Mid-Week Group

Mid-Week Outing Group

The Melbourne Camera Club & Camberwell Camera Club arrange outings on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month. MCC usually arranges the 1st Tuesday and CCC the 3rd  Tuesday.

A mailout is sent before each outing with full details. To subscribe, select Mid-Week Outing Group on your profile page.

This group usually meets at 10.30 am on the appointed day, however this timing may vary.

Details will be sent via mailouts. To receive mailouts tick ‘MidWeek Outing Group’ on your profile page.

For further information contact Jim Weatherill & Paul Palcsek.

==== 2024 Outings ====

Future Outings

==== 2023 Outings ====

2023 Photo Album

2022 Photo Album

2021 Photo Album

TBC = To Be Confirmed

Outing Date Description Mailout Sent
Tue 7 Feb 2023 (1st Tue) Ferry Trip to Williamstown – Jim W 12 Jan 2023
Tue 21 Feb 2023 (3rd Tue) Botanical Gardens Melbourne – Joe H 24 Jan 2023
Tue 7 Mar 2023 (1st Tue) Nature Exhibition Geelong 20 Feb 2023
Tue 21 Mar 2023 (3rd Tue) MGA Exhibition, Wheelers Hill 28 Feb 2023
Tue 4 Apr 2023 (1st Tue) Melbourne Zoo – Jim W 27 Mar 2023
Tue 18 Apr 2023 (3rd Tue) Laneways of Melbourne & Leica Gallery – Joe H 6 Apr 2023
Tue 2 May 2023 (1st Tue) Hellenic Museum – Jim W 21 Apr 2023
Tue 16 May 2023 (3rd Tue) CCC ‘Light Years’ Exhibition – Hawthorn – Joe H 1 May 2023
Tue 6 Jun 2023 (1st Tue) Richmond Streetscapes – Jim W 14 May 2023
Tue 20 Jun 2023 (3rd Tue) Sky-Rail, Carnegie – Joe H 6 Jun 2023
Tue 4 Jul 2023 (1st Tue) State Library Victoria – Jim W 22 Jun 2023
Tue 18 Jul 2023 (3rd Tue) Museo Italiano & Lygon St Walk – Joe H 5 July 2023
Tue 1 Aug 2023 (1st Tue) Shot in the Hearth of Australia Exhibition – Jim W 18 July 2023
Tue 15 Aug 2023 (3rd Tue)  Pentridge – Joe H 1 Aug 2023
Tue 5 Sep 2023 (1st Tue) Aquarium – Jim W & Paul P 19 Aug 2023
Tue 19 Sep 2023 (3rd Tue) St Kilda Botanical Gardens – Sara W & Jim W 5 Sep 2023
Tue 3 Oct 2023 (1st Tue) Fire Services Museum Victoria – Jim W 24 Sep 2023
Tue 17 Oct 2023 (3rd Tue) Chesterfield Farm – Alan S 3 Oct 2023
Tue 7 Nov 2023 (1st Tue) Werribee Mansion – Jim W 18 Oct 2023
Tue 15 Nov 2023 (3rd Tue) Ian Potter NGV – Real & Imagined – Joe H 8 Nov 2023
Tue 6 Dec 2023 (1st Tue) Yalukit Willam Nature Reserve, Elsternwick – Sara W 22 Nov 2023



