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August 2017

The You Yangs—Mark Dober

12 August @ 10:00 am - 15 October @ 5:00 pm
Mark Dober You Yangs watercolour 36 2016

Reflecting the enduring interest of artists in this unique location, this exhibition of recent watercolours by Mark Dober includes large-scale multi-panelled works painted en plein air in a vibrant palette.

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2017 Geelong acquisitive print awards

12 August @ 10:00 am - 8 October @ 5:00 pm
Carolyn Hawkins Trashed 2015

Geelong Gallery’s nationally acclaimed acquisitive prize exhibition features entries from around Australia by established and emerging printmakers representing the diversity of current practice through both traditional printmaking techniques as well as contemporary processes. 38 works by 39 leading and emerging Australian artists have been shortlisted for the 2017 Geelong acquisitive print awards. The acquisitive awards and biennial exhibition will feature works by Benjamin Armstrong, Rosalind Atkins, Elizabeth Banfield, G.W Bot, Laura Castell, Jock Clutterbuck, Marian Crawford, Ben Fennessy, Dianne Fogwell, Peter…

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On Common Ground

14 August @ 9:00 am - 16 October @ 5:00 pm

A retrospective exhibition Featured image (above): Gillian Turner Remains Reworked

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Fred Williams in the You Yangs

19 August @ 10:00 am - 5 November @ 5:00 pm
Fred Williams You Yang Pond 1963

Fred Williams in the You Yangs brings together the ground-breaking paintings, drawings and etchings that represent the turning point in Fred Williams’s art.  Williams started working in the You Yangs in 1962. It is his work of this period that defined what is commonly considered his ‘classic’ interpretation of the Australian landscape. This exhibition reveals Williams’s enduring fascination with the You Yangs as a recurring subject (among others) for his painting throughout the 1960s to the late 1970s, and surveys…

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2017 PRINTMAKER ART SHOW

29 August @ 11:00 am - 24 September @ 4:00 pm

The Geelong Art Society , based at Shearer’s Arms Gallery , 202 Aberdeen St Geelong West , is holding its annual Printmaker Art show . This year’s show will feature works by such well known local printmakers and tutors as Gaye Niewenhof and Robyn Mackay as well as many invited artists from around the region . Also on display will be the works of printmaking artists and students from the Geelong Art Society . Prizes will be awarded , with…

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September 2017

HAZE

8 September @ 6:00 pm - 13 October @ 8:00 pm

HAZE by JESS WALTERS Opening Night – Friday 8th September 6-8pm The Exhibition Haze sifts through memory and questions perception, prying into personal and intimate relationships. The Artist Jessica Walters is a contemporary artist currently based in Geelong, following the completion of her Bachelor of Visual Arts.  Thoughtfully, she creates bodies of work with a strong conceptual basis striving to stir deep thought and initiate important conversation. FREE ENTRY – Come along to the opening night and support Jess!

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STEVE SALO Halcyon Days

12 September - 1 October

Halcyon Days takes us on an exploration of the coastal landscape as seen through the eyes of Geelong-based painter Steve Salo. In this series of works, drawn largely from memory, Steve recalls those places from which feelings of freedom, wonder and a deep sense of connection to the natural world are mixed with recollections of childhood riverside adventures and day trips down to the coast. Hoping to share his sense of continuity and connectedness to place, Steve reflects “It is…

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Melbourne Theatre Company’s What Rhymes with Cars and Girls

21 September @ 8:00 pm - 23 September @ 8:00 pm

His achingly lyrical first solo album, What Rhymes with Cars and Girls, cemented You Am I frontman Tim Rogers’ already formidable reputation as one of Australia’s premier songwriters.  Playwright Aidan Fennessy (National Interest) has threaded these beautiful songs across the class divide to create a tale of love in contemporary Australia. Performed with a live band led by Rogers,  What Rhymes with Cars and Girls is an intimate musical jewel that sees two lovers brought together by a conjunction of…

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Horrible Harriet

23 September @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

GPAC’s 2017 Love Central Geelong Family Magic Program Presents Horrible Harriet for two performances only. Look out! Here comes Horrible Harriet. She’s wicked, wild and wonderful! Horrible Harriet lives in the roof of her school and keeps teachers chained in the cellar to do her homework. Harriet and the other children don’t see eye to eye – but all Harriet really wants is a friend. When Athol Egghead lands in his hot air balloon, Harriet finally meets someone who understands…

