Art & Industry Festival

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artwork by Kerrie Gottliebsen

Greetings from Hobsons Bay by Kerrie Gottliebsen

LAUNCH: Friday 9 December from 7.45pm to 8.30pm
Newport Bowls Club, 4 Market Street Newport

Greetings from Hobsons Bay is a new exhibition at The Outside Gallery in Paine Reserve, Newport. It will showcase the westie-inspired artwork of Seaholme artist Kerrie Gottliebsen.

Kerrie’s vintage influenced designs combine digital illustration and photography. The works feature historical elements and highlight some of the west’s lesser-known destinations while celebrating other much-loved industrial and natural landmarks. The images evoke pride, curiosity, and nostalgia for Melbourne’s western suburbs.

We invite you to join us on the evening of Friday 9 December from 7.45pm to 8.30pm at the Newport Bowls Club, 4 Market Street, as we launch these works live along with an artist talk. 

You may like to book a table and enjoy some dinner during the launch, and afterwards join us for a group photo in front of the exhibition. Following the artist talk you will be able to view the images and read accompanying artists notes on our website

These artworks will on display from 9 December 2022 until April 2023.


The biennial Art & Industry Festival, a creative collaboration between Hobsons Bay City Council and Donna Jackson’s Hubcap Productions celebrates local life, art and our ever-changing industrial and manufacturing heartland of Melbourne’s western suburbs.

The Festival profiles local creators and resources in Hobsons Bay, home to boat builders, glass makers, designers, oil tanks and treasured heritage buildings.

The Art & Industry Festival featured stories, songs, film and fashion inspired by Melbourne’s West. Over 10 days the festival offers an explosion of colour and new ideas.

Past Art & Industry Festival Programs

Industrial Fashion


Inspired by local industries including Mobil and the Williamstown dockyards, local designers pushed boundaries using unconventional materials such as paper, car parts and even x-rays to create wearable designs that connect art and industry. 

The Song Series Concert

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The Art & Industry Festivals’  ‘ Song Series’ is a film showcasing a captivating collection of original songs inspired by local industries and stories of Melbourne’s western suburbs. Written by Victoria University students and professional musicians, performances were filmed in the artists' homes during the COVID stay home period.

With appearances by Mark Seymour (Hunters and Collectors), Rusty Berther (ex-Scared Weird Little Guys) and Peter Farnan (Boom Crash Opera), the cast of fine musicians provides a glimpse into the secret world of music-making and song writing.

Art & Industry Film Fest

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Over four nights, the Industrial Film Fest shone a spotlight on fabulous local places, people and artforms through a collection of specially commissioned short films.

Talking Hands Exhibition

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Talking Hands, an exhibition of beautiful images of worker’s hands by Altona artist, Zoya Martin was shown in outdoor, large-scale installations across five sites. The exhibition featured striking photographs of hands of Hobsons Bay workers from a range of industries including chefs, brewers, health practitioners and Toyota workers. 

Welcome to Spotswood

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Spotswood is a small, quirky suburb in Melbourne’s inner-west with a diverse industrial history. It is also an area that is changing.

In acknowledgment of this change and the area’s unique landmarks, local artisan sign writer, Tony Mead, painted a larger-than-life, postcard-style mural ‘Welcome to Spotswood’ on a vintage water tank.

Passers-by can catch a glimpse of the mural e in the vacant lot across from the glassworks on the corner of Booker Street and Hudsons Road, Spotswood. 

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