Choose your Drift
Victorian State Ballet Performance of Cinderella | Ballet at the springs
On Thursday 27 April, the Bath House Amphitheatre will come alive with the much loved fairytale classic, Cinderella.
STENCILLED STORIES is a collective street publication of original micro fiction words written to the theme of Float.
Evenings in secret locations across the beautiful Mornington Peninsula curated by artists for artists.
Peninsula Studio Trail Artist Open Studios
The Open Studio weekends are a wonderful opportunity to meet talented Mornington Peninsula Artists and visit their private working studios.
Fiona Chandler - 'I Like Your Hyperbole'
Fiona Chandler's highly anticipated return to Manyung Gallery with her solo exhibition, "I LIKE YOUR HYPERBOLE", inspired by the Australian landscape.
Anya Alchemy - Peninsula Beer Garden
Anya Alchemy is an 19 year old singer-songwriter from the outskirts of Melbourne .
Geoff Achison - Peninsula Beer Garden
Geoff Achison is a blues-roots artist from Australia best known for his guitar playing and songwriting.
CREATION : Praise Bee
Join renowned contemporary artist Deborah Kelly for an evening of unique ceremonial music and culinary pleasures at Beleura House and Garden.
Street Ball + Ganga Giri
Street Ball and music fuse together with this performance by Ganga Giri with his beats, didj and clapsticks
DRIFT: Music in Public Spaces
DRIFT: Music in Public Spaces, some of the Peninsula’s best and brightest emerging musicians seen in our urban spaces.
Life Drawing with Leyla Bulmer
To appreciate the beauty of the human form and honour the body participants will create work inspired by a nude model.
Clay Trilogy - Plate Bowl Cup
Join experienced ceramicist and educator Pie Bolton and make a unique set of three functional elements for your home.
A site-specific, immersive and multidisciplinary art installation, artist talk and drawing demonstration by award winning artist Marynes Avila
Matthew Karak’s Golden Hour is a risograph publication and installation, drawn from a series of polaroid and digital photographs captured amidst dusk and nightfall
A series of illusionistic light sculptures hidden throughout the Drift FEstival Hub @Village green
We celebrate the launch of the 2023 DRIFT Arts Festival featuring the voices, stories and songlines of the oldest living culture, our First Peoples.
Inanna Indigo Homecoming at The Shed Theatre
The band Inanna Indigo, formally known as Indigo Mckeon, is a six piece soul, jazzy, indie, blend of love soaked musical goodness.
'listening stones' a pile of stones with ears .. the ears are ours.
Sustaining All Life
This installation of large hanging spheres represents the base of our food chain, the Coccolithophore.
Selkie incorporates the notions of loss, longing and transformation. Sourcing discarded materials and clothing to reduce and reuse.
Feathers & Earth
Feathers and Earth is a three-year investigation into the geographic features and bird life of three diverse sites.
Nature vs Stuff
NATURE vs STUFF is an immersive av experience. Betty’s unique hyper-pop visual style shines through the installation’s video art and light sculptures.
An exhibition of bespoke jewelry inspired by the ocean.
Heart Warrior - Sound & Cacao Ceremony
Join with local men Dingo Spender and Ben Purdie in an immersive sound ceremony.
‘Everlasting Happiness’ is a 3-channel, performance-based video projection with stereo sound design by Jamie Coghill.
Strata Exhibition - Point Nepean Visual Arts Precinct
"Strata Exhibition" reflects the complex multilayers of the Quarantine Station and how we fit into that picture.
Brittany Holt is an Australian singer-songwriter. She is based on the Mornington Peninsula
Words & Music
The Sorrento Writers Festival and Drift Arts Festival co-present Words & Music.
Smartphone Photography and Filmmaking Workshop with Mel McLean
Join this fun and practical workshop to learn some easy hacks for turning your smart phone photos and videos into industry standard content
Artist Talk and Throwing Demo with John Stroomer
Throwing demo and artist talk with potter John Stroomer.
Write the Story Only You Can Tell with Wendy Orr
Learn with award-winning author Wendy Orr’s how to spark ideas and burst through writers’ block.
Writer in the Window: Between the lines
Writer in the Window: Between the Lines captures the stories that make a community, inspired by local conversations, written from a bookshop window.
Celestial Beginnings: Moon painting workshop with Blushstroke
In this workshop, get to know your personal moon and paint along as we explore the connection between the stars and our creative expression.
Make a comic book with cartoonist Sabina Wills!
Pick up a pencil and start your own adventure. Sabina will help you unfurl your creativity in this session - no drawing or writing skills required.
Free - Kids Theatre Workshop with Barking Spider
Children develop characters from found objects, fleshing these out using theatre improvisation games. Short scenes are then performed!
CHILD with Domesticated Animals
CHILD are coming to Soundbar! Introducing us to their new album "Soul Murder" supported by local wunderkind Domesticated Animals.
Introduction to Ikebana
Watch Ikebana being made, learn about the history and secrets of Ikebana and make your own.
RECLAIM THE CRONE - A Seditious New Mythology for the Coming Revolution
Reclaim the Crone is a bold and haunting new performance that uses contemporary Butoh Dance Theatre, Projection, Poetry and Song.
Reclaim the Crone - Crone Walk
Join the performers of RECLAIM THE CRONE in a Free event to walk in solidarity for the wise old woman-Mother Earth.
