Artist Walk

Northcote is known for its trendy arts community. With a history of acclaimed artists living in the suburb, there is a rich creative atmosphere ready for you to explore. 

To celebrate, we have curated a list of activities, so you can support Northcotes local artists. So take a read and go for an adventure, discovering The Rise through our Arts Walk

Start by checking out an exhibition at A Reading Room

An independent, contemporary art gallery, it represents artists and presents an annual programme of exhibitions. Currently showing Elena Papanikolakis’s Inside, inside, outside from the 2nd-30th July, this is the go-to place for both the serious and beginner gallery lovers. 


See what’s playing at the Darebin Arts Speakeasy & MAV Arts.

Jam-packed with provocative, contemporary and powerful shows, both companies have curated programs advocating for the development of diverse creative practices. 

Must see: The Rainbow Tree, playing at Darabin Arts Speakeasy, 30 Jun 22 – 10 Jul 22. 

Auslan interpreted performances will occur on Saturday 2 July, 2pm & Thursday 7 July, 10.30am. 

Buy some art, handpicked by the owners at Great Frames

Great Frames have become the hub of all things art and creativity on the Rise. 

The team carefully selects original artworks, offering personalized art services and makes all frames on site. If you’re in the market to make a purchase or are just curious about local artists. This is the place to visit. 


Browse everything Australian made at The Make It Collective and The Koorie Circle.

Celebrating Australian designers and Indigenous culture. These two shops are overflowing with items to educate, make you feel good and make a statement. 

The Koorie Circle has recently collabed with Clothing The Gaps for an ‘Honoring Country’ collection. The designs are influenced and inspired by the important conversations happening in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities. 

Surprise yourself with what’s coming up at the new Northcote Theatre

In case you haven’t heard, the Northcote Theatre is reopening and the re-launch is kicking off with a bang. With a killer line-up of artists such as JPEGMAFIA, Arlo Parks and Confidence Man, it’s bound to be a whole lot of a fun! 

Check out the lineup here

Check out Sally Darlisons new body of work, ‘On High’, on display at Little Local Cafe between August 13- September 11. 

A known artist to the local community, Sally’s work is about place and our relationship to it. Combining fabric, photos, maps, text and various printmaking techniques this exhibition is a celebration of the people and places in High St. Northcote.

Opening night drinks are August 13th, 4-6pm. 

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