Volunteer Team

We need volunteers to help us during this important exhibition. Over the next few weeks we will be posting more information about how you can be a volunteer and what’s involved. The exhibition will run over 6 weeks 7 days per week from 28th March until 3rd May 2020. There will be training workshops prior to the exhibition.

You’ll have the opportunity to meet with the artists and learn more about the art on display. You will also have the opportunity to participate in the public programs and engage with visitors. We will be providing:

  • Position Descriptions
  • Training
  • Rosters
  • Lots of laughs
  • Endless cups of tea
  • Endless gratitude

Stay tuned for more information coming to this page over the coming months.

If you would like to register to become a volunteer for Flesh after Fifty, please contact me:

Lea Thorpe
Flesh after Fifty Ambassador and Volunteer Coordinator

Free Education Programs

Join us for free education programs for upper secondary and tertiary students 10 - 4pm everyday throughout the exhibition period. See relevant subject areas in the creative arts and health studies listed below.

Bookings are now open!

Download the education resource /discussion sheet prior to your visit, available from 2 March. Book an education guide for a tour interrogating issues raised by the works. Or BYO drawing materials to explore life size works by Niki Koutouzis and Sam Jinks. We will provide chairs.

Be among the first people in Melbourne to see the show. Art Education Victoria will present a free Exclusive Teachers' Viewing on Thursday 27 March prior to the opening weekend. Numbers are limited. Bookings open 2 March. A pay bar will operate.

See the full program for public forums or seminars with artists or health specialists.

STUDENT BOOKINGS. Contact me to discuss any program ideas which may be appropriate for your students, and to receive updates on program planning OR TO MAKE A BOOKING before bookings go online on 2 March.

Merren Ricketson
Flesh after Fifty Education Coordinator
Tel: 0438 347 961

Areas of study in the creative arts and health:

  • IB
  • Women and Gender Studies
  • Health and Human Development
  • Art History
  • Photography
  • Fashion
  • Curatorial Studies
  • Art Therapy and Psychology
  • Screen and Media Studies
  • English, EAL, ESOL
  • Communication and Writing
  • Public Health
  • Women's Health
  • Community Services
  • Nursing
  • Community Services
  • Aged Care and Gerontology
  • Mental Health
  • Disability
  • Medicine

Getting There

St Heliers St, Abbotsford:

Catch a Mernda or Hurstbridge line train to Victoria Park Station and walk 10- 15 minutes to Convent, or catch the 200 0r 207 bus to Clark St with a 3-5 minute walk.
NB. Some peak hour express trains skip Victoria Park Station.

Buses 200 - City (Queen St - Bulleen) and the 207 City Doncaster (SC via Kew Junction), stop at Clark St with a 3-5 minute walk to Convent.

School buses
School buses need to set down/pick up/park on Johnson Street, or at the south end of Clarke St, which is accessible from Abbotsford Street only. There is a dedicated bus parking zone in Johnson St. 50 metres east of the corner of Clarke St.

The carpark is directly across form the Convent entry on St Heliers St. Rates are reasonable. There is very limited free parking in surrounding streets. Six accessible parking spaces are located at the front of the car park.