==== 2022 Outings ====

2022 Photo Album


Outing Date Description Mailout Sent
Tue 1 Feb 2022 (1st Tue) Wildlife Exhibition Geelong Mon 24 Jan 2022
Tue 15 Feb 2022 (3rd Tue) Monash Gallery of Art Wed 2 Feb 2022
Tue 1 Mar 2022 (1st Tue) City West Mon 14 Feb 2022
Tue 22 Mar 2022 (4th Tue) Maranoa Botanic Gardens Mon 28 Feb 2022
Tue 5 Apr 2022 (1st Tue) Heide Museum of Modern Art Sun 20 Mar 2022
Wed 27 Apr 2022 (4th Wed) Jells Park Fri 8 Apr 2022
Tue 3 May 2022 (1st Tue) Melbourne Photo 2022 Sat 23 Apr 2022
Wed 18 May 2022 (3rd Wed) 2021 Nikon-Walkley Press Photography Exhibition Wed 4 May 2022
Tue 7 Jun 2022 (1st Tue) Immigration Museum Tue 17 May 2022
Tue 21 Jun 2022 (3rd Tue) Michael Silver’s Magnet Gallery Wed 15 Jun 2022
Tue 5 Jul 2022 (1st Tue) Bathing Boxes, Brighton Thu 23 Jun 2022
Tue 19 Jul 2022 (3rd Tue) Collins St walk, Melbourne (Not Chinese Museum) Mon 11 Jul 2022
Tue 2 Aug 2022 (1st Tue) Serendip Sanctuary Tue 19 July 2022
Tue 23 Aug 2022 (4th Tue) State Library Fri 22 July 2022
Tue 6 Sep 2022 (1st Tue) Chapel Street, Prahran Thu 18 Aug 2022
Tue 20 Sep 2022 (3rd Tue) Cranbourne Royal Botanic Gardens Mon 5 Sep 2022
Tue 4 Oct 2022 (1st Tue) Australian Jazz Museum – Details Thu 15 Sep 2022
Tue 18 Oct 2022 (3rd Tue) Rhododendron Gardens, Olinda Mon 3 Oct 2022
Tue 1 Nov 2022 (1st Tue) Cancelled: Dog Show at Bulla Tue 18 Oct 2022
Tue 15 Nov 2022 (3rd Tue) Scienceworks, Spotswood Mon 31 Oct 2022
Tue 6 Dec 2022 (1st Tue) South Melbourne Walk Wed 16 Nov 2022


==== 2021 Outings ====

Images from 2021 Outings

Tue, 23rd Feb 2021 Outing – City Walk – Photo 2021 International Festival

The Mid-Month Excursion is Back!

With a good touch of optimism we have decided to re-start our Mid-Month Excursions. Anyway, see how we go.

The Photo 2021 International Festival is on this month and there is a cluster of exhibitions within easy walking distance of each other in the east end of the City. Two are at 45 Downstairs in Flinders Lane. In the upstairs gallery are the surprising and idiosyncratic street photography images of Mike Reed, and downstairs the work of Pat Brassington is displayed under the title ‘Night Swimming’. The catalogue refers to Brassington’s work as ‘exposing how the endless possibilities of our deep and complex inner states, its narratives of sex, memory and identity, run quietly rampant.’ Need I say any more? Around the corner in Exhibition Street in the Tolarno Gallery is an exhibition of the work of Justine Varga, and the work of Simon Fujiwara is shown in the Anna Schwartz Gallery on Flinders Lane near Russell Street. Other displays (by Sara Oscar) are found in AC/DC Lane just off Flinders Lane, and in the Sofitel Hotel (Sara Cwynar). What a plethora or riches and all within walking distance.

We will meet at 10.30am in the central atrium of Collins Place. There are number of places around its edge where we can buy a coffee. It is quite spacious, so social distancing should not be a problem. Remember to bring a mask. After coffee, we will just walk across to 45 Downstairs to view the first exhibition.
You are all most welcome to join us!

Joe Hajdu

Tue, 23rd Mar 2021 Outing – Monash Gallery of Art

This outing will be to the Monash Gallery of Art to see the exhibition “Not Standing Still” and includes a curator’s explanation of the various works on dispaly. The gallery is located at 860 Ferntree Gully Road Wheelers Hill.

The curators explanation will commence at 11AM.

Unfortunately, the gallery cafe does not open until 11 AM and it is suggested that anyone wanting coffee before viewing the exhibition bring a thermos and we can have our traditional coffee in the gardens behind the gallery.

Lunch will be at the Wheelers Hill Hotel, which is in Ferntree Gully Road and directly opposite the gallery.


Jim O’Donnell

Tue April 6 Outing – City Architecture

We will return to the City, the top end of Swanston Street, near RMIT.

