What's On This Month in Fishermans Bend

A black invitation design with white text detailing The Chandlery event with Susuro Wines in Fishermans Bend Melbourne

Susuro Wines is partnering with The Chandlery in Port Melbourne to launch the 2024 winter communal dining experience. This series of tasting dinners will celebrate local artisans, featuring a 4-course, 8-dish, and 8-paired drinks menu led by Executive Chef Daniel Livingstone, Head Chef David Rupert, and Susuro Winemaker Nikki Palun.

The events start with a welcome drink and snack downstairs, followed by a communal dinner upstairs with shared dishes. Guests can enjoy seasonal food, local wines, and insights from the chefs and winemaker.

Tickets are $130 per person, including dinner and wine. The event will be held at The Chandlery on Thursday, 6 June from 7 pm to 9:30 pm. This experience is perfect for food and wine lovers eager to explore a unique culinary collaboration.

Reserve your spot here.

Susuro Wines in Fishermans Bend is hosting a paint and sip night, offering participants the chance to explore their artistic side while enjoying handmade small-batch wines and antipasto. Unlike typical events, this night encourages personal creativity rather than following a set template, allowing attendees to paint freely with a glass of wine in hand.


Don’t miss out!

Melbourne Design Week (MDW) is an annual 11-day event in Australia’s design capital, featuring talks, exhibitions, and workshops that provide a platform for designers, educators, and businesses to share ideas and showcase new work. Curated into two streams, MDW includes exhibitions by the National Gallery of Victoria and a satellite program focusing on themes like ethics and ecology. As an initiative of the Victorian Government, MDW has grown into Australia’s leading design event, attracting over 70,000 attendees in 2023. MDW emphasizes design’s transformative capacity, urging participants to ‘Design the world you want’ and addressing key themes each year. The pillars for Melbourne Design Week 2024 are ecology, ethics, and energy, exploring the relationships between beings, societal values, and renewable energy technologies. Through innovative design, MDW aims to pave the way for a better future for our communities and the planet.

Learn more and view the programme of events here.

The City of Melbourne 2024 Fishermans Bend Digital Innovation Challenge: A Regenerative City has been announced following the success of the 2022 Challenge and the subsequent implementation of the Remix Raingardens pilot. Entrepreneurs, community groups, researchers, and organisations are invited to submit innovative ideas.

The theme for 2024 is A Regenerative City and you are invited to propose ideas responding to the following challenge statement: How might technology and data enable city spaces to be more resource efficient, circular, resilient and healthy?

The final vote will be determined by a panel of judges and community and the winning idea will receive $90,000 to be developed and piloted in Fishermans Bend in 2025.

Learn more and submit your idea here.

Experience Leonardo da Vinci’s world at THE LUME Melbourne – 500 Years of Genius. Iconic masterpieces, including the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, are transformed into grand-scale, living works of art. Walk the streets of Florence, navigate Venice’s canals, and marvel at Milan. Discover 50 ‘machine inventions’ from Rome’s Museo Leonardo da Vinci and gain new perspectives on the Mona Lisa in the immersive gallery.

For an immersive dining experience surrounded by Da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper,’ projected larger than life. On June 20th, book in for a night to remember as 400 Gradi’s Johnny Di Francesco headlines The Second Supper. Enjoy his renowned Italian cuisine with a three-course menu, paired wines, and a pop-up pizza bar amidst Renaissance masterpieces and operatic scores.

Tickets are strictly limited, reserve your seat here.

There are also Aperitivo Fridays, pilates, and yoga sessions at this exhibition, as well as a VR journey of flight across the skyline and into the streets of Florence.

Coming Up

The Royal Aeronautical Society’s 2024 Lawrence Hargrave Memorial Address this year will feature keynote speaker, Amanda Holt, CEO of Fishermans Bend’s SYPAQ Group. Holt will provide insights into the innovation potential of the local defence industry. This event invites members of the Society, aerospace industry professionals, and aviation enthusiasts to participate. The keynote address aims to highlight advancements and opportunities within the sector, offering a platform for discussion and engagement for attendees.

WHEN: Tuesday, 16 July from 6 – 10pm

WHERE: The Hotel Windsor, 111 Spring Street, Melbourne

Secure your spot here.

Read more about Amanda Holt and SYPAQ in our article here.