Thank you to everyone who supported DACE in 2023!



Something’s been missing in our neighbourhood lately…

Derinya Art + Craft Exhibition or DACE as it’s lovingly known is back for 2023!

Mark the dates in your calendar for Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July for the hottest tickets this winter!

DACE is hosted by Derinya Primary School in Frankston South and after a three-year gap this influential art show is now back to celebrate its 45th year.

With more than 3,000 tickets expecting to be sold this year, make sure you secure your ticket to see some of the best professional artists and crafters around.

Latest News

DACE Entries Closed!

Derinya Art + Craft Exhibition 2023

Opening Night July 14th 2023
Physical Show July 15th and 16th 2023
Virtual Show July 16th to July 23rd 2023

How DACE helps

It’s the number one fundraiser for Derinya Primary School.

Guest Judge - Art

DACE 2023 Welcomes Danny Lacy our Art Judge

Guest Judge - Craft

DACE 2023 welcomes Birra-Li Ward our Craft Judge


Guest Judge - Jewellery

DACE 2023 welcomes Vanessa Johnson Jewellery Judge


Feature Artist

Penelope Leonard presenting as our feature artist for 2023. Meet Penelope Leonard


Important Dates

Submissions Close online Sunday 25th of June 2023
Receiving day for: Artworks / Craft / Jewellery 12pm to 4pm Saturday 8th of July 2023
Receiving day for: Craft / Jewellery 10am to 2pm Sunday 9th of July 2023
Receiving Day for: Sculptures By Appointment - Sunday 9th July 2023
Gala Opening Night 7pm Friday 14th of July 2023
Art Show Open - Day 1 10am - 5pm Saturday 15th of July 2023
Art Show Open - Day 2 10am - 4pm Sunday 23rd of July 2023
Buyers Collect Purchases &
Artists Collect Unsold Artworks
5pm - 7pm Sunday 23rd of July 2023
Virtual Show Opens with Online Sales 4pm Sunday 16th of July 2023
Virtual Art Show Closes & Online Sales End 4pm Sunday 23rd of July 2023

Gala Opening Bookings

Entry Information

Are you exhibiting? Key information for artists entering. What you should know.


Art Lovers Info

Your guide to DACE. Find information for visitors, opening hours, location, etc.


Opening Night Gala

Details of how to book for the Opening Night Gala on Friday 14th July.