Gumnut Trails forge new pathways into Melbourne’s north and west for young families

Flemington local Christina Carter launched Gumnut Trails in September last year to provide adventure guides for kids at Melbourne’s local parks, beaches, and reserves.

Christina has always loved urban Melbourne but upon starting a family, memories of the green landscapes of her childhood made her want to give that experience to her daughter. During lockdowns the need for nature became even more vital, so with her husband and three-year-old daughter they stepped out to find some wilderness to ex

Docklands Studios investment secures new domestic and international film production

The Victorian and Commonwealth Governments will deliver cutting-edge new virtual production infrastructure and economic support at Docklands Studios Melbourne for the new TV series Metropolis by NBCUniversal’s Universal Studio Group.

Metropolis is an eight-part television series inspired by the Fritz Lang science fiction work set in a dystopic city in the future where a utopic culture of people exist above a struggling working class underworld. The project is expected to contribute $188 million

Malthouse Upgrade to bring more outdoor events to Southbank

The Malthouse Theatre is having a $4.6 million upgrade to refresh the Southbank arts precinct and draw audiences to outdoor events in time for the Malthouse’s 2022/23 summer season.

The upgrade will secure the successful custom-built outdoor stage as an annual fixture on the Malthouse Theatre’s calendar, which debuted in 2021 as a part of the venue’s rollout of covid-safe measures in the wake of the pandemic.

The outdoor stage has been a popular addition to the theatre’s recent offerings, with

New sculpture “with heart”

Sculpture artist Jenny Reddin has installed a sculpture on Little Collins St to inspire office workers returning to the city and spread joy to passers-by.

Ms Reddin said she was “inspired to create a work where the figure is as much described by the empty space as by the crisscross of metal bar.”

The robust two-metre sculpture, which weighs 50kg, draws upon the experience of people finding connection through heartfelt communication and care for one another in community.

The figure resembles a