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Arts & Entertainment


Be swept up in the richness and vibrancy of arts, culture and heritage in East Gippsland.

The region attracts renowned artisans passionate about their crafts, including painters, sculptors, silversmiths, photographers, performers and musicians.

There is a large collection of public art and regular exhibitions are held at the regional gallery. Learn about our traditional Indigenous art and heritage at the Krowathunkooloong Keeping Place in Bairnsdale or visit the East Gippsland Historical Museum for an insight into the region's early settler history.

Live performance venues are dotted throughout towns and villages in East Gippsland and are a good place to experience our musical and performing arts talent. The main venue is the Forge Theatre and Arts Hub in Bairnsdale which attract acts from around the country. Check out one of the many arts and cultural festivals, such as Bruthen Blues and Arts Festival, Paynesville Music Festival, Opera by the Lakes, Cafe Culture, Rotary Art Exhibition, Paynesville Art Show and the Groundswell Music Festival.