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March 2018

Local documentary short film series launched ‘Hubcaps to Creative Hubs’ free to view online

1 March @ 8:00 am - 31 May @ 8:00 am

On the 1st of March, 2018, Local crowdfunding film research project ‘Hubcaps to Creative Hubs’ was screened to the public for the first time at the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre. We are excited to announce that it is now available to watch for free online! This Film research project was a collaborative effort between Deakin University, the University of Melbourne and Creative Geelong Inc.  The project team partnered up with leading television documentary producer Nick Searle to tell the stories of Geelong’s industrial sites currently…

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Beauty or Beast?

1 March @ 10:00 am - 29 April @ 5:00 pm

Exhibiting artists: Jazmina Cininas, David Fairbairn, Silvi Glattauer, Ying Huang, Kate Hudson, Michele Kershaw, Hyun Ju Kim, Jiri Tibor Novak, Graeme Peebles, Trudy Rice, John Ryrie, Susan Wald, Hal Timothy Yarran DATES Exhibition dates: Mar 1st – Apr 29th Official opening: Mar 4th at 3pm Open 6 days 10am – 5pm from Mar 1st (closed Tuesdays) View the exhibition online

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Jörg Schmeisser—looking back: prints from the collection of Laurence O’Keefe and Christopher James

17 March - 27 May

Jörg Schmeisser (1942–2012) was an internationally trained and critically acclaimed master printmaker whose etchings set a benchmark for technical brilliance and conceptual richness. He was the Head of Printmaking at the Australian National University School of Art in Canberra between 1978–96 where he was a highly influential teacher and mentor. Schmeisser was a humanist, environmentalist, cultural historian and inveterate traveller. His vast printed oeuvre is a record of his wide-ranging journeys and sensitive observations of the simple and spectacular beauties…

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Life Drawing Group

21 March @ 1:00 pm - 16 May @ 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 week…

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Reimagine—the world according to children’s books

24 March - 27 May

Reimagine—the world according to children’s books is a selective survey of Australian children’s literature and book illustration of the past twenty years. It includes the works of Indigenous and non-Indigenous authors and artists including Joshua Button, Leigh Hobbs, Robert Ingpen, Ann James, Van T Rudd, Tai Snaith, Anne Spudvilas, Shaun Tan and Anna Walker. Presenting original artworks and source material for some of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary children’s books, the exhibition explores the wonderfully inspiring images and texts through which concepts of humanity, nature, caring, cultural difference and belonging, and the…

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April 2018


3 April @ 9:00 am - 28 April @ 5:00 pm

Moody Hues flyer March 2018 Moody Hues features Bellarine artists Marlyse Carroll, Leeys Chellew, Leah Kateiva and Jennifer Pullen. A vibrant exhibition of work focussing on the emotional qualities of colour, nature and energy.  

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From the Deep

13 April @ 10:00 am - 30 April @ 4:00 pm

FROM THE DEEP Art Space – Anglesea 10 local artists have created an ocean inspired collection of works using kelp, seagrass, recycled paper, photography, hyper-realistic drawing, driftwood and metal, which will be on display at Surf Coast Art Space Angelsea from 13th -30th of April.   Janet Miller – seaweed sculpture, Kelli Lloyd – handmade papers, Bruce Kirby – illustrations, Colleen Miller – fibre artist , Caroline Hawkins – fibre artist, Rebecca Hosking – photography, Catherine Brennan – painting, Brendan…

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Brook Andrew—rethinking Antipodes

14 April - 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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An exchange of treasures—Roberts and McCubbin from the Art Gallery of Ballarat

15 April - 14 July

These two exceptional works by Tom Roberts and Frederick McCubbin are on loan from the Art Gallery of Ballarat, offered in recognition of Geelong Gallery’s loan to Ballarat—until the end of May this year—of three treasured paintings by Eugene von Guérard. The Geelong Gallery’s three works—Aborigines met on the road to the diggings 1854, View of Geelong 1856, View from Fritz Wilhelmberg, Herne Hill, Geelong 1860 (formerly Mr Levien’s hut on the Barwon, but recently retitled due to new research)—are central to Eugene von Guérard: artist–traveller, a major exhibition that looks at von…

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Ingrid Daniell / Ariana Luca / Eden Fairbrother

19 April - 13 May

Ingrid Daniell – Remembering Paradise “Remembering Paradise is an ode to our precious earth; using places that have personal connection as my muse; Tasmania’s Freycinet National Park and Schouten Island, Point Addis and the low tide walk between Jan Juc and Bells Beach; I have juxtaposed two views of our earth. Painting the landscape as an arcadian ideal; redolent of a time and place when man had little impact on the earth and its atmosphere, a filtered view through trees toward…

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20 April @ 9:00 am - 13 May @ 4:00 pm
SISCA VERWOERT 'Ochre Garden II' Oil on linen 152x152cm

