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November 2017

‘Desert Inscapes’ – Al Strangeways Art Exhibition

4 November 2017 @ 12:00 am - 3 March 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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December 2017

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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January 2018

‘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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February 2018

IN HARMONY WITH NATURE

13 February @ 1:00 pm - 18 March @ 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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Andrew Pye / Tarli Glover / Regina Middleton

22 February - 18 March

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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GPAC’s 2018 Deakin University Theatre Season A Little Night Music

22 February @ 8:00 pm - 24 February @ 8:00 pm

Oozing with sophistication and wit, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s A Little Night Music (based on Ingmar Bergman’s Smiles on a Summer Night) is a passionate story of intertwined love affairs, regret and longing centred on elegant actress Desiree Armfeldt, and her family and flirtations. When Desiree performs in the town of her former lover, old passions rekindle and during a weekend in the country, the entangled romances of four couples are laid bare. With the magic of music on a…

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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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Strassman’s “iTedE”

27 February @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

It’s about Chucking time… Side-splitting comedy! An hilarious all-new show! Strasso’s screwed. He can’t get Chuck and Ted E. off their iPhones. They’re lost to Snapchat, Instagram & Facebook. The battle is on! And in an amazing live-show breakthrough, Strasso throws his voice to 5 puppets at once. It’s a riotously unbelievable, 6-way comedy routine. You seriously won’t believe it!! Ted is cuter than ever and Chuck just as evil. Sid the Beaver cracks a heap of depraved jokes. And…

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GLENDA FELL-JONES: Araluen

28 February @ 9:00 am - 19 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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Musical Mornings Presents Pirates of Penzance

28 February @ 10:30 am - 1 March @ 10:30 am

This fast paced and beautifully sung production which tours with a full set and costumes is the complete production…but beware in 2018 it will contain nuts and Donald Trump Additives…Hilarious !! A True family Musical Comedy is what lies ahead with The Pirates clashing swords and trading barbs in this modern take . The stellar cast is led by musical theatre star Philip Gould as the swashbuckling “Pirate King”, veteran comic baritone Brian Hannan as The Major General and The…

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Reflections 2: Free Lunchtime Recital with Helen Seymour and Tom Healey

28 February @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

The season of Lent is an appropriate time to reflect on the human experience of isolation, be it chosen or inflicted, of finding oneself in an emotional or physical wilderness where one may suffer or find joy, of trying to find a way forward or merely waiting for time to heal. These poems have been chosen to reflect on this theme. Helen Seymour has enjoyed a long career in both secondary and tertiary institutions in Ballarat, Geelong and Melbourne as…

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March 2018

The 78 Storey Treehouse

3 March @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Andy and Terry’s treehouse just keeps on growing. With yet another 13 levels, it’s now got a Scribbletorium, a high-security potato chip storage facility (guarded by one very angry duck!) and even an open-air movie theatre.  Speaking of movies, our friends are going to be famous! The legendary Mr Big Shot has arrived to make a Hollywood blockbuster! But when his first step is to fire Andy and replace him with a monkey – well, a gibbon named Mel Gibbon…

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Trio Anima Mundi- ‘Classical Temperament’

4 March @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

  International award-winning Trio Anima Mundi — Kenji Fujimura (piano), Rochelle Ughetti (violin), Noella Yan (cello) — is praised as a ‘trio of vitality, charm and aplomb’ (The Age) which present ‘consistently expert performances [which] do everything full justice’ (Limelight). Its debut CD was praised ‘as to chamber music this has to be the CD of the year and, perhaps, many years to come’ (Wright Music UK) and was selected as a Musicweb International Recording of the Year in 2013.…

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Reflections 3: Free Lunchtime Recital with Patrycja Radzi-Stewart

7 March @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Enjoy a program of soothing music performed by one of Geelong’s finest violinists, at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels. Patrycja gained her vast musical education in Poland. After moving permanently to Australia in 1994, she had provided private tuition in violin and piano playing, as well as in music theory. Patrycja also continued her orchestral playing development at the University of Tasmania. Over the years, Patrycja has performed solo, in chamber music ensembles (for example at the…

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Reflections 4: Free Lunchtime Recital with Julie Seal

14 March @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Julie Seal – clarinet Julie began her music education at the age of five, first learning piano, then clarinet and singing. She began performing solo at a young age, and played in orchestras and choirs throughout her secondary and tertiary years. She completed her Bachelor of Music (Performance), studying with the clarinetists Isabel Carter and John Argall at Melbourne University, and subsequently obtained the Graduate Diploma of Education. Julie has toured with the Australian Youth Orchestra and played with the…

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Reflections 5: Free Lunchtime Recital with Prue Farnsworth

21 March @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Prue Farnsworth – flute Prue will play a program of meditative music for flute. Prue studied classical flute at the Melbourne Conservatorium and the Victorian College of the Arts, gaining a Bachelor Of Music and Post Graduate Diploma of Arts in Music Performance. She was then employed by the University of Tasmania as head flute tutor at the Launceston Campus, giving recitals, directing her own flute orchestra, and composing music for solo flute and electronic digital delay. After several years she moved…

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Clever Living Seminar 2 – Eco Building Materials

27 March @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Careful selection of building materials can yield significant improvements in the comfort and cost-effectiveness of your home and reduce its environmental impact. Ensure your home utilises healthy building materials and minimises exposure to potentially dangerous substances. Learn about building biology, indoor air quality, electromagnetic radiation, moisture and mould. Presented by Elizabeth Wheeler, Principal of Future Focused Buildings and Raphael Siket, Director of Ecolibria.   Bookings: http://www.grlc.vic.gov.au/whats-on/clever-living-seminar-2-eco-building-materials

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The Royal Banners (Easter Concert)

28 March @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Windfire Chamber Choir and Instrumental Ensemble, conductor – Rick Prakhoff Soloists – Emily Swanson (soprano), Meredith Cox (alto), Miranda Brockman (cello) The title ‘The Royal Banners’, is a reference to the Latin hymn ‘Vexilla Regis’, a popular hymn that was sung during Holy Week. The program includes “O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden’ by Max Reger, “God so Loved the World ” by Stephanie Martin, “Woman with the Alabaster Box” by Arvo Pärt and a newly commissioned work, “14 Stations…

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April 2018

Geelong’s Best KID Busker Competition

3 April @ 12:00 pm - 14 April @ 2:00 pm

Geelong’s Best KID Busker Competition Heats – Tue 3rd Apr 2018, Sat 7th Apr 2018, Tue 10th Apr 2018 Finals – Sat 14th Apr 2018 Time 12noon till 2-00pm Location: Little Malop St Central – between Yarra St and Moorabool St, Geelong CBD Free Event for all ages To be held in The Easter, School holidays in Litlle Malop St An event for local kids iand youths 3 to 18 years of age in The Geelong Bellarine and Surf Coast…

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GPAC’s 2018 Deakin University Theatre Season – Circa – Peepshow

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

Escape into the world of Peepshow, a thrilling new creation that infuses world-class contemporary circus with the nostalgia of bygone eras. Circa has performed in 39 countries to over one million people with standing ovations, rave reviews and sold-out houses across six continents, and Geelong is among the first stops for this brand new show before it takes on the world. Explosive and lyrical, watch as Peepshow delights your eyes with dynamic group acrobatics, astonishing solo acts and tantalising duets…

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Richard Allen – More Great Properties of Country Victoria: The Western District’s Golden Age

17 April @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Richard Allen as he discussed this sequel to the bestselling ‘Great Properties of Country Victoria’. Visit the private world of thirteen historic Western district properties. Follow their fortunes—extraordinary tales of risk and reward—and through the photographs see the splendour of these beautiful homes that have been lovingly maintained and carefully restored.   Bookings: http://www.grlc.vic.gov.au/whats-on/richard-allen-more-great-properties-country-victoria-western-districts-golden-age

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Musical Mornings Presents A Fine Romance: The Magic of Fred Astaire

18 April @ 10:30 am - 19 April @ 10:30 am

A Fine Romance: The Magic of Fred Astaire is an all singing, all dancing tribute to the man who went on to become the most famous dancer of all times.  Starring Joe Meldrum and Imogen Moore, together with Ben Taylor on piano, A Fine Romance recreates the legendary dance routines of the era and takes the audience from Fred’s humble beginnings on Broadway, all the way to his Hollywood days and on screen romances with his many leading ladies, including…

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May 2018

Clever Living Seminar 3 – How to Achieve Energy Freedom

8 May @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn how to have a comfortable home that costs nothing to run and achieves a zero carbon footprint! By combining simple energy efficiency measures with quality electrical appliances and a rooftop solar system, your home can produce more power than it uses. Learn how to reduce your power usage through smart choices for cooling/heating, hot water service, lighting, cooking & appliances, energy monitoring & control, home automation, renewable energy, photovoltaic systems, batteries and new technological advances. Presented by Richard Keech, Author…

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Musical Mornings Presents Frankly Sinatra

23 May @ 10:30 am - 24 May @ 10:30 am

Following the outstanding success of The Great Composers…Australian Music Theatre Star Philip Gould and Award winning singer/actress Michelle Fitzmaurice team up again to sing and dance their way through 22 hits from the man they called “Chairman of The Board”…Frank Sinatra. The fascinating life story of Frank Sinatra will be told through skilfully written narration and all of this in front of the backdrop of wonderful stills of many of Franks life on the big screen. The show will also…

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GPAC’s 2018 Deakin University Theatre Season – The Bleeding Tree

23 May @ 8:00 pm - 26 May @ 8:00 pm

In a dirt-dry town in rural Australia, a shot shatters the still night. A mother and her daughters have just welcomed home the man of the house with a bullet. The only issue now is disposing of the body. Triggered into thrilling motion by an act of revenge, The Bleeding Tree is an Australian murder ballad blown up for the stage, with three strong women fighting back. Throughout, Cerini is writing is powerfully lyrical, bracingly funny and a highly original…

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Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine

26 May @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

What starts as just another boring day for George quickly turns into a marvellous experiment of epic proportions! Cleverly adapted from the much-loved book by Roald Dahl, George’s Marvellous Medicine bounds off the page in a spectacular live show for the whole family. On a good day, George can’t stand his Grandma. She complains all the time, she’s mean and she smells funny. On this particular day, Grandma is much more annoying than usual an George has had enough. “George – make me a cup…

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June 2018

GPAC’s 2018 Deakin University Theatre Season – Sense and Sensibility

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

Kate Hamill’s sparkling adaptation of Sense and Sensibility is Jane Austen on theatrical steroids. In the hands of the State Theatre Company Ensemble it will be a night at the theatre that you won’t want to miss. The newly widowed Mrs Dashwood, under much reduced circumstances, must move herself and her three daughters, the very sensible Elinor, the wild romantic Marianne and the spirited Margaret, from their grand family home to a modest cottage. But reduced social circumstances do not…

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National Celtic Folk Festival

8 June - 11 June

The National Celtic Folk Festival is an annual event held each June long week-end  in Portarlington on the Northern Bellarine Peninsula, Geelong. The festival kicks off on Friday night and runs through until Monday afternoon. The program offers a diverse range of art forms, including Traditional and ‘purist’ expressions of culture, and the evolution of these art forms overtime, along with the many interpretations of Celtic and Folk culture within the Australian setting. Come along to concerts, master classes ,workshops, …

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Musical Mornings Presents Downtown – The Songs of Petula Clark

13 June @ 10:30 am - 14 June @ 10:30 am

Downtown is a hand-clapping, toe-tapping tribute to the woman who at the height of Beatlemania wrestled the Fab Four for the number one position on the music charts – and came out on top!  Melissa Langton, music theatre favourite and star of the internationally renowned girl-group The Fabulous Singlettes, brings us the incredible songs and the fascinating story of one of Britain’s most cherished entertainers – Petula Clark. In the swinging 60’s Petula repeatedly topped the charts in every corner…

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