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November 2017

‘Desert Inscapes’ – Al Strangeways Art Exhibition

4 November 2017 @ 12:00 am - 26 January 2018 @ 3:00 pm

Award winning artist Al Strangeways will be exhibiting her artwork at The Studio@54 in Ocean Grove from November 4th, 2017.   Originally from England, but now a resident of the Northern Territory, Al’s artwork is inspired by the people, animals and landscapes of Central Australia.  This exhibition is entitled ‘Desert Inscapes’. ‘Desert Inscapes’ as …”it seems to cover both the subject matter (images and expressions from the desert centre) but also the intention behind pretty much all of my creative endeavours,…

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December 2017

Kylie on Stage

10 December 2017 - 4 March 2018
Graphic created by Tony Hung

Geelong Gallery presents a touring exhibition by Arts Centre Melbourne and the Australian Music Vault. Kylie on Stage celebrates magical moments from Kylie Minogue’s highly successful concert tours. Drawn from her spectacular stage wardrobe held at Arts Centre Melbourne’s Performing Arts Collection, the exhibition charts the development of Kylie’s ever-evolving stage persona and goes behind the scenes to explore the creative process behind each tour.

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Our Chromatic Coast

13 December 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3 February 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Our Chromatic Coast is a photographic exhibition showcasing the amazing colours of Australia’s coastline. The strong light coupled with vibrant sunrises and sunsets makes our beaches a wonderland for photographers and sightseers alike. Huge rock formations, large cliffs, white sandy beaches and grass-covered hills are only some of the features to be witnessed. Lynden Smith hopes that he has adequately captured the feeling he experiences every time he takes his camera and tripod to one of the numerous beaches within the…

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21 December 2017 @ 11:00 am - 28 January 2018 @ 4:00 pm

This regular exhibition features artworks by members of the Geelong Art Society at the Shearers Arms Gallery 202 Aberdeen St , Geelong West . It runs from December 21 to January 28 . There will be a diverse range of art mediums on display and for sale , including water colours, pastels , oils, acrylics, prints and lime stone carvings . This is a wonderful opportunity to support local artists as well as visiting a beautiful heritage listed building .…

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22 December 2017 @ 11:00 am - 28 January 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Noel Colbert will be the featured Artist of the Month at Shearers Arms Gallery , 202 Aberdeen St from December 22 to January 28. Noel has worked mostly in water colour as he enjoys the immediacy of the medium and the challenge of achieving a result with the minimum of fuss.Trying to capture light and mood in the landscape has been his greatest challenge , and continues to be so . He is trying to also diversify the subject matter…

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28 December 2017 @ 11:00 am - 11 February 2018 @ 4:00 pm

This popular annual event allows art lovers to meet and watch some of the talented artists of the Geelong Art Society as they exhibit and demonstrate their artworks . Each or the front rooms will feature 2 artists who have not previously exhibited while the back rooms will be occupied by previous exhibitors . Some of the new artists are : Noel Colbert , Susan Mathews , Faye Owen , Bronwyn Sturrock and Emma Van Etten. Their work represents water…

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January 2018

METROPOLIS SUMMER SALON Featuring Stella Clarke: New Coastal Paintings

6 January @ 9:00 am - 29 January @ 5:00 pm

Metropolis Gallery kicks off 2018 with the feature exhibition ‘Stella Clarke: New Coastal Paintings’ – part of a salon style exhibition of paintings, limited edition etchings, sculpture and art glass by gallery artists. This suite of paintings by Stella Clarke explores the dynamic colours, forms, patterns and textures of the places where the ocean meets the shore. The works celebrate the fragile wildflowers and wind-sculpted plants that cling to cliff edges, thriving in an onslaught of salt air and sea-spray. In one sense, they…

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“eclectic” contemporary textiles by Kim Doherty

6 January @ 2:00 pm - 28 January @ 5:00 pm

Kim Doherty is thrilled to be exhibiting work at The Space in St. Leonards throughout January. The exhibition title “eclectic” really describes Kim’s practice.  With a passion for all things textile, and a curiosity for mixing media, Kim employs textile techniques such as hand-weaving and knitting using traditional and non-traditional materials, and found objects, to create a broad and varied range of work. In this exhibition, you can expect to see a broad overview of Kim’s practice, including  her signature,…

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Surfboard fine art by Jarryn Dower

10 January @ 11:00 am - 3 February @ 4:00 pm

Jan 10-Feb 3             Surfboard Fine Art              Jarryn Dower   Beach and surf inspired stippling artworks on surfboards and a range of other media. The exhibition is open from Wed to Sat, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the gallery 101 Ryrie Arts, at 101 Ryrie Street in Geelong.  