Sisca Verwoert: New Visions brings together elements of the Otway Ranges and her own garden, with a heightened colour palette and abstraction of landmass, vegetation, and ocean. Inspired by the extraordinary summer display in her Otway garden, Sisca’s recent paintings have grown in size and complexity with marine and bird life also beginning to emerge: I work in a manner that allows shapes to present themselves, without prior planning or predictability, but I spend many hours shaping both the details and the…

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The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

20 April @ 7:30 pm - 5 May @ 10:30 pm

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui In 1930’s Chicago, a down on his luck gangster named Arturo Ui dreams of making it to the top of the vegetable trade. Despite his willingness to work with the Cauliflower Trust and Chicago’s grocers, the members of the trust want nothing to do with him. When Ui later learns of corruption within the Cauliflower Trust, he uses this knowledge to scheme his way into a position of power and will not stop for…

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The Toxic Avenger the Musical

20 April @ 7:30 pm - 28 April @ 10:00 pm

Theatre of the Damned presents: The Toxic Avenger Based on Lloyd Kaufman’s cult film and winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical, The Toxic Avenger is a charming love story and laugh-out-loud musical. New Jersey’s first superhero, affectionately known as Toxie, our hero is a seven-foot mutant freak with superhuman strength and has a massive heart. He’s out to save New Jersey, end global warming, and woo the blind librarian in town. It’s a toxic love story with an…

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A Town Named War Boy

27 April @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

By Ross Mueller.   Based on the NSW State Library’s jaw-dropping collection of First World War diaries, photographs and letters, A Town Named War Boy brings to life the personal accounts of the young men who set sail for the far side of the world.

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Bosom Buddies

28 April @ 2:00 pm

Nancye Hayes and Todd McKenney are pals, chums, bosom buddies. Both are multi award winners and true showbiz legends. In this new show, they reflect on their stage careers and their live off stage as well as on! They sing, they dance, they reminisce – about the lows as well as the highs. They tell back stage stories never before told and they show video footage never before seen. This true story is, in turns, moving, poignant and hilarious. As…

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May 2018


1 May @ 11:00 am - 27 May @ 4:00 pm

Members of the Geelong Art society have the opportunity to exhibit their work in the annual Autumn Show held at Shearer’s Arms Gallery , 202 Aberdeen St Geelong West . Times are- May 1-27 , open Tuesday – Friday , 11am to 3pm , Weekends 1pm to 4pm There will be a large array of visual artworks covering many mediums including oils, watercolours, pastels, acrylics, printmaking and lime stone carving . Entry is free and all works are for sale.…

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Creature – An Adaptation of Dot and the Kangaroo

1 May @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A Stalker Theatre and Out of the Box Production The classic Australian story Dot and the Kangaroo jumps into the digital age with this stunning new stage adaptation. Featuring breathtaking aerial acrobatics, live music and spectacular 3D projections, you will discover the Australian landscape as you’ve never seen it before. See indigenous flora and fauna, meet creatures in their natural habitat and explore their quirky characteristics amidst the beauty and fragility of the Australian bush. “A strikingly imaginative and effective adaptation.” Stage…

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Outrage, obscenity and madness—Elizabeth Gertsakis

2 May - 19 July

Elizabeth Gertsakis’ digital paintings and works on paper reinterpret the illustrations accompanying reports of crimes and misdemeanours published in broadsheet newspapers by Richard Egan Lee in 1870s Victoria, including newsworthy events that occurred in and around Geelong. An advocate for the dissemination of information to all classes of settlers, Egan Lee fought multiple slander and obscenity cases—after each of which he established a new masthead including Police News, Police Budget, Citizen Press, Banner of Truth and Pictorial Weekly Budget—and changed visual censorship laws in Victoria. Gertsakis’…

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Debra Campbell – Lovelands

2 May @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Nothing is more important to us than love, yet nothing is more painful than love gone wrong. Throughout our lives, dangerous faultlines can develop in our inner emotional landscapes due to hurts and losses. Psychologist Dr Debra Campbell will discuss her new book ‘Lovelands’; a map she recommends for traversing the treacherous terrain of love and cultivating self-awareness.

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Australian Literature Print Exchange & Literary Festival Exhibition

3 May @ 10:00 am - 17 June @ 5:00 pm

(Image: The Slap, Christine Wrest-Smith etching/aquatint) As per our previous print exchanges, Great Authors 2017 and Lettered 2016 the Australian Literature group exhibition will align with the annual Queenscliffe Literary Festival in May. Allocation of the Australian Literature titles were assigned in the order in which QG&W received each artist’s submission form. The 32 exhibiting artists and their assigned piece of Australian literature are: Children’s Literature… Animalia Graeme Base Soula Mantalvanos Australian Legendary Tales, Katherine (Katie) Stow writing as K. Langloh Parker Riste Andrievski Blinky Bill, Dorothy Wall Leonie Oakes Land…

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Sarah Rood – Giving Voice To The Past

3 May @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Everyone has a story to tell, and everyone has a past.  Sarah Rood of ‘Way Back When Consulting Historians’ will explore the nature of oral history and how it has changed over time.  Enjoy Sarah’s visual presentation, loaded with examples to see and hear, including her recent project Geelong Remembers Them, featured in the National Spirit of ANZAC Roadshow Experience.