Aimee Francis - The Shoreline Big Top, Artist Bar. This event is free and family friendly.
How We Rise - Panel Discussion
How We Rise is an experimental dance project responding to Merricks Beach. This discussion will reflect on the meaning of art that responds to place.
Spud Thompson is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, with a cheeky and emotive style that runs the gamut of human experience.
Rae Santos has been at the forefront of artists making waves on the Mornington Peninsula since 2015.
Nola Lauch is a Kirrae-wurrung/Bundjalung woman who lives on the Mornington Peninsula.
Whether in haunting beauty, or lyrically shooting from the hip, Mathilde speaks her mind.
With a knack for pouring her heart out over ear-worm melodies, Darcy Fox dives deep into love, loss and friendship.
Story People - Strange
STORY PEOPLE is a story sharing morning tea and performed reading event. In 24 hours, stories on the theme ‘Strange’, are edited and presented by an intergenerational cast.
How We Rise - Workshop
Through movement, writing and conversation we will explore histories and create imaginaries for our collective future.
How We Rise - Performance
How We Rise is a response to place. Watch the dancers break and flow over and around each other as we explore the power of ocean waves.
Wall of Gold
‘Wall of Gold’ is a community art project.. The public are invited to participate in creating a street artwork with local artist Joshua Searle.
The Last Lighthouse Keeper
THE LAST LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER is a unique production with music and puppetry that invites children to become storytellers and theatre makers.
Raffia Random Weave Objects with Nobenti Oho
Artist Nobenti Oho will encourage you to go with the flow in this raffia random weave workshop!
Creative Sea Creatures - Workshop
Local artist Liz Walker is facilitating a family-friendly workshop where participants will use found-plastics to create their own sea creatures!
The Music Career | WORKSHOP
'The music career' Workshop will focus on individual musicians and their needs. Meet, Collaborate and grow your music.
Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers
DRIFT Arts Festival and Guts Touring are immensely proud to present the Mornington Peninsula debut show for Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers!
Modern Australian rock icon Adalita is best known as front woman for the multi-ARIA Award nominated Aussie rock band Magic Dirt
An imagining of radical empathy between bodies of water. Sea State breathes life from one body of water to another.
Byron Bay artist KYLE LIONHART is hitting the road AGAIN this April for the 'The Silence Of You' Regional Tour.
Mudhoney have an enviable career spanning over three decades, thirteen studio albums, five live records, and endless headline shows around the globe.
An immersive theatrical night walk in the Briars Wildlife Sanctuary. Four beautifully crafted acts draw you into the world of wildlife.
Yacht Rock Revival
Just remember to hold on to your captain’s hat because this music is so smooth and breezy, it might just blow you away!
These New South Whales
Their “irresistible” song writing and “old-school-cool energy” has earned them international acclaim.
Briars by Night
Briars by night is a free, non-ticketed event, which includes live acoustic music, food trucks and a projection trail.
Rolling Canvas Art Show
Rolling Canvas is an unmissable exhibition celebrating local talent and the intersection of art and skate culture
The Smith Street Band
Life After Football Tour is The Smith Street Band’s follow up to their ARIA #1 charting album Don’t Waste Your Anger.
Hidden Creatures Digital Treasure Hunt
Hidden Creatures is a creative workshop that introduces children to photography, script, performance, motion capture and augmented reality.
The Tuckshop Ladies
Renowned for the joy they bring to the stage, alongside their innate musicality, the Tuck Shop Ladies do not disappoint.
The Sugar Showgirls Presents Cabaret Cherie & Burlesque
Bonjour! The Sugar Showgirls invite YOU, mon cherie, to a flirty moonlit soiree full of burlesque, cabaret song & dance.
Comedy Fest’s Neighbourhood Sessions
Who said you had to leave your neighbourhood for a good laugh? Rosebud Memorial Hall will play host to some of the biggest names in comedy.
New Wave 23
New Wave 23 showcases the creativity of a new generation of young artists as they take their place in our rich and vibrant creative community.
Julie Blyfield - Flowers of the Sea
Mike Green - Standing on the Inside (Prints 1980-1991)
This exhibition reveals a selection of captivating screenprints from an extensive print archive recently donated by the artist.
Deborah Kelly - CREATION
Deborah Kelly’s CREATION is a sprawling, evolving artwork in the form of a queer science fiction climate change religion
Children are Stinky
Children are Stinky is an exciting award-winning children’s comedy by Circus Trick Tease!
Firetail's music spans from 70’s jazz-fusion, South Indian Carnatic music and their very own brand of jazz-tronica - catch them at Gods!
SUBCULT brings its unashamedly brash, sweaty rock show to God's Bandroom Mornington.
Gods Bandroom will be hosting Isobel Caldwell's 'Duty Of Care' Album Tour with very special guests, Y.C. Liu and Carissa Nyalu.
Karen from Finance
Karen From Finance’s sophomore one-woman show DOING TIME puts our girl on trial in this hilarious follow up to her award-winning debut OUT OF OFFICE.
Led by a gender bending madam of mystery, the show introduces a multiplicity of talented artists.
Tone & Cheek (the cast and crew behind Club D’amour) presents Happy Endings; a never-before-seen story of darkness and pleasure.
A hip thrusting acrobatic fever dream!! Celebrating spandex, high-vis, vitality and vigor!