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Flinders Quartet

27 September @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

FLINDERS QUARTET DEATH & THE MAIDEN  A colourful chamber concert, coffee & cake Coffee & cake: 10:30am Flinders Quartet (FQ) is instantly recognisable as one of Australia’s most loved chamber music ensembles. A quartet for the twenty-first century, FQ continues its second decade with acknowledged musical skill and maturity. The group’s dynamic and stirring performances of a full spectrum of repertoire make them a highly respected force in Australian chamber music. Programme: RICHARD MILLS String Quartet No. 4 Glimpses from…

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October 2017

Deakin University Graduate Exhibition: XIII

4 October @ 5:30 pm - 11 October @ 4:00 pm

Opened by Professor Bill Hay and formally addressed by Public Arts Officer for Geelong, Steve Singline. We invite you to journey down midweek to celebrate with the final year Visual Arts students as they embark on the rest of the artistic careers and endeavors. XIII will showcase work in a variety of mediums that explores and grapples with a multitude of subject matter and theme. XIII runs from the opening night on the 4th of October until the 11th of October.…

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Justice Crew: KICK ONS TOUR

6 October @ 7:00 pm - 8:40 pm

VIP TICKETS: VIP Sound Check Ticket Holders are able to attend and experience the JUSTICE CREW Sound Check for a total time of 20 minutes, including an opportunity to ask questions. The VIP Experience commences at 5pm. Since winning Australia’s Got Talent in 2010, Justice Crew has set the nation on fire releasing non-stop chart smashing music. Their #1 ARIA Single “Boom Boom” is certified 6 x Platinum, backed up by two further ARIA Top 10 hit singles “Best Night” and…

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PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP AT THE YOU YANGS

7 October @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

YOU YANGS WORKSHOP WITH MARK DOBER .Be inspired by the same landscape that inspired Fred Williams! The Geelong Art Society presents this workshop to be run by local artist Mark Dober on Saturday ,October 7 from 10am to 2pm . The cost is $90 per person . Mediums explored will be Acrylic and Watercolour . Bookings essintial . Mark will demonstrate, composing a painting, making use of colour and will attend to students on an individual basis. A comprehensive agenda…

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Music at the Hub

7 October @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A night of musical entertainment for $5. Guest artists, a singalong and light supper. All welcome.

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Rediscovering the You Yangs

8 October @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

To celebrate the exhibition Fred Williams in the You Yangs, Geelong Gallery will lead an outreach program visiting the Pirra Homestead in Lara and the You Yangs Regional Park. Join Director, Jason Smith as he explores key sites and the enduring fascination with the You Yangs as a recurring subject in Fred Williams’ work. The program will conclude with an en plein air workshop with exhibiting artist, Mark Dober. This event is supported by Bisinella Developments.

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Geelong Harmony Chorus – Sing into Spring 3

8 October @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Geelong Harmony Chorus are back for their annual Sing into Spring Concert for the Seniors Festival. Geelong’s ever-popular a capella women’s chorus perform their trademark ringing harmonies in an afternoon filled with music, laughter and fun. Afternoon tea provided, raffle with great prices and purchase drinks from our licensed bar. Tickets can be ordered at any of our Customer Service Centres or purchased by credit card over the phone.

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Golden Hits from the Drop of a Hatband

10 October @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

From the Beatles and Dylan to Dire Straits and the Travelling Wilburys – the Hatband’s choice of greatest hits have their backgrounds explained and then delivered in the easiest of styles. Tickets can be ordered at any of our Customer Service Centres or purchased by credit card over the phone.

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The Popular Mechanicals

11 October @ 8:00 pm - 14 October @ 8:00 pm

A funny thing happened to me on the way to the theatre this evening. Shakespeare’s greatest clowns – the rude mechanicals from A Midsummer Night’s Dream – take centre stage in this wild reimagining of what might have happened off-stage during the Bard’s most loved comedy. Perhaps the most famous group of amateur thespians of all time, the cast of the play-within-a-play Pyramus and Thisbe, bumble their way through rehearsals, misadventures and sheer idiocy in an hysterically funny mix of…

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Love Songs – Kate Ceberano & Paul Grabowsky

11 October @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

RAZ MUSIC A repertoire as diverse as love itself An intimate evening with the high priestess of Australian pop Kate Ceberano and musical partner, ARIA and Helpmann Award-winning Paul Grabowsky. This very personal journey into words and music by two of Australia’s most respected musicians brings brilliant interpretations of some of the greatest love songs of the past 50 years. The effect on audiences is palpable as Kate and Paul present stripped-back renditions of love songs they’ve hand-picked together for…

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Birdcage Thursdays

12 October @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Birdcage Thursdays is a new Australian play which takes a theatrically innovative and tragicomic look at the issue of hoarding and some of the complexities around communication across services and the families of those who hoard. An ageing mother resists her adult daughter every step of the way towards an important inspection. This performance features rebound local actress Genevieve Picot and addresses a major issue within the city of Greater Geelong with a Q&A session facilitated through the Geelong Hoarding…