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Mountain to Mouth – 4–5 May 2018

4 May @ 9:00 am - 5 May @ 7:00 pm

M~M2018 Be part of an 80km extreme arts journey of discovery over two days and 11 stages. M~M2018 begins at the You Yangs mountain range, crosses Geelong’s industrial heartland at nightfall and arrives in the city centre to collide with Geelong After Dark, a night of extreme and unexpected arts. Mountain to Mouth (M~M) is Geelong’s multi-award winning extreme arts walk – an 80 kilometre biennial journey of discovery over two days. M~M begins at the You Yangs mountain range,…

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Geelong After Dark @ Geelong Library & Heritage Centre

4 May @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

See the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre come alive at night as we again join ‘Geelong After Dark’. Explore the mysterious and illuminating world of bugs, beetles and other creepy crawlies in a whole new way with pop-up performances, artistic installations and interactive happenings for all the family.

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John Bell in conversation at QG&W

4 May @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

(Images: John Bell (AO, OBE). Piano Study by Joel Wolter drypoint 2018 Australian Literature Print Exchange. For sale enquire contact QG&W) Date: Friday May 4th, 2018 Time: 6 – 7:30pm Venue: QG&W 81 Hesse Street, Queenscliff Join us and Bell Shakespeare founder John Bell (AO, OBE), in a small, intimate gathering at QG&W. 30 guests will enjoy an exclusive private function with John Bell during QG&W’s Literary Festival exhibitionwhich also incorporates the Australian Literature Print Exchange. Drinks by Leura Park Estate and nibbles by Shelter Shed included. Tickets via TryBooking

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Queenscliffe Literary Festival “Each Weekend in May”

4 May @ 6:00 pm - 27 May @ 6:00 pm

A Literary Festival with an Australian Living Treasure who channels Shakespeare, a forthright,dynamic General Practitioner, and author who will take part in the Death Over Dinner Event, and the revisiting of the famous Queenscliff Scooter Race held over 50 years last century. Don’t miss out on this wonderful festival held each weekend in May in the Borough of Queenscliffe. Go to www.http://queenscliffeliteraryfestival.com.au/tickets

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Geelong After Dark

4 May @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Experience the annual art transformation of Central Geelong Friday 4 May at Geelong After Dark. Enter the City from 6pm to experience short sharp art happenings, street performances, live music, roving theatre and spoken word happenings. A family friendly event, you can wander the laneways, stroll past street corners, stop in front of buildings, enjoy the parks and public spaces alive with accessible art in every conceivable form. In 2018, Geelong After Dark will feature the Gathering of the City,…

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10th Annual Windfire Music Festival – Gala Festival Opening Concert

4 May @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The opening Festival Gala concert on May 4 will feature a massed choir of 200 choristers from Geelong and surrounding districts and Orchestra Geelong who will perform St Mary’s Basilica.  We are especially pleased to have Geelong sopranos Lee Abrahmsen and Sally Wilson join us for this concert.   Be entertained as our city’s finest musicians perform some of your favourite pieces such as Mozart’s “Ave Verum”, Parry’s “Jerusalem”, Gounod’s “Sanctus, from Messe Solonelle”, Elgar’s “Nimrod” Coates “Dambusters March” and many…

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Collectors Sale – Whitely, Boyd, Perceval, Bale

5 May @ 10:00 am - 27 May @ 5:00 pm

Tussock Upstairs Gallery is presenting for sale a range of works from a personal collection. The exhibition and sale will be held during May 2018. Artist included in the sale include: Brett Whitely, Merric Boyd, Arthur Boyd, Jamie Boyd, John Perceval, John Olsen and Alice Bale The dates for the exhibition and sale are May 5th until May 27th Further details of each of the works are now available on Tusssock Upstairs Gallery website Works by local artists will also…

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Icon Display and Demonstration – Marijke Inei

5 May @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Marijke Inei has always been an artist, painting initially very naïve and folk-inspired art. Inspired by her Dutch heritage, each of Marijke’s artworks represents a story that resonates with her. As a mature age student she studied and graduated with a Diploma of Visual Arts at the Gordon TAFE, Geelong. She became passionate about refugees all over the world who were looking for somewhere to call home! This is especially important to her because of her own migrant past. She…

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Heavenly Harmonies – Gloriana Chamber Choir

5 May @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This is the second concert in Music at the Basilica’s 10th Annual Windfire Music Festival.  Directed by Andrew Raiskums, Gloriana Chamber Choir will start the program with the largest and arguably, the finest of JS Bach’s motets – Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227; this will be followed by Australian composer Clare Maclean’s “Christ the King” which makes prominent use of plainsong and Renaissance-inspired techniques. The mood of elevation in this piece carries into the Missa Papae Marcelli.  In the late sixteenth century a…

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