There is some very interesting architecture in that part of town, and it continues to grow, you only have to look upwards.
Examples – although the building on the cnr. of Queensberry & Bouverie Sts has been there quite a few years, it is always interesting; and closer to the city the Metro Tunnel which has taken over Franklin Street, between RMIT and the City Baths, the walkways on either side of the construction site have interesting art-photography on display.

We shall meet at 10.30 am in the Dining Hall, 2nd floor of Melbourne Central Complex. If entering from the cnr. of Swanston and Latrobe street, take the escalator right at the corner up one flight to the 2nd floor and walk straight ahead. There is a big selection of cafes, Pazzi per la Pizza is on the left hand side at the entrance and could be a good place to gather.

And for lunch at approx. 12.30pm we will to the The Oxford Scholar Hotel, as it’s now known, 427 Swanston Street.

This event will held in a COVID safe manner.
All Melbourne and Camberwell Camera Club members are very welcome.

Jim Weatherill


Tue, 20th April 2021 Outing – Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden
Autumn is the time when the deciduous trees provide us with the most beautiful colours.

Our next excursion will be to one of the best places to see and photograph this, the Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden in Sherbrooke in the Dandenong Ranges (Melway 75 G1).

Its ornamental lake and arched bridges seem to echo Monet’s Giverny Garden outside Paris. The contrast between the majestic mountain ash trees and the autumn colours around them is a particularly photogenic feature of this Garden. Hopefully the weather gods will be in a cooperative mood on the day.  The garden covers a slope with the ornamental lake at the bottom of the gully. You may wish to bring a hiking stick and a bottle of water for the walk back up to the park entrance.


Meeting place is the Ripe Cafe, diagonally opposite the T-junction of the Mountain Highway & Mt. Dandenong Tourist Road in Sassafras (Melway 66 F9).

The Ripe Café is in a cottage set back a little from the road.

Time: 10.30am. 

If we wish, we can also return to the same place for lunch. After morning coffee, we will drive to the Alfred Nicholas Garden. There is an off-road car park opposite the entrance.

Ripe Cafe

Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden

Joe Hajdu

Tue May 4 – Melbourne General Cemetery (MCC)
Melbourne Camera Club Mid-Week Outing

Date: Tuesday 4th May, 2021

Destination: Melbourne General Cemetery – Parkville

Meeting at 10.30 am at the Naughty Boy Eatery, 499-501 Lygon St., Parkville.

Closest public transport: East Coburg (1) or Moreland (6) trams along Lygon St., stop 117, Richardson St.

We will enter the cemetery via the North Gate, in MacPherson Street.

Lunch: approx. 12.30 pm, Great Northern Hotel, 644 Rathdowne St, (cnr. Pigdon Sts) Carlton North.

The Melbourne General Cemetery is a 110 acre necropolis located 2 km north of the city in Carlton. It was established by an act of the New South Wales Parliament in 1850 and the cemetery was opened on the 1st June 1853. Since its opening, close to a million people have been buried in the cemetery and it is the last resting place for many famous Australians.

The 500 metre walk to the pub features interesting architecture.

Jim Weatherill

Tue May 25 – Moorabbin Aircraft Museum (4th Tue – CCC)

I planned this excursion in March last year. Hopefully this year it will happen and many of you will come.

Together with Melbourne CC we are planning to visit the Aircraft Museum in Moorabbin (Plus Code: 23FR+CQ).

There you can take great shots inside aeroplane cockpits, look down on aircraft repair workshops, and pose with a vintage aeroplane. Quite apart from which, taking close-ups of specific parts of aircraft mechanisms.

This Museum provides a very interesting tableau of the development of civil aviation in Australia – the days of TAA, Ansett, etc.

We plan to meet at 10.30am in the Fight Deck Bar and Grill, corner of First Ave. and Bundora Pde. It is just north of the air traffic control tower (Melway: 87G, Plus Code: 23FW+C3).

From there it is a short walk to the Aircraft Museum.

