Past Events






Community Festival


Oral History Performance – In Their Own Word




Garage Sale with a Difference




Labyrinth festival (funded by VicHealth)


Launch of Business Plan/Feasibility Study


Participation in 8 hour day celebration tour




Bass Coast Agricultural Show


Heritage Auction


Sponsored performance of Vagina Monologues


Relax and Revive Workshops as part of Mental Health Week


Photographic Exhibition as part of Mental Health week


CFA Junior training in the Smoke Tunnel


Make, Bake and Create market


Participation in Inverloch Community Expo


Make, Bake, Create Market


Launch of Wonthaggi Centenary




Bass Coast Agricultural Show


The Pit Pony Festival , including a community festival and workshops (funded by Festivals Australia)


Exhibition of works from Pit Pony workshops


2 x Make, Bake and Create markets


On The Same Path – 3 workshops (funded by Regional Arts Fund)




Bass Coast Agricultural Show


Dance to the Rescue – workshops, master classes and community festival (funded by Festivals Australia)


Make, Bake and Create markets


Presentation at Inaugural Healthy People Healthy Parks International Conference


Touch the Earth Lightly


Launch of Heritage Cookbook


From Term 3 – children’s arts activities


Inaugural Twilight Make, Bake Create market




Bass Coast Agricultural Show


Ongoing children’s activities during school terms


Make, Bake, Create markets continue on the 5th Saturday


Performance – Little Red Riding Hood by Onyx Players


Exhibition ‘Breath’ – Sculpture and Photography


Antique Roadshow and Wine Tasting


Numerous guest speaking engagements


Participation in wetland consultation with WGCMA




Bass Coast Agricultural Show


Ongoing children’s activities during school terms


Make, Bake, Create markets continue on the 5th Saturday


Plant the Seed workshops


The Pit Pony Festival


Raku Kiln Workshop


Participation in Bass Coast Shire consultation on Cultural Precinct

June 2012 – 2018

The SCM-Rescue Station Arts Inc has been unable to continue to provide festivals and events for the community due to lack of access to the building.

October 2018


June 2018

Establishment of Pottery Centre – Clay workers Studio

October 2018

Recommencement of Children’s Art Group

October 2018

1st Workshops at Clayworkers Studio


Continuation of weekly workshops at Clayworkers Studio and Childrens Art Group

May 2019

Come Play In May Artist in Residence Varuni

June 15th

Art day for Interchange Gippsland (disability service)

July 2019

Interchange art activity


Commencement of Artworks for Wellways (mental health service)

September 2019

Pottery exhibition and presentation from Come Play in May

October 2019

Activities highlighting Seniors Festival


Blank Canvas Project (disengaged youth)


Skate Deck Project (disengaged youth)

December 2019

Wonthaggi Secondary College Year 12 Art Exhibition

January 2020

Raga Shambalya – concert of Tibetan music

February 2020

Continuation of weekly workshops at Clayworks Studio and Children’s Art Group

My Story – Totem Pole Project (mental health for young people)

March 17th 2020

All workshops and activities at Rescue Station suspended due to Corona virus pandemic

From March to November 2020

Activities and instructions posted online at website and facebook page to offer ongoing support to artists, continued connection to the community, activities for children and inspiration for new creativity

November 2020

Joyous Christmas Tree Project. Community celebration

February 2021 to June 2021

When restrictions eased in between lockdowns activities took place at the Rescue Station and online when necessary. These included

Artwork for Kids


Wellness warriors

September 2021

Resumption of Artworks for kids and Clayworks Studio

September 2021

Wellness Warriors

September 2021

Barre Exercise for Seniors

September 2021

Bass Coast Special Scholl term of activities

September 2021

Monthly music jam sessions

November 2021

March 2022

March 2022

March 2022

May 2022

June 2022

August 2022

September 2022

November 2022

February – December 2023

April 2023

May – June 2023

July 2023




Open Access Day each Wednesday for Artmakers

Drawing from Life 

Wellness Warriors

Introduction of Artworkers: Open Access Wednesdays

First Aid Training

2nd Tuesday group Barre Exercise for Seniors

3rd Thursday group Barre Exercise for Seniors

Artworkers: Sunday Open Studio

Artful: Arts for Dementia and carers

Regular activities: Clayworks, Kids’ Art Club,  Ballet Barre Exercises

Open Studio recommences

Wonny Olives to Oil

Olive Tree Pruning Workshop








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