Experience P.O.M.E.

Palace of Magnificent Experiences is a multi-arts exhibition and retail space with bar services. An art deco meets Twin Peaks space in the heart of Richmond, P.O.M.E. is connected via dedicated 24/7 streaming channels to all of Australia and internationally.

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Wednesday January 20th

BURLESQUE WEDNESDAYS
SLEEZE W/ DADDY DOE
FT. CELIA BOW & MISS CAIRO
7 – 10PM

Sleeze is an evening of erotica and smut performances hand picked by Daddy Doe!
This is your ticket into a new show Daddy Doe has been working on during lockdown.
Each week in January Daddy Doe will be performing and featuring two new artists. This week we have Celia Bow & Miss Cairo.

Book your seats for Melbourne’s best (and only) Slutty Talk Show.

$20p/p booking fee applies

Thursday January 21st

ASHTON DAVY & THE COMPLAINTS DEPARTMENT
7 – 9PM

Ashton Davy & The Complaints Department are a soulful piano-driven act and coloured by the sublime skills of the band.
Featuring Greg Jordan (Rose Tattoo), Adam Kovarik (Stackhouse), Peter Pascotto (Ace Bricklaying) and Ashton Davy (Waco Social Club) on vocals and piano.
Friday January 22nd

NICK BATTERHAM RESIDENCY
7 – 9PM

Melbourne singer-songwriter Nick Batterham has been a central figure in bands such as Blindside, The Earthmen and Cordrazine for over 25 years. His four solo albums bristle with spiky observations and raw emotion delivered with the world-weariness of Elliott Smith or Nick Drake.
Saturday January 23rd

JACKIE BORNSTEIN & GUESTS
CUBANEANDO TRIO
7PM ‘TILL LATE

Captivating singer Jackie Bornstein enchants audiences with her emotive delivery and beautiful tone. She is a regular fixture on the Melbourne Jazz scene with sold out performances at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Kew Court House and the Melbourne International Jazz Festival several years running.
Cubanenando Trio is trio consisting of Melbourne’s most prestigious Cuban and Australian musicians whose professionalism and energy is without a doubt not to be missed!
Sunday January 24th

COLLARD GREENS & GRAVY RESIDENCY
3 – 6PM

Aria award-winning band Collard Greens & Gravy have been forerunners of the Australian Blues and Roots Scene since their formation in 1995. Join us for 4 performances at POME!
Wednesday January 27th

BURLESQUE WEDNESDAYS
SLEEZE W/ DADDY DOE
FT. JUNIPER FOX & OCTAVIA REIGN
7 – 10PM

Sleeze is an evening of erotica and smut performances hand picked by Daddy Doe!
This is your ticket into a new show Daddy Doe has been working on during lockdown.
Each week in January Daddy Doe will be performing and featuring two new artists. This week we have Juniper Fox & Octavia Reign.

Book your seats for Melbourne’s best (and only) Slutty Talk Show.

$20p/p booking fee applies

Thursday January 28th

JAFFE-HOYNE-MINTZIS: DUO/TRIO
7 – 10PM

Patrick Jaffe (piano), Matt Hoyne (guitar) and Callum Mintzis (Trombone) playing two sets of new chamber-jazz music. 
Saturday January 30th

PRESIDENT ROOTS
7 – 9PM

President Roots hail from the Mornington Peninsula and play their own brand of alt country, blues/rock and folk.

Friday February 5th

DAVE WRIGHT & THE MIDNIGHT RAMBLERS
8PM – LATE

Dave Wright brings his Midnight Ramblers to Richmond’s The Palace Of Magnificent Experiences for two big sets of stomping Australiana and the band’s first Metro show since January 2020. Promoting their debut album Turn Out The Lights plus additional songs from Dave’s extensive back catalogue.
Saturday February 6th

CUBANEANDO TRIO
9 – 11PM

A Cuban project that blends traditional Cuban music (Rumba, Son, Cha-cha-cha) with Latin Jazz and Timba (modern day popular Cuban music). Created to innovate as well as preserve the legacy of Cuban music. Cubanenando is a trio consisting of Melbourne’s most prestigious Cuban and Australian musicians whose professionalism and energy is without a doubt not to be missed!

