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June 2017

Relief Prints exhibition

15 June @ 10:00 am - 30 July @ 5:00 pm
David-Fazer-Slow-Boat

Join us at the official opening of Relief Prints on Sunday 18th from 3pm Featuring relief prints by the following artists: Elizabeth Banfield, Aileen Brown, Jazmina Cininas, Lauren Carter, Angela Cavalieri, Helen Kocis Edwards, Sue Ernst, David Frazer, Amanda Firenze, Rona Green, Andrew Gunnell, Sue Grossman, Kate Hudson, Deborah Klein, Anita Laurence, Ellie Malin, Katherine Marmaras, Sharron Okines, John Ryrie, Philip Stallard, Lucinda Tanner, Keren Zorn Exhibition dates: 15 Jun – 30 July View the exhibition online

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CrossXpollinatioN

30 June - 23 July

CrossXpollinatioN is an annual exhibition at both COPACC and RRRTAG (Red Rocks Regional Theatre and Art Gallery.) It has been held each year for the last four years and has built up to become a major fixture in the regions cultural calendar, attracting artists from all over Australia. We intend to grow this event into something that puts Colac Otway Shire on the map for those who love innovative and highly creative interpretations of the wonderful world of fabric and…

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July 2017

Painting with Stitches – Shirley Drayton

2 July @ 2:00 pm - 28 July @ 5:00 pm

Shirley derives inspiration from her extended family, respect for those who fought for the freedom of others, the beauty of the land, sea and sky, plus rustic old buildings. With fabric, dyes and stitch, Shirley tries to portray the celebration of family stories and memories plus the beauty of nature.  She explores the tactile nature of fabrics, the range of textures and colours and enhances her work with thread.  More recently Shirley is incorporating paint, making her work more mixed…

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8th Annual Friday Printmakers Exhibition

4 July - 2 August

After a successful opening on the weekend art@wintergarden is hosting another opportunity to meet the artists. ‘Tech and Tools, Show and Tell’ The Friday Printmakers will be in the gallery with some of their print plates, tools and examples of how they create their work and some of the processes involved. This informal discussion time will be most informative for students and novice alike. Saturday, Sunday 8-9 10am – 4pm The Exhibition continues daily till August 2

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WINTER EXHIBITION

4 July @ 8:00 am - 30 July @ 5:00 pm

This is our annual Winter Exhibition featuring artworks by Members and students of the Geelong Art Society . It is held at Shearers Arms Gallery , 202 Aberdeen St Geelong West From July 2- July 30 . A wide range of mediums will be featured including water colours, acrylics , oils, prints and pastels .All work will be for sale with prices starting at $50 for unframed work. At the same time , the gallery will showcase the work of…

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STEVE SALO Halcyon Days

12 July - 24 September

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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Life Drawing Group

19 July @ 1:00 pm - 13 September @ 3:00 pm

LIFE DRAWING GROUP This wonderful group is held every Wednesday from 1.00pm to 3.00pm ( except during school holidays) in the spacious Shearers Arms Studio at 202 Aberdeen st , West Geelong.   No booking is necessary – everyone is welcome . Cost – Geelong Art Society  members- $ 15 / Non members – $18 This is an untutored , informal group . Easels and boards are supplied . Bring your own paper and materials. A different model attends  each…

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Jiri Tibor Novak / Isobel Rayson / Natalie Anderson

20 July - 12 August

Jiri Tibor Novac – Portraits Jiri Tibor Novak’s latest body of work for Portraits delivers an amalgam of reference points that range from biblical narratives to the artist’s experience of immigration and diaspora. Concurrently, Novak’s enduring fascination with the revolutionary movement off the Russian avant-garde is evident. Jiri Tibor Novak is a printmaker, painter, teacher and occasionally a writer, whose practice is characterised by whimsical and poetic juxtapositions that result in childlike and enchanting imagery. Works are informed by a…

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‘Playful & Limitless’ : An introduction to encaustic collage – Nancy Crawford

21 July @ 10:00 am - 23 July @ 4:00 pm

Join visiting Canadian artist/teacher Nancy Crawford for a 3-day exploration of the eclectic and exciting world of encaustic collage. In this workshop you will explore several techniques for combining encaustic painting (working with melted wax) with other materials  including assorted papers, textiles, natural items and more. Nancy will also introduce you to several approaches that you can use to create rich and layered surfaces incorporating mark making, colour and text with ink, pastes, metal leaf and foils, graphite and other…

