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December 2017

Little Creatures after dark

8 December 2017 @ 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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Kylie on Stage

10 December 2017 - 4 March 2018
Graphic created by Tony Hung

Geelong Gallery presents a touring exhibition by Arts Centre Melbourne and the Australian Music Vault. Kylie on Stage celebrates magical moments from Kylie Minogue’s highly successful concert tours. Drawn from her spectacular stage wardrobe held at Arts Centre Melbourne’s Performing Arts Collection, the exhibition charts the development of Kylie’s ever-evolving stage persona and goes behind the scenes to explore the creative process behind each tour.

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Our Chromatic Coast

13 December 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3 February 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Our Chromatic Coast is a photographic exhibition showcasing the amazing colours of Australia’s coastline. The strong light coupled with vibrant sunrises and sunsets makes our beaches a wonderland for photographers and sightseers alike. Huge rock formations, large cliffs, white sandy beaches and grass-covered hills are only some of the features to be witnessed. Lynden Smith hopes that he has adequately captured the feeling he experiences every time he takes his camera and tripod to one of the numerous beaches within the…

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Look what we’ve Done

19 December 2017 @ 9:00 am - 23 January 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Rachinger Gallery presents an exhibition of new work by the Studio artists. Abstractions, strange creatures, cityscapes and portraits, Look What We’ve Done is outrageous, bizarrely beautiful and mysterious. Featured artists include Marcus Lovell, Oscar Camorro, Rita Halabarec and Gloria Day.   Exhibition runs from 19-22 Dec and 3-23 January. Rachinger Gallery at Eastern Community Hub 285a McKillop Street East Geelong. 9am-5pm Monday to Friday 9am-3pm Saturday

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January 2018

METROPOLIS SUMMER SALON Featuring Stella Clarke: New Coastal Paintings

6 January @ 9:00 am - 29 January @ 5:00 pm

Metropolis Gallery kicks off 2018 with the feature exhibition ‘Stella Clarke: New Coastal Paintings’ – part of a salon style exhibition of paintings, limited edition etchings, sculpture and art glass by gallery artists. This suite of paintings by Stella Clarke explores the dynamic colours, forms, patterns and textures of the places where the ocean meets the shore. The works celebrate the fragile wildflowers and wind-sculpted plants that cling to cliff edges, thriving in an onslaught of salt air and sea-spray. In one sense, they…

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“eclectic” contemporary textiles by Kim Doherty

6 January @ 2:00 pm - 28 January @ 5:00 pm

Kim Doherty is thrilled to be exhibiting work at The Space in St. Leonards throughout January. The exhibition title “eclectic” really describes Kim’s practice.  With a passion for all things textile, and a curiosity for mixing media, Kim employs textile techniques such as hand-weaving and knitting using traditional and non-traditional materials, and found objects, to create a broad and varied range of work. In this exhibition, you can expect to see a broad overview of Kim’s practice, including  her signature,…

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Surfboard fine art by Jarryn Dower

10 January @ 11:00 am - 3 February @ 4:00 pm

Jan 10-Feb 3             Surfboard Fine Art              Jarryn Dower   Beach and surf inspired stippling artworks on surfboards and a range of other media. The exhibition is open from Wed to Sat, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the gallery 101 Ryrie Arts, at 101 Ryrie Street in Geelong.  

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Summer Sculpture 2018

12 January @ 10:00 am - 30 January @ 5:00 pm

Summer Sculpture is an exhibition of sculpture in a variety of mediums by members of Geelong Sculptors Inc. We nurture sculptors at all levels and promote sculpture in all mediums, and have been doing so since 2002. Our members hail from right across the local region. This exhibition in Anglesea at the Surf Coast Community Art Space will display works in: timber, metalwork, ceramics, weaving, precious metals, glass and more….. You will find large and small pieces suitable for your…

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‘Wander’ by Benjamin Neoh | A Photographic Exhibition

17 January - 1 March

I am happy to invite you to my first solo photographic exhibition ‘Wander’, showcasing a selection of images taken on my recent trip exploring the busy streets of Vietnam. The exhibition will be held in Geelong at Analogue Academy, opening on Wednesday the 17th of January, 2018.   Opening Night Details: Date: 17 January, 2018. Time: 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Venue: Analogue Academy. Cuzens Place, Geelong 3220. Entry: Gold coin donation. All entry donations will go to a social enterprise called…

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Summer Projects V

21 January - 21 February

Group Exhibition – Summer Projects V We have reopened and are launching our 2018 exhibition calendar with Summer Projects V. This is Boom’s annual exhibition to commence a New Year and it includes the work of many exciting new artists as well as one of our regulars. Summer Projects V presents work by Sarah Lowe, Melissa Boughey, Jordy Kerwick, Mickey Egan, Graeme Altmann & Kate Debbo. We are pleased to welcome the partnership of Austins & Co Wines with their sponsorship…

