Scene News: Painters & Dockers play Seaman’s Mission tonight!

Soon to host and be featured in the ABC’S new Classic Countdown series long time Melbourne punks The Painters And Dockers will play the 100th anniversary of the iconic Spanish flavoured Seaman’s Mission in Flinders Street on Monday 11th September.

The band have a long history with the Maritime Union Australia (MUA) playing down at the wharfs during the eighties MUA dispute.


A Deakin University and Mission to Seafarers Victoria research initiative and public art event.

View the site responsive artworks and performances – Monday 11th September:

Painters & Dockers (8pm)
Maree Clarke
Bishop & Reis
Catherine Bell
Michael Needham
Michael Graeve (7pm)
The Rogue Academy
Curated by Anne Scott Wilson & Cameron Bishop

Entry is by donation on the evening. Find more information here.

“They were probably the best gig we have ever done as we had the striking wharfies and the police in the pouring rain all singing.You’re Going Home In The Back Of A Divi Van’’, said trumpet player Dave Pace. “A classic!’’

The Dockers will also play The Mornington Hotel on 15th September.

As well as tonight, upcoming events for The Painters and Dockers:

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