What’s on @ The Mission


6 – 17 December, 2017
After the sell-out success of their 2016 season Jala, Apollon Studios proudly returns this year with Agni, the second production in their series of the five Vedic Elements Works; Water, Fire, Wind, Earth and Aether.

Running from the 6th to the 17th of December in the stunning surrounds of Mission to Seafarers in Docklands, Agni (ægni/AG-nee) is a celebration of all the aspects of Fire and its power to protect, give life, and destroy.

Promising to be an exhilarating event, Agni features a two week exhibition of paintings and drawings by Adelaide graphic artist Krystal Brock and painter Malcolm Berry, and a dynamic multilayered performance running for FOUR NIGHTS ONLY. This second instalment of the five planned events once again brings together a diverse team of artists and creatives and is a swirling dervish of theatre, music, and visual art. Featuring premiere works by award-winning playwright Robert Reid, musician Tim Wild (Taxiride), composer David Balaban and Artistic Director of Apollon Studios, Malcolm Berry, Melbourne art and theater lovers are invited to experience this unique, one off celebration of the power of Fire.

Text written by Robert Reid ~ Directed by Scott Gooding ~ Original Music by David Balaban and Tim Wild ~ Performed by Malcolm Berry, Anna Kennedy, Jack Sheppard, and Krystal Brock ~ Musicians: Ash Galea, Christy Flavell, Kavita Kalyan and Aman Kalyan ~ Featuring work by artists Malcolm Berry and Krystal Brock ~ Curated by Cathy Horsley

6 – 9 December, 2017
Wed – Sat 7pm
Tickets: $35 Full, $25 Concession
Bookings: Online via www.apollonstudios.com.au
Enquiries: 0421 304 298

6 – 17 December, 2017
Tues – Sun 10am to 4pm
FREE entry


Early Origins: Permanent Collection   Early Origins Exhibition

Permanent Collection

Opening hours: 11am – 6pm daily.

Mission to Seafarers Victoria is delighted to present the Early Origins Exhibition –  a wonderful collection featuring historical items previously unseen by the public. Discovered just over ten years ago in the bowels of the site’s Flying Angel Club and painstakingly put together by dedicated historians; Early Origins is a collection of newly-discovered stories of Melbourne’s maritime history.

Early Origins exhibition is a permanent collection of historical artefacts, photography and documents that uncover the untold tales of the early days of the Mission to Seafarers, the Ladies Harbour Lights Guild and the Port of Melbourne.

The exhibition has come at a significant time for the Mission which in 2017 celebrates 160 years of operation in Melbourne – and 100 years at it’s present Flinders St location –  responding to the unique circumstances of those who live and work at sea.

The exhibition spans the entire operational areas of Mission to Seafarers site, encouraging visitors to explore the premises for themselves; discovering historical gems room-to-room, guided by wayfinding signage. The exhibition features heritage interpretation panels and a number of display cases containing historical artefacts stretching beyond the Mission’s 100 years of operation at it’s now heritage listed building complex at 717 Flinders Street, purpose built for seafarers in 1917. Further to its significance of capturing Melbourne’s maritime history, Early Origins represents the largest and most complete collection of material relating to seafarers’ welfare in Australia, as well as largest and most complete collection of material relating to the international organisation The Mission to Seafarers in the country.

The exhibition is the culmination of years of hard work from dedicated volunteers and provides unexpected insights into the depths of Melbourne’s maritime past.

We discovered the items by pure coincidence and when we started cataloguing them we were captivated by the stories they told about the people who came here. Not just the seamen who were welcomed from across the world, but also the hundreds of volunteers from all walks of life across Victoria


Early Origins also delves into the foundations, design and construction of the Mission. The heritage-listed complex itself was originally designed in 1913 by esteemed architect Walter Richmond Butler, and is a merging of Arts and Crafts and Spanish Mission Revival architectural styles.

Early Origins is the first of a number of significant events marking the Mission’s 160th year and the centenary in 2017 of the current Flinders St site.

Illusionaire 2017    ILLUSIONAIRE

Starring Rosanna & Angelico

This is one show not to be missed!

Shows back again from November 2017 2.30pm and 7.30pm – Saturday and Sunday

Witness Delightful & Breathtaking Miracles Up Close.

Experience an evening of remarkable and enchanting magic by International award winning champion of comedy magic Sam Angelico and Rosanna Maccarrone, whom this year celebrates 20yrs as a professional magician.

Bar service is available before and after the show.
Car park with flat rate charges on weekends close by.
Limited seating, so book your tickets fast.

This show makes the impossible seem possible.

Nontraditional but compelling in their creation of original effects and mind-blowing comedy magic, this show will leave you delightfully flabbergasted. Witness an unique blend of the creative and flawless skills of Sam Angelico combined with an inspirational charm and smouldering talents of ‘Rosanna’.

Contact Details:

Tina on M: 0401727776 or

email: rosannamagic@yahoo.com.au

Just been & now gone

ANL Art Prize Exhibitionart-award-exhibition

The exhibition is open daily for public viewing from 6th – 27th October, 2017 at the historic seafarers’ centre at 717 Flinders Street, Docklands from 12 noon – 6pm.    To view the exhibition we appreciate a small donation or stay and have a cup of coffee or a drink.

Sounding Histories 2017

Sounding Histories

Works still on display from Catherine Bell and Michael Needham!

A Deakin University and Mission to Seafarers Victoria research initiative and public art event.

You are invited to attend to view the site responsive artworks and performances.

Painters & Dockers
Maree Clarke
Bishop & Reis
Catherine Bell
Michael Needham
Michael Graeve
The Rogue Academy
Curated by Anne Scott Wilson & Cameron Bishop

Entry is by donation.

Sounding Histories is one of a number of significant events marking the Mission’s 160th year and the centenary in 2017 of the current Flinders St site.

 Melbourne Regatta and the Blessing of the Fleet

The annual Regatta and Blessing of the Fleet will be staged once more at the beginning of Spring.

Full details here –