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September 2017

94.7thePulse Film Festival

25 September @ 8:00 am - 15 December @ 12:00 am

94.7thePulse Short Film Festival We invite your students to make a 1-3 min film for the opportunity to win cash prizes and film packages, and have their film screened at the Pako Festa launch. THEME: Reflections of Culture. What is cultural identity? What does cultural identity mean? If culture includes your native language, customs, beliefs and community, then my culture is…? Check out the festival and enter online here http://thepulsefilmfestival.com/ It doesn’t matter whether you are filming on a smartphone, tablet, DSLR…

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October 2017

We are People: An exhibition of The Democratic Set

10 October @ 8:00 am - 16 December @ 5:00 pm

10 Oct – 16 Dec We are People: An exhibition of The Democratic Set, The Substation, Newport

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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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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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Shellac Plate Drypoint/Etching Workshop

8 November @ 10:00 am - 29 November @ 12:30 pm

   Shellac Plate Drypoint/ Etching work shop  Due to popular demand and Thursday workshops being booked out there is now a second lot of Shellac plate drypoint / etching workshops running. Every Wednesday From 8th to the 29th Nov. 10 am to 12.30 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…

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Nick Dridan / The Seven Seas

9 November - 3 December

Nick Dridan – Half The Story Nick Dridan grew up on a farm in Amphitheatre, central Victoria, surrounded and enclosed by the Pyrenees mountain ranges. His work borrows heavily from this landscape, its forms, and its inhabitants. He finds the strangeness and beauty of everyday things and scenes provides much of his inspiration. Nick’s paintings could be described as lying somewhere between truth and myth, real and imaginary. Memory and the imagined are important in his working method, as is direct…

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Creative Book Arts

10 November @ 9:00 am - 22 December @ 3:00 pm

An inclusive and innovative writing project, Creative Book Arts brings together writers, artists and people interested in writing in an experimental and creative setting. Located at Eastern Hub Community Centre, Creative Book Arts welcomes writers new, emerging or established. Lead by arts practitioners David and Teresa, Creative Book Arts is a new initiative for people to come together to write, create books in multiple forms, and explore the imaginative possibilities of scripts, texts and language, from concrete poetry to producing…

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KIM BARTER The Kimberley + VICTORIA HOWLETT Hills of Yarrabah

18 November @ 9:00 am - 2 December @ 4:00 pm
Kim Barter Metropolios Gallery

Opening Night 5 – 7 pm Saturday 18 November Metropolis Gallery is excited to present concurrent solo exhibitions by artists Kim Barter and Victoria Howlett, both inspired by the vibrant Australian landscape but with quite unique and personal responses to two distinct places. Kim Barter’s exhibition ‘The Kimberley’ follows a recent trip where she immersed herself in the landscape of the region, making many fast sketch drawings. In her studio she worked intensely with feelings and ideas, colours, textures and…

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Steve Johnson – The Cat with the Giant Story

23 November @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Steve Johnson has become the king of reinvention – from misbehaving larrikin to premiership star; from Cat to Giant – and he’s been at the heart of two of the most remarkable AFL teams of modern times: the great Geelong triple-premiership side, and the coming juggernaut of Greater Western Sydney. From troubled talent to AFL superstar, this is a story of redemption: of a larrikin with a competitive spirit that drove him to become one of the most successful and…

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‘Quilts tell stories’ : 2017 Quilt Exhibition

24 November @ 10:00 am - 26 November @ 4:30 pm

November 24-26th, 2017,  Geelong Geelong Patchwork & Quilters’ Guild inc, quilt exhibition, ‘Quilts tell Stories’   Open daily 10am-4.30pm. Entry $10. Deakin University Waterfront Campus, 1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, Victoria.   The Exhibition will be officially opened by Padraic Fisher, Director, National Wool Museum, at 10.30am, Friday 24th November (no booking necessary). The Exhibition features a special display of vintage quilts, collected in USA by Suze Del Papa. There will be a variety of traders selling sewing notions and patchwork and quilting…