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Summer Sculpture 2018

12 January @ 10:00 am - 30 January @ 5:00 pm

Summer Sculpture is an exhibition of sculpture in a variety of mediums by members of Geelong Sculptors Inc. We nurture sculptors at all levels and promote sculpture in all mediums, and have been doing so since 2002. Our members hail from right across the local region. This exhibition in Anglesea at the Surf Coast Community Art Space will display works in: timber, metalwork, ceramics, weaving, precious metals, glass and more….. You will find large and small pieces suitable for your…

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‘Wander’ by Benjamin Neoh | A Photographic Exhibition

17 January - 1 March

I am happy to invite you to my first solo photographic exhibition ‘Wander’, showcasing a selection of images taken on my recent trip exploring the busy streets of Vietnam. The exhibition will be held in Geelong at Analogue Academy, opening on Wednesday the 17th of January, 2018.   Opening Night Details: Date: 17 January, 2018. Time: 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Venue: Analogue Academy. Cuzens Place, Geelong 3220. Entry: Gold coin donation. All entry donations will go to a social enterprise called…

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Summer Projects V

21 January - 21 February

Group Exhibition – Summer Projects V We have reopened and are launching our 2018 exhibition calendar with Summer Projects V. This is Boom’s annual exhibition to commence a New Year and it includes the work of many exciting new artists as well as one of our regulars. Summer Projects V presents work by Sarah Lowe, Melissa Boughey, Jordy Kerwick, Mickey Egan, Graeme Altmann & Kate Debbo. We are pleased to welcome the partnership of Austins & Co Wines with their sponsorship…

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28 January @ 1:00 pm - 11 February @ 4:00 pm

An exhibition of work by members of the Geelong Art Society : Noel Colbert, Susan Mathews, Elizabeth Mendoza, Faye Owen, Bronwyn Sturrock and Emma Van Etten . Some are first time exhibitors in a GAS Art Market while others have exhibited previously . Mediums represented include printmaking, oils, acrylics, water colours and pastels. You are invited to visit the Art Market , see the artists at work and view their exhibition . You may even be lucky enough to find…

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February 2018

Marion Lennox – The Romantic Life

2 February @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Marion Lennox’s first romance novel was published by Harlequin Mills and Boon in 1990. Since then she’s had 115 romances novels published, in over thirty languages and in over a hundred and thirty countries. Marion has had twelve nominations for Romance Writers of America’s International Rita Award, winning twice for the year’s Best Traditional Romance. She’s also won Romance Writers of Australia’s Romance Book of the Year three times. After holidaying in Queenscliff for over twenty years, Marion is now…

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3 February @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Music at the Hub returns in February with a great line up including the Chestnut Street Blues Band and Steve Thew. A great night of live music and singalongs in the Eastern Hub lounge, plus refreshments, for only $5.

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COPACC 2018 Theatre Season Launch

3 February @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Hal and the COPACC team look forward to seeing you there!

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Geelong’s Best Busker Competition February 2018

6 February @ 12:00 pm - 17 February @ 2:00 pm

>>>Geelong’s Best Busker Competition February 2018<<< An Event in the CBD of Geelong, Victoria, Australia. It will be held over four days in the summer of Feb 2018. Dates: Tue 6th Feb 2018 Sat 10th Feb 2018 Tue 13th Feb 2018 *Finals on Sat 17th Feb 2018. *Location: The Little Malop St, Central Area from Yarra St to Moorabool St in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. *Production: Videoed, Photographed and Recorded LIVE! *Prizes to a total value of $1300 : Awarded for…

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Clever Living Seminar Series

13 February @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Seminar 1 – Why Good Design Doesn’t Cost the Earth. The first seminar in this Clever Living Series will explore sustainable house design including orientation and passive solar design in relation to the cooling/heating and comfort as well as insulation, thermal mass, glazing and shading. Gain a level of knowledge that puts you in the driver’s seat when asking key questions of your builder or architect and maximise your home’s performance and minimise it’s running costs. During this four-part series,…

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Musical Mornings Presents Michael Cormick – Feeling Good

14 February @ 10:30 am - 15 February @ 10:30 am

Join musical theatre star, Michael Cormick for a wonderful morning’s entertainment.  Accompanied by the talented David Cameron on guitar and piano, Michael will perform songs from some of his favourite show and share stories of the great composers and directors he has worked with both here and overseas.  Repertoire will include songs from The Phantom of the Opera, Beauty & The Beast, The Boy from Oz and Les Misérables.  Michael began his professional career at the age of fourteen and went on to…

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Live at The Dome: Mick Thomas – These Are The Days

15 February @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us as we kick off our Live at The Dome series which will feature interviews with some of Australia’s finest songwriters and musicians as they discuss the songs that needed to be written, the shows that needed to be played and stories that needed to be told. In this first session, Mick Thomas will chat with Jamie McKew about his enduring and intriguing career as a writer, performer and raconteur.   Bookings: http://www.grlc.vic.gov.au/whats-on/live-dome-mick-thomas-these-are-days

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Stephanie Asher – The Footy Lady: The trailblazing story of Susan Alberti