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28 January @ 1:00 pm - 11 February @ 4:00 pm

An exhibition of work by members of the Geelong Art Society : Noel Colbert, Susan Mathews, Elizabeth Mendoza, Faye Owen, Bronwyn Sturrock and Emma Van Etten . Some are first time exhibitors in a GAS Art Market while others have exhibited previously . Mediums represented include printmaking, oils, acrylics, water colours and pastels. You are invited to visit the Art Market , see the artists at work and view their exhibition . You may even be lucky enough to find…

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February 2018

Don’t Stare at the Westerners

7 February @ 11:00 am - 3 March @ 4:00 pm

Dallas and John were amongst the first Western professional photographers to freely travel in China after it opened its doors to the West. This collection of black and white prints, based on original Kadachrome and Ektachrome transparencies, presents their photos of China in October 1982. Official opening Friday 9th February, 6:00 -7:30pm. FREE tickets, all welcome.Visit Eventbrite.com and search the exhibition title or email us at *protected email* to register your attendance.

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11 February @ 11:00 am - 11 March @ 4:00 pm

Artists who attend Geelong Art Society groups- Outdoor Group , Portrait Group, Friendship Group and life Drawing Groups will be exhibiting their work at Shearers Arms Gallery , 202 Aberdeen St , Geelong west from February 11 to March 11 . All artwork will be for sale with prices starting at $50 for unframed work and $100 for framed work . Not only is this a great opportunity to support local artists but also a chance to find out about…

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2018 Geelong Contemporary soirée

15 February @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2017 Geelong Contemporary committee members: Geoffrey Carran, Rowena Martinich, Amy Lu, Morgan Jamieson, Sarah Scott, Deborah Fisher, Dylan Foley, Nicky Sleep and Melissa Hoare.

Geelong Contemporary invites you to support the acquisition of contemporary art for Geelong Gallery at the 2018 Geelong Contemporary soirée. $25 raised from each ticket will assist with the acquisition of one work by an Australian contemporary artist on the Gallery’s priority list. Form an opinion as Director Jason Smith and Senior Curator Lisa Sullivan pitch each of the works to you! You will have your chance to vote for the work that most captivates you on the night. Purchase tickets

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Pako Festa

24 February

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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March 2018


1 March @ 9:00 am - 20 March @ 5:00 pm
Glenda Fell Jones Metropolis Gallery

Glenda Fell-Jones’ Araluen paintings are an intimate collection of visual observations by an artist who is present in the landscape. Glenda was born in country Victoria but having worked in Sydney for most of her career she developed a passion for the Australian bush. She has a studio at the head of the Araluen valley in NSW and enjoys many hours gazing at the shifting light as clouds form in an ultramarine sky, turning to vapour against the paler horizon.…

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1000 Flowers for the Planet

3 March @ 2:30 pm - 1 April @ 6:00 pm

‘1000 Flowers for the Planet’ is an art installation by textile artist, Margaret A Rowe. For 1000 days, Margaret has created one crocheted flower each day with an idea for how you can improve this world in which we live. From simple and easily achievable daily changes to more expansive and philosophical shifts, Margaret demonstrates and challenges us to think differently with her delightful hand crafted floral motifs. Want to know how you can help save the planet? Come and…

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Adamas Exhibition

10 March @ 11:00 am - 10 April @ 8:00 pm

Origins of Adamas Stan Wood member of the Kana committee approached a few of us to put on an exhibition to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Kana as we had done in the past. In searching for a theme for the exhibition Jane Bear decided to search for the symbols of a 60th Birthday or anniversary… her research led us to Adamas…from the Greek word meaning unconquerable and Invincible. We thought this was a most appropriate symbol as it takes a…

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Andrew Pye / Tarli Glover / Regina Middleton

15 March - 8 April

Andrew Pye – New Tree Scenes “In New Tree Scenes I approach the Australian bush at face value and from inside it. My studies ‘en plen air’ are ten fold since my last exhibition. To this end, many new elements of the bush have revealed themselves to me and I have tried to include them in these new scenes. First and foremost the life, sound and movement of the ‘solitary’ landscape. Being in it, I have witnessed bark exploding off trees after…

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Floortalk: Jörg Schmeisser—Jason Smith

16 March @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join Geelong Gallery Director, Jason Smith, for a special preview exploring Jörg Schmeisser. As a former student of the master printmaker, Jason brings a very personal perspective to this exceptional collection of prints.

