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July 2017

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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Exhibition Chris Box; The Tremor of Uncertainty

31 July - 31 August

This, Chris’s first exhibition, is mainly a set of prints in a range of relief styles. Each work tries to capture an image he has seen in nature or one inspired by another artist. Most of the pieces are printed from Chris’s existing linocut blocks but a number of new works have been created for this Exhibition. Some original sketches have also been included. Chris Box began print making in 1999; his usual technique is lino-cut. As an amateur participant…

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August 2017

Peebles Print Prize (PPP) Exhibition

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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Corangamarah Art Prize Finalist Exhibition

6 August @ 11:00 am - 27 August @ 4:00 pm

  The $7,500 acquisitive Corangamarah Art Prize has become a mainstay in the calendar of Australian artists.  Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery is honoured to once again host this event with many South West Victoria artists selected as finalists this year.  A total of 36 artists have been selected from 80 or so entries from around Australia and internationally. Two weeks into the exhibition it is being well received from visitors coming from all over Australia to visit and…

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Art for Books: Adrian Lockhart + Jedda Robaard

11 August @ 9:00 am - 26 August @ 5:00 pm

Meet the artists on Opening Night 6pm Friday 11 August when Patti Manolis, CEO Geelong Library will launch the exhibitions – all welcome! Jedda Robaard will present an artist’s talk at 10.30am Saturday 19 August. The shows run until 26 August. While Adrian Lockhart and Jedda Robaard are two distinctly contrasting artists, Metropolis Gallery has brought them together for an upcoming exhibition Art for Books to be launched by Patti Manolis, CEO Geelong Library on Friday 11 August. The artists…

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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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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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Birds and Blooms

17 August @ 11:00 am - 30 August @ 4:00 pm

Local exhibition with an international flavour!!!! Local Surf Coast artist, Cinnamon Stephens is launching her exhibition, Birds and Blooms this week. Featuring creative metalwork sculptures, wall work and more, she has also invited some special guests to exhibit artwork along the same theme. Husband Rowan has large metalwork bird pieces for the show and parents Jan and Geo Francis will be exhibiting their internationally acclaimed oil paintings and sculpture. Dani Salvo has collaborated with Cinnamon on a select few sculptures…

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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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27 August @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Bannockburn Arts and Crafts market, is for Local Creators and Designers, to show and sell their artistic products. From professional artists to backyard gran-mas with beautiful knit wear, the Golden Plains Shire, shows off its artistic and individual flare. With 3 markets annually, it’s a great opportunity to buy that special and unique gift for Mum, Dad or Christmas. It will be held on the Farmers market site, at the corner of High/Milton streets in Bannockburn, from 10.00am to…

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Art Unlimited FUSION Exhibition

28 August @ 11:00 am - 1 September @ 4:00 pm

    “The Art Unlimited FUSION Exhibition presents a selection of ‘Outsider Art’ works that capture and reflect on pop culture, current affairs and universal themes whilst also examining personal stories.”  

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September 2017

Printmaking workshop—Joel Wolter

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

Learn the basic techniques of linocut and dry-point printmaking in a two hour printmaking workshop at the Geelong Gallery with local artist, Joel Wolter. Techniques such as carving, engraving, ink application and printing will be covered and enable participants to produce a print to take home.

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October 2017

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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By the Water wildlife art exhibition

31 October @ 11:00 am - 19 November @ 3:00 pm
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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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‘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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