Due to the enormous number and variety of schools eager to exhibit in 2018 we are delighted to announce that our 2018 State -Wide Exhibition of Schools’ Art will be held on

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 1st from 10.00am-4.00pm   

at The MEAT MARKET, 3 Blackwood Street,North Melbourne.

Melbourne’s coolest venue for the arts, culture and events.

For directions click here.

This is a unique Event. The Exhibition is a very special one as it is a State-Wide Exhibition of Victorian Student Art for all students across the State from Foundation to Year 12. It has a most important  philanthropic focus. The dual purpose of highlighting our students’ art while raising awareness and funds for disadvantaged children in Cambodia; providing them with much needed opportunities for education…. and a future.

It is a very special project for our  Victorian schools’ young artists, as they create, developing an attitude of International mindedness, understanding and compassion.  All artwork created by Victorian students will be silently auctioned on the day of the Exhibition. A Live auction of young disadvantaged Cambodian students’ artwork  from Cambodia and photography from a student who originally came from the slums but through the support of FLAME (an organization the Exhibition is raising money for)  will also be a special feature of this Event. The Event will be supporting 2 remarkable organizations in Cambodia through this Exhibition…. ODA (Opportunities for Development Thru Art) in Siem Reap and FLAME CAMBODIA in Phnom Penh.

All funds raised by the Victorian schools student artwork and the live auctions will support the amazing work being done in Cambodia by ODA and FLAME to give the disadvantaged children living there the opportunity for education and the ability to dream of a future.

 This Exhibition is a wonderful opportunity for families and the wider community to celebrate the skills of young artists from across the state. The diversity of the artwork and artists provide an extraordinary opportunity for staff and young students to network, to share knowledge and skills in a professional Exhibition setting.

It is an incredible Event raising an awareness of the beautiful country of Cambodia, supporting amazing organizations  who are working to improve the future for Cambodian children. At the same time a wonderful opportunity to showcase The Arts with the opportunity for making and celebrating community and cross cultural connections, partnering with  Cambodian, Aboriginal, schools and the wider community.




Featuring a pop up AMOK Restaurant for you to sample delicious Cambodian food, see Murrundindi, Senior Elder of the Wurundjeri people who will be opening IMAGINE 2018 and performing traditional didjeridoo, watch traditional Aboriginal dance group Djirri Djirri perform, ZART Art will be presenting art workshops and product demonstrations, vote for your favourite artwork through our ‘People’s Choice Award’, experience the amazing exhibition of student artwork from schools across the state, grab a hot coffee or hot chocolate and enjoy The Studio of Dance performance, traditional Cambodian dancers, bid on an ODA artwork or one of Esther from FLAME’s photographs at our LIVE auctions, purchase a raffle ticket for your chance to win one of the stunning prizes, meet Esther and Sue from FLAME and Shirley from ODA and hear how the money we raise will help these amazing organizations…..

ENTRY: by gold coin donation





OFFICIAL OPENING: Murrundindi, Senior Elder of the Wurundjeri people.

OFFICIAL OPENING  We are so honoured and excited to announce that MURRUNDINDI, Senior Elder of the Wurundjeri people will be opening and performing at the Official Opening of IMAGINE 2018.

The Wurundjeri, also known as the Yarra Yarra tribe, was one of the three tribes that shared the Upper Yarra and Healesville areas. As Melbourne’s traditional custodians of the land and of local Aboriginal culture, the Wurundjeri roamed throughout an area from Healesville to Lake Eildon, towards Westernport Bay and as far as Wonthaggi. Their Nurrungetta, or king, Bebejern was one of the seven tribal leaders who signed the 1835 Treaty with John Batman, which resulted in the establishment of Melbourne.

Another Wurundjeri notable, William Barak, born in 1923 on the Yarra River Flats, became a comparatively young Tribal Elder and progressive leader of the Wurundjeri. He was held in great respect by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal alike. When Aboriginal communities were gathered together on stations, he became the communal caretaker of Coranderrk Station, the largest and most important Aboriginal station in Victoria.

Murrundindi is directly descended from these two great Wurundjeri leaders via his mother, Gumbri, who has taught him to esteem and honour his Aboriginal heritage. However, the early years of Murrundindi’s life saw him suffer deeply from the racist taunts and comments and he had to work hard to overcome the devastation of this earlier discrimination. In his words: “From these childhood experiences I resolved to work towards creating harmony. The children of today are our future. If I can make them understand that we are all brothers and sisters then hopefully one day no child will have to suffer with or experience racism.”

His teachings are simple; respect ourselves and respect each other. He says, “We must learn to live and understand ourselves as well as acknowledge and accept each other’s differences. We are all from one race, we just have different coloured skin. We must also respect our Mother Earth who gives us life. If we do not respect her, we will soon not have a home to live in, food to eat, air to breathe or water to drink.”

“We do not say goodbye, we say ‘triganin’ – until the next time.”   Murrundindi




We are so proud the AMAZING traditional Aboriginal dancers Djirri Djirri will be performing  at our WELCOME ceremony for IMAGINE 201


Nestled in Windsor since June 2015, amok is the vision from Cambodian born chef Woody Chet. Bringing experience from Coda and Tonka to share his interpretation of his homeland’s culinary flavours with locals.

His Cambodian inspired dinner menu weaves in delicate yet punchy flavours influenced by his mother’s traditional Khmer cooking. His modern take on his favourites coupled with his high energy and enthusiasm has been designed to excite the tastebuds and is evident in the fusion of flavours he creates.

Mixing and experimenting classic Cambodian recipes with the best local Australian produce, chef Chet creates sumptuous dishes including the popular freshly shucked oysters with pomegranate boba & Cambodia’s Kampot peppers, his tender 24 hour twice cooked beef ribs and his homage of the traditional fish amok using Tasmanian salmon.

Only the finest seasonal ingredients is sourced daily to ensure you enjoy a memorable dining experience that ignites the senses with flavours of South East Asia.

Chef Chet’s contagious passion for the culinary arts has won him national accolades, namely the Most Outstanding Apprentice Chef award at the Australian Culinary Federation’s Fine Foods competition in 2013. His Cambodian duck curry that won him the prestigious gold medal features proudly on the menu at amok.

Join us for a unique dining experience and delight your senses with modern Cambodian cuisine, right here in Melbourne.

AMOK  119 Chapel Street Windsor

CHEF WOODY CHET is bringing his beautiful food to us at IMAGINE 2018.

Gary’s tasted it – now it’s our turn.


is generously providing product demonstrations and workshops at 


A supplier of art and craft materials, stationery & educational products. Their comprehensive range can be found in their online store.

Provider of Professional Development workshops in the Visual Arts. ZART also provide for schools, universities, local councils, librarians, hospital educators, kindergarten teachers, after school program leaders, and leaders of holiday programmes.

Customer service specialist – ZART provides ongoing advice on products and techniques and deliver efficient and quick service. They can also assist you with your artroom and budget enquiries.

MD MOTORS, Chelsea, Victoria

Are generously partnering with us to sponsor IMAGINE 2018.

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AREA SPECIALIST Real Estate- Our OFFICIAL Live auctioneers

AREA SPECIALIST Real Estate have worked with Have A Heart For Cambodia since 2013 when they supported the Aspendale Gardens Primary School Community raise funds for Cambodia through the first of their amazing school auctions of ODA artwork.

  AREA SPECIALIST has generously offered their time to perform the LIVE AUCTION of artwork and photography created by disadvantaged young people in Cambodia at OUR SUNSET, OUR WORLD’ Have A Heart For Cambodia’s inaugural School’s Exhibition and will do so again on 

September 1 for IMAGINE 2018.