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Diary of a Wombat

24 July @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm

Millions of young people around the world have adored the multi award-winning picture book, Diary of a Wombat. Now this iconic work by Australian Children’s Laureate, Jackie French and Bruce Whatley comes to the stage. Meet Mothball the naughtiest wombat in Australia. Bored with her daily routine. Mothball goes in search of shelter and food, creating chaos in the lives of the humans around her. Monkey Baa uses the magic of puppetry and live music to bring this delightful story…

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Diary of a Wombat

25 July @ 10:00 am

Millions of young people around the world have adored the multi award-winning picture book, Diary of a Wombat. Now this iconic work by Australian Children’s Laureate, Jackie French and Bruce Whatley comes to the stage. Meet Mothball the naughtiest wombat in Australia. Bored with her daily routine. Mothball goes in search of shelter and food, creating chaos in the lives of the humans around her. Monkey Baa uses the magic of puppetry and live music to bring this delightful story…

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Diary of a Wombat

25 July @ 1:00 pm - 1:55 pm

Millions of young people around the world have adored the multi award-winning picture book, Diary of a Wombat. Now this iconic work by Australian Children’s Laureate, Jackie French and Bruce Whatley comes to the stage. Meet Mothball the naughtiest wombat in Australia. Bored with her daily routine. Mothball goes in search of shelter and food, creating chaos in the lives of the humans around her. Monkey Baa uses the magic of puppetry and live music to bring this delightful story…

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Dr Bernadette Brennan – A Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work

25 July @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Helen Garner is one of Australia’s most important and most admired writers. Bernadette Brennan’s A Writing Life is the first full-length study of Garner’s forty years of work. Join the author and academic Dr Bernadette Brennan in conversation with Deakin University’s Maria Takolander as they discuss the books, journals and correspondence of one of Australia’s most beloved women of letters.

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Brendan McAloon – Sharks Never Sleep

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

Brendan McAloon is a reformed journalist and television producer. He established Rip Curl’s Search TV series, co-produced Mick Fanning’s award-winning biopic surf film and was a television producer for professional surfing’s World Championship Tour. In his new book, Sharks Never Sleep, he shares the stories of scientists, conservationists and a host of eccentric characters. Settle in for some gripping first-hand shark encounters.

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Around the World in 80 Days

28 July @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

ELLIS PRODUCTIONS A transcontinental race against the clock Starring Ian Stenlake, as you’ve never seen him before and Pia Miranda who portray a cast of thousands in this madcap adaptation of Verne’s globetrotting classic, bringing to life sea storms, police chases and even elephant rides. Phileas Fogg is determined to win a wager that he can circumnavigate the globe in 80 days, together with his faithful man servant Passepartout. Hot on their heels, convinced Fogg has committed a bank robbery…

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Writing Workshop with Julie Maclean

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

  Sat July 29 1:00-4:30 pm $30 Belmont Library, 163 High Street,                                                 Belmont, VIC 3216 Bookings here: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=298534 Sharpen your senses. Free the imagination. Find the real you in your writing. Through writing activities to inspire, read the best writing, create your own works in an encouraging environment. Experience how reading a poem aloud helps you edit your work.…

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August 2017

2018 Festival of Glass

1 August 2017 @ 8:00 am - 19 January 2018 @ 12:00 am

2018 Glass Art Awards These awards are a showcase for glass artists in all media – sculptural glass art, jewellery glass art, functional glass art. In 2018 there is over $4000 worth of prizes associated with the Awards. In addition, award winners are offered the opportunity to display their winning pieces in local galleries. Entries close 19th of January 2018 at 12.00 pm. Categories are: The Best of Show Bellawein Award Functional glass art Sculptural glass art Wearable glass art…

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Co-or-di-nates ( Emerging Artists of Geelong

1 August @ 11:00 am - 26 August @ 4:00 pm

This Exhibition is the culmination of a year’s work  by ten young Artists who were chosen from Geelong;s best VCE Visual Arts Students. They have spent 2017 working under the guidance of some of our best practising artists  ( members of the Geelong Art Society ) Their goal has been to produce some of their best work to feature in an exhibition run by the young artists This exhibition will be held at Shearer’s Arms Gallery , 202 Aberdeen St…

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Bethany Arthouse Film Festival screening: Monsieur Mayonnaise

1 August @ 8:00 pm

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Bethany Arthouse Film Festival in Geelong. Film four: MONSIEUR MAYONNAISE (Australia)    Film screening followed by Audience Q&A with crew members The Moras are well known in Melbourne for their work in contemporary art and bohemian eateries. Less known however, is their story before moving to Australia in 1951… As artist and filmmaker Philippe Mora works to produce a graphic novel about his late father, Georges Mora, an intriguing story unfolds. Georges was not in fact French,…

