What's on in the south-west this weekend

Winter fun: Whale watching is one activity to do in Warrnambool this weekend.
Winter fun: Whale watching is one activity to do in Warrnambool this weekend.

FRIDAY

Art exhibition Elements: Wax, Clay, Metal, Fibre, Pigment, Data opens on Friday. It features eight south-west artists who have combined for the mixed media exhibition. It’s on at the Limestone Gallery & Cafe until July 31.

Works by Indigenous artists have been added to the permanent collection at the Hamilton Art Gallery.

The Wildlife Art exhibition provides an insight into the works of many Australian wildlife artists in a diverse variety of mediums. It’s on at the Portland Arts Centre until August 21. 

SATURDAY

Remember Me - The Lost Diggers of Vignacourt opens at the Hamilton Gallery on Saturday, July 22. The exhibition tells the story of how one enterprising photographer established a business taking portrait photographs during the First World War in a small French village. It runs until September 3. 

Operation Christmas Child are having a ‘packing party’ filling shoeboxes with goodies for underprivileged children in south-east Asia. It’s on at Warrnambool’s New Life Christian Church from 1pm to 4pm. A $15 donation is required. 

Warrnambool’s Southern Right whales have been putting on a show for visitors to the Logans Beach whale viewing platform with up to ten mothers and calves frolicking in the water this season.

In the Hampden league match of the round premiership fancies Koroit and Port Fairy will go head-to-head in a potential grand final preview at Victoria Park from 2pm. 

Check out Flagstaff Hill’s new-look sound and light show. There are two shows to choose from including Harpooned, which takes participants on whaling ship journey in 1833, or the revamped Shipwrecked where patrons ‘board’ the magnificent Loch Ard and set sail for the colonies of Australia upon a stormy night in 1873. Go to flagstaffhill.com for more information.

SUNDAY

The Fresh Market returns to Warrnambool on Sunday. The popular market features south-west producers, growers and artists including artisan baker and delectable donut maker Jane Dough and free range egg producer Caravan Eggs. Coffee is available from Brightbird Espresso and Matchbox. The market at Lake Pertobe kicks off from 8.30am.