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16 March @ 1:00 pm - 18 April @ 4:00 pm

Two Margarets – Margaret Muffet ( Botanical art in Watercolour) and Margaret Woodhead( Sea/ Landscapes in pastel) will be the ARTISTS of the MONTH at Shearers Arms Art Gallery , 202 Aberdeen St , Geelong West from February 13 to March 18. The focus of this exhibition will be being in harmony with nature . Margaret Muffet is famous for her magnificent botanical art while Margaret Woodhead’s pastels will evoke many memories through her sea/ landscapes. An Opening will be…

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Colac Otway Arts trail 17th & 18th March 2018

17 March

Visit the art treasures of the Colac Otway Shire on 17th & 18th March 2018. With over 60 features to explore, including open studios, galleries, pop up studios, demonstrations and public art.. the Otways will reveal is Art Treasures. Visit www.colacotwayartstrail.com for more information or to download a brochure

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ARTIST OF THE MONTH _ Gloria Anne Bell

18 March @ 11:00 am - 15 April @ 4:00 pm

Anne Bell is a longtime member of the Geelong Art Society . As a celebration of her coming 90th birthday she will be the Society’s ARTIST OF THE MONTH . This exhibition will take place at Shearers Arms Gallery 202 Aberdeen St Geelong West from March 18 to April 15 . Anne has been painting in various mediums for 85 of her 90 years . Although she has 7 years formal training , she continues to explore and learn more…

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The Lorne Sculpture Biennale 2018 – Creating Utopia Conference

22 March @ 4:00 pm - 25 March @ 12:00 pm

The Lorne Sculpture Biennale 2018 – Creating Utopia Conference – proudly sponsored by  Deakin University 22-25th March 2018 REGISTER HERE For The Conference Please note you must register separately for the Slow Lunch as there are limited numbers. Creating Utopia: Imagining and Making Futures Art, Architecture and Sustainability Lorne Hotel – The View Room 176 Great Ocean Rd, Lorne, Victoria, Australia Exploring the intersection between, art, culture and the natural environment, the conference is being presented in the coastal town of Lorne, on the…

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Metropolis Gallery – PETER FERGUSON + JUDI SINGLETON: Geometree

23 March @ 9:00 am - 15 April @ 4:00 pm

The title of Peter Ferguson and Judi Singleton’s upcoming exhibition Geometree at Metropolis Gallery is derived from the coloured geometric shapes that appear in Peter’s prints and paintings, alongside the landscape of trees forming the basis of Judi’s new work: the tree as a symbol of life, growth and health. Peter and Judi were two of the founding members of the important Roar Studios in 1982, with a distinctive, expressive naive style combining a riot of childlike human figures, birds,…

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Geelong Gallery—April school holiday program

31 March @ 10:00 am - 15 April @ 5:00 pm

Reimagine—the world according to children’s books 24 March to 27 May, open daily 10.00am to 5.00pm (Closed Good Friday) 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. Eye spy art adventures for wee ones—animals in art Monday 9 April at 10.15am Hunt for clues and uncover the…

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Weaver Birds and Friends

31 March @ 10:00 am - 11 April @ 5:00 pm

Weaver Birds exhibition begins on Easter Saturday and runs for 12 days at Art Space Anglesea. Joy Beeby, Kathy Harry, Lydia Kostiuk, Carol Naylor,Sam Harry and Hetti Ramp, aka Weaver Birds, are a group of basket makers and sculptural artists who work in various mediums including, willow, cane, plant fibres wool, wire and more. It’s all about connection to the earth by taking the sometimes ephemeral and transforming it into a thing of beauty to be enjoyed and admired long…

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You are invited – Exhibition Opening “South Coast” by Susan Sutton

31 March @ 2:00 pm - 22 April @ 5:00 pm

Qdos Arts invites you to the opening of South Coast A collection of Susan Sutton’s much loved subjects celebrating the life, colour, atmosphere and uniqueness of this region. opening by Kaz Paton Manager Arts & Culture City of Greater Geelong The Artist is represented by Qdos Arts Lorne preview: 30th March by arrangement 03 5289 1989 About the Artist Susan Sutton Exhibition location – Qdos Gallery

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April 2018

Floortalk: Curatorial insights—Lisa Sullivan

13 April @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Discover insights into Geelong Gallery’s permanent collection currently on display with Geelong Gallery Senior Curator, Lisa Sullivan, in a special guided tour.

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Youth Art Show – Drop In Youth Group

14 April @ 10:00 am - 15 April @ 2:00 pm

Bellarine Training & Community Hub invites you to come and see our Youth Art Show Exhibition opens Saturday 14th April and Sunday 15th April 2018 from 10am to 2pm. Who Are We Bellarine Training & Community Hub offers Nationally Recognised Training throughout Geelong, Bellarine and the Surfcoast. Mission Statement To provide quality and responsive programs and services, in information, learning, health and leisure that enhance personal, family and community life. Vision Statement To create enjoyable life long learning and supportive…

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