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GPAC’s Musical Mornings – A Tribute to Bing Crosby

2 August @ 10:30 am - 3 August @ 10:30 am

Harry Lillis ‘Bing’ Crosby was arguably the most popular recording artist of the 20th Century. White Christmas and Silent Night still top sales charts at over 50 million and 30 million respectively. Bing’s career commenced in the 1920s as one of the ‘Rhythm Boys’ and he later moved into his definitive crooning style as a soloist where he became a household name in the 30s and 40s. The Syncopators will showcase these formative periods, leading into excerpts from his Road to…

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The Exotic Lives of Lola Montez

4 August @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In 1855, the wildest showgirl of the nineteenth century, Lola Montez, toured Australia. The scandal is legend. From Patrick White Playwright, Award Winner Jackie Smith and world famous cabaret stars Finucane & Smith comes the story of the wildest showgirl of the nineteenth century, Lola Montez. She horsewhipped the editor of the Ballarat Times (for a bad review). Swung down mineshafts on a single rope with champagne in hand. Escaped arrest, dressed only in her jewels. Showered with gold nuggets…

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Peebles Print Prize (PPP)

5 August @ 3:00 pm - 10 September @ 5:00 pm

QG&W is located in Victoria on the Bellarine Peninsula’s coastal town of Queenscliff with a focus on printmaking and other works on paper. QG&W proudly shows the work of over 70 Australian artists/printmakers. As well as operating the gallery space, QG&W also offers art and printmaking workshops and printmaking studio access. QG&W exhibiting artist, Graeme Peebles, is Australia’s leading mezzotint printmaker. Graeme studied and lectured at RMIT and is a multi-award-winner in his field with his work collected privately and…

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The Exotic Lives of Lola Montez

5 August @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In 1855, the wildest showgirl of the nineteenth century, Lola Montez, toured Australia. The scandal is legend. From Patrick White Playwright, Award Winner Jackie Smith and world famous cabaret stars Finucane & Smith comes the story of the wildest showgirl of the nineteenth century, Lola Montez. She horsewhipped the editor of the Ballarat Times (for a bad review). Swung down mineshafts on a single rope with champagne in hand. Escaped arrest, dressed only in her jewels. Showered with gold nuggets…

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Lia Hills – The Crying Place

9 August @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Crying Place has been described as a haunting, luminous novel about love, country and the ways we grieve. Join critically-acclaimed poet, novelist and translator, Lia Hills, in conversation with Maria Takolander, as they explore the fascinating research undertaken and her experiences in remote communities while writing the book.

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Chamber Choir of St. Georg Nördlingen – In Concert

10 August @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Music of German Choirs from 1500 to 2000 – Bach, Pachelbel, Schütz, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Reger, Biebl, Deutschmann and others. The choir consists of 30 to 45 experienced singers from Nördlingen and surrounding areas.  Their repertoire covers a capella choral music from the early Baroque to present, as well as larger orchestral works such JS Bach’s Mass in B Minor. Tickets from www.trybooking.com/QCRG or at the door

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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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GPAC’s 2017 Love Central Geelong Family Magic Program Presents Diary of a Wombat

12 August @ 12:00 pm

Millions of young people around the world have adored the multi award-winning picture book, Diary of a Wombat. Now finally this iconic work by Australian Children’s Laureate (2014/15), Jackie French and Bruce Whatley comes to the stage. Meet Mothball, the naughtiest wombat in Australia. Bored with her daily routine, Mothball goes in search of shelter and food, creating chaos in the lives of the humans around her. Doormats, bins and washing lines are no match for this mischievous marsupial. Between…

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Soul Sister Swing

15 August @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

After more than 30 years of delighting audiences across Australia, the Bellarine and Surf Coast’s favourite swingers are back at the Shed! This time they will be playing all your favourites from the 40’s. These girls always get the audiences dancing in the aisles, get in early for tickets on this one. Tickets can be booked at any of our Customer Service Centres or purchased by credit card over the phone.

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Alli Sinclair – Beneath the Parisian Skies

15 August @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join award winning local author Alli Sinclair as she discusses the research journey she undertook for her new release, Beneath Parisian Skies. Learn more about the Australian National Gallery’s collection of Ballet Russes costumes and designs by Matisse, Picasso and Coco Chanel.

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