Sunday February 7th

XANI
7 – 9:30PM

Fuelled by a fiercely uncommon authenticity and limitless vision for the magnitude of her craft, violinist and collaborator, XANI is amongst the most celebrated musicians of her generation. Xani’s unbridled joy and onstage energy has cemented her spot as sought-after feature performer for theatre shows including the multi-award-winning Come From Away (2019-20) and festival projects with Melbourne Theatre Company and Malthouse Theatre (Melbourne).

Monday February 8th

LIFE DRAWING HOSTED BY BELLA DE JAC
6 – 9PM

In a glorious celebration of art and the divine, playful, eternal relationship between artist and muse, Bella de Jac hosts Life Drawing at POME! Grab your sketchpads and materials and part the red curtain to join us at POME for an early evening drink and draw on Monday 8th of February.

$15p/p booking fee applies

Thursday February 11th

SHANNON BOURNE
7 – 9:30PM

Shannon Bourne is a critically-acclaimed blues-and-roots-founded guitarist, singer and songwriter with a strong following of discerning fans and the power to sway audiences with his sublime guitar riffs.
Friday February 12th

DANNY WALSH BANNED
7 – 9:30PM

For nearly a decade, Melbourne based outfit Danny Walsh Banned have been tearing apart the Victorian live music scene with their blistering, vintage rock n’ roll sounds.
With two full-length LPs under their collective belt, the band are no strangers to the scene – and now, it appears they’re ready to kick things up a notch.
Friday February 19th

VAN WALKER
7 – 9:30PM

Van Walker is a Tasmanian native whose prolific song-writing has seen him become a cult figure locally in his adopted Melbourne, having composed over 500 songs across many genres, releasing 6 full length albums between 2008 & 2010, a selection of which the Fuse Music Group released in 2012 on the Underneath the Radar compilation which met with national critical acclaim, prompting Beat Magazine to quip: ‘If Bob Dylan was born 20 years later and grew up fraternising in Collingwood bars, he would sound like this.’
Saturday February 20th

BROOKE RUSSELL
7 – 9:30PM

Coming out of lockdown with a handful of new songs and a burning desire to play a bunch of old ones, Brooke Russell will grace the POME stage solo, for two special shows on February 20th and March 20th. Her unique brand of vintage jazz and country is sweet, sultry and soaring, while her songs document love, loss, friendship and regret. Boozy nights, bad decisions, broken hearts and the best intentions, join Brooke for these intimate performances.
Sunday February 21st

KIMBA & RYAN
3 – 5PM

Kimba & Ryan fell in love playing music long ago. They have elevated the combination of guitar and vocals to a dynamic and masterful musical conversation.

Visual Artists

September

Wurundjeri Wildflower Wall

The specimens included in this collection are just a few of the Indigenous plants from the local area of Richmond and the Yarra Valley.

42 plants are displayed. They have been pressed and dried then mounted on A3 board. The Latin botanical name and English common name are listed. Where possible the Aboriginal plant name and traditional plant uses are also listed.

Read more here 

September

Liquid Kelly

Fibreglass 1:1 scale redesign of the iconic armour of bushranger Ned Kelly, to provide a beacon of acknowledgement of groups that have been outlawed, murdered and discriminated against over hundreds of years.

Their causes still remain, and spirit and intent cannot be killed.

Artwork concept by Bernie Clifford. Designed and produced by artisan Elizabeth Surtees.

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Photography

September

This Is Me, Any More It’s You

An installation of 66 images of 11 subjects, ranging between ages 20 – 60. The exhibition focuses on women with diverse experiences and cultural backgrounds, including Vietnamese, Tanzanian, Indigenous and European Australian and Malaysian.

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September

Narrative Landscapes 

An installation of six landscape photos shot with surreal luminance finishes and framed to provide the instigation and wonder of narrative fiction. Images include Twin Peaks I & II, Beyond the Hills I & II, The Billabong and The Isolated New World.

Read more here 

Restrictions and Regulations

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, bookings are essential in order to enter P.O.M.E.
• Details of each of our patrons taken via your booking are part of our tracing compliance
• Phone numbers ensure we have a way of contacting you
• Social distancing must be maintained
Thank you for your understanding

 

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