Creative Brimbank in partnership with Environmental Film Festival Australia (EFFA) presents – Going Green – a mini-festival dedicated to celebrating nature, educating families about environmental issues and preserving our natural environment through art.

Join us these July school holidays (7-11 July) with a program designed for primary school aged children and their families.

All events: no charge


Going Green Short Films

Presented by EFFA

Launch: Wednesday 8 July, 1pm
Available until:
Thursday 9 July, 12midnight

Step into the magical world of nature and wildlife and discover the joy of the natural world through this selection of six curated short films. The films explore environmental topics ranging from the secret lives of creatures invisible to the naked eye to stories from the oceans. Suitable for primary school age children.

Films available to watch on EFFA’s Vimeo Channel for two days only (8-9 July), no registrations required

The Owl’s Apprentice

Little Wing Puppets

Premiere: Friday 3 July, 3pm – Screening only via Facebook (duration 30 mins), no registrations required.

Main Event: Friday 10 July, 3pm – Performance, Q&A via Zoom (duration 60 mins), registrations required.

Poot Poot is a young owl sent to study at owl school. On his journey he meets other animals sharing their own special kind of wisdom.

Registrations required for 10 July event


Lovely and Lonely Species Workshop

Presented by Jo Mott

Launch: Tuesday 7 July, 10am

Join us for an online interactive, hands-on art and craft workshop highlighting the common and endangered native animals we find in our local Brimbank area. No registrations required.

Workshop video will be delivered and available through the Creative Brimbank Facebook Page, follow us for updates

Puppetry of Paper

Presented by Jenny Ellis (Little Wing Puppets)

Workshop: Friday 10 July, 10am and 12noon (60 min per session)

Scrunch, rip, twist, tear…. Watch your page leap to life and onto the stage. Join Little Wing Puppets for an interactive live-streamed workshop where children (ages 5-12) can create using materials you have at home, as well as participate in  drama games and short performances.

Workshops will be delivered via Zoom, registrations required


She Danced and Sang

Virtual Exhibition by Melanie Obst

Exhibition available to view during festival

Melanie Obst creates semi-abstracted paintings drawn from native vegetation and the Wimmera landscape. Practicing art for over two decades Mel has recently refocused her efforts onto the development of her painting oeuvre. She explores lines, colours and repeated patterns, and is inspired by the Wimmera landscape.

Exhibition on 3-31 July via www.artsteps.com