At 11am we will get a conducted tour of the exhibition. Entrance fee: $10 / $7 concession.

We plan to return to the Flight Deck Bar and Grill for lunch.

Hope to see you there.

Joe Hajdu
CCC Outings Co-Ordinator

Tue Jun 1 (1st Tue – MCC) – Zoom Meeting
Due to COVID lock down we will be having a Zoom Meeting. We would like to see 10 of your snaps from any outing or trip (27/5/2021 19:18).

A mailout with the Zoom details was sent out on Fri 28 May 2021 @ 1:30pm

Tue Jun 22 (4th Tue – CCC)

St Kilda Pier – Mailout sent Thu 17 Jun 2021 16:30

Cancelled – Tue Jul 6 (1st Tue – MCC)

Tue Jul 20 (3rd Tue – MCC)

Zoom Meeting

Tue Aug 3 – SIT-HOM (1st Tue – MCC)

Shot in the Heart of Melbourne

See mailout for outing details

Tue Aug 17 – Cancelled due to COVID lockdown (3rd Tue – CCC)

NGV outing moved to Tue Sep 21

Tue Sep 7 – Zoom Meeting (1st Tue – MCC)

Additional details

Tue Sep 21 – Zoom Meeting (3rd Tue – CCC)

Additional details

Tue Oct 5 – Zoom Meeting (1st Tue – MCC)


Tue Oct 19 – Zoom Meeting


Wed Nov 3 (1st Week – MCC)


Tue Nov 16 (3rd Tue – CCC)

Springvale Botanical Cemetery – Details

Tue Dec 7 (1st Tue – MCC)

Ballarat Foto Biennale

Details sent on Mon 15 Nov 2021



==== Previous Years Outings ====

Mid Week Outing 2020 Dates:

Tuesday Feb 4, 2020 Monash Gallery of Art
Tuesday Feb 18, 2020 Queen Victoria Market
Tuesday Mar 3, 2020 World Wildlife Photography Exhibition
Tuesday Mar 17, 2020 Cancelled
Tuesday Apr 7, 2020 Cancelled
Tuesday Apr 21, 2020 Cancelled
Tuesday May 5, 2020 Cancelled
Tuesday Jun 2, 2020 Cancelled
Tuesday Jul 7, 2020 Cancelled
Tuesday Aug 4, 2020 Cancelled
Tuesday Sep 1, 2020 Cancelled
Tuesday Oct 6, 2020 Cancelled
Wednesday Nov 4, 2020 Cancelled – Note: Wed after Cup Day
Tuesday Dec 1, 2020 ‘Show & Tell – Cancelled’


Mid-Week Outing 2019 Dates:

Tuesday Feb 5, 2019 Monash Gallery of Art
Tuesday Feb 19, 2019 Beach Walk, St Kilda to Elwood
Wednesday Mar 6, 2019 Steam Tug Wattle – Note: 1st Wed
Tuesday Mar 19, 2019 NGV
Tuesday Apr 2, 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Tuesday Apr 16, 2019 East Melbourne
Tuesday May 7, 2019 MGA Dombrovskis
Tuesday May 21, 2019 Top Arts
Tuesday Jun 4, 2019 CPL Digital Photo Labs
Tuesday Jun 18, 2019 National Sports Museum
Tuesday Jul 2, 2019 Parliament House
Tuesday Jul 16, 2019 St. Kilda Pier
Tuesday Aug 6, 2019 Grants Picnic Grounds
Wednesday Aug 21, 2019 Buxton, Art Gallery
Tuesday Sep 3, 2019 Ballarat Biennale
Tuesday Sep 17, 2019 Botanical Gardens
Tuesday Oct 1, 2019 Cloudhill Gardens, Olinda
Tuesday Oct 22, 2019 MGA, Bowness Photography Prize – Note this is being held on the 4th Tuesday
Wednesday Nov 6, 2019 Seafarers Bridge – Note: Wed after Cup Day
Tuesday Nov 19, 2019 NGV Fed Square – Civilization
Tuesday Dec 3, 2019 ‘Show & Tell’


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