Oz Comic-Con (Melbourne)
Featuring multiple events on various forms of entertainment from gaming and comics to animation and cosplay, there will be something for everybody! Participate in Q&A sessions with your favourite actors, browse through retail stalls and attend workshops!
Date: 6-7 Jul, 9am-6pm
Venue: Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson St, Carlton
Admission: Various, check website for more details
A 96-minute film (Japanese with English subtitles) by Atsushi Funahashi, retells ‘The Fukushima Refugees Story’. Through their agonies and frustrations, the film questions the real cost of capitalism and nuclear energy. Hosted by Japanese for Peace.
Date: 19 Jul, 7pm-9pm, Doors open at 6:30pm
Venue: The Village Roadshow Theatrette, State Library of Victoria, Swanston St
Admission: Adult $15, Concession $12, Tickets available at the door
Bonsai Northwest Winter Exhibition and Sale
Bonsai is the art of growing and sculpting miniature trees. Check out the exhibition hosted by Bonsai Northwest Inc., one of the leading bonsai clubs in Australia and bring one home to cultivate!
Date: 20-21 Jul, 10am-4pm
Venue: Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland St, Footscray
Japanese artist Huroyasu Tsuri, also known as TWOONE, will be presenting an exhibition of psychological portraits, as he continues to explore the use of evocative imagery and symbolism in expressing the character of his subjects.
Date: 12-28 Jul, Thu-Fri 3pm-6pm, Sat-Sun 12pm-6pm
Venue: Backwoods Gallery, 25 Easey St, Collingwood
Dior and Yamamoto: ‘The New Look’
A small exhibition that considers two pivotal moments in the history of fashion through designers Christian Dior and Yohji Yamamoto.
Date: Until 28 Jul
Venue: NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road
World Heritage Building Models Exhibition
The JICC is proud to present a collection of model buildings based on the irreplaceable heritage treasures which have been succeeded from the past to the present. The display includes the: Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Himeji-jo Castle, Shirokami Mountains, the A-Bomb Dome and many more.
Date: Until Aug 30
Venue: Japan Information & Cultural Centre, Consulate-General of Japan, Level 8, 570 Bourke St, Melbourne
Admission: Free, RSVP to [email protected]