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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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Barry Hill and Don Watson – Essayists on the Essay

20 June @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join two of Australia’s pre-eminent essayists – Barry Hill (Reason and Lovelessness, March 2018) and Don Watson (There it is again, November 2017), for a lively conversation about the role of the essay.

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Shokoofeh Azar – The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree

21 June @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Don’t miss this chance to meet and hear former journalist and writer Shokoofeh Azar discuss her novel ‘The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree’. Forced to leave Iran with her family in 2011, she was accepted as a political refugee by Australia; Shokoofeh has made her home locally. Her extraordinarily powerful novel has been short-listed for this year’s Stella Prize and is set in Iran as a reimagining of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Written in the lyrical magical realism style of…

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Hotel Sorrento – @ThePotatoShed

22 June @ 8:00 pm - 23 June @ 2:00 pm

An Aussie Modern Classic Gets a Fresh Start Hotel Sorrento is arguably the best-known work by multi-award-winning playwright Hannie Rayson. In 1990 when it was first staged, it won a prestigious AWGIE award (Australian Writers Guild), a NSW Premier’s Literary Award and a Green Room Award for Best Play. It has since enjoyed 50 tours in Australia and around the world, was critically acclaimed on London’s West End, was made into an award-winning film screened internationally and has been translated…

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23 June - 24 June

Following on from enquiries regarding the techniques and construction used to build ‘Canoe’ for the MtoM Extreme Arts Walk, Kerrie Bedson will be facilitating a Mixed Media Sculpture Workshop that focuses on the use of the materials used in Canoe’s construction including; seaweed, plaster, cane, paper and gut.  During the workshop you will experiment with the techniques and have the opportunity to commence your own sculpture project.    

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Low Light Weekend Winter Art Workshops

23 June - 8 July

Winter Drawing with Ryan In this two day workshop you will learn to draw in mass using tone and edge to represent what you see. You will explore skills that assist in analysing the subject and to simplify complicated subject matter. We will also cover lighting your subject matter to create mood and atmosphere. 23/24th June 9.30am – 4pm each day Limited places, $210, Papers supplied, Materials list supplied on enrolment Painting a Winter Still Life in Oils or Acrylics…

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26 June @ 11:00 am - 22 July @ 4:00 pm

This exhibition is held annually to showcase the work of Geelong Art Society’s wonderful tutors and students . The artworks are created during the many classes and workshops run by the Art Society at SHEARERS ARMS GALLERY , 202 Aberdeen St , Geelong West This year , the tutors featured are Lianne Gough ( oils and portraits) Rachel Kirby ( printmaking) Pat McKenzie( oils and watercolours) Jennifer Nitchie ( children’s class) Jill Shalless ( pastels and oils) Tony Bramwell (…

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Shellac Plate Drypoint/Etching Workshop

26 June @ 12:30 pm - 17 July @ 3:00 pm

   Shellac Plate Drypoint/ Etching work shop Every Tuesday From 26th June to the 17th July. 12.30 to 3 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 covers the making of plates as well as printing in both intaglio and relief techniques. You can expect several intaglio prints and possibly one…

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Robert Lukins – The Everlasting Sunday

26 June @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Described as both highly atmospheric, yet deeply unsettling, ‘The Everlasting Sunday’ is a meticulous account of toxic masculinity within a setting of inverted institutionalisation. At once beautiful and brutal, this is a haunting debut novel by writer, researcher and journalist Robert Lukins about growing up, growing wild, and what it takes to survive.

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Mono and Monotype Printmaking Workshop

27 June @ 10:00 am - 18 July @ 12:30 pm

Every Wednesday From 27th June to the 18th July. 10 am to 12.30 pm Create one off unique painterly monotype prints and one off mono prints using textured materials and paper off cuts 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 covers layering, adding and subtracting thin layers of printing inks for monotype prints and the use of textured materials…

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Spiri Tsintziras – My Ikaria

28 June @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A few years ago, Spiri Tsintziras found herself mentally, physically and spiritually depleted – raising kids, running a household and managing a business and asked “What is it all for?”. Spiri’s quest for a healthier, more nourishing life took her from her suburban home in Melbourne to her family’s homeland, the small Greek island of Ikaria. The people of Ikaria – part of the famous ‘Blue Zone’ – live happy, healthy and long lives. Inspired by their example, Spiri’s heartwarming…

