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It’s CREATE time!

The Spotlight Makers Pavilion, situated in the heart of the Melbourne Showgrounds will be a hub for creation and innovation. Brimming with not only the Art, Craft and Cookery Competition exhibits, but also local artists, live demonstrations, and kids’ activities. Be inspired by the more than 3500 creative exhibits entered into the Melbourne Royal Show Art, Craft & Cookery Competition by talented artists, crafters and home cooks vying for a coveted blue ribbon. All your favourite traditional pieces will be on display including the Decorated Cakes, Toys and Apple pie – but this year the exhibition will include new classes such as Digital Art!

Demonstrations of Crafting Excellence

Throughout the Show, 30 professional artists, crafters and makers from a variety of disciplines will present a curated series of demonstrations and workshops showcasing their craft.

Artist-In-Residence

Melbourne-based printmaker Jackie Jackson from Jax Studio Melbourne takes up residency in the Spotlight Makers Pavilion over the 11 days of the Show. She will work on a variety of pieces and is on hand to answer any creative questions you may have.

Spotlight Creative Space

Get creative and take home your own handmade Show memento from the Spotlight Create Space in the Spotlight Makers Pavilion. Try a range of arts and craft activities with the help of talented makers. Immerse yourself in the imagination of the Spotlight Makers Pavilion in Building 13, between Graze and Adventure Carnival, daily 9.30am-7pm.

Animals Up Close

Adventure Carnival

Food and Drink

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