Thank you for attending EMERGE from Friday 24 until Tuesday 28 June. 

The rain couldn't keep our community away as Mount Waverley Community Centre came to life with amazing art installations by legend The Lanternist! 

The five-day event kicked off with JAZZ PARTY and concluded with the incredible performances from Fresh! 

Performers entertained the crowds each night with their dazzling tricks and featured performances. 

Watch the highlights video below for a taste of what was on offer!

Video credit: Dreamscape Recording 

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Featured events as part of Winter Concert Series

Opening night with JAZZ PARTY

Jazz Party

Friday 24 June, 6pm & 8pm (45 min show)
Mount Waverley Community Centre 

47 Miller Crescent

Well-dressed jazz punks with a passion for classic and neo soul, Jazz Party play RnB inspired tunes with a contemporary bent. With Darcy McNulty’s wailing saxophone leading the horns section, the silver-tongued backing vocals by the jazzboys form the perfect backdrop to the almighty roar of lead lady and soul diva Loretta Miller.  

This eight-piece party band of extraordinary Jazz and soul musicians are still revelling in the buzz off the back of their debut release 'Monday Night' and massive run of Summer festivals. A riot of a rhythm, ‘Monday Night’ boasts epic horn sections and manic keys as well as soulful melodies and heartbreaking vocals. The kind of songs you can join in on and dance around your room in an ecstatic way. 

No bookings required.

Closing night with Fresh!

Fava Show - Fresh

Tuesday 28 June, 6pm, 7pm & 8pm (15 min shows)
Mount Waverley Community Centre 

47 Miller Crescent

From the full-on creative brains at Fresh Creative Entertainment, this show combines circus, dance, theatre and everything in between.

Performing Fresh! are artists who have toured Europe and Australia, and are at the height of their career. A cast of mostly women, this powerhouse show will blow your socks off and make you feel very Fresh indeed.  

No bookings required.

Featured Performers and Gallery

EMERGE will include amazing performances across the five nights. 

Each night, you may come across:

  • Adagio
  • Bubbles
  • Mirror Suits
  • Lollypop Lyra
  • LED 
  • Fire
  • Hoop 

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The Lanternist

The Lanternist is the love child of Melbourne-based illustrator/designer Tyson Savanah and partner Evie Wittingslow.

Born from a desire to enhance the natural beauty of their family wetlands and gardens in the evenings, and growing to include over 80 individual lanterns, The Lanternist was created through Tyson and Evie’s combined skills set of industrial design, illustration, styling and production. The Lanternist blends traditional lantern design, sculpture and illustration to create luminous pieces of art.  

EMERGE Festival will feature over 45 stunning pieces which highlight Australia’s unique flora and fauna. The lanterns will be set amongst the beautiful setting of the Mount Waverley Community Centre gardens and lighting, soundscapes and projections will set the scene and enhance this wonderful display.  

Come along to see: 

  • Snake  

  • Ants x 10  

  • 4 x Swamp Hen  

  • Possum  

  • Goanna  

  • Platypus  

  • Gumnuts x 10  

  • Wombat  

  • Emu  

  • Frog and reeds x 2  

  • Owl  

  • Moth  

  • Butterfly x 3  

  • Caterpillars x 3 and cocoons x 3  

  • Eel  

  • Spider  

  • Echidna  



  • Friday, 24 June 2022 | 05:00 PM - Tuesday, 28 June 2022 | 09:30 PM


Mount Waverley Community Centre, 47 Miller Crescent, Mount Waverley 3149  View Map

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