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Blue Love

13 October @ 8:00 pm - 9:10 pm

SHAUN PARKER & COMPANY Snappy acting & a fat dose of funny   Infused with intense physical theatre, film and dance, Shaun Parker’s Blue Love is a poetic and satirical take on the clichés of pop culture, romance, coupledom and suburbia. From a fantastic place where TV soap meets art-house film, Glenn and Rhonda Flune take the audience on an expedition in search of the perfect relationship. Blue Love is inspired by famous works of art, theatre, music and film,…

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ATHOL GUY – THE SEEKERS STORY

17 October @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

ATHOL GUY – THE SEEKERS STORY IS A PERSONAL JOURNEY THROUGH THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF AUSTRALIA’S MOST CELEBRATED MUSIC GROUPS Celebrating one of the country’s most revered music groups, Athol Guy – The Seekers Story, is a musical and visual spectacular that takes the audience on a journey from the 60s through to modern day. Athol Guy – bassist and one of The Seekers’ founding members – is joined by an all-star cast including…

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GPAC’s Musical Mornings – The Peter Allen Songbook

18 October @ 10:30 am - 19 October @ 10:30 am

The Peter Allen Songbook is a concert tribute to a truly great Australian, Peter Allen, and his friends, starring popular Australian music theatre star John Bowles together with award winning actress/singer Michelle Fitzmaurice. This tribute contains many memorable Peter Allen songs as well as hits from Judy Garland and Liza Minelli. This is a memorable show full of great highlights including, I Honestly Love You, Rio, Quiet Please, I Am Not The Boy Next Door, Tenterfield Saddler and many more.

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Exposing Edith

18 October @ 8:00 pm - 9:20 pm

COUNTRY ARTS SA, MICHAELA BURGER & GREG WAIN PRESENTS Australia’s very own Little Sparrow Written & performed by Michaela Burger and Greg Wain Direct from critically acclaimed seasons at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Leicester Square Theatre and winner of the International Cabaret Contest – Exposing Edith charts the tragic life of arguably the greatest French singer of all time – Edith Piaf. Experience her life, loves and losses through the songs that shot her to stardom including La Vie en Rose,…

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Michael Leunig: Recent, Rare and Classic Works on Paper

21 October @ 9:00 am - 4 November @ 4:00 pm
Michael Leunig Metropolis Gallery

Exciting news from Metropolis Gallery that Michael Leunig will be exhibiting Recent, Rare and Classic Works on Paper, including original drawings, paintings and etchings. Michael will also talk about his work and philosophies on opening night Saturday 21 October. Gallery director Robert Avitabile says this is a rare exhibition for any gallery and he is proud to be able to bring Leunig and his work to Geelong. Like other Australians I’ve grown up with Leunig’s work in the media since…

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Family History Expo

21 October @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A Family History Expo featuring more than 30 organisations showcasing their services and products, four excellent speakers throughout the day, a cultural historian dating photographs and clothing, entertainment, prizes, giveaways.

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Grug and the Rainbow

21 October @ 12:00 pm

Grug began his life as the grassy top of a Burrawang tree. Fascinated by the world around him and never short of an adventure, now he’s back by popular demand. Embarking on his own epic journey to find a rainbow, it always seems just beyond his grasp. But Grug is full of determination and his adventures are always full of surprises. Featuring exquisite puppetry and more of the gentle storytelling that has delighted audiences around the world, this new show…

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Family Fun Day at The Shed

22 October @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Family Fun Day is back! In 2017, the Potato Shed welcomed over 8,000 people for this amazing celebration of family life. This must-do Bellarine event is proud to offer free music, crafts, performances, storytelling and workshops to mark the beginning of Children’s Week on the Bellarine. Perfect for kids of all ages. This is a free community event.

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Big concert for little people

22 October @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bluebird Foundation presents a special concert of beautiful music played especially for children. Professional musician, Peter Huf, will delight with classical and modern melodies on guitar, banjo, violin and more. A relaxed atmosphere will mean that little ones can play and explore while they listen to the music. They will also be able to touch and explore the instruments with Peter. Join us afterwards at our garden market. FREE but bookings are essential at www.bigconcert17.eventbrite.com.au A Children’s Week event proudly…

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2017 Archibald Prize

28 October @ 10:00 am - 10 December @ 5:00 pm

First awarded in 1921, the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Archibald Prize is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture, with subjects often including politicians, celebrities, sporting heroes, authors and artists. Since its inception, the Archibald Prize has been engaging art enthusiasts, often stirring up controversy and always challenging the way we see ourselves and our society. Over the years, the prize has been awarded to many…

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