20 February @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

No tragedy, no challenge, has proved too hard for Susan Alberti. The woman from the working-class suburbs has battled boardrooms, courts, lymphoma and adult diabetes; and was one of the driving forces behind the AFL’s move into women’s football. This is a story of passion, generosity and a woman who will inspire you to take on the seemingly impossible and triumph. Join biographer Stephanie Asher as she discusses the writing of this extraordinary life.   Bookings: http://www.grlc.vic.gov.au/whats-on/stephanie-asher-footy-lady-trailblazing-story-susan-alberti

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Ken Linnett – Tulloch: The Extraordinary Life and Times of a True Champion

21 February @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Ken Linnett has meticulously researched the achievements and rollercoaster career of one of our finest racehorses. It is a history that takes readers on a journey from the golden era of radio to the wondrous new world of television and reveals a strong cast of human characters including several colourful Australians. Ranging from master trainer T J Smith to the owners he quarrelled with and champion jockeys George Moore and Neville Sellwood to the dynamic vet, Percy Sykes, who helped…

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Live at The Dome Dave Graney – Workshy

21 February @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The second of the Live at The Dome sessions will feature legendary Australian showman Dave Graney as he discusses the lengths he has gone to in order to avoid anything that really feels like work. In his inimitable style, Graney veers from a feckless childhood in blue-collar South Australia, to the punk rock scene of 1980s London, and beer-soaked nights touring Australia where he worked very hard at not working at all. But in slacking off, Graney became one of…

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GPAC’s 2018 Deakin University Theatre Season A Little Night Music

22 February @ 8:00 pm - 24 February @ 8:00 pm

Oozing with sophistication and wit, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s A Little Night Music (based on Ingmar Bergman’s Smiles on a Summer Night) is a passionate story of intertwined love affairs, regret and longing centred on elegant actress Desiree Armfeldt, and her family and flirtations. When Desiree performs in the town of her former lover, old passions rekindle and during a weekend in the country, the entangled romances of four couples are laid bare. With the magic of music on a…

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Pako Festa

24 February

Pako Festa showcases cultural diversity – via a smorgasbord of cultural food, folk dancing, the famous Pako Parade, workshops, art exhibitions, multicultural craft displays and entertainment on five world music stages in a 1km street festival. The festival is an opportunity for local and regional cultural groups to promote cultural diversity and educate the broader community of the beauty and enriching capacity of multiculturalism and community arts. Pako Festa is traditionally held on the last Saturday of February. Now in its…

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Strassman’s “iTedE”

27 February @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

It’s about Chucking time… Side-splitting comedy! An hilarious all-new show! Strasso’s screwed. He can’t get Chuck and Ted E. off their iPhones. They’re lost to Snapchat, Instagram & Facebook. The battle is on! And in an amazing live-show breakthrough, Strasso throws his voice to 5 puppets at once. It’s a riotously unbelievable, 6-way comedy routine. You seriously won’t believe it!! Ted is cuter than ever and Chuck just as evil. Sid the Beaver cracks a heap of depraved jokes. And…

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Musical Mornings Presents Pirates of Penzance

28 February @ 10:30 am - 1 March @ 10:30 am

This fast paced and beautifully sung production which tours with a full set and costumes is the complete production…but beware in 2018 it will contain nuts and Donald Trump Additives…Hilarious !! A True family Musical Comedy is what lies ahead with The Pirates clashing swords and trading barbs in this modern take . The stellar cast is led by musical theatre star Philip Gould as the swashbuckling “Pirate King”, veteran comic baritone Brian Hannan as The Major General and The…

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Craig Goddard – 28 Tips for Teenagers: Life Skills That Fast Track Success

28 February @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

**Please note new event date Owning 15 Subway franchises at one point in his career, entrepreneur Craig Goddard has hired and worked with thousands of teenagers. Even the most academically gifted student will struggle if they graduate without the skills to survive in the workplace. In 28 Tips for Teenagers Craig identifies a range of simple yet powerful skills that can have a big impact in supporting teenagers to achieve their personal goals. Tips include dealing with time at school,…

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Gabriella Coslovich – Whiteley on Trial

28 February @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

It was a cause célèbre: the biggest case of alleged art fraud to come before the Australian criminal justice system, a $4.5 million sting drawing in one of the country’s most gifted and tragic artists, Brett Whiteley. It started with suspicions raised about artworks being produced in the style of Whiteley from a Melbourne art restorer’s studio. In her book about the scandal, Whiteley On Trial, author Gabriella Coslovich discusses the trial and acquittal by the Appeals Bench. Join her…

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March 2018

Come And Make Performance

3 March - 4 March

Registrations for CAMP 2018 are now open. Click here to register. CAMP is Back to Back Theatre’s annual weekend of delightfully ruthless theatre-making workshops for community members with and without disability who love, or are curious about performance making. Workshop facilitators for this year’s event include Artistic Director of Fraught Outfit, Adena Jacobs, Artist Jack Sheppard, multi-art performer Joseph O’Farrell (JOF), visual ecologist Aviva Reed and a special first-time collaboration with the Geelong Library. No experience is necessary and new faces are…

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