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Little Creatures after dark

24 November @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Little Creatures Brewing brings you the 2017 Archibald Prize after hours with a pop-up bar and pizzeria. Enjoy an after hours viewing of the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ 2017 Archibald Prize. 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…

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ART ON TIME Art and Clock Exhibition and Sale

24 November @ 6:30 pm - 26 November @ 6:00 pm

Now in its 8th year , this wonderful exhibition is set in a tranquil garden setting and features 100 artworks and 100 clocks . This year it runs from November 24 ( opening night , 6.30pm) to November 25/26 ( 10am – 6pm) The location is 81 bailey St , Belmont ( Melways Map 230, Reference 1A) Entry is by gold coin donation to ANDREW LOVE CANCER CENTRE. Come along and spend some time meeting the four talented local artists…

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Wood Design Exhibition 2017

25 November @ 10:00 am - 26 November @ 4:00 pm

Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre, Colac This exhibition is a celebration of excellence in woodcraft – furniture, sculpture, toys, restoration and musical instrument – produced by local craftspeople. It also includes demonstrations of the timeless techniques of violin making, french polishing, woodturning and much more. See Colac Woodcrafters Guild Facebook page for more information. Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November 2017 10am to 5pm Saturday & 10am to 4pm Sunday

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2017 Archibald Prize: In conversation—Music & the visual arts

25 November @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hear a selection of Art Gallery of New South Wales’ 2017 Archibald Prize finalists and sitters under the spotlight in a Q&A format at The High Ground, Geelong Library & Heritage Centre. 2017 Archibald Prize finalist Sophia Hewson, 2010 Archibald Prize winner Sam Leach, moderated by Triple R radio presenter, Richard Watts. This is a free event, however, bookings are essential: www.geelonggallery.org.au/whats-on/events/creative-conversations-music-and-the-visual-arts

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Todd McKenney Sings Peter Allen: The Piano Sessions

25 November @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

20th Anniversary Tour extends regionally Few, if any have done as much to celebrate the life and music of Peter Allen as Todd McKenney, who delighted audiences as the original star of the musical The Boy From Oz and who has been shaking Allen’s maracas in various guises ever since. 20 years on, Todd pays homage to Peter Allen in his live event, Todd McKenney Sings Peter Allen: The Piano Sessions, inviting fans to get up close and personal in…

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Free Advent Organ Recital – Marc Slavec

27 November @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Currently studying Biomedicine at the University of Melbourne, Mark Slavec began learning the piano in 2006. He joined the St Paul’s Cathedral Choir in 2007, and in October of 2012, left the boys’ choir as Head Chorister and began singing as a tenor with the men’s choir. Mark achieved AMusA in piano in November of 2014 and at the end of 2012 he started learning pipe organ with Dr June Nixon, Organist Emerita of St Paul’s Cathedral. Since 2014, Mark…

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December 2017

Little Creatures after dark

1 December @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Little Creatures Brewing brings you the 2017 Archibald Prize after hours with a pop-up bar and pizzeria. Enjoy an after hours viewing of the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ 2017 Archibald Prize. 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…

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2017 Archibald Prize: In conversation: Artists by artists

2 December @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hear a selection of Art Gallery of New South Wales’ 2017 Archibald Prize finalists and sitters under the spotlight in a Q&A format at The High Ground, Geelong Library & Heritage Centre. 2017 Archibald Prize finalists Jonathan Dalton and Marcus Wills with 2017 Archibald Prize sitter and actor, Francis Greenslade, moderated by Geelong Gallery Curator, Lisa Sullivan. This is a free event, however, bookings are essential: www.geelonggallery.org.au/whats-on/events/creative-conversations-artists-by-artists

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Christmas Around the World

2 December @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Free Advent Organ Recital – Leigh Askew

4 December @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Leigh Askew obtained a Bachelor of Music degree from The Australian Catholic University in 1998. He studied Pipe Organ under the tutorage of Beverley Phillips and Christopher Cook. He is currently the resident organist at The Cathedral Church of Christ the King, Ballarat, and holds the posts of organist and organ tutor at Ballarat Grammar School. Leigh is a sought after organist in the Ballarat and wider districts. Leigh will play: 1. Festive Trumpet Tune by David German b.1954 2.…

