Gallery of Events

Here at the Mission there is always something interesting to see or do or take part in.

The Gallery is constantly being updated, bookmark the page for a weekly renewal


Stephen Cummings, Live at Mission To Seafarers, Melbourne; November 24, 2011
With Sailors & Sausages, featuring Robert Goodge & Bill McDonald.

Directed by Mark Bakaitis. Camera-Quentin Elliott.

Part 2 here

Part 3 here

Husky – Dark Sea

Performance clip recorded at the Mission to Seafarers, October 2011

Director: Ariella Gery; DOPs: Ariella Gery & Sam Tansey

Offline editor: Elodie Fouqueau; Colorist: Roslyn Di Sisto; Online editor: Dan Benjamin

‘IMPROVISATIONAL MUSINGS’ … presented by Anne Norman and Sarah Wilmot in the Norla Dome, Seafarers Mission, Melbourne.

This was the first time Anne & Sarah had performed together & was totally improvised.

Sarah Wilmot begins the performance by entering the Dome with a flourish & with freeform vocalizing … glides about & across to the far ‘side’.

Anne Norman then enters playing her composition ‘Rain Now and Then’ and, as soon as she fully enters the Dome, morphs into an improvised piece. She continues playing while doing a slow meditative walk around the perimeter of the dome to join Sarah.

Credit must also be given to the many seagulls vocalizing atop the large Dome.

Ice spheres for HULL at The Mission to Seafarers

Smartphone video of day 3 of Danae Valenza’s site-specific installation for HULL at the Mission to Seafarers, Docklands – part of Next Wave 2012. The melting ice triggers the sounds.

Ice spheres, cymbals, contact mics and Puredata (Pd).


Footage from video projection presented for ‘HULL’ a site-specific exhibition at the Mission to Seafarers, Docklands, Melbourne, Australia, by Laura Delaney as part of 2012 Next Wave Festival, Melbourne. Digitally transferred B&W 16mm film, original archival footage courtesy of Mission to Seafarers Collection. Reworked & rescored by Lisa Stewart


The collection focus is on the Mission to Seafarers Victoria (MtSV) organisational history and the communities surrounding it – seafarers, the Anglican chaplaincy and philanthropic groups, such as the Ladies Harbour Lights Guild. The collection spans from the late 1800s to the present day. It comprises documents, books, photographs and objects.