Photo: Carla Gottgens

Bringing you art like you’ve never seen before, Six Moments in Kingston is a big bold public art bus tour that is stepping back in time and taking a ride this May in the municipality.

Made up of a curated bus tour featuring new music, video, sculpture and performance works dotted throughout Kingston, the tour will be held over two weekends in May, on the 18 -19 May and 25-26 May.

The public art bus tour will depart from the Kingston Arts Centre and tour six public artworks, responding to some of the most interesting and bizarre stories from Kingston’s history from the 1970's and 80's.

Featuring voice-over stories told by legendary Australian actor Michael Caton, the bus tour will take passengers on a 2-hour experience that stops at six locations where each historical moment originally occurred.

The six infamous moments the Six Moments in Kingston bus tour will visit, include:

  • A celebration of Parkdale-raised rocker Rick Springfield, who received the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance with Jessie's Girl

  • The mysterious disappearance of aviator Fred Valentich who flew out from Moorabbin airport in 1978 never to be seen again

  • The election of Moorabbin’s first female councillor and mayor, Julie Cooper, in 1976

  • VFL player Phil Carman’s notorious head-butting incident at Moorabbin Oval, which resulted in a 20-week suspension

  • The story of The Grange, a homestead built on the Nepean Highway in the late 1800's, controversially demolished in 1983 and replaced with the Moorabbin Police Station and

  • The protest movements that mobilised Moorabbin, including the tent protest against homelessness by two teenage girls, protests for fair wages and anti-nuclear armament marches.

Photo: Carla Gottgens

The six artists selected and inspired by these significant moments include video artist and animator Laresa Kosloff, craftivist Tal Fitzpatrick, curator and artist Spiros Panigirakis, multidisciplinary collective Field Theory, conceptual artist Steven Rhall and performance artist Shane McGrath.

Step back in time and see Kingston’s own magical mystery bus tour and see Six Moments in Kingston this May!


Dates: 18 -19 May and 25-26 May Location: Buses depart Kingston City Hall - 985 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin

Times: 9.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm Duration: 2 hours

Cost: $7.50 – $10

Kingston Arts Website