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GPAC’s Musical Mornings – The Christmas Extravaganza

6 December @ 10:30 am - 7 December @ 10:30 am

A fantastic year of GPACs Musical Mornings winds up with the spectacular cast from Promac Productions, celebrating 30 years of touring Oz, bringing in plenty of Christmas cheer.  The cast will sing many of your favourite Christmas carols and some popular Christmas songs and plenty of laughs along the way. Compered by Chris McKenna, the cast includes some of Australia’s finest voices led by Opera Australia’s baritone Roger Lemke  along with star tenor Roy Best, soprano Alison Jones and the…

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Christmas with Karen Knowles

6 December @ 11:00 am - 12:20 pm

Tickets available from the Box Office, (03) 5232 9418 Well known for her carols and Christmas repertoire, Karen will perform to the accompaniment of musical director David Cameron on piano and guitar. After starting out on TV’s Young Talent Time, Karen became the highest selling Australian female recording artist. Her hits include Why Won’t You Explain,You are the Reason, Loves us All, By Request, and Moonglow. She has received gold and platinum awards for her recordings, and was lead singer with…

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Little Creatures after dark

8 December @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Little Creatures Brewing brings you the 2017 Archibald Prize after hours with a pop-up bar and pizzeria. Enjoy an after hours viewing of the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ 2017 Archibald Prize. 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…

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Free Advent Organ Recital – Ria Angelika Polo

11 December @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Ria Angelika Polo was born in Jakarta, Indonesia and began learning organ from the age of eight. In 2013 she won the Warnambool Eisteddfod Organ Competition and in 2014 played the opening theme of ABC TV’s Q & A when it was taped live in the Melbourne Town Hall. Ria gave her debut concert on the Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ at the Organic Lunch concert and The Scots’ International Organ Series in 2015. Ria was the Organ Scholar at…

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12 x 12 Plays

12 December @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Local writers and performers from across the region bring 12 original plays to the Potato Shed. Each play is 12 minutes long. Some deal with the darker side of life while others will have you laughing in the aisles. This very popular series of original works is a must-see end of the year dramatic treat not to be missed. Tickets can be purchased by credit card over the phone, or ordered at any of our Customer Service Centres.

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Christmas Noel

15 December @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Windfire Choir and Orchestra Conductor  Rick Prakhoff Soloists  Lee Abrahmsen, Soprano Timothy Reynolds, Tenor, Manfred Pohlenz, Bass The program will include JS Bach’s great Christmas Cantata – Wachet Auf (or Sleepers Wake!), with internationally acclaimed Geelong soprano, Lee Abrahmen and Bass – Manfred Pohlenz, and tenor – Timothy Reynolds.  Frank De Rosso will play organ works by Pinkham and Messiaen, and he will be joined by two other organists – Tom Healey and Beverley Phillips, who will play a piece…

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Free Advent Organ Recital – Frank De Rosso

18 December @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Frank De Rosso is the Artistic Director for Music at the Basilica which he established to promote the performance of excellent sacred music in Geelong. He is also the Principal Organist at The Basilica of St Mary of the Angels, Geelong. He graduated from The Victorian College of the Arts studying under John O’Donnell and then continued with further studies overseas. Frank has a strong interest in preserving the rich heritage of sacred music from many sources and periods. Fran will play: 1.  Toccata on Veni Emmanuel – Adolphus…

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January 2018

Goldilocks and the 3 Bears

16 January 2018 @ 10:30 am - 19 January 2018 @ 1:30 pm

Confirmed Season 2018 3triple2 4 Kids 10.30am & 1.30pm daily School Holiday pantomime

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February 2018

Geelong’s Best Busker Competition February 2018

6 February 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 17 February 2018 @ 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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Pako Festa

24 February 2018

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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