A window to the Arts with info on theatre events, exhibitions, installations, cinema, festivals and more.  Tune into The Breakfast Spread on Wednesdays at 8:30am for music-related-arts and arts-related-music, covering diverse issues and incarnations in State of the Art.


Sat 8 May 2021 to Sun 16 May 2021
Amplify is a one night showcase accompanied by a weeklong interdisciplinary art exhibition,
Fri 7 May 2021 to Mon 24 May 2021

The South African Film Festival (SAFF) presents an engaging program of nine documentaries, five features and two short films when it returns in 2021, May 12 to 24.

Fri 19 Mar 2021 to Sun 21 Mar 2021

A celebration of Australian film featuring nine titles showcasing our rich cinematic history. This year’s festival will be held in house at Star Cinema.

Bendigo Festival of Australian Film 2021 runs from Friday March 19 – Sunday March 21 

Adults: $17 / Star Cinema Members: $15 / Conc / Seniors / Under 16: $12 / Family: $48
Festival Passes (entry to all films)*:
Adult: $70 / Star Cinema Members: $60 / All Concession: $50

PBS Performer Drive 2021
Mon 1 Feb 2021 to Sun 28 Feb 2021

Join or renew as a Performer member during the month of February and you will go into the draw to win one of three amazing prize packs! 

Solo artist, in a band, DJ or producer? All performers are welcome. Membership is only $120 for the year and you will have your performer name read out weekly on your favourite show. And a membership is even cheaper when it's shared between band mates! 

Fri 18 Dec 2020 to Tue 5 Jan 2021

As 2020 comes to an end, we would like to say a massive thank you to all our members and listeners.

To everyone who tuned in, sent us an sms, wrote messages to us on social media, and emailed; thank you! 

To everyone that joined, renewed or donated; thank you too! 

PBS was able to survive 2020 because of all the supportive messages and financial contributions made by our community. So really, thank you.

Tue 15 Dec 2020

In Waves Revisited, we've seen a sample of the zine styles, logo and merch art, and music-related ads courtesy of Waves magazine, the PBS publication from 1977-1988.  In this series finale, let's check out some of the other products and services on offer for PBS listeners...

Wed 18 Nov 2020

Vigil for the Smooth Handfish's Artistic Director and Writer, Daz Chandler, chats with Annika Priest this Wednesday morning at 8am for State of the Art.

Daz will share an overview of the upcoming online, global event, Vigil for the Smooth Handfish, which happens this Sunday November 22.

Image credit: Safdar Ahmed

Mon 9 Nov 2020

Getting out of the house took on a new meaning in 2020.  In this edition of Waves Revisited, we jump in our virtual time machine,  and look back at how we did it, where we went and who we saw in 80s Melbourne through the filter of the advertising in Waves magazine.


Fri 6 Nov 2020

Thank you to everyone who signed up or renewed their membership during October. 

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to our generous prize donors!

Wed 4 Nov 2020

Tune in for State of The Art every Wednesday morning from 8am on The Breakfast Spread for the latest arts news.