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March 2018

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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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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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

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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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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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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May 2018

Outrage, obscenity and madness—Elizabeth Gertsakis

1 May - 6 May

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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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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Big Colours

3 May @ 11:00 am - 26 May @ 4:00 pm

A group exhibition of vibrant, bold. colorful artwork by artists: Renato Guillermo De Pola, Jacki Burke, Deb Gartland, Justine Martin, Sarah Pirrottina, Jenny Taberner, Jan Verouden and Julie Whitaker. Official opening Saturday May 5th 2.30-4pm Exhibition open from May 3-26 Wed-Sat 11am -4pm all enquires to 101 Ryrie Arts – 0409 916 739 www.101ryriearts.com    

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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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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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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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6 May @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Come along and stroll down the path, looking at all the wonderful homemade artistry and craft products. Metal work, woodwork, different types of jewellery, candles and quilts. Baby clothing, crochet, craftwork, needlework, beautiful homemade cards. There’s always lots to see at this market. It’s a free event, free parking in the lovely, evergrowing country suburb of Bannockburn. Stop and have a cuppa under the trees and listen to the live local musicians. Just head out the Midland Highway, towards Ballarat…

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6 May @ 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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Leah Thiessen / Shelley McKenzie / Amy Wright

17 May - 10 June

Leah Thiessen – The Spirit of Place  In this body of work, Thiessen writes that she is responding to the northern NSW environment she is immersed in daily, “the natural ecology of the Terranora Broadwater, with its mangroves and natural bush terrain…” She explains the dynamism in her work as originating from the movement in nature. “In nature nothing is ever static, there is always sound, emotion, mood, memory that accompany the visual. I store what I see in my…

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METROPOLIS GALLERY – Steve Salo: Recent Paintings

18 May @ 9:00 am - 10 June @ 5:00 pm
Metropolis Gallery - Steve Salo 'Woman in a Field’, oil on board, 51 x 41 cm

  Steve Salo: Recent Paintings at Metropolis Gallery reflects the artist’s strong interests in both landscape and portraiture. After a residency in 2017 at Police Point on the Mornington Peninsula, Salo has produced inspirational paintings based on that region. His continuing exploration of paint and portraiture has also resulted in highly expressive new works reflecting the human presence. Salo’s profile as a contemporary artist continues to grow, with paintings shortlisted in a number of prestigious prizes across Australia. It has…

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Metropolis Gallery – Anita Barrett: To the Shore

18 May @ 9:00 am - 10 June @ 5:00 pm
Metropolis Gallery - Anita Barrett 'Embracing Autumn' acrylic, charcoal on 90cm diameter timber panel

Anita Barrett’s paintings are the result of a process of cultivating calm for present and future self: immersing herself in nature she is developing a state of mind. On the distinctive round panels of her exhibition To the Shore at Metropolis Gallery, Barrett brings this sense of calm to her paintings and shares her love of Victoria’s Surf Coast and the Bellarine, capturing the peace of coastal vegetation and sand dune pathways to the shore.      

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Reimagine—Family fun day

20 May @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cat Rabbit & Isobel Knowles Cloud Town was safe once more 2012

Pop into the Gallery for a day of creative fun, and be inspired by Reimagine—the world according to children’s books. 10.00am to 11.30am Create your very own book cover using collage techniques inspired by the illustrations included in the exhibition. 12.00pm to 4.00pm Reimagine artists, Isobel Knowles and Cat Rabbit are hosting a fun drop-in activity exploring the magical world of Cloud Town from their illustrated children’s book, Owl Know How—help us recreate a 3D Cloud Town in the Gallery. Suitable for children 5 to 10 years old. This event coincides…

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artX Geelong 2018

23 May @ 9:00 am - 13 June @ 5:00 pm

artX (formerly KarnivART) showcases the work of artists from the Geelong region in an exhibition that is diverse and inclusive. After opening at Gordon Gallery, the exhibition continues in the Rachinger Gallery at Eastern Hub Community Centre. Now in its 10th year, artX features  artworks  ranging from photography to sculpture, painting to pencil on paper. Reflecting the imagination and creativity of the artists who live with disability or mental illness, the artworks transcend form and content. The show includes such…

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

25 May - 27 May

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

25 May - 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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Reimagine—the world according to children’s books

25 May - 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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June 2018

Beci Orpin & Carla McCrae / Katie Eraser / Madeleine Peters

14 June - 15 July

Beci Orpin & Carla McRae – Out of Bounds The child explores their world with abandon. Making games of getting from one place to another, studying the curiosity of simple, everyday things, endlessly inspired by the excitement of each day. Once we grow up, it’s a place that becomes off limits and out of bounds. Playing and spending time without purpose, losing track of the hours and self-consciousness and clearing space in our minds for newness. What if our play spaces…

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Year of the Dog

29 June @ 9:00 am - 13 July @ 5:00 pm

Armstrong Creek, Barwon Valley, Hamlyn Views and Nelson park Special Schools present their first collaborative  exhibition in the Rachinger Gallery at Eastern Hub. Promoting collaboration, sparking motivation, widening understanding and providing an opportunity to enjoy the creativity of young people of all abilities, the exhibition is a celebration of the Year of the Dog. The event incorporates opportunities for significant student learning that extends beyond the classroom experience.  By learning the skills and concepts needed to exhibit their own work,…

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Watercolour Exhibition -“Watercolourworx”

29 June @ 10:00 am - 9 July @ 4:00 pm

Members of Studio 14, held at Spring Creek Community House, Torquay, under the  tutorage of Pat McKenzie, are excited to be holding this exhibition. Your invitation to meet the artists on Sunday 1st July at 2pm for drinks and nibbles!  

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