Coming Events 2018


Cafe Culture – Dr Crask & His Swinging Elixir Band
Saturday September 8th, 7.30pm.
Orbost Exhibition Centre, 8 Clarke St, Orbost
Re-imagine the jumpin’ vibe of the iconic Savoy Ballroom era.

Who are we?

We are a little big-band based in Melbourne, Australia, playing the dance floor standards of the 30’s, 40’s, and there-abouts. Our line-up is:

  • Gregory Craske

    on double bass

  • Jen Salisbury on vocals
  • Stuart Ferguson on trumpet
  • Trent Howard on tenor sax
  • Aaron Rodriguez on baritone sax
  • Keaton Tait on guitar
  • Jim Dunlop on drums

A short biography

Whatever ails you, a dose of Dr Crask and his Swingin’ Elixir is guaranteed to get you on your feet. Playing swing tunes predominantly of the 30’s and 40’s, the Swingin’ Elixir kicks out the dancing tunes with Lindy Hop in mind. You’ll hear songs that were performed by the likes of Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Prima just to name a few. The 4 piece rhythm section, and 3 piece horn section, together with the silky smooth vocals of Jen Salisbury, comprise this ‘little big-band’.



Cafe Culture – Bollywood
Saturday December 1st  2018 7:30pm, Orbost Exhibition Centre, 8 Clarke St Orbost
A singer dances within, a dancer sings within. Parvyn Singh is both. a colourful and exotic end of year treat.



Australian Wood Design Exhibition:  December 15 2018 to February 1st 2019.

This is the ‘flagship’ show for the Orbost Exhibition Centre.  It celebrates fine woodwork and fine timbers.  Craftsmanship in woodworking is part of Orbost’s heritage.  The Exhibition Centre strives to assist the region to transitioning away from unsustainable logging and woodshipping and towards high value, low-volume uses of the region’s fine timbers in the future.

The Exhibition Centre is the home of the National Wood Design Collection, built up from gallery acquisitions most of which were entries in the annual Australian Wood Design Exhibition.

For more details, including competition rules and conditions and entry form see the home page.  For photos of entries from past shows see: Wood Design Exhibitions Past.