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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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Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 2018

30 June @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Australia’s largest comedy festival is packing up and ready to roll!  Join the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow as it journeys around Australia, home-delivering hot and tasty comic treats to audiences near and far. Featuring fantastic funnymakers from Australia and beyond, the Roadshow has it all. It’s stand-up, sketch, satire, silliness and song – all in one side-splitting show! For nearly 20 years this roving tour-de-comedy has visited towns and cities around Australia, from Mildura to Mt Isa and everywhere…

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July 2018


1 July @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Greta Bradman sings songs from her latest CD “HOME” with pianist Kate Johnson. Tickets $52 full $45 concession available from www.gretabradman.com or at the door  

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Holiday Art workshops

3 July - 13 July

Geelong Art Society is holding 4 workshops at Shearers Arms Gallery 202 Aberdeen St Geelong West during the coming school holidays . These are as follows : Jill Shalless ( past owner of Art@Wintergarden) Tuesday July 3 Oils : Tuesday July 10 Pastels 9.30am-3.30pm Members $100 Non members $120 BYO lunch Tony Bramwell Friday July 6 and Friday July 13 Watercolours 10 am – 4pm Members $100 Non members $120 BYO lunch For more info contact Shearers Arms Gallery ,…

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NYCA AT THE BASILICA – National Youth Choir of Australia

5 July @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The National Youth Choir of Australia sings Bach, Britten, Elgar, Gesualdo and Poulenc. NYCA was founded in 1995 and is a nationally-auditioned SATB chamber choir for singers aged 18-26. Australia’s only truly national youth choir, it draws its membership from all States and Territories and brings together many of Australia’s best young choral singers with the aim to inspire and empower young Australian singers, developing commitment to music and the highest standards of vocal ensemble performance. Tickets $30 Adult and…

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A Mediterranean Tour – Ms Gillian Hovell – Adfas – 9 July Lecture

9 July @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

9th July Lecture       A Mediterranean Tour – Ms Gillian Hovell  A visit into the past; ancient sites littered with ruined architecture, and museums full of works of art testifying to once great civilizations. This virtual tour of the Ancient Mediterranean will share who those civilisations were and how they fit together into a ‘big picture’, and how to identify the creators and what prompted them to do so. Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society Adfas Geelong Inc. (Registration number: A0024034Y / ABN: 860 1740…

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The Bad Diaries Salon #FIRST

11 July @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Bad Diaries Salon was established mid-2017 with a call out on Twitter – were there any writers who still had their old, bad teenage diaries, and would they be prepared to read them live? The response was overwhelming. Six published authors read for ten minutes each from their early, unedited works. Featuring Robert Gott (The Port Fairy Murders), Rosalie Ham (The Dressmaker), Tracy Farr (The Hope Fault), Jock Serong (The Rules of Backyard Cricket), Angela Savage (The Dying Beach)…

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GPAC’s 2018 Deakin University Theatre Season – The Events

11 July @ 8:00 pm - 14 July @ 8:00 pm

Clair is a charismatic Reverend, a feminist, a lesbian and the director of a choir that meets regularly in a local hall. It’s made up of all sorts: the lonely, outsiders, strangers – and the privileged, the comfortable. In short, she has built a community. But when a disaffected young man enters the hall and opens fire with a semi-automatic, this community and the ideas that formed it – are blown apart. The Events is set in a wake of this…

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Celeste Liddle – Because of Her, We Can

12 July @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In acknowledgment of NAIDOC Week 2018, accomplished public speaker, Celeste Liddle will present this quarter’s Open Mind Lecture on the topic of ‘Because of Her, We Can’. An Arrernte woman, Celeste Liddle is an opinion writer, a trade unionist and currently serves as the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Organiser of the National Tertiary Education Union. Celeste started her blog ‘Rantings of an Aboriginal Feminist’ in June 2012 as a place to of her own and a home for…

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Chloe Shorten – The Secret Ingredient

17 July @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebrate the ‘Tastes of Central Geelong’ with a literary lunch at the Dome featuring special guest Chloe Shorten, discussing her new cookbook ‘The Secret Ingredient – The Power of the Family Table’. Join us for a delicious two-course lunch and hear Chloe discuss how eating together as a family offers more than a meal: it can nourish relationships and nurture your children. Chloe will reveal ways to encourage the connections we make at the family table. Bookings are essential and…

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Kim Hodges – Girl Over the Edge

17 July @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Hear academic and author Kim Hodges discuss her latest book ‘Girl Over The Edge’, the follow-up to her successful memoir ‘Girl On The Edge’ about her lived experience of mental illness. Have you ever wondered what happens in a mental health clinic or hospital? Or what an episode of severe depression feels like? Kim talks about her experiences in a raw, honest and confronting way. Kim’s presentation will provide insights and reduce the stigma often associated with mental illness.

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Kim Hodges – Girl Over the Edge

18 July @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Hear academic and author Kim Hodges discuss her latest book ‘Girl Over The Edge’, the follow-up to her successful memoir ‘Girl On The Edge’ about her lived experience of mental illness. Have you ever wondered what happens in a mental health clinic or hospital? Or what an episode of severe depression feels like? Kim talks about her experiences in a raw, honest and confronting way. Kim’s presentation will provide insights and reduce the stigma often associated with mental illness.

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Sally Gray – Friends, Fashion and Fabulousness, The Making of Australian Style

19 July @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Australia in the 1970s was “the most creative place in the world” according to celebrity shoe designer Manolo Blahnik. Join us for this special event as researcher and academic Dr Sally Gray joins Geelong Gallery Director Jason Smith to discuss her book ‘Friends, Fashion and Fabulousness: The Making of an Australian Style’. Linking fashion, art, sexual politics and diverse urban subcultures, four friends in particular form her central narrative: fashion designers Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson, and artists Peter Tully…

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Caroline Jane Knight – High Tea with Great Aunt Jane Austen

22 July @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Caroline Jane Knight shares more than Jane Austen’s name and DNA. Caroline is the last Austen descendent to grow up in Chawton on the ancestral estate where Jane herself lived and wrote. Join Caroline for a very special High Tea as she shares her unique childhood growing up surrounded by four hundred years of family history in the heart of great aunt Jane’s literary legacy, private family photographs and how Jane Austen’s extraordinary popularity has changed the lives of her…

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Learning and Teaching Through Communities Symposium – Public Pedagogies Institute

25 July @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Public Pedagogies Institute in partnership with the City of Greater Geelong and Deakin University are pleased to announce a one day symposium Learning and Teaching Through Communities. This event will be held at Deakin University Waterfront Campus on July the 25th. We aim to increase the profile of work being done in the area of Public Pedagogies, as well as provide an opportunity for connections to be made between community members and researchers who are interested in collaborating on…

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August 2018

Mira Robertson – The Unexpected Education of Emily Dean

1 August @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join award winning screenwriter Mira Robertson, who has written for ‘Only the Brave’ and ‘Head On’ as she discusses her debut novel, ‘The Unexpected Education of Emily Dean’. Mira’s new book is described as a charming coming-of-age novel about desire, deceit and self-discovery.

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Ellie O’Neill – The Right Girl

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

What do you do when your perfect life . . . isn’t? Join best-selling local author Ellie O’Neill as she discusses her delightful new novel, ‘The Right Girl’, a story about choices and consequences and living your best life.

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Bob Murphy – Leather Soul

9 August @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bob Murphy has never been a typical footballer. Music buff, The Age columnist and Winnebago driver, he is as comfortable in a Fitzroy café or the front bar of a grungy pub, as he is in the locker room. Join him as he discusses his unique memoir, covering his seventeen-year career, including his three years as captain of the Bulldogs, exploring the people, places and events that have shaped him.

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GPAC’s 2018 Deakin University Theatre Season – The Season

9 August @ 8:00 pm - 11 August @ 8:00 pm

The Season is a warm and laugh-out-loud comedy about an Aboriginal family who come together each year for the traditional Mutton Bird harvest on Tasmania’s Dog Island.  It is a time for the family to come together, to catch up, to reminisce and to look forward together. But as with any family, tension is simmering just below the surface, and can bubble over with both heartbreaking and hilarious results.  The show is big-hearted, accessible, upfront and honest, providing a fascinating…

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