 2017.

Revel in the masterpieces that are Brett Whiteley: West of the Divide featuring paintings, sculptures and drawings. With works covering four decades, this curated collection will focus on his connection and love for the region west of the Great Dividing Range.

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The National Gallery of Australia will host an exquisite collection of over 130 pieces from the Palace of Versailles, the first of its kind in Australia. From the marble bust of Louis XIV to Marie-Antoinette’s porcelain, this luxurious exhibit will no doubt be one not to be missed.

Source: National Gallery of Australia


If flawless cinematography is your thing, then the Ocean Film Festival will be sure to hit the spot. The Brisbane Powerhouse will showcase more than two hours of stunning footage above and below the water’s surface. The exhibition is a curated selection that conveys the wonder that is our ocean and celebrates those who cannot stay away through inspiring interviews, footage and narrations to bring the films to life.

Source: Brisbane Powerhouse Museum
Source: Brisbane Powerhouse Museum

Head to the stunning South Bank Parklands to enjoy some a free Yoga class as part of the Medibank Feel Good Program. Classes are held throughout various dates in April with no bookings required. The classes are for all fitness and experience levels, so no excuses ladies.


Based on the novels by Dianne Wolfer, comes the play adapted by the Black Swan Theatre Company called The Lighthouse Girl. Set in 1914 during the breakout of the war, it brings to life the stories of the struggles of those enlisted to fight and those left at home.

For a more light-hearted night out, head to the Perth Comedy Festival which will guarantee to satisfy your comedy cravings. With international men and women including big names as Craig Hill, Wil Anderson, Rhys Nicholson and Dane Baptiste, it will surely be a fun night out.


A combination of two of the greatest artists of their generation are set to take A Day On The Green to a new level this year as Blondie and Cyndi Lauper take the stage. With both artists equally adding to the history of Rock and Punk music, this festival will be sure to be one not to be missed.

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