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May 2018

Jenny Laidlaw Solo Exhibition “Friendship is a Flowering Tree”

14 May @ 10:00 am - 17 September @ 5:00 pm

Jenny is having a Solo Exhibition titled “Friendship is a Flowering Tree” at the Epworth Art Gallery, Epworth Geelong, Waurn Ponds. This exhibition will feature new original artworks from her series “Inspired by Words”. These vibrant, detailed and whimsical and thought provoking paintings have all been inspired by historical quotes from people such as John Muir, Emerson, Mark Twain, Amelia Earhart, Matsuo Basho and many more. All Jenny’s paintings stir the imagination of children and adults alike. They reflect curiosity…

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Brook Andrew—rethinking Antipodes

25 May - 2 September

In 2016 Brook Andrew undertook a comprehensive study of the collections of the Cambridge Museums, and the extensive print collection of the British Museum, London, as part of the Australian Print Workshop’s Antipodes project. In the resulting suite of eight photolithographs—acquired by Geelong Gallery in 2017—he uses reproductions of 18th century satirical prints by British artist James Gillray as his primary source material: specifically a number of prints in which Gillray addressed British Imperialism, the political climate of the late 18th century and various conflicts…

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29 May @ 11:00 am - 24 June @ 3:00 pm

The Geelong Art Society located at Shearer’s Arms Gallery , 202 Aberdeen St Geelong West Has been hosting this exhibition since 1970 when a memorial fund was launched and through the generosity of the hyett family a legacy was left to the Society which allowed the Lois Hyett Bequest Prize to be awarded each year for best watercolour by a member . Lois Hyett was the first President of the Geelong Art Society . In 1982 Marjorie Trebilcock donated money…

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June 2018

Encaustic, Oils, Works on Paper

2 June @ 10:00 am - 30 June @ 10:00 am

“This exhibition reflects an ongoing interest in (and love of) exploring and working with different media, building texture, mixing colour and creating images which I hope will appeal to the viewer on various levels. My most recent work includes a series of encaustic wax paintings inspired by a period of time spent at Apollo Bay, Victoria last winter. Moving through the landscape and experiencing the environment around us (from jetties, boats and lighthouses to beaches, bushland and rainforests) is something many of us…

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Beci Orpin & Carla McCrae / Katie Eraser / Madeleine Peters

14 June - 15 July

Beci Orpin & Carla McRae – Out of Bounds The child explores their world with abandon. Making games of getting from one place to another, studying the curiosity of simple, everyday things, endlessly inspired by the excitement of each day. Once we grow up, it’s a place that becomes off limits and out of bounds. Playing and spending time without purpose, losing track of the hours and self-consciousness and clearing space in our minds for newness. What if our play spaces…

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15 June @ 9:00 am - 23 June @ 3:00 pm

JOY is an exhibition of new paintings and prints by Faye M Tsatsakis (F.M.T…ART). Succulents and blooms are the subject of Faye’s work, large-scale images that express her passion for the beauty of flowers as cultural signifiers. JOY explores the language of flowers as symbols of love, beauty and remembrance in a cornucopia of images that are evocative of both folk art and the 19th century obsession with floriography. JOY is alive with colour, exuberance and abundance.

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Barry Hill and Don Watson – Essayists on the Essay

20 June @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join two of Australia’s pre-eminent essayists – Barry Hill (Reason and Lovelessness, March 2018) and Don Watson (There it is again, November 2017), for a lively conversation about the role of the essay.

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From the velvety depths: Graeme Peebles 40 Year Retrospective

21 June @ 10:00 am - 29 July @ 5:00 pm

From the velvety depths: Graeme Peebles 40 Year Retrospective DATES Exhibition dates: Jun 21st – Jul 29th Official opening: Jun 24th at 3pm Open 6 days 10am – 5pm from Mar 1st (closed Tuesdays) More details soon…

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From Velvety Depths Graeme Peebles Survey Exhibition

21 June @ 10:00 am - 12 August @ 5:00 pm

From Velvety Depths Graeme Peebles Survey Exhibition A feature event during Queenscliff’s Low Light winter festivalThis exhibition presents recent works alongside a selection of important earlier pieces, which traverse themes that have long pervaded his practice. Namely, notions that relate to time, nature, human existence, and the development of art. These ideas are expressed through a distinctive symbolic language he has developed over his career, with certain subject matter repeatedly represented in various arrangements via mezzotint printmaking – a technique…

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Big Bag Band at Eastern Hub

21 June @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

They’re back! On World Music Day Big Bag Band play the Hub. Bringing down the house, Big Bag play an eclectic and electrifying set, catering to all lovers of music as it is meant to be heard. Bring it on!

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Shokoofeh Azar – The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree

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

Don’t miss this chance to meet and hear former journalist and writer Shokoofeh Azar discuss her novel ‘The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree’. Forced to leave Iran with her family in 2011, she was accepted as a political refugee by Australia; Shokoofeh has made her home locally. Her extraordinarily powerful novel has been short-listed for this year’s Stella Prize and is set in Iran as a reimagining of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Written in the lyrical magical realism style of…

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Hotel Sorrento – @ThePotatoShed

22 June @ 8:00 pm - 23 June @ 2:00 pm

An Aussie Modern Classic Gets a Fresh Start Hotel Sorrento is arguably the best-known work by multi-award-winning playwright Hannie Rayson. In 1990 when it was first staged, it won a prestigious AWGIE award (Australian Writers Guild), a NSW Premier’s Literary Award and a Green Room Award for Best Play. It has since enjoyed 50 tours in Australia and around the world, was critically acclaimed on London’s West End, was made into an award-winning film screened internationally and has been translated…

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23 June - 24 June

Following on from enquiries regarding the techniques and construction used to build ‘Canoe’ for the MtoM Extreme Arts Walk, Kerrie Bedson will be facilitating a Mixed Media Sculpture Workshop that focuses on the use of the materials used in Canoe’s construction including; seaweed, plaster, cane, paper and gut.  During the workshop you will experiment with the techniques and have the opportunity to commence your own sculpture project.    

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Low Light Weekend Winter Art Workshops

23 June - 8 July

Winter Drawing with Ryan In this two day workshop you will learn to draw in mass using tone and edge to represent what you see. You will explore skills that assist in analysing the subject and to simplify complicated subject matter. We will also cover lighting your subject matter to create mood and atmosphere. 23/24th June 9.30am – 4pm each day Limited places, $210, Papers supplied, Materials list supplied on enrolment Painting a Winter Still Life in Oils or Acrylics…

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The ’60s Girls Rock Show

26 June @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Substitutes presents The ‘60s Girls Rock Show FEATURING SPECIAL GUESTS: Kelly Auty & Andrea Lees The 1960s produced some extraordinary female vocalists and fabulous songs. Well known Melbourne ‘60s music specialists, The Substitutes, have handpicked the best artists and songs that you will all know and love: P.P. Arnold, Melanie, Sandie Shaw, Lynne Randell, Lulu, Shocking Blue and Julie Driscoll as well as the giants of the period such as Dusty Springfield, The Supremes, Mamas & Papas, Nancy Sinatra…

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26 June @ 11:00 am - 22 July @ 4:00 pm

This exhibition is held annually to showcase the work of Geelong Art Society’s wonderful tutors and students . The artworks are created during the many classes and workshops run by the Art Society at SHEARERS ARMS GALLERY , 202 Aberdeen St , Geelong West This year , the tutors featured are Lianne Gough ( oils and portraits) Rachel Kirby ( printmaking) Pat McKenzie( oils and watercolours) Jennifer Nitchie ( children’s class) Jill Shalless ( pastels and oils) Tony Bramwell (…

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Shellac Plate Drypoint/Etching Workshop

26 June @ 12:30 pm - 17 July @ 3:00 pm

   Shellac Plate Drypoint/ Etching work shop Every Tuesday From 26th June to the 17th July. 12.30 to 3 pm Experience acid free etching from cardboard shellac plates with Robyn Mackay at her professional printmaking studio at ETCH Gallery and Studios 19c Rutland St Newtown This workshop is specifically designed to run over 4 weeks and covers the making of plates as well as printing in both intaglio and relief techniques. You can expect several intaglio prints and possibly one…

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Robert Lukins – The Everlasting Sunday

26 June @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Described as both highly atmospheric, yet deeply unsettling, ‘The Everlasting Sunday’ is a meticulous account of toxic masculinity within a setting of inverted institutionalisation. At once beautiful and brutal, this is a haunting debut novel by writer, researcher and journalist Robert Lukins about growing up, growing wild, and what it takes to survive.

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Mono and Monotype Printmaking Workshop

27 June @ 10:00 am - 18 July @ 12:30 pm

Every Wednesday From 27th June to the 18th July. 10 am to 12.30 pm Create one off unique painterly monotype prints and one off mono prints using textured materials and paper off cuts with Robyn Mackay at her professional printmaking studio at ETCH Gallery and Studios 19c Rutland St Newtown This workshop is specifically designed to run over 4 weeks and covers layering, adding and subtracting thin layers of printing inks for monotype prints and the use of textured materials…

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Spiri Tsintziras – My Ikaria

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

A few years ago, Spiri Tsintziras found herself mentally, physically and spiritually depleted – raising kids, running a household and managing a business and asked “What is it all for?”. Spiri’s quest for a healthier, more nourishing life took her from her suburban home in Melbourne to her family’s homeland, the small Greek island of Ikaria. The people of Ikaria – part of the famous ‘Blue Zone’ – live happy, healthy and long lives. Inspired by their example, Spiri’s heartwarming…

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Year of the Dog

29 June @ 9:00 am - 13 July @ 5:00 pm

Armstrong Creek, Barwon Valley, Hamlyn Views and Nelson park Special Schools present their first collaborative  exhibition in the Rachinger Gallery at Eastern Hub. Promoting collaboration, sparking motivation, widening understanding and providing an opportunity to enjoy the creativity of young people of all abilities, the exhibition is a celebration of the Year of the Dog. The event incorporates opportunities for significant student learning that extends beyond the classroom experience.  By learning the skills and concepts needed to exhibit their own work,…

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 2018

30 June @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Australia’s largest comedy festival is packing up and ready to roll!  Join the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow as it journeys around Australia, home-delivering hot and tasty comic treats to audiences near and far. Featuring fantastic funnymakers from Australia and beyond, the Roadshow has it all. It’s stand-up, sketch, satire, silliness and song – all in one side-splitting show! For nearly 20 years this roving tour-de-comedy has visited towns and cities around Australia, from Mildura to Mt Isa and everywhere…

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July 2018

Garry Disher – Under The Cold Bright Lights

1 July @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In celebration of the Queenscliff Low Light Festival, hear award-winning crime writer Garry Disher, author of the ‘Wyatt’ thrillers and the ‘Peninsula Crimes’ series, discuss his latest release, ‘Under the Cold Bright Lights’.

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1 July @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Greta Bradman sings songs from her latest CD “HOME” with pianist Kate Johnson. Tickets $52 full $45 concession available from www.gretabradman.com or at the door  

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Holiday Art workshops

3 July - 13 July

Geelong Art Society is holding 4 workshops at Shearers Arms Gallery 202 Aberdeen St Geelong West during the coming school holidays . These are as follows : Jill Shalless ( past owner of Art@Wintergarden) Tuesday July 3 Oils : Tuesday July 10 Pastels 9.30am-3.30pm Members $100 Non members $120 BYO lunch Tony Bramwell Friday July 6 and Friday July 13 Watercolours 10 am – 4pm Members $100 Non members $120 BYO lunch For more info contact Shearers Arms Gallery ,…

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NYCA AT THE BASILICA – National Youth Choir of Australia

5 July @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The National Youth Choir of Australia sings Bach, Britten, Elgar, Gesualdo and Poulenc. NYCA was founded in 1995 and is a nationally-auditioned SATB chamber choir for singers aged 18-26. Australia’s only truly national youth choir, it draws its membership from all States and Territories and brings together many of Australia’s best young choral singers with the aim to inspire and empower young Australian singers, developing commitment to music and the highest standards of vocal ensemble performance. Tickets $30 Adult and…

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CrossXpollinatioN 2018

7 July @ 10:00 am - 29 July @ 4:30 pm

‘JOURNEYS’ – Textile & Fibre Art Exhibition Two venues showcasing excellence in textile and fibre practice COPACC (Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre) 3D textile/fibre artwork exploring the theme of ‘Journeys’ Awards: Journey Award, Tarndie Fibre Art Award and People’s Choice Award AND RRRTAG (Red Rock Regional Theatre & Art Gallery) 2D and 3D artwork using or referencing textiles/fibre to explore the theme ‘Journeys’. Awards: Scissor Award and People’s Choice Award ***  Entries close Monday 21st May 2018 For COPACC and RRRTAG…

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A Mediterranean Tour – Ms Gillian Hovell – Adfas – 9 July Lecture

9 July @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

9th July Lecture       A Mediterranean Tour – Ms Gillian Hovell  A visit into the past; ancient sites littered with ruined architecture, and museums full of works of art testifying to once great civilizations. This virtual tour of the Ancient Mediterranean will share who those civilisations were and how they fit together into a ‘big picture’, and how to identify the creators and what prompted them to do so. Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society Adfas Geelong Inc. (Registration number: A0024034Y / ABN: 860 1740…

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The Bad Diaries Salon #FIRST

11 July @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Bad Diaries Salon was established mid-2017 with a call out on Twitter – were there any writers who still had their old, bad teenage diaries, and would they be prepared to read them live? The response was overwhelming. Six published authors read for ten minutes each from their early, unedited works. Featuring Robert Gott (The Port Fairy Murders), Rosalie Ham (The Dressmaker), Tracy Farr (The Hope Fault), Jock Serong (The Rules of Backyard Cricket), Angela Savage (The Dying Beach)…

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GPAC’s 2018 Deakin University Theatre Season – The Events

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

Clair is a charismatic Reverend, a feminist, a lesbian and the director of a choir that meets regularly in a local hall. It’s made up of all sorts: the lonely, outsiders, strangers – and the privileged, the comfortable. In short, she has built a community. But when a disaffected young man enters the hall and opens fire with a semi-automatic, this community and the ideas that formed it – are blown apart. The